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Will France’s 6 pm deadline work for Indian professionals? Timesjobs.com Labour unions and consulting companies in France recently decided that employees need not check work emails after 6 pm. We couldn’t help but find out what people here are usually up to at precisely this hour. Gayatri Ruia, Director, Palladium Hotel All of us seem to be still at work at 6 pm and work. Click here to read more. Why startups hiring failed entrepreneurs...
How large MNCs can sustain innovation and remain agile Timesjobs.com By Pari Natarajan Today, global R&D spends are increasing at a rate, twice the average GDP growth of highly developed nations. While in the past, the pharmaceutical sector was the most invested in R&D, today companies of all sizes across verticals are investing heavily in creating newer and innovative solutions to best suit customer needs.. Click here to read more....
Indian Employers rank stress number one lifestyle risk factor Timesjobs.com Indian employers are ahead of their Asia Pacific counterparts in developing strategies to manage work-related stress as one in every three employers instituted stress management programmes last year and an almost equal number plan to do so this year, says a survey. According to the inaugural Asia Pacific edition of the ‘Staying@Work’ survey conducted by Click here to...
How indian CEOs are transplanting learnings from their Indian stints Timesjobs.com After having lived in the UK for three years in the 1990s as part of Unilever, Bharti Retail CEO Raj Jain got a call from Whirlpool in Shanghai to lead its product development and marketing in the region. Later, he became President of Emerging Markets based in China. For the vegetarian Jain, China was lost Click here to read more. India unlikely to create 150...
Indian workforce prefers stability over career progression Timesjobs.com Microsoft emerged as the most attractive employer in India at the Randstad 2014 awards held in New Delhi on Wednesday. Conducted by HR solutions firm Randstad, the awards were instituted globally by Randstad, and aim to encourage best practices for talent attraction and to identify the best ‘Employer Brand’ in the country based on perceived. Click here to read more....
Slow growth and attrition a big concern at Infosys Timesjobs.com The phase of slow growth at Infosys is expected to continue for a bit longer than what investors would hope for. Three factors indicate this. First, the company’s own guidance of 7-9% growth in the dollar-denominated revenue for FY15. This depicts a quarterly average growth rate of 1.5-2.2% during the year, which lags behind... Click here to read more. Infosys gives 6-7 per cent...
Switzerland pushes for minimum wage of $25 per hour Timesjobs.com Jasmin Eicher has already axed her sole full-time employee to keep afloat her shop selling cards, candles and paper in a Zurich suburb. If Switzerland approves what would be the world’s highest minimum wage, she says the only option would be to close her door. The Swiss will vote in a national referendum on May. Click here to read more. Reliance communications to move 5,500 staff...
“In a world where most factors of production are increasingly standardized, where a production line or the goods on a supermarket shelf are much the same the world over, employee engagement is the difference that makes the difference” (Macleod & Clarke, 2008). Employee Engagement is defined as harnessing of one’s complete self (physically, cognitively and emotionally) to the work role. And has been very well document in both academic and...
When I wrote my book in 2011-12, I had outlined the steps of how HR interventions can be designed to solve customer problems, interventions that are evidence based and measurable. The approach was to define the process used, so that it is highly transferable and can be used by any aspirant who needs to demonstrate a direct business contribution to the final customer through HR. What is however important is the design map of the implementation....
We know that these two areas are linked. But what we are yet to understand is which one determines or impacts the other. So in essence, we are trying to answer this core question through the article – Does a flexible workplace lead to a more diverse workforce being there within an organization OR if the organization has a diverse workforce it tends to create a more flexible workplace? As you might already see, the first approach is a proactive...