Tag: Rajesh Padmanabhan

Leadership swap before a mass layoff

Often, when businesses are in turmoil, the leadership is faced with the task of making some tough choices, and downsizing is one of them....

Which aspects of HR can be outsourced?

A few years ago, Professor Ram Charan created quite a stir by suggesting splitting the HR department into two halves and doing away with...

Rajendra Mehta is new CHRO, Welspun India

Welspun India has announced the appointment of Rajendra Mehta as its new president and CHRO. In his new role, Mehta will be leading the...

“A transient workforce will push leadership to leverage the expertise of...

  Technology, data, employee experience: What’s high on agenda In the ongoing digital era, the focus has shifted to productivity through intelligent automation. Embracing the disruptions...

What is so negative about active job seekers?

A general perception hovers around active job seekers in the job market— that they may end up as bad hires for a company. Why?...

Will bureaucracy play spoilsport in ‘lateral hiring’ by Government?

Senior corporate leaders welcome this fresh move by the government, but they also have their share of apprehension. HRKatha reports. 

Ensuring the ‘human’ in the Future of Work: BIY Coaching Festival

All facets, such as how a leader should be a coach, how a CEO creates a coaching culture and how a CHRO acts as custodian of ‘humanness’ at the workplace will be discussed at the event on 14 June.

Modern fiefdoms: Why succession planning is a taboo in family business

Succession planning is a must to avoid future conflicts but most companies shy away from even broaching this topic.

How Sarahah can ruin work culture

Will this tool, meant for giving constructive feedback, end up encouraging backbiting? 

Coach vs. Captain: What it takes for a fruitful relationship

A coach should be able to establish trust with the team, especially the high performers.

Is IT losing its sheen as favourite employer?

With dipping revenues, falling hiring numbers and the kind of talent sought by IT industry undergoing a massive change, what will keep the charm intact? 

THC 2.0: Who holds the reins to people happiness?

A panel of senior members from the industry – Rajesh Padmanabhan, Rani Desai, ES Srinivas, Sandip Ghose, Mahalakshmi R and Kamal Karanth – with diverse experience and expertise opine on what happiness means in the current times and how organisations can facilitate the same.  

2017 HR Trends: Performance & Rewards: AI & predictive data brings...

Approaches that will change the way we look at the interventions in terms of cultural relevance, functional expertise and competency building.

Welspun develops strategy to create leadership pipeline

This three-dimensional model develops potential leaders on three aspects – culture, capabilities and performance.

Why hire a ‘misfit’?

People who don't quite fit the bill have been found to make the most significant impact on a company's success.

The Happiness Conclave: Defining happiness@work

While employee happiness is intrinsic to employees, employee engagement is driven by the employer. How can the two be juxtaposed to create a utopian culture?

How ‘design thinking’ can be an effective tool for human resources

Design thinking draws upon logic, imagination, intuition, and systemic reasoning, to explore possibilities of what could be, and to create desired outcomes that benefit the end user,  be it the customer or the employee.

Acquihiring: Few things to watch out for

How does an organisation ring fence the acquired talent?

Former Vedanta CHRO, Rajesh Padmanabhan, joins Welspun Group as director &...

Padmanabhan quit the Vedanta Group in August, 2015.

New Year Special: Disruptions in HR: 2016

As the end of the year 2015 approaches, it is time to think of the HR disruptions and innovations one is likely to see in 2016, and beyond. One may not have the perfect handle of all changes happening but directionally these are some of the likely occurrences.

7th Pay Commission: “Just design intents with no elements can’t change...

HRKatha gains exclusive insight into the perspectives of industry leaders, on the 7th Pay Commission. Rajesh Padmanabhan talks about how it could affect the Government workspace, consumerism and talent acquisition.

Rajesh Padmanabhan: The people’s player

President & group CHRO, Vedanta Resources, Rajesh Padmanabhan believes in two things – people and change – that have influenced him greatly in breaking moulds and foraying into uncharted territories.

Five ways leaders can accelerate innovation in their organisation

Leaders are at the forefront of this change and tasked with giving direction to their organisations, to successfully emerge from this crisis unscathed. It...

Time for the ‘optimism tonic’

Will I still be employed at the end of the year? Will my children be able to attend school anytime soon? What if there...


K Padmakumar, director-HR, BPCL, takes additional charge as CMD

Following the superannuation of D Rajkumar, CMD, Bharat Petroleum (BPCL) on August 31, 2020, K Padmakumar, director-HR, BPCL, has been elevated and assigned with...

Singapore Airlines pilots prefer 60% pay cut to job loss

Pilots of Singapore Airlines are willing to take further pay cuts to remain employed. On September 18, an agreement was reached between Singapore Airlines...

Lufthansa considers reducing fleet and more job cuts as losses mount

With no hope of demand picking up this holiday season, Lufthansa is seriously considering reducing its fleet of planes by 150 in the next...

Can Big Data lead to HR stereotypes?

Big data helps human resources create a quicker way of selecting the ‘right-fit’ candidates and also do away with many unconscious human biases that...


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...

“Archaic HR processes force millennials to switch jobs often,” Niti Khosla, lead people analytics...

Friendly and jolly Niti Khosla, lead-people analytics and business impact, Novartis International, is a true HR leader with the ability to understand people and...