Tag: IBM

IBM collaborates with GoI to launch free digital learning platform

In an attempt to help the youth of India as well as budding entrepreneurs, IBM has launched the ‘SkillsBuild Reignite’ platform, which will offer...

IBM launches Watson Works to ease return-to-work worries

Workplace re-entry is a source of much anxiety for companies now considering the many rules and regulations that need to be in place to...

IBM cuts jobs across the US

International Business Machines (IBM) has reportedly laid off thousands of employees across the US, irrespective of age, tenure and seniority. While the exact number...

HR should play the role of enabler of diversity

Companies today are all aiming to be diverse and inclusive. However, what this truly means, what it entails, and how to achieve diversity in...

IBM fired almost a lakh employees in five years

IBM is reported to have laid off almost 100,000 employees in the past five years, in trying to ensure a more millennial-dominated workplace. An ex-vice...

HCL acquihires 2000 IBM employees

It is common for acquisitions to generally render many people jobless. However, the IBM – HCL deal was of a different kind. In December...

IBM claims sacking of 300 employees was part of ‘re-invention’ strategy

Technology company, IBM, had recently laid off 300 employees from its services division in India, most of whom were of course software professionals. The...

IBM – Creating opportunities through the ‘Tech re-entry programme’

A break in your career can make a big impact on your CV. Rejoining the workforce after a long time is very difficult for...

FITE forms state-level tri-partite committee to address IT employees’ issues

The Forum for Information Technology Employees (FITE), Maharashtra recently met with Maharashtra Labour Minister Sambhaji Patil Nilangikar and other senior officials to discuss various...

HCL Technologies will buy seven IBM software businesses for $1.8 billion

Indian IT services company, HCL Technologies, will acquire seven of IBM’s businesses at the cost of $1.8 billion. The selected businesses are focused on...

Kanisha Raina appointed director-HR, Fiserv

After spending more than five years with IBM, Kanisha Raina has joined Fiserv as director, human resources. At IBM the last post she held...

IBM fires 200 as it moves from Singapore to Mexico

IBM is relocating manufacturing of its power systems product to a facility in Guadalajara, Mexico from a manufacturing plant at Tampines, in Singapore Technology Park.

IBM’s ‘Call for Code’ to encourage internal and external coding talent...

The initiative invites developers to create new applications to better prepare communities and people for natural disasters.

Microsoft, Amazon, IBM, Unilever amongst the top employer brands in India:...

The sector-specific winners for the most attractive employers this year are Tata Consultancy Services for IT, Larsen & Toubro for infrastructure & construction, and Hindustan Unilever for FMCG.

How having a chief diversity officer on board makes a difference

Organisations with a dedicated resource are able to take a planned, outcome- driven approach to diversity building, which results in a more productive and engaged workforce

How IBM looks at diversity and inclusion

Inclusivity is an innate part of IBM’s organisational culture and is made possible by focussed groups led by diversity champions across functions.

IBM launches ‘New Collar’ curriculum with MSDE

The two-year advanced technical diploma programme, by IBM, will be offered at three Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs)—Hyderabad, Bengaluru and Noida.

IBM and Microsoft at loggerheads over chief diversity officer’s appointment

This shows the growing importance of diversity in businesses.

Post retirement, DP Singh to turn educationist

For close to 15 years at IBM, Singh has held important positions at IBM including VP HR-resourcing; director-HR, IBM Daksh and area HR leader IBM (North); HR leader, Middle East and Africa, before finally donning the hat of VP and HR head, India and South Asia, IBM. 

‘Millennials are lazy in updating passwords’: what’s the message for HR

IBM Security: Future of Identity Study reveals that the young workforce prefers biometric multifactor authentication to passwords.

Job cuts likely in IBM

India will be the most affected as one-third of IBM’s workforce is based out of here.

Connecting talent to ‘new-collar’ jobs in today’s economy

A new generation, led by millennials, is mining the treasures in data and influencing workforce change.

Industry-academia partnership can bridge India’s skill gaps: IBM study

More than half the surveyed professionals feel that a strong connect between industry and academia is still missing.

Role of talent analytics in redefining learning culture

Talent analytics is the catalyst that’s gaining immense importance in making learning more agile and accurate.

Technology-based hiring is for repetitive jobs; human judgement is must for...

Chandrasekhar Sripada’s wide experience of over three decades across economies – old and new –and across companies in the private, public and multinational sectors spans such as IBM, Capgemini, Reliance Infocomm, NIIT and Bhilai Steel Plant.

Sripada, president & global head, HR, Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories, talks to HRKatha about leadership styles and influence of environment; technology and its impact on the workplace; and about people practices in the pharma industry.

Amazon, Dell, IBM among top 100 companies offering remote jobs in...

