Tag: Jayant Kumar

Can India implement a ‘Right to Disconnect’ policy at work?

In the midst of discussions about the potential for Indian youth to work up to 70 hours a week, spurred by comments from the...

“Digital dawn: 2024 workplaces embrace ease and efficiency,” Jayant Kumar

Talent tango: Fresh faces, sharp skills, or tech triumph? HR’s 2024 balancing act 2023 witnessed technology’s pervasive impact on the workplace, profoundly influencing nearly every...

Transforming pay into a vibrant bouquet: ‘Systemic rewards’ for engaged employees

Imagine transcending the confines of a single currency, replacing it with a vibrant bouquet of benefits that nourish employee engagement and propel growth. This...

Quiet leadership: A subtle symphony in the modern workplace

The modern workplace buzzes with activity, but not all voices rise above the din. A new trend is emerging, a counterpoint to the attention-grabbing:...

Can having a ‘chronic complainer’ in a team increase efficiency?

A team member who frequently complains can create inefficiency with their negative and problem-centric mindset. Nonetheless, there are situations where their presence can lead...

Why do we need to shift from policies to practices?

In a world where actions speak louder than words, the shift from policies to practices is not just a preference but a necessity for...

Is the world of work becoming more transactional than emotional?

The world of work has undeniably evolved over the years, with technology and globalisation reshaping how companies and organisations operate. One noticeable shift has...

Will global companies offshore cheap labour amidst a slowing economy?

With uncertainty around  economic conditions mounting with each passing day and markets slowing down, globally, companies are experiencing a dip in revenues. Naturally, this...

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...

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...
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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...

Zuckerberg highlights the benefits of downsizing

In a podcast, Mark Zuckerberg, CEO, Meta, shared statements that offer a wider perspective, moving beyond just rectifying past hiring surges. Zuckerberg pointed out that the tech...

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Indian salaries to rise 9.5 per cent in 2024: Report

Indian employees can expect a 9.5 per cent salary increase in 2024, according to Aon’s Annual Salary Increase and Turnover Survey. This figure, while...
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HSBC unveils targeted variable pay for junior employees

In an aim to enhance transparency regarding compensation, HSBC is rolling out a new bonus plan for its junior employees. The plan involves assigning...

Bhargavi Divi is senior director – talent acquisition, SMC Squared India

Bhargavi Divi has been appointed senior director-talent acquisition, SMC Squared India. She moves from DAZN, the global sports streaming platform, where she was head...

“No productivity without trust: 2024’s challenge is to rebuild the human connection,” Manish Sinha

Talent tango: Fresh faces, sharp skills, or tech triumph? HR’s 2024 balancing act Our 90 per cent frontline workforce in the financial sector is the...

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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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