Tag: Lalit Kar

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,...

Can a penalty clause in offer letter stop ghosting by candidates?

Back in 2013, Philips Carbon Black included a penalty clause in its offer letters to selected candidates making them liable to pay five per...

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...

“Participation and sustainability of women’s employment will increase,” Lalit Kar

  2020: What to learn – what to erase A major paradigm shift has happened in terms of accepting ‘work from home’ (WFH) as a way...

Why ‘micromanagement’ as a managerial trait is hard to do away...

Micromanagement of employees has often been frowned upon. Timed breaks, strict lunch hours and scheduled targets — keeping a tab on the staff all...

Budget 21: What HR feels about the measures announced

On Feb 1, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced the budget for the year 2021. A lot of emphasis has been put on reviving...

Budget 2021: What HR wants

A new year is here and along with it comes the season of the Budget. Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will present the budget...

Has the COVID-19 vaccine drive really boosted hiring intent?

The Indian job market has been disturbed and disrupted for a while now, and the COVID-19 outbreak only worsened it further. Layoffs, furloughs and...

Payroll in India: How HR navigated tough times

Many changes, that were supposed to happen in the next five years, were accelerated due to the unprecedented surge of COVID-19 cases. Remote working...

Variable vs fixed pay: Has the war intensified due to COVID-19?

COVID-19 has brought in a lot of changes in the way organisations are functioning today. One of the biggest paradigm shifts was the movement...

Why public shaming of candidates is just not acceptable

We have all heard of disgruntled candidates taking to social media and ridiculing a company for not having a great candidate experience. They express...

How companies are leveraging technology to build candidate relationship

All companies wish to be known for their top notch candidate relationship management (CRM). Building a strong relationship with passive or active candidates and...

Lalit Kar joins Reliance Digital as SVP and head-HR

It is a homecoming for Lalit Kar, who has rejoined Reliance Digital as the senior vice president and HR head. Earlier, Kar had worked...

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.  

Case Analysis: Are employee referral policies fair enough?

Industry leaders share their perspectives on a case that involves glitches in the employee referral process.

Employee behaviour: A new metric in performance review

Swiss bank, UBS, has introduced ‘employee behaviour’ as an integral part of the performance review giving as much as 30 per cent weightage while deciding the bonus payable to the employee.

New Year Special: Will talent demand meet infra boom?

The infrastructure industry is ready for a boom—both from the government policy front, and due to heavy investment from the private sector. But where is the talent in India to execute these projects?

Is the Peter Principle relevant today?

The Principle was definitely applicable when individual careers were typically stable, linear and mostly confined to one company. Surprisingly, in the new workplace, the rule still holds true, though the context has changed. 

Lalit Kar moves to GVK as head-HR, Mumbai Airport

Prior to this, Kar was V-P and head-HR, Reliance Digital.

Rewards, recognition & motivation

What is more effective — rewards or recognition? Each has its own advantages. HR Katha finds the right strategy to keep the workforce motivated.

“Retail needs to offer its employees a career to stop losing...

In his career spanning over 24 years, Lalit Kar, head HR, Reliance Digital has been involved in three start-ups and one closure. He is experienced in the entire spectrum of HR starting from industrial relations to organisational capability building.

Kar has spent more than decade managing HR in the organised retail sector. He speaks to HR Katha about the reasons for the high attrition rate in this sector and how companies can put an end to this problem…

Coaching with emotional intelligence

There is a ‘chicken or the egg’ question when considering Emotional Intelligence or quotient (EQ) as a coaching tool. Must a coach be emotionally...

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Adobe asks employees to get vaccinated by Dec. 8 or go on unpaid leaves

First IBM and now Adobe sets Dec. 8 as the deadline for all employees to get vaccinated or else go on unpaid leaves. The order...
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“No Monday Blues at a happy workplace,” Indrani Chatterjee

Happiness@work is a regular series, where HRKatha talks about how companies are ensuring happiness at work. With work stress and employees’ mental wellbeing becoming...

Why HR leaders are wary of shorter work week policies

This is truly the best time to be a techie. After all, the IT sector is witnessing a hiring boom, and demand is clearly...

Anil Misra joins JioMart

JioMart, an e-commerce retail platform, part of Reliance Industries, has hired Anil Misra as the CHRO for its new commerce - Grocery and B2B...

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“If CEO is the father of an organisation, CHRO is the mother,” Pankaj Lochan

Q. You have been shuttling between HR and manufacturing roles. Was it a well-thought out strategy or did you just go with the flow...

Binding multi-faceted employees with Titan Values

Titan has different sets of employees for different functions and verticals, ranging from the shopfloor to the retail stores. How do you bring in...

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...