Why Industry 4.0 Belongs at the Top of HR Agenda

Industry 4.0 signifies the rise of new digital industrial technology that has the potential to boost productivity and industrial & economic growth to engender a great global manufacturing revolution. These “disruptive” technological shifts necessitate a change in perspective in how one views work. In the new reality of work, technology …

Automation and AI in Human Resource Management

“I know you are good people, I know you mean well.  But, you just didn’t think it through. There is only one path to peace…..your extinction,” explained Ultron in the calm voice of James Spader in the 2015 movie about the Avengers’ battle with a sentient artificial intelligence.  We may …

Happiness: A Measure of Workplace Stickiness

Happiness is all about achieving the Balance. What amounts to happiness at work? Is it the opposite of the daily morning “Lord, not another day at the office!”, amounting to the Sunday evening “Yesss……another week of opportunities”? Psychology tells us that happiness is a mental or emotional state of well-being, …

How compensation has grown beyond the conventional pay-checks

“If you pick the right people and give them the opportunity to spread their wings and put compensation as a carrier behind it you almost don’t have to manage them.” -Jack Welch We have all heard about employees who quit their high-paying jobs and follow their passions. This may seem …

Bringing change in Media & Entertainment Industry

In this digital era when companies are founded and achieve a unicorn status in two to three years, ‘Change’ is inevitable for the incumbents. Change in itself is strongly resisted by the established norms and talking about changing the culture of an organization you’d be looking up a mountain as …

Compulsory CSR defeats its own purpose

“To do what is right because it is right, to act responsibly not just because you are forced to but because you want to; it creates a climate of revolution, a climate that inevitably incorporates into and becomes a part of your life.” Companies all over the world are facing …

Sexism in the Workplace

Sexism in the workplace, or Occupational Sexism[1], is an issue that runs through the entire corporate/industrial fabric of the world. It often lies entrenched across multiple layers of the hierarchy and across both genders, in ways more subtle than one can fathom. One might postulate that such an issue is …