Tag: Lalit Kar

How to make quiet firing amicable

After quiet quitting, ‘quiet firing’ is the latest buzzword being bandied about on social media. Scarcely a new phenomenon, quiet firing refers to a...

How the role of a TA leader changes during mass layoffs

It is common knowledge that the role of a talent-acquisition (TA) leader is to craft a talent-acquisition strategy for the company. That means, creating...

Why the process of hiring a CEO is tricky

On February 12, Tata Motors announced Marc Llistosella as its next chief executive and managing director. A month later, the automobile major made a...

Why talent from small town india is more stable

All big Indian and multinational giants have their presence in tier 1 cities and the metros. Naturally, the job opportunities in these locations are...

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…

Job cuts at CNN, affected staff to be informed soon

A ‘gut punch’ is what Chris Licht, CEO, CNN rightly described the announcement of layoff plans as. Licht recently sent a memo to the...

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Airtel to hire women engineers, offer WFH options

Having rolled out its 5G Plus services in about 12 cities across India so far, Airtel is now all set to have more women...

Has FIS asked 400 Pune employees to leave?

Fidelity National Information Services (FIS), Pune, the Indian arm of the American multinational fintech firm, is on a layoff spree, to deal with redundancy....

MoD seeks reservation for ex-Agniveers in corporate jobs

Ministry of Defence (MoD) organised an interaction session on 30 November, 2022 with the Indian Defence Industry, under the aegis of the Society of...

ASHA workers protest in Bengaluru, demand timely salary, incentives

On 30 November, 2022, the Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHA), who work in Bengaluru Urban limits, held a protest to draw attention to their...

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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...