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The Importance of Having Diversity Metrics

In the past few articles we have shared various elements of Diversity , as well as the importance of Diversity audits. While our country does not make diversity a legal compliance area, in order to be perceived as a global organization that believes in equal opportunities, organizations must proactively have metrics in place related to the composition of their workforce. This kind of periodic monitoring assists organizations in ensuring that close any glaring gaps which are leading to some kind of diversity imbalance at a particular location or business unit or management level. These metrics should also cover the Board,...


The c(h)ase for innovation

The c(h)ase for innovationTo say that businesses around the world are facing tough challenges would be an understatement. To stay competitive, organizations are increasingly under pressure to be innovative. Interestingly, according to a Millennial Innovation survey by Deloitte Bersin Study on Millennial’s, 78% of Millennial’s believe that innovation is essential for business growth and 87% believe the success of a business should be measured by more than just financial performance.

Given that all organizations are gunning for innovation, and most of its employees want it too, it seems apparent...


Talent Assessment Tools in India, 2016: A Collaborative Study by SHRM India and MeritTrac

The talent war that HR has been facing in the recent years is never like before. It's not only selecting the right fit to avoid the bad hire cost to the company that is a concern for HR. It is also equally imperative for HR to ensure that the employees are continuously preparing themselves for the emerging talent requirement to perform to their optimum potential and contribute effectively to the organization's goals. It is for these two reasons that there has been an increasing use of talent assessment tools in the organizations.

These tools provide HR a deeper insight into...


Synergy between Work Culture and Productivity

How does it feel to be a crucial part of your company’s ethos?


Today, one of the contributing factors that helps measure the progress of a company is the people that work there. ‘The employees’ are the wheels that carry the organization from point A to Z. The happier this sector, the more the chances of the organization flourishing.

Let us consider a classic situation of the entire staff being uncooperative. New client, new pitch, new presentation to be made and your sales team declares they are backing out from the brainstorming session. Being the representative, you...


Six things to keep in mind while hiring through social media in 2016

Nearly 70 per cent of HR professionals use social media for recruitment. According to a study released in September 2015 by The Society for Human Resource Management, in collaboration with Ascendo Resources, 65 per cent of companies surveyed said they discovered new hires through social media channels within the past year.

Social media networks like Twitter and LinkedIn have long been used as a source for both active and passive candidate sourcing. From posting openings to collecting resumes, from increasing the employer brand value proposition to addressing complaints, social media has provedto be useful in...


#SHRMi16 Speaker Series: Meet Harlina Sodhi: Talent Acquisition Metrics Go Beyond Right Time, Right Role, and Right Person

A talented workforce is what gives an organization an edge over its competitors. It is therefore important for all organizations to have a set and well formulated strategy to acquire, engage, and retain talent.

We connected with Harlina Sodhi, Senior EVP, Head, Culture and Capability, IDFC Bank, to understand her viewpoint on talent acquisition and holistic approach to the metrics.

The way we manage our talent has to keep pace with the changes in the workforce composition. We cannot be dependent on our age-old methods to manage and work with a...


#SHRMi16 Speaker Series: Meet Arun Dhaka: Today HR is an Appified World

There's a lot of buzz around HR. There's a new image in the making - its bold and brave. HR is now emerging to be one of the crucial functions in an organization. And it should be, after all the HR does manage an organization's most important asset - its people. So, what exactly is this new change in HR?

We spoke to Arun Dhaka, Country Sales Director, India & South Asia - Cornetstone OnDemand, for his take on the role of HR in people engagement, whether...


#SHRMi16 Speaker Series: Meet Namrata Gill Tyagi: Culture Cannot Be Taken for Granted

Culture - is what sets one person or place apart from another. It is also a major factor in determining if someone would want to revisit or further their acquaintance with you. If it's good - it works as a relationship builder, if not - it drives people away - this is precisely why Culture is an important aspect of the organization set. All stakeholders that engage with the organization will continue to do so only if the 'culture' of that organization is conducive to building long term mutually beneficial relationships...


#SHRMi16 Speaker Series: Meet Yash Mahadik: If You are in the Organization, You Have to Create Value

HR is synonymous with the terms - performance appraisal and bell curve. They use these to promote, place, and assess employee training needs. Till now, it was the HR facilitating the performance appraisal of all the other employees in the organization - but recently there's a lot of buzz around HR - some are asking if we really need HR? some are saying they're the most important - but underutilized - resource in the company. We thought, why not find the answers to these questions by conducting a performance appraisal of...