SHRM South Asia Blog

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...


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....


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...


SHRM India: FIRE - Keep the Desire to Win Alive in Your Organization

Motivational dynamics have changed considerably in today’s workplace. Organizations use extrinsic motivation such as money, appreciation and recognition, and implement various engagement initiatives to enhance employee satisfaction and drive profitable long-term performance. Still, organizations fail to win – goals don’t get accomplished and employees can’t be retained. It is because extrinsic factors drive the motivation in the head, not in the heart. Unless, the employees are intrinsically driven by a force within that engages both their head and heart, establishing a winning culture in the organization could remain a distant reality. A winning culture is an off-shoot of the passion...


SHRMiAC’17: Let’s WIN Together

SHRM India’s Annual Conference and Exposition is back. It will be held on 14-15 September, 2017, in Delhi. We look forward to seeing you all there with your teams.

Like its previous editions, this year too, SHRM India Annual Conference and Exposition 2017, is planned to facilitate a get together for the HR professionals to meet, learn, share and WIN.

Our learnings from the past year have made one thing very clear, that to WIN and overcome Challenges – at a personal, professional or organizational level, we need to imbibe certain characteristics in our personality and overall attitude. For organizations,...