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WiNGS To Soar High In Employee Well-Being


Imagine, waking up to this beautiful note sent by your manager and applauding your efforts in a public online forum visible to 50k+ employees of your organization. This post will not only create a smile on your face but also increase your productivity. In layman’s language, this is what employee well-being refers to.

What is “Total Well-being”? It includes duties, work expectations, the level of stress, and the environment, which affects the overall happiness and health of employees. Employee wellbeing does...


Employee Wellbeing: A Holistic Approach

There is a lot of anxiety surrounding us. Everyone is striving daily to be better in their game. More so, the stress of the unknown or the unpredictable makes people anxious. Every time you sit down to relax, there is an underlying, unnerving feeling of someone stepping up their game, which might give them an edge over you. To a certain extent, this is a welcome stress as it keeps you attentive and alert at all times. It incites you to keep honing your skills. But it has a huge detrimental impact when it overpowers the better in...


Is a Malicious Complaint, Truly Malicious?

Sexual Harassment affects all women in some form or the other. Lewd remarks, indecent touch, wolf whistles, and inappropriate stares are so commonplace in every woman’s life that it is almost dismissed as normal. Working women are no exception to this.

Sexual harassment in the workplace is widespread. According to a study conducted by Statista, it is estimated that 25%–85% of women have experienced some sort of harassment at work.

To abate the issues of Sexual Harassment, the POSH (Prevention, Prohibition, and Redressal) Act was established by the Supreme Court in 2013. While the Act...


Simplifying Hyper Personalised Employee EX

Over the years, Employee eXperience has become a critical component of any successful organization, and companies usually focus on creating a positive experience for potential employees, from the job posting to the final offer. Now that's easier said than done.

Employers need to make sure that the job descriptions are crisp and clear and targeted to potential job seekers persona, the job requirements are well-defined, and the interview process is fair and engaging.

However, in today's world, EX has taken up a new avatar, and the term hyper-personalized experience as a buzzword has gained immense...


After All Things Quiet, Time to Laud the Loud?

As a true-blue proponent of limitless human capability and a ChatGPT sceptic, I posed this trick question at my teenaged son’s behest: ‘What is Quiet Quitting?’ and the answer I saw being unraveled on my browser screen had me chuckling to myself in vindication – ‘Quiet quitting refers to the act of resigning from a job or position without making a formal announcement or announcement to colleagues or superiors’. This is how an HR ops person would describe an employee who is absconding or on extended Leave Without Permission, in other words. And this is what the famed...


Diversity in workplaces: Are we asking the right questions?

With Women's Day just around the corner, it feels like the right time to ask – are we evaluating diversity against the correct parameters? 

I was once planning women in tech campaign, the objective of which was to hire more women for our engineering function. And while we prepared for the launch, I was asked by a senior leader to advertise only the job openings for testing and scrum master roles because "that is what most women do in technology." With stereotyping like that, even if the engineering function ended up with 50% diversity, it meant...


Broken Rung

We all are aware of Glass Ceiling. The number of women making it to the boardroom has always been under scrutiny. The Indian corporate law mandate has significantly contributed. As a result, women's representation on boards has increased from 6% in 2013 to 18% in 2022. According to the recent EY report 2022, nearly 95% of the NIFTY 500 companies now have women on the board of directors. However, less than 5% of companies have female chairpersons; hence there is still scope for improvement. While the glass ceiling will take time, let's look at a critical phase...


Is Quiet Firing The Right Response To Quiet Quitting?

Quiet quitting often is a consequence of managers’ failure to display inspirational leadership and allowing them to have negative experiences at work as a means of ejecting them from the organization. If employees don't receive direction on their job priorities, ongoing growth, and long-term career progression, they are likely to resign. This can tarnish an employer's reputation as a good place to work, create a trust deficit, and even hurt customers’ sentiments when key employees exit.

What Exactly is Quiet Firing?

Quiet firing is when, instead of going through the typical termination process, a...


7 Actionable Tips for Diverse, Equal, and Inclusive (DE&I) Hiring

Companies worldwide are considering diversity, equity, and inclusiveness (DE&I), whether by compulsion or conation.

For instance, DE&I posts and company updates on LinkedIn quadrupled in 2020. Over half a million employees and over 100,000 companies posted about DE&I in June 2020 alone.

If you’re in the biz in 2023, chances are you will also dabble in the DE&I game. It only makes sense to do so.

Continue reading to learn more about the TA strategies that impact sourcing at the root and bring real-life changes in the workplace.



Collaboration: Not Just In Company Offsites But Down In The Trenches As Well

Are your team-building efforts actually helping in building collaborative teams?

In my experience as an HR professional, I have had the opportunity to be part of numerous team-building activities. The typical format would be small activities performed with people from different functions or teams. And, of course, it would be an overall fun experience. However, the core idea is that the relationships you develop there would continue to the actual workplace and help ensure collaboration.

But in reality, does it work?

In our workplace, we need to work with stakeholders...