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What should be the TA strategy in a volatile market?

The current talent market is marked by volatility, not just in India but across the globe. When a total lockdown was announced in 2020,...

The industry is divided on the idea of ‘moonlighting’

‘Moonlighting’ in the tech industry has been a hot topic of debate. However, the debate has gathered steam after the tweet of Rishad Premji,...

How to keep existing employees engaged amidst mass layoffs

Globally, layoffs are happening in every other company. The fear of recession has caused many big brands such as Microsoft, Google, Tesla, Twitter, Netflix...

Retaining a dissatisfied employee: Is it worth it?

Ramnath, a financial analyst with one of the top ranking global banks of the world, was not really happy with his job. It was...

Is it too early to retire at 60?

In the private sector, it is not the age of the employee but how much value the individual is able to add to the...

Have Monday morning blues lost their relevance in the hybrid model?

When Monday arrives, no one is really in a mood to work. It is natural to feel some lethargy along with the disappointment that...

Has immersive technology established its effectiveness as a tool in L&D,...

Immersive Learning — an experiential training technique that uses virtual reality (VR) to simulate real-world scenarios and train employees in a safe and engaging...

What learning technology would look like in 2022

HRKatha is back with yet another engrossing and meaningful edition of The Great HR Debate (TGHR). The upcoming edition is a LearnTech special, where HR...

Workaholics can make the workplace toxic

Many a time, employees take pride in being the first to enter the office and the last to leave. Is this really something to...

Close friends at work — good or bad?

Imagine if the workplace were all about ‘work’ alone! Nobody would actually like to go to such a workplace every day. In fact, it...

Can humans be fired by a bot?

A Bloomberg report claims that an employee who spent four years delivering packages for Amazon, as a contract driver in Phoenix, suddenly got axed....

Employee wellbeing – Just momentary hype or long-term genuine concern?

During the pandemic, some phrases gained prominence in the corporate world — employee health, employee wellness and mental wellbeing. Organisations started launching initiatives to...

How ‘bad hires’ can be transformed into ‘star performers’

Matrimony.com’s chief human resource officer, Rajesh Balaji recalls a case, where a new joinee as HRBP appeared to be arrogant, unresponsive, pushing the manager,...

“‘Do more with less’ is the new mantra,” Rajesh Balaji

  2020: What to learn – what to erase Without any doubt, the biggest boon has been the ‘accelerated digital savviness’ of the general public. This...

Is India ready for a four-day workweek?

During the Monsoon session last year, the Government of India passed three labour codes — the Industrial Relations Code, the Code on Social Security,...

Why are self-managed teams the need of the hour?

India continues to lurk in a stage where collective technical prowess in a team is a far-fetched idea. This can, however, be overcome. Self-managed...

How companies are looking for new skills post pandemic

The World Economic Forum’s Future of Jobs report from 2018 reveals that half of India’s workforce needs to be reskilled to cope with the...

Matrimony.com bets big on HR tech with talent cloud, geo fencing...

There has been no dearth of discussions on how HR practices will change or evolve in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The most...

Intel implements pay cuts; CEO to take 25% cut

It hasn’t been long since Intel announced the layoff of about 340 people in California. And now, it is reportedly resorting to pay cuts....

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How laid-off tech talent can be leveraged by non-tech sectors

In recent months, the tech industry has seen a significant number of layoffs as companies adjust to the economic impact of the pandemic. While...

Hein Schumacher to take over as CEO, Unilever in July, 2023

Unilever has found its new CEO after a widespread global hunt. Hein Schumacher will be appointed Unilever CEO designate on 1 June 2023 and...

Intel, Impossible Foods, OLX and Philips layoff globally

Intel is cutting 340 jobs at its Folsom, California campus, as informed to state and local officials.   The layoff is announced due to a ‘challenging...

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...

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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...