While the world celebrates PRIDE month, we still have a long way to go before we see the light on the other side of the tunnel. We still live in a place where revealing one's sexual orientation is the most challenging decision. No surveys have so far determined the number of LGBTQ+ scientists in India. In an empirical investigation in 2021, 47 people surveyed in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) in India from the LGBTQ+ community revealed that 38% had experienced mental health issues. Sexual and gender minority students find STEM less welcoming.
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Sexual Harassment affects all women in some form or the other. Lewd remarks, indecent touch, wolf whistles, and inappropriate stares are so commonplace in every woman’s life that it is almost dismissed as normal. Working women are no exception to this.
Over the years, Employee eXperience has become a critical component of any successful organization, and companies usually focus on creating a positive experience for potential employees, from the job posting to the final offer. Now that's easier said than done.
Employers need to make sure that the job descriptions are crisp and clear and targeted to potential job seekers persona, the job requirements are well-defined, and the interview process is fair and engaging.
As a true-blue proponent of limitless human capability and a ChatGPT sceptic, I posed this trick question at my teenaged son’s behest: ‘What is Quiet Quitting?’ and the answer I saw being unraveled on my browser screen had me chuckling to myself in vindication – ‘Quiet quitting refers to the act of resigning from a job or position without making a formal announcement or announcement to colleagues or superiors’. This is how an HR ops person would describe an employee who is absconding or on extended Leave Without Permission, in other words.
With Women's Day just around the corner, it feels like the right time to ask – are we evaluating diversity against the correct parameters?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ever since the outbreak of coronavirus in March 2020 in India, work from home has emerged as the new normal. It has undoubtedly given a new lesson to HR in business agility and would now become integral to workplace policy.
An employer’s brand value is a unique proposition that they offer to their employees. In other words, it is the company’s reputation in the eyes of a job seeker. A positive employer brand perception is a powerful force that can attract the best talent to the organization and help it to drive its business forward.
The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a marked shift in how businesses operate in India and abroad. Organizations are grappling with the significant changes in their work environment as most employees now work from home and remote operations are becoming a necessity.
When the COVID-19 pandemic hit the global landscape, it forced organizations to re-assess, re-calibrate and re-align, in order to sustain their businesses. Though this is a challenging scenario, the biggest advantage also appeared in the form of technology. Suddenly remote working was not a benefit that the company provided, but a necessity to maintain business continuity.
In the aftermath of the COVID-19 outbreak, many companies have been laying-off staff to stay in the reckoning. Most of the employees are sacked due to their companies’ need to keep their heads above water rather than performance issues.
The COVID-19 outbreak has hit the global economy rather hard. The world has witnessed a tectonic shift in all aspects of human life - business or personal. The streets are deserted, the corporate hallways are empty, and life as we knew it has come to a standstill.
As the COVID-19 pandemic takes its toll across the globe, major world economies have begun to show signs of being under pressure due to the steep and sudden drop in economic activities.
In a matter of weeks, remote working has become a norm thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic which has virtually brought the world to a grinding halt.