Kwench among top 50 fastest growing companies


Silicon India has listed Kwench as one of the entrants into their 50 Fastest Growing Companies – 2017 List and we are mighty pleased.

I refer to the write-up to particularly explain the two important terms in that shortlist – Growing and Fastest.

About Growth it says:

The term ‘Growth’ has become a buzzword for present day organisation’s to sustain and survive in this competitive age. Competition at present times among the companies has been recognized as the driving force behind the operation of markets and fostering innovations, forcing the companies to adopt a unique business model that helps in generating revenue as well as profit to enhance the growth of the company. (emphasis mine)

About Fastest it says:

 In the world of business, the fastest growing companies are graded in terms of its sales turnovers. Sales growth strategy is regarded as one of the most reliable and proven business strategy for any business. Though all good companies increase their sales every year but there are some exceptional companies with competitive moat, do faster than others. For these companies increase in sales turnover represents market domination. (emphasis mine)

You can download an extract with the listing and the write-up about kwench or read the complete eMagazine

View/Dowload: Extract of Listing and Write-Up on Kwench

View Silicon India eMagazine (gated, redirects to Silicon India site)

n:gage Content: Download the 10Cs of Engagement Flash Cards

Ivey Business Journal published an awesome post titled ‘What Engages Employees the Most OR, the Ten Cs of Employee Engagement’

We liked it so much that we have used that post as a reference to make some quick Flashcards for you to use as reference on a daily basis as you go about your work or create communication about Employee Engagement. Feel free to use these in your emails, posters, presentations, mailers et. al.

Download the full set of cards here or copy the URL: into your browser.


n:gage: Jazz up Women’s Day wishes!










We know women work magic all the time – and here is a chance to really jazz up your wishes for tomorrow on Women’s Day.

5 cool badges to use in your emails, IM or set as your DP (let the world know what you are!).

For those who just can’t get the words out right, we got you covered. Select one of the eCards and you are all set!

To download the content head click here or copy the link into your browser (

Happy Women’s Day from all of us at Kwench! 


[kwench-HRVLZ Webinar] Business & HR : The HR Career Path to Reach the Board Room


Speaker Bio – D. Shivakumar

Shivakumar, or Shiv as he is popularly known, is Chairman and CEO of PepsiCo India Holdings Pvt. Ltd. Before Pepsico, Shiv was with Nokia for eight years, running India and then the Emerging Markets operations.

Shiv is a Marketer and CEO. He has run over 34 brands in his career across Unilever, Philips and Nokia. Shiv is a growth manager, having grown every brand and geography he has managed through Innovation, new business models and eco system partnerships. Shiv is a good coach and invests time and energy in growing people.

Shiv writes regularly for the business press on emerging markets, on brands, on consumers and leadership, followership. Shiv also teaches in Business schools across the world.

Shiv has been awarded many times over for Marketing, for leadership and for turning around businesses. The one that’s dear to his heart is the “Most Distinguished Alumnus award” from his alma mater IIM Calcutta bestowed on him in 2011. He was one amongst nine to get the Most Distinguished Alumnus award in the first 50 years of IIM Calcutta.

Shiv’s pioneering work in telecom has become case studies in Harvard, Ivy and ISB.

Shiv is an Independent Director on the Board of Godrej Consumer products Limited and is on the Board of Governors of IIM Ahmedabad.

Shiv loves reading biographies; he is an avid sports watcher.

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[Kwench-HRVLZ Webinar] Talent as a Differentiator in Business


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Speaker Profile: D P Singh, Vice President & Head HR for IBM India & South Asia

DP has 32 years of professional experience and he is currently the Vice President and Head HR for IBM India & South Asia

Prior to taking on this role, DP was the Human Resources Leader for Middle East and Africa, for IBM. And before that, DP was Director HR for IBM’s Global process services for the BPO business delivered out of India, Philippines. In addition to this he was also the Area HR leader for IBM in North India.

DP got into IBM thru the acquisition of Daksh eServices in 2004 a leading BPO company in India.

DP also has experience of managing his own HR Consulting entity for few years and during that period he was associated with the IT & ITEs sector in addition to other industries . His association with IT and ITES sector goes back to year 2000.

He was also for a short period Director – HR with Xansa Technology, a British Technology and Outsourcing Company which was later acquired by French Company Seteria .

He began his career with the Eicher Group of Companies in India which is known for its strong HR practices in the automobile industry. Eicher was in manufacturing of Tractors, Light commercial vehicles and in Motorcycles.

He subsequently joined Montari Industries Ltd., a diversified agrochemical business that also had a Joint Venture with multinationals like Bausch & Lomb Inc., Bally of Switzerland, and Skata Inc. of Japan. This enabled him to gain an exposure to industries like eyewear, eye care, leather, and packaging. His last role with this organization was that of President – Corporate Affairs, managing Group HR, Legal, Company Secretarial work, and Merchant Exports, before he decided to branch off on his own.

A Law Graduate from Delhