Tag: Human Resources

Employee monitoring – Do we need strict rules?

There’s a thin line between surveillance and snooping but at times, the companies cross this without realising where to stop. The implications of this...

Related HR hiring: Boon or bane?

Career progression has never been easy for middle-level HR. Hurdles are far too stiff when it comes to growing organically. Fewer positions at the...

As the pandemic drama unfolds, the spotlight is on HR

The role of an HR professional has traditionally been a supportive one, like that of a personnel officer, handling administrative and backend activities. In...

100% placement for IIM Amritsar’s 5th MBA batch

Despite the uncertainties brought on by the pandemic over the last year and a half almost, IIM Amritsar managed to conclude the academic year...

“Look at the ‘human’ at work; make work more ‘human’,” Richard...

  2020: What to learn – what to erase The global shift to remote work over the last year has created both opportunities and challenges for...

Is India ready for a four-day workweek?

During the Monsoon session last year, the Government of India passed three labour codes — the Industrial Relations Code, the Code on Social Security,...

4D Leadership: Why leaders should lead the holistic way

 This COVID-19 crisis is the right time to showcase holistic leadership or 4D leadership as it is commonly referred to. It can play a...

upGrad appoints Preeti Kaul as president-HR

eLearning company, upGrad brings on board Preeti Kaul as president of human resources. She will be based out of the online higher education company's...

Panneer Selvam is the new director-HR, BEML

Panneer Selvam has assumed charge as director, human resources (HR) and member of the Board of Bharat Earth Movers Limited (BEML) a defence public-sector...

How will HR catch the bus?

To remain relevant to business, HR needs to embrace change and leverage technologies for effective talent management.

Office romances: Best kept secrets from HR

While HR professionals like to believe they are the confidantes for people in the organisation, the sounding board for all concerns, the reality is far from it

Indian Railways to focus on developing human resources

Seeing a clear connection between stress levels and performance, the Railways is making efforts to ensure a conducive work environment

It’s high time HR is called human relations

The role of HR has evolved tremendously over the years, but what remained intact is its responsibility of bringing people together and ensuring they work in harmony.

How and when ‘Industrial Relations’ transformed into ‘Human Resources’

From a labour-focussed function, to a more talent-management one, the human resources function has undergone massive transformation since its inception about two decades back. HRKatha traces this journey.  

Is HR made to do the dirty job?

Be it negotiating salaries during hiring, to bring down employee cost for the organisation, or disclosing the management’s decision to let go of people, HR always ends up having to do the dirty job. On the one hand there is the management that requires HR to execute a certain task beneficial to the organisation, and on the other, there are those people whose careers are at stake—a catch 22 situation for HR. It is left to HR to decide whether they should balance out the situation or get their hands dirty, by blindly following the management’s orders.

Coca-Cola India rejigs its senior HR team

Sameer Wadhawan, vice-president, human resources, will now head franchise capability and business transformation. Manu Narang Wadhwa, from American Express, will replace him as head-HR.

Three ways HR can help companies save money

The relationship between HR and finance is integral to a company’s success.

Demonetisation creates jobs for 71,000 sales professionals & 2,000 engineers

To meet this demand and increasing business , immediate hiring is top priority for mobile payment companies.

NLC India elevates R Vikraman as director-HR

Vikraman joined the company as a graduate trainee and has spent over 31 years with NLC.

Airports Authority of India to hire about 2,100 people in 2016-17

AAI has commenced the recruitment drive to fill approximately 2,100 posts by 2016-17 in different cadres.

Prabir Jha gets an extended portfolio at Cipla

In addition to leading human resources, corporate communications and administration for the firm, globally, he will now also look after legal and corporate affairs.

The true purpose of HR, lest we forget!

In the rat race to appear technologically advanced, are HR professionals forgetting something that’s vital to their existence?

Finally aptitude takes precedence over experience in hiring

New age companies have brought in a change in mindset and forced recruiters to rethink.

Living up to the name

Happiest Minds follows a 7Cs and 7Ws model to ensure the happiness of its workforce.

Ola Cabs appoints Yugantar Saikia as VP-Human Resources

Online taxi and auto rickshaw aggregator Ola Cabs is all set to scale up its HR function and Saikia to play a vital role in sourcing top talent

Is ‘Purple Squirrel’ a myth in talent acquisition?

A ‘Purple Squirrel’ is a game changer, armed with every attribute-education, competencies and experience- that would make him/her to be the ultimate find for an employer.

Amit Das: A relationship person

Twenty years in human resources has helped Amit Das, president and CHRO, Reliance Communications, change his outlook towards life. An avid reader, who derives insights from intellectually stimulating discussions with even his close friends, is a true global HR leader. HR Katha traces his professional journey and the learning that have shaped his great career…

Why a coaching culture and not any other culture?

“Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?” “That depends a good deal on where you want to get to,”...

Meta to cut costs, freeze hiring, restructure groups

Is Meta experiencing a crisis? That is the question uppermost in the minds of most people as the parent company of Facebook has announced...


Gratuity to be paid on termination of employment only after 5 years of service

Central govt. hikes DA by 4%

The Ministry of Finance has announced the most awaited hike in the dearness allowance (DA) and dearness relief (DR) for Central government employees. On...

A resume printed on a cake?

A job applicant in the US has taken innovation to another level by sending an edible resume to a prospective employer. Karly Pavlinac Blackburn,...

Upgrading skills will be focus of Kerala’s draft industrial policy

With the aim of creating jobs and retaining talent, Kerala has unveiled its draft industrial policy. The focus of the Policy is on upgrading...

India ranks 3rd in list of top 10 countries for solar PV jobs

According to the ninth edition of the International Renewable Energy Agency’s (IRENA) ‘Renewable energy and jobs’ annual review series, the top 10 countries that...


“The big change has been that we have moved from jobs to skills,” Amaresh...

Q. How would you define the culture at GE? A. Having been present in this region since 1902, GE has been around for 120 years....

“Being good to everyone is being unjust to performers,” Mathew Job, CEO, Crompton

Q. In today’s times, what’s more challenging for a CEO like you — profit & business growth, talent & people, diversification, compliance or managing...

“A CEO needs to acknowledge the silent majority who create the company’s fortunes” S...

Q. RPG is a diversified group with businesses spread across sectors and domains. however, its brands have a strong individual identity unlike other business...