Tag: Organisation Culture

‘Fevicol ka Jod’ at the workplace: Pidilite’s strategy to bind its...

One of the most difficult tasks as an HR head, is to create a strong bond between employees. In a country such as India,...

Why is it important to integrate compliance into organisation culture?

HRKatha speaks to John Arendes, VP & GM - Global Compliance Solutions, Skillsoft to find out how companies that consider investment in compliance culture as unnecessary and unprofitable fail to realise its benefits or reap the same at a later stage.

Understanding competency from an organisational perspective

Is the much talked about competency approach actually helping the individual and the organisation to improve their effectiveness

Is India Inc. too performance focussed?

Around 39 per cent and 26 per cent of respondents participating in a survey, from consumer and services sectors, respectively, opined that their respective companies was best defined as ‘performance oriented’. 

What’s in a dress code?

A reformation seems to be on the horizon. It spells of a new mindset that the corporates are adopting be it open offices, flatter hierarchies or addressing colleagues by their first name.

Smoking Rule

Our organisation is enforcing the no-smoking culture by pushing smokers to the edge!!  

Design with a purpose

The Gurgaon office of ZS is designed on four work modes —focus, learn, collaborate and socialise. Learn, how to enhance productivity and creativity among employees through a strategic design. 

McDonald’s: A sufficiently long career ladder

Seema Nambiar, senior director, people resources, McDonald’s India–West & South, has been associated with the Quick-Service-Restaurant (QSR) sector for some time now, and  been part of the McDonald’s family for more than 15 years. Prior to this, she managed employee training for Domino’s India.

In her current role, she is responsible for ensuring seamless integration of company and people strategies at McDonald’s, West and South divisions. She focusses on enhancing the company’s employer brand image, and works towards creating a heightened Employee Value Proposition. In her previous role at McDonald’s, Nambiar was head – learning, development and strategy planning.

While sharing the employee development programmes at McDonald’s with HR Katha, she talks about how McDonald’s helps its employees build a career and not just pursue a job which is quite unusual in the QSR sector.  Excerpts

Millennials vs Baby Boomers: The changing landscape at workplace

Millennials, who comprise around 50 per cent of the workforce, are not just pushing the companies to change their interiors; the transformation is evident in ergonomics, structure, cultures and work norms as well.

High engagement does not ensure high retention

As per Towers Watson, in India around 42 per cent of highly engaged employees are likely to call it quits whereas the global average is only 26 per cent.

How to leverage employee loyalty during lean period

Downsizing may seem to be productive in the short term, but it fails to give sustainable benefits in the long run.

How the ‘BIG’ family celebrates 5 years of togetherness

At Reliance Broadcast Network, it’s a week-long celebration, when an employee completes five years with the company…

Is Tesla reducing hiring, production in China?

If media reports are to be believed, the demand for Tesla’s electric vehicles has not kept up with expectations, in China. As a result,...


Is overoptimism a recipe for disaster?

An ideal team is always a heterogeneous mix of people with different beliefs and mind-sets. That means, there will be very negative people co-existing...

Why do we need a chief encouragement officer?

Encouragement at the workplace is the most underrated concept. Is it necessary? Yes, of course. Is it provided? No, not really. Leaders today also need...

Buzzfeed plans to cut about 12% of its workforce

BuzzFeed, the New York-based digital media company, plans to cut about 12 per cent of its workforce, says a CNBC report. That means, nearly...

SanKash to hire 500+ in India, in 6 months

SanKash, the travel fintech company offering financial services to the travel market, has today announced its intentions to hire at least 500 professionals in...


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...