SHRM South Asia Blog

Belief – If You Think You Can, Then You Will

Belief is a state of mind that people hold very close to their hearts. So, even if there is no proof to confirm the existence of this belief, people deem it to be true. Belief, also referred to as idea, principle, opinion or assumption, is essentially a characteristic of a person’s attitude. It is the way the person perceives and understands the world around him or her. In an organizational context, beliefs are fundamental to its culture.

These beliefs influence the intentions, actions and decisions of the employees. When they behave in a certain manner based on their beliefs, the...

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Chiranthi Coorey, CHRO, of Hatton National Bank, Shares Leading Edge Practices in HR in Hatton National Bank, in Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka is a fast growing economy and banking is one of the drivers of growth. In this video, Chiranthi Coorey, CHRO, of Hatton National Bank, one of the largest and oldest banks in Sri Lanka, speaks about some path-breaking and innovation people practices that they are implementing in HNB.

There has been spectacular growth for the bank in the past few years. As a result of that, they have created Vision 2020 and HR strategy is embedded into the transformational business vision. There is a lot of CEO sponsorship and buy-in.

Chiranthi shares “A Chief Employee Experience Officer role...

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Resilience: An Attribute Important to HR

Meet Ajeet Bajaj. His official designations identify him as MD of Snow Leopard Adventures and Director of Adventure Nation. But, if you ask him to describe himself, he prefers to call himself an avid adventurer and explorer, which he is. A Padma Shri awardee, Ajeet Bajaj is the first Indian to have skied to the both ends of our planet. With his Trans Greenland Ski Expedition in 2010, he completed the much coveted Polar Trilogy - skiing to the North Pole, South Pole and across the Greenland Icecap. This feat would have required him to push his limits and capabilities....

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Personal Innovation: Igniting Dreams, Passions, Careers and Social Impact

Innovation and then some more - that is the path that every single organization has taken in order to propel itself to new heights of growth. As the landscape changes, the business world has started focusing on key concepts that can make a long-term impact. Innovation is one of the most widely used concepts, which has also been proactively applied in an organizational context. It has now taken a new shape in terms of application. In current times, we are now evaluating what is Personal Innovation and the manner in which it helps an individual to feel fulfilled in his...

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Alex Alonso, SHRM, Discusses Why Continuous Learning is Important for HR Professionals

With a rapidly changing business world, HR professionals need to keep upgrading their own knowledge base in order to remain relevant and business-focused. Learning is an integral part of an individual’s growth. Hence, many of us spend a significant amount of time researching for quality resources. Have a look at this comprehensive SHRM video which can give you this information right away! Alex Alonso, Head of Knowledge and Certifications shares insights on the resources that SHRM offers in this space. 

SHRM has been focused towards advancing and serving the HR profession. It offers a range of career and professional development...

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Gurprriet Siingh, Korn-Ferry Hay Group, Shares His Thoughts on Social Media – Boon or Bane for HR?

With the advent of Social Media, the way organizations function has undergone significant changes. Social Media has entered a large number of our processes including those related to people. HR has started exploring social media and what it can offer in terms of efficiencies, to improve existing processes. In this video, Gurprriet Siingh, Senior Client Partner, Korn-Ferry Hay Group speaks about the usage of social media in HR and its pros and cons.

Today, one can see how organizations are actively using social media platforms for hiring. Gurprriet says “There was a time when we conducted an interview with someone,...

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Arunjita Kumar Shares Insights on The Evolution of Big Data Landscape in HR

Big Data and Analytics have become part of our corporate world in the recent times. Several key business functions such as Sales and Marketing have been using them effectively for decision making. Is it now time for HR to also explore this area and leverage its strengths?

That is the theme of the discussion with Anuranjita Kumar, MD and CHRO, Citi South Asia in this video, as she shares her views.  Anuranjita shares that “Big Data and Analytics is an evolving landscape in our current market. It is not just about data; it is also about analytics.” There is heavy...

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Six Qualities Winners Share

Winners are a rare breed. We look up to them. We admire them and their achievements. But in reality, winners are not different from you and me. Each one of us has the same qualities that are needed to win. We do not leverage it often enough.

If you think about the times when you have been extremely successful (or failed badly), you would have demonstrated the same six qualities that winners demonstrate. The six qualities are common to every winner.

Belief

“You have to set yourself goals so you can push yourself harder. Desire is...

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SHRM India: Continuous Evolution is a Key Factor for Success

According to ADP Research Institute’s 2016 Evolution of Work study conducted in 13 countries across North America, Europe, Latin America, and Asia-Pacific regions (including India), workplaces are evolving faster than before owing to five key trends driven by employee expectations - demand for greater choice and flexibility; access to real-time learning; increased autonomy; a sense of stability; and the ability to work on personally meaningful projects.

Another report titled The Evolution of Workplace in India reveals that there is a growing realization that a maturing, global Indian workforce needs a workplace that speaks to their ethos and mores....

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SHRM India: SHRMiAC’17: SHRM India HR Excellence Awards 2017 – Recognizing the Best Industry Practices

 

Since its inception, SHRM India has aimed to and worked towards creating a platform for HR professionals to learn, network, and share best practices.

The SHRM India HR Awards is another step in that direction. Now in their sixth year, the awards have gained a reputation for searching, recognizing, and presenting the best in the industry to the SHRM India community.

The Awards stand for excellence in the profession and recognize organizations that are striving to improve their people management function and are paving the way to the workplace of the future.

This year too, we will be felicitating...

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