SHRM South Asia Blog

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...


RAK Government launches an ambitious initiative to develop its human capital capabilities

Today we are living in times of unprecedented disturbance in all aspects of business environment, whether it be political, social or technological. In this situation, all organisations are continually strategizing, realigning, and responding to deal with the challenges. Therefore, the need for greater capacity and strategic focus in the delivery of Human Resource strategies and processes has never been more crucial. HR is ideally positioned, through its application of a broad range of technical skills and its understanding of the business, to be an impactful leader and an influential business strategic partner in the organisation.



Metaverse: Should HR Leaders Pay Attention?

When most of us were struggling to return to normal lives and figuring out the possible ways to resume offices after a long pandemic phase, options such as hybrid and fully remote work models were explored and embraced. Around the same time, the intriguing concept of virtual workplaces in the metaverse evolved as an alternative to the office, gaining much traction in the HR world. Let us explore the meaning and potential of the metaverse in the future of work and find out if it is worth the attention of the HR folks.

Understanding Metaverse: Pixels...


Data-driven talent transformation

As rightly said by Jelf Zeanah, “The role of data analytics in an organization is to provide a greater level of specificity to the discussion.” 

These days' data is ubiquitous within the organization. Every system has a spreadsheet for working on and analyzing something. Organizations prefer their decisions to be based on and backed by data. The last three years have been a whirlwind for organizations. The workforce has gone through high churn, and the ways of working have changed drastically. 

These dynamics and the much-discussed phase of the Great Resignation have made HR...


Revamp your HR function with a cloud-powered HXM suite

The pace of change in today's corporate world is rapid and far-reaching. Organizations frequently need to execute enterprise-wide changes impacting their processes, products, and people to stay up with a continually evolving business landscape. It may be challenging, and individuals frequently oppose it. However, businesses must take a methodical approach to extensive change management to foster an agile working culture. This is where strategic HR comes into play

HR: Beyond the conventional

HR Transformation was primarily concerned with making existing HR services more efficient, effective, and compliant. Today, employees drive the value for organizations,...


Inclusion before Diversity

In the last two years of COVID and work from home, I got to socialize with several people who were not a part of my daily life earlier. Some of them, though very different from the crowd, influenced me big time. I realized that every type of personality is unique and is necessary to make any culture complete and meaningful. I also realized that clubbing the distinct strengths of different personalities can result in a superb and more enabled society.

As life is getting back to normal now, I took this thought of embracing diversity a...