SHRM South Asia Blog

Are You Getting Your Employee Value Proposition Right? – Join Dr. Brad Shuck at SHRMiAC’17 to Know How to Create a Winning EVP!

Employees are the most important asset of an organization. Committed and satisfied employees are believed to be more productive and engaged in work. It is thus very important for companies to provide the right mix of facilities, compensation, and environment – in short – the employee value proposition - to the employees.

This year, at the SHRM India Annual Conference and Exposition we will delve deeper into the concept of employee value proposition, understand its importance, and discuss how to create a winning employee value proposition. To get a sneak peak into the topic and prepare ourselves for the discussion,...


Collaborate: Striking a Fine Balance With and Between People and Technology

According to a report titled ‘Best Employers India 2016 Study’ published by Aon Hewitt, collaboration at the workplace is amongst the top three sustenance drivers for the best employers. This indicates that for other organizations, collaboration is not yet a major focus.

With the knowledge economy becoming more dynamic and complex, increasing workplace expectations of people, and emergence of cutting edge technologies, it is becoming even more challenging for HR to win and retain talent. Hence, HR is looking at building a collaborative workforce by bringing people and technology in one frame. Collaboration is not a new phenomenon; rather...


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...


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...


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....


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...


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...


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,...


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...


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.


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