Tag: Jayant Kumar

How India Inc. Plans its HR Budget

For decades, the HR budget was mainly about salary and wages.However, with the evolution of the workplace, HR budgets are also becoming more exhaustive. This...

Why hyper-personalising employee rewards & benefits calls for caution

Customising employee rewards & benefits is welcome, but organisations must manage and strategise the process with care, point out HR leaders. The importance of rewarding...

Change of guard in Adani’s HR leadership

Jayant Kumar has taken charge as the new CHRO for ACC and Ambuja Cement, which is now part of the Adani Group of companies....

Should hiring managers be high on EQ?

Recent years have seen the expression ‘emotional intelligence’ (EI) become more and more common in workplace-related conversations. According to Forbes, a 2019 survey by...

“Organisations with flexible work models will attract an unfair share of...

Big changes in 2022 Progressively, ‘purpose’ will be the most fundamental and prime driver of career, engagement and work for the individual going forward. Economic...

Why we need to rewrite the employee handbook

There has been a drastic shift in the mindset of the employees and the employers when it comes to maintaining an employer-employee relationship, thanks...

How managers have evolved through the pandemic

Just two years ago, the role of team managers used to be a lot simpler. They had to lead their teams to accomplish a...

How can HR regain the lost trust of employees?

The Human Resource department of any organisation, feeds on the trust of the employees. It acts as a guardian, protecting the employees and keeping...

Why all-in-one HRMS suites don’t work

Today, various types of HR technologies are competing edge to edge with each other in the HR tech marketplace. However, if we create a...

Why India Inc. is wary of hiring from PSUs

The news of Air India all set to be taken over by Tata Sons has grabbed headlines over the past few days. Naturally, speculations...

Is digital transformation less about technology & more about mindset?

It was in 2011 that GE endeavoured to initiate a digital transformation effort. The Company started a new venture called GE Digital, in 2015,...

Talent acquisition vs talent retention – What’s more important?

Talent acquisition and retention are both key elements of an HR strategy. Businesses strive to attract the best talent for key roles so that...

Contrary to the belief, managers have gained more importance now

At the beginning of the lockdown, there were several predictions on how the new world of work would drastically change. Among the several predictions...

How to learn while you work: HR leaders debate at The...

The discussion was a part of the ‘The Great HR Debate’ sponsored by Harappa Education and organised by HR Katha on Friday, February 19,...

Corporate samaritans rise to the occasion to help co-workers

Reeling under the effects of the raging second wave of the pandemic, the healthcare system in India has almost collapsed. With shortage of beds...

What to do when employees resist disruption or change?

‘Change is the only constant’ is the oft-used sentence to explain why it is inevitable. Evolution is nothing but gradual and recurring changes leading...

‘Fluidity is the organisational design of the future,’ Jayant Kumar

  2020: What to learn – what to erase The crisis of 2020 gave birth to several positives. One of them was the ability of...

Zomato episode: Customer or employee, who should company stand for?

When a conflict occurs between a customer and an employee, who should the company choose to stand by? Not a very new situation for...

‘Work to learn’ to ‘learn to work’: Are we ready?

Some of the leading HR professionals, and learning and development (L&D) officials of India Inc., came together on a single platform, to discuss the...

TGHRD, L&D special: Top 15 L&D & HR leaders are debating...

Many recent studies and researches have confirmed that reskilling and upskilling of the workforce is one of the biggest challenges that businesses are facing...

Internal movements – Dos and Don’ts for employees

Internal hiring saw a spike in the last one year. Lockdowns ensured that businesses struggled to keep their revenues intact, which led to drastic...

What’s a perfect team size?

The two-pizza rule, made famous by Jeff Bezos, founder, Amazon, suggests that if two pizzas cannot feed a team, then the team is too...

How cultural changes will ensure success for the new hybrid work...

Microsoft Teams handles about 200 million meeting participants each day, that is, a whopping 4.1 billion minutes of meetings! This data points to a...

How should companies embrace change?

Changes in life can either be gradual, or happen overnight. The outcome is usually the result of the choices that you make in life....

Driving innovation with a rule book

It is innovation that is driving businesses today. For many, it is a survival tactic. Organisations seek people who can innovate, are creative, and...

Why HR needs to outgrow daily sarcasms

Jokes on HR are very popular among employees. Stereotypes, sarcasm and perceptions are the biggest barriers between HR and employees. HR now has to look beyond.

Employee strikes in European countries

On January 25, 2023, at Berlin Brandenburg Airport (BER), all passenger flights were canceled as airport staff walked out because of a dispute over...

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Mass layoffs causing burnout for HR

Layoffs are becoming increasingly common in today's business environment, and can create a difficult and unpleasant situation for both the organisations and the affected...

IIM-Rohtak Placement 2023: 16.7% increase in the annual CTC

The Indian Institute of Management in Rohtak (IIM-R) has completed the job placement process for its two-year post-graduate program and has seen a remarkable...

Prosus and its parent company join layoff spree

Dutch technology investor Prosus and it's South African parent company, Naspers, has announced that they will be cutting up to 30 per cent of...

Year-end bonus checks delayed for google employees

In a change in functioning, Google has postponed the distribution of its year-end bonus checks to employees, which is unusual for the company as...

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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....

“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...