Tag: Industrial Relations

Labour codes to come into force in October

Come October, and chances are that the four labour codes may come into force. The labour Ministry had initially planned to implement the code...

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...

“Service orientation — always a part of the human resources DNA,”...

  2020: What to learn – what to erase There was a radical change in human behaviour that adapted to and adopted unprecedented norms while bypassing...

Downsizing in manufacturing is not rightsizing, but just a temporary strategy

There have been a few unusual realisations for every organisation during these past few months. For the manufacturing sector— across apparel, paint, auto and...

IR: Are Indian workers becoming more volatile?

Recently, there was a video doing the rounds where a mob of people including both men and women were seen mercilessly beating up two...

How composure can solve greater IR issues

One need not always fall back on rules, legislations and Unions. In most cases, problems, IR-related and even otherwise can be sorted out simply by not losing cool

IR: Bell the cat inside the bag!

Due to our own specific physical constructions, developed through the combinations of about 69 natural elements in varied proportions, the genesis of five broader approaches reconcile with the five natural orientations we are living with.

IR: Fundamentals and aberrations

Honest communication touches the heart directly.

IR: A change in continuity

Protect the core to ensure continuity and balance.

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.  

IR: ‘Dil Se Re’!

I have seen many organisations bleeding profusely, due to mistrust, non-cooperation and lack of mutual understanding and strengthening. This is basically because of egocentrism and immaturity.

Employee unrest at Vivo plant following unexplained layoffs

The company denied claims of unexplained layoffs, clarifying that the decision was in line with the business strategy and that they were ensuring a smooth transition for those fired.

BSNL employees to go on nationwide strike seeking wage hike

Upset about not being given wage hike by the 3rd Pay Revision Committee, employees have declared a day-long nationwide strike on July 27

IR: Why do trade unions fail?

In industrial relations, the management must own the responsibility first, followed by the union leader then the worker, and the government at last.

IR: How ego states impact industrial relations

The personal ego state of the stakeholder individuals can make or mar the desired industrial relations.

IR: Leaders and managers by chance?

A majority of the IR managers and trade union leaders are not aware of the legal, behavioural, business and conceptual aspects of unionisation—labour, productivity, benefits, IR, leadership, role modelling, discipline and business management which is why they have a short time perspective to resolve an issue.

Tata Motors wage pact is all about giving workmen their due...

The blue-collared workers are set to receive their share of respect, acknowledgement and compensation as the company recently signed a landmark agreement with its Pune plant workers, linking wages to performance.

Why wholehearted appreciation is key to efficient IR

Most of the employers and executives have habitually developed apathy towards unions, trade union leaders and unionisation.

IR: In between politics and ego

Politics coupled with inflated ego is a deadly combination in any situation and it's rampant in industrial relations. 

What’s common between ‘Game of Thrones’ and industrial relations?

The popular television series ‘Game of Thrones’ has vast universe of characters. What happens when we put these characters in an IR landscape. A narrative drawing parallels between the two.

Perceptual Error: Missing link of Union-Management relationship

Any right can only be demanded in return for duty, and that has to be understood by the employees as well as the management.

The ‘cause and effect’ of IR

Just play along with cause & effect, gravity, flow thermodynamics, electromagnetism and time. You will not only feel motivated, but appear motivated. 

IR: Seed to banyan tree

The eight stages of an effective IR.

How to groom workers at the shop floor?

Erikson’s theory of child development can be applied to Industrial Relations.

Four dimensions of industrial relations

IR is simply the science and art of togetherness. Learn about the appropriate length, width, depth and time for industrial relations.

How this energy company is championing employee inclusivity & engagement

In today’s competitive business landscape, fostering an inclusive and engaging work environment is not just a feel-good initiative; it’s a strategic imperative. Jakson Green,...

Trident’s Asmita leaves blossom into inclusive workplaces

Forget the tired trope of corporate activism. In the heart of India's textile industry, Trident, a manufacturing company, is quietly weaving a revolution in...
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Engagement is outdated: The future of success lies in ‘employee involvement’

In the ever-evolving landscape of the contemporary workplace, a profound metamorphosis is underway, challenging the conventional emphasis on employee engagement. This paradigm shift posits...
Tata Steel employee vehicle ban

Tata Steel: Journey through excellence in talent acquisition 

Tata Steel, part of the Tata Group, is a multinational steel-making company headquartered in Mumbai, India. It is one of the world's leading steel...

NY bans employers’ access to employees’ personal social media

Ushering in a new era of online privacy for employees and job applicants, Kathy Hochul, governor, New York has recently signed an assembly bill....

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“Hybrid working is an accepted mainstream working model,” Pankaj Lochan

Talent tango: Fresh faces, sharp skills, or tech triumph? HR’s 2024 balancing act For us, the top priority in 2024 will be to develop new...

India,Taiwan sign MoU; collaborate to fill labour gaps

India and Taiwan have formalised a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on migration and mobility, aimed at addressing Taiwan's labour shortages in sectors such as...
Tata Steel employee vehicle ban

Tata Steel’s Jamshedpur plant to consider employee vehicle ban

Tata Steel's Jamshedpur plant is considering a significant policy change. The policy may prohibit employees' two-wheeler and four-wheeler vehicles from entering the plant premises....

Vivek Jain named CHRO, Capri Global

Capri Global has appointed Vivek Jain as its new chief human resource officer (CHRO), effective from February. He is renowned for his expertise in...

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Data analytics and not technology will redefine HR

Q. How satisfying has been your professional journey of 39 years? A. It has been a bagful of mixed experiences. At times I have been...

EQ, IQ & empathy define the success of a CEO

Q. You spent 16 years at LIC before moving to a corporate role at ICICI Prudential. Now, 22 years on, I am still curious...

“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....
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