Showing posts from February, 2023

Importance of Transparent Communication and the role of HR in adding Value to a Start-Up

Startups in India are a growing trend, with the country ranking third in the world for the number of startups. However, while India has a thriving startup ecosystem, it also faces its fair share of challenges. In this context, communication and transparency are even more critical for startups in India to succeed. Communication and transparency are essential elements of a healthy and positive corporate culture. When these two factors are missing, the outcomes can be detrimental to the organization's success. I have seen these two key components of corporate culture missing sometimes, especially in various startups in their growth phase. It starts from the recruitment and selection stage only when these two things are most important and crucial to instill a sense of confidence and ownership in the journey of a start-up company. These two elements are the foundation stone of any company and a tall, strong, and large building can not be made to stand for long if the foundation is weak

The Role of HR in Organizational Transformation and Change Management

The role of Human Resources in organizational transformation and change management is crucial. The success of any change effort depends on the ability of HR professionals to engage and support employees throughout the process. HR plays a vital role in guiding an organization through the change management process and ensuring that it meets the desired outcome. In this blog, we'll take a closer look at the role of HR in organizational transformation and change management.  Assessment and Planning One of the key responsibilities of HR in organizational transformation and change management is to assess the current state of the organization and help plan the changes that need to be made. This involves working with the leadership team to identify areas for improvement, assessing the impact of the changes on employees, and developing a plan for how to manage the transition. HR also plays a role in ensuring that the necessary resources are in place, such as training programs, communication

Age (non-discrimination) & Hiring Veterans(!) should also be part of DEI Compliance...

Diversity, Equality and Inclusion are widely used and practised (?) golden words in the Business/Corporates today. DEI practices involve creating and maintaining a workplace environment that values and respects all individuals, regardless of their differences… and the best statement to promote DEI in a workplace is … Making efforts to recruit, hire, and retain a diverse workforce, including people from underrepresented groups. I feel Age is one criterion on which the Business owners/ HR have a very rigid view… many times it is mentioned in the JD itself that people above a certain age need not apply. Age discrimination in the workplace is a real issue and it is still prevalent in many companies & countries, including developed nations. This means that people over the age of 50 /55 are often unfairly excluded from job opportunities simply because of their age. This not only violates human rights but also undermines the potential for businesses to benefit from the wealth of experienc

The Future of Work: How HR can prepare for the rapidly changing workplace

The world of work is constantly evolving, and it's up to us HR professionals to be at the forefront of change. With advances in technology, new ways of working and new workforce demographics, it's more important than ever to be proactive in preparing for the future of work. Here are some key areas where HR can lead the way and help their organizations stay ahead of the curve. 1. Embrace technology: Technology is transforming work, and HR needs to be at the forefront of this change. Technology is playing an increasingly important role in HR, from automating HR processes to using data and analytics to inform decision-making. By staying up-to-date with the latest trends and innovations, HR can help their organisations take advantage of new technologies to improve efficiency, increase productivity, and drive results. 2. Emphasise skills over degrees: As technology continues to advance, traditional degrees may become less relevant in the workforce. HR professionals can help their or