• Relevance of Workplace 2020 Initiative by Irani Srivastava Roy, IMGC
  • Relevance of Workplace 2020 Initiative by R Anand, HCL Technologies(1)
  • Relevance of Workplace 2020 Initiative by GP Rao, Reckron Malaysia

Workplace 2020 Conversations

Should employees be ranked?

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Rankings is the one metric employees either love or hate, mostly based on what their bosses assign them. It has become intrinsic to organizations as it is linked to the reward money that comes with a good ranking. While there is a lot of debate on whether we need to rank employees or not, research shows rank incentives provide a ... Read More »

The link between organizational culture and profitability

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What is the correlation between organizational culture and profitability? An organizational culture well aligned to strategy can not only act as a business enabler but significantly enhance the profitability of the organization, reveals a report by Mumbai-based Tata Strategic Management Group (TSMG), one of the largest Indian-owned management consulting firms. The first-of-its kind report is co-authored by Raju Bhinge, chief ... Read More »

Startups like Zomato, Practo and others lure engineering graduates with huge packages

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Zomato, Practo, Endurance, InMobi, Code-Nation, Housing, Unicommerce, Sprinklr and Codigami are among those lining up to attract talent from these campuses, with salaries that rival and even exceed some of the traditional top recruiters. According to campus sources, only three startups offered Rs 20 lakh-plus packages last year. That number is almost quadrupling, with some startups raising offers and new ... Read More »

Flexibility, career growth key to hire, retain generation Z staff

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In order to attract and retain generation Z employees, those born after 1990s, organizations should offer flexible timing, career growth and learning opportunities, a study says. According to the TimesJobs’ Hiring and Engaging Gen Z study, particular traits such as liking towards flexible timing and preference of career growth over salary must be leveraged by organizations in order to engage ... Read More »

6 Ways to Turn Managers into Coaches Again

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The role of the manager is currently undergoing a transformation. Historically, managers embraced the role of coach and mentor. Through informal conversations during the commute to work, over a coffee break, or while enjoying a burger after hours, managers passed along crucial information and knowledge about the organization’s culture. Even more formal conversations, like one-on-one meetings and small group gatherings, ... Read More »

How to Give Tough Feedback That Helps People Grow

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Over the years, I’ve asked hundreds of executive students what skills they believe are essential for leaders. “The ability to give tough feedback” comes up frequently. But what exactly is “tough feedback”? The phrase connotes bad news, like when you have to tell a team member that they’ve screwed up on something important. Tough also signifies the way we think ... Read More »

Workforce Analytics of the Future: Using Predictive Analytics to Forecast Talent Needs

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Predictive analytics are rapidly becoming an important strategic tool for HR leaders in building their talent management pipeline. Leading companies are using predictive analytics to understand and forecast where talent will be plentiful and scarce, how talent will move between roles, and even who will leave and when. And increasingly, powerful analytic tools can be used to help forecast and ... Read More »

Are the People Who Take Vacations the Ones Who Get Promoted?

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Too many people limit their happiness and success by assuming that taking time off from work will send a negative message to their manager and slow their career advancement. But new research, says that the exact opposite is true. Taking a vacation can actually increase the likelihood of getting a raise or a promotion. For the past two years, I’ve ... Read More »

Stop Using Employee Friendships to Measure Engagement

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Here’s a question that has been touted by human resources consultants and practitioners for the better part of two decades as an important way to measure employee engagement: “Do you have a best friend at work?” While a principal of the polling organization Gallup, I prominently defended and helped popularize the concept. But, over the past half-decade, I’ve grown increasingly ... Read More »

Housing.com to lay-off 600 employees in next 3 months

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Realty portal Housing.com plans to lay off at least 600 employees in the next three months, as it steps up focus on its core technology and product and tightens its cash burn, according to several people familiar with developments at the company. A management representative at Housing said the company was laying off 160 employees in non core businesses that ... Read More »

How to Manage People Who Are Smarter than You

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The best managers hire smart people to work for them. But what if your direct reports are smarter than you? How do you manage people who have more experience or more knowledge? How do you coach them if you don’t have the same level of expertise? What the Experts Say Getting promoted to a job that includes responsibility for areas ... Read More »