HR Buzz

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...
Dr. Sandeep K. Krishnan, Associate Director, People Business, IndiaMy doctoral dissertation on “Intention to quit of Indian IT professionals” focused on an interesting question – “Why people think of quitting”.  The research focused on more than 1000 employees across 14 organizations in the Indian IT industry focusing on software engineers.  During the research, I also interviewed more than 100 HR managers, CEOs, and line managers. As...
We have been discussing the merits, challenges and business reasons of having a diverse workforce. However, there is always another side to every story and in this case too, as an organization, one must have a balanced approach so that the situation of Reverse Discrimination does not arise. In our enthusiasm to become diverse, we may sometimes marginalize the majority group within the workforce.  The important element to understand is that...
LET’S PLAY TOGETHER Okay, we are different it's true.  And I don't like to do all the things that you do.  But here's one thing to think through,  you are a lot like me and I'm a lot like you! -- Robert Alan Silverstein   “We are an Equal Opportunity employer! We encourage, educated women to apply! We are a strong Diversity policy company and we encourage multi cultural background people. We don’t discriminate on the basis...