Tag: Ravi Mishra

In the age of specialists, how important are transferable skills?

Transferable skills, also known as ‘core skills’ or ‘soft skills’, are developed by people over time. These skills not only add versatility to an...

What’s with the ‘year-end leaves’ in some companies?

In the West and Europe, the year-end period is most special and full of celebration. Christmas, coupled with New Year celebrations makes the end...

Office politics can be constructive too

The term ‘office politics’ is always associated with negativity. Not surprising, since it usually refers to incidents involving one person trying to hurt or...

Who is right — Sandeep or Shreyas?

A very interesting yet intriguing post is doing the rounds on social media, where a candidate and his interviewer are pulling up each other...

Which HR policies are becoming irrelevant?

Times have changed and so have the expectations of the workforce. The needs and requirements of the new generation are way different from that...

Why CXOs fail to collaborate

Gone are the days when people worked in silos within organisations. All employees, including CXOs are now required to collaboratively steer the organisation together,...

How right are organisations to give away super expensive gifts to...

Recently, a software company, Kissflow, awarded BMW cars to five of its employees in appreciation of their loyalty and contribution. Suresh Sambandam, CEO, Kissflow,...

“Ideally, L&D should be overseen by the C-suite instead of the...

A Big Change in 2022 Focus on deliverables with choice of flexibility A new ecosystem will emerge at the workplace, wherein employees will put their conditions...

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...

How HR has gone beyond mere personnel management & administration

If we were to trace the evolution of business in India over the years, the results would be more than fascinating. Television shows and...

What subjects should one graduate in for a bright future in...

Clarity regarding the scope of human resources management may be absent in people fresh out of schools or even colleges. Not surprising, since this...

Haryana Job Law: What are the repercussions?

The state of Haryana is home to a variety of industrial set-ups. Primarily regarded as an agricultural state, multiple industries — with automobile, chemicals...

October sees increase in strikes: How to handle them

The month of October 2021 was dubbed by media houses and industry experts alike as ‘Striketober’. As is apparent from the name, October of...

Why DE&I trainings tend to fail

Three years ago, at one of the Starbucks joints in the US, an employee denied a Black man access to the bathroom unless he...

Why are apprentices in demand in the manufacturing and engineering space?

An apprenticeship or internship has been a staple step for those beginning their professional careers, irrespective of the field. While employers benefit because apprentices...

Compassion fatigue: A malady that afflicts the top ranks

It has been about 18 months since the pandemic changed the world of work. It has turned our lives, personal and professional, topsy turvy....

HR should deal with personal biases during inclusive hiring

The year was 2006. Ravi Mishra, now senior VP, Aditya Birla Group, had to hire a site engineer for the Company’s plant in Gawan,...

What’s with tech firms luring talent with luxury gifts?

Imagine receiving super bikes, cool gadgets and luxury vacations on joining an organisation. A dream come true? Well, for new joinees at BharatPe, it...

Meet ‘Noiseless’ employee; learn to care for them

In the cement industry, there are mixers that work at a very high temperature. It is difficult for human beings to be around that...

How to learn while you work: HR leaders debate at The...

The discussion was a part of the ‘The Great HR Debate’ sponsored by Harappa Education and organised by HR Katha on Friday, February 19,...

Has pandemic curbed the sycophants?

It is still debatable whether or not such individuals are significant to an organisation, but sycophants are found in every organisation and in every...

“Service orientation — always a part of the human resources DNA,”...

  2020: What to learn – what to erase There was a radical change in human behaviour that adapted to and adopted unprecedented norms while bypassing...

‘Work to learn’ to ‘learn to work’: Are we ready?

Some of the leading HR professionals, and learning and development (L&D) officials of India Inc., came together on a single platform, to discuss the...

TGHRD, L&D special: Top 15 L&D & HR leaders are debating...

Many recent studies and researches have confirmed that reskilling and upskilling of the workforce is one of the biggest challenges that businesses are facing...

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...

Why companies are relying on internal hiring now

Back in January 2020, a LinkedIn report revealed that 96 per cent HR professionals in India prefer internal recruitment as compared to 81 per...

A new HR profile to handle remote work: Is it essential?

Remote working is here to stay, which is also leading to many changes in HR practices. Facebook recently announced a new role — director...

Managing red-circle employees during a crisis

Employees become red-circled whenever their pay rate is above the maximum salary identified for the position. These workers are at the top of the...

Are fun weekend activities a boon or a bane for employees?

Team outings and casual weekend cocktail hours seem to have become history now. While these were opportunities for some employees to break the ice...

Ravi Mishra elevated to SVP-HR, global epoxy business, Aditya Birla Group

Ravi Mishra, former regional HR head, South Asia and Middle East, Birla Carbon, Aditya Birla Group, has been elevated to the position of senior...

How HR can offer a helping hand in extreme situations

HR leaders emphasise on the need to humanise organisations by making them more transparent and connected.

Flexi work hours: panacea for many woes

Flexible office timings and flexible work locations can ease rush hours.

Five roles that HR can be equated to

In any organisation, HR is one function that can be seen in different lights. Here are five roles that HR leaders unconsciously end up donning.

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.  

How different is employee engagement from employee experience?

Are employee engagement and experience two sides of the same coin or is there something that differentiates the two? HRKatha finds out.

How absurd! What’s your greatest weakness?

Weaknesses are contextual. So, why do recruiters still ask this futile question?

THC 2.0: Workplace safety not merely about compliance, but vital to...

IR experts from across industries discuss how safety at work deeply impacts employees’ motivation and productivity.

The benefits of hiring ‘Silver Set’

Organisations are increasingly hiring and retaining retired professionals beyond their normal term, as part-time/contractual advisors or consultants.

Do white collars need a ‘union’ for their voice?

White-collar employees are left to fight on their own in case of mass retrenchment, unlike their manufacturing counterparts. Should there be a union to ensure them a fair deal?

How happy employees at the shop floor can make the workplace...

How unhappy employees at the shop floor can turn out to be life threatening and the ways to create a safer workplace through happiness.

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.

When layoffs become inevitable: The painful story

Loss of job is undoubtedly an emotional time when people feel alone, scared and vulnerable. It is important for an employer to smoothen the termination process, show compassion and empathy and re-instate trust. The employees must see the decision as a necessity for business rather than a witch hunt!

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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Is Amazon hiring again after letting go 10,000 globally?

It hasn’t been long since Amazon announced its intention to lay off 10,000 from its global workforce. Now, media reports seem to suggest that the...

J&K approves HR policy for Anganwadi women workers, helpers

The administrative council of Jammu and Kashmir has approved the HR policy for Anganwadi women workers and helpers, who are employed with the Integrated...

Outshiny India to provide 1000+ jobs in next 2 years

Outshiny India, a Bangalore-based manufacturing company, has announced its plans to inaugurate two more factories in Hosur, Tamil Nadu and Channapatna, Karnataka. The move is aimed...

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....

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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...