SHRM South Asia Blog

Pin-Code Based Jobs - the next wave

Training, Talent and Tech and the growth of 4 Vs is creating the base for Pin-code based jobs for India. It is the moment for the Next Billion.

Ever since Taj Westend Hotel, Bangalore was established in 1887, this letterbox has stood there. That letterbox has 560001 painted on it. This Postal Index Number (PIN code) number holds the clue to the next wave of jobs in India.

Video, Visuals, Voice and Vernacular

Almost 35% of...


Job Decoders - the new role in HR

The pandemic has changed the workplace. The office is no longer a physical location where everyone reaches at the same time to complete work. There is no meeting room where colleagues gather to thrash out problems. The cafeteria is no longer the place to linger on with a colleague as you trade heartaches and dreams. The workplace is now a virtual place visible only on the laptop or mobile. Emotions, creativity and influence are the new variables in every job. What is driving the change?



Viewpoint: Resilience, Empathy, Trust - Individual Growth Drivers (IGD's)

As I sat listening to the song “Hero” by Mariah Carey, the words kept resonating in my head – “There’s a Hero if you look inside your heart, you don’t have to be afraid of what you are. And then a Hero comes along with the strength to carry on, and you cast your fears aside.” I firmly believe in the ethos of the song and how it holds true for every scenario, be it personal or professional.




Leveraging AI for remote hiring

With the COVID-19 pandemic continuing to impact lives across the globe, organizations have undergone drastic changes in their ways of working. With most of the workforce operating out of their homes, companies are getting used to the concept of remote working.  Also, several organizations have laid-off or furloughed their employees due to the lack of business during the lockdown period. Many countries, including India are now easing lockdown restrictions and work is resuming in corporate clusters, albeit remotely. Organizations are trying to get back on their feet. Many of...


How to help remote employees imbibe organizational work culture?

In general, organizations spend considerable time and money in building a positive work culture for their employees at their physical workplace. The outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic has given rise to a remote working environment for organizations all across the globe. Such a massive shift in the work environment has altered the dynamics of the workplace as remote working employees can get isolated and lose touch with their organization’s work culture. Therefore, companies may need to craft inventive ways to help them imbibe the same.



Positive takeaways from the COVID-19 crisis

It is reasonable to say that the COVID-19 pandemic that created a health crisis of epic proportions. It is for the first time in recent history that businesses have witnessed such economic after-effects of widespread illness. The pandemic has thrown life out of gear for billions of people globally. So far, more than 30 million coronavirus cases have been reported worldwide. Many countries including India have gone through lockdowns and curfews to slow down the spread of the virus. The current scenario looks bleak, to say the least. Many...


Viewpoint: Think again before you hire basis JDs and Role Success Profiles

Mr. Hitesh Agrawal (name changed) was one of our high-performing Area Sales Managers in Uttarakhand (State changed) – impeccable performance record, quarter on quarter, year on year solid delivery on targets, and touted to be a very likely successor for his boss, the Branch Manager in the near future.

As a part of our organization career development framework, where we actively encourage people to shift from one business to another, he was moved as Area Sales Manager in Uttarakhand, in another of our product categories, under the same Branch Manager.

One year down the...


Building Gender Diversity in Manufacturing

AP: Kindly tell us a bit about your organization and particularly about your role, especially your job title.

RJ: From a small reciprocating air compressor manufacturer in the 1960s, today, ELGi is a global player in the compressed air market. At ELGi, our aspiration is christened "Conquer K-2 (CK2)" – detailing our aspiration to be no. 2 in the Global Air Compressor Market by 2027. We believe in continually building on the products, process, people and technology to achieve our aspiration.

Today, we have direct presence in over 20 countries and a global footprint...


Viewpoint: Why self-taught learners are better at teaching

1, 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, 64, 128… That is how the unread messages were piling up every 15 minutes. Her video has 1.4 million views and growing exponentially. Everyone was forwarding the same video to Eshna Kutty. Everyone was sending her, her own hoop dance video and doing it while wearing a saree and sneakers. Like all ‘overnight’ success stories, it has taken her ten years to be an ‘overnight sensation’. 

Signs of a curious learner

  1. Ability to deconstruct: she taught herself hula hoop dancing by watching YouTube videos, playing them in slow
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