Multinationals, such as Hilton Worldwide, Convergys, Xerox, Dell, Intuit, ADP, IBM and SAP come under the top 30.

IBM’s AI-enabled Watson Talent Analytics to offer more to HR

Companies will now be able to use the artificial intelligence software for recruiting, career coaching, exploring workforce data and a lot more.

L&D ready for big disruption: Guillermo Miranda, global CLO, IBM

Guillermo Miranda, chief learning officer, IBM is a seasoned executive with 19 years of extensive experience working in multinational environments across Europe, South America, Africa, West Asia and North America. A lawyer and business management graduate, Miranda is on his second stint with IBM with a mandate to reinvent learning and employee enablement for the digital and cognitive economy.

He speaks to HRKatha on how the landscape of learning is changing with the rapid digital disruptions.

What makes Accenture, Deloitte, Cummins, EY, IBM, HUL amongst the best...

The top 10 among the 100 best, and here is what makes them stand out.

SAP adopts ‘SAP Talk’, an ongoing performance appraisal model

The company has decided to drop the traditional annual performance reviews, in favour of this continuous performance management process.

Lenovo’s Subhankar RoyChowdhury: The art of staying relevant

It isn’t always a smooth sail to the top. Subhankar RoyChowdhury, global head-HR strategy, M&A and analytics at Lenovo, had to make wise choices and constantly reinvent himself and acquire new skills to stay relevant. He shares his journey with HRKatha.

Social learning: A brilliant workforce transformation

Organisations follow a structured way of learning, be it seminars or employee gatherings. While we are in no way discounting these traditional methods of learning, the impact of social learning is immense. 

More layoffs at IBM

The company is also relocating a few employees to offices in India and Costa Rica from the US.

Layoff at IBM: Severance package reduced to a month

There have been several media reports since the evening of March 2, 2016 on the same. One tech website has reported that the retrenchment could be as big as one-third of the total workforce.

Checkpoint replaces annual appraisal system at IBM

CheckPoint has been co-created by employees through an internal social media campaign. It has received 75,000 views and 2,000 comments from its 3.8 lakh employees across 170 countries.

SAP and IBM to integrate HR Solutions on the cloud

The integration will help simplify not only business processes but also processes of recruitment, management of workforce and hiring-related decision-making. 

SHRM Tech’15: Hiring in the new technological world

The speakers were of the opinion that though technology can be used to one’s advantage by reducing the lead time for screening candidates and shortlisting the right fits, the human intervention and the process of face-to-face interviews can’t be totally undermined.



How to meet the expectations of today’s learner and learning environment?

It is no secret that the global health crisis has led organisations to quickly rethink their existing business processes and undertake several workplace shifts,...

Close big engagement gaps with little things: Appreciation at work

You say “Thank you”. What they hear is, “Please accept my standard, HR protocol-approved format for acknowledging your most recent activity that was intended...

Strategic rewards and recognition best practices

Luminous India realised that a strong rewards and recognition strategy was necessary to build a culture of innovation amongst its employees. Xoxoday helped design...

Employee Benefits & Engagement


7 Employee Engagement Strategies to Adopt Post Lockdown Period

The ongoing pandemic has pushed many businesses into a state of turmoil. Several countries had to initiate lockdown procedures to stop the spread of...

The undeniable link between employee benefits & engagement

With most of the millennials already in the workforce and Generation Z slowly increasing its footprint in the corporate world, Employee Perks and Benefits...

5 Employee Benefits Your Workforce Actually Wants

Retaining employees is a marathon and not a sprint. We have moved past the age when a handsome  salary was all that employees sought....


Manifestation of unhealthy organisation

There is no perfect organisation.  At best, an organisation’s structure can be such that it does not cause trouble.  However, the biggest challenge is to...

MongoDB ropes in Harsha Jalihal as chief people officer 

General-purpose database platform, MongoDB, has brought on board Harsha Jalihal as the chief people officer of the company. Jalihal brings with her two decades...

How has work-life changed for blue collars post pandemic?

Discussions around the concerns and challenges for employees while working from home, have filled the internet in the past few months. There is seldom...

Is it the right time to explore new job options?

Job hunting during the lockdown, when companies are laying off staff or asking them to take mandatory sabbaticals, may seem foolish. The thought of...


The right people policy for startups – Madan Nagaldinne

You happen to have worked mostly with large organisations. How different is it working for a startup now? When you have worked for big...

“Archaic HR processes force millennials to switch jobs often,” Niti Khosla, lead people analytics...

Friendly and jolly Niti Khosla, lead-people analytics and business impact, Novartis International, is a true HR leader with the ability to understand people and...

“Traditional organisations use ‘startups’ as proxy to build an agile organisation,” Rahul Garg, founder,...

Moglix offers a variety of products from safety and electronics to office tools. The Company aims to make an impact worth $100 billion dollars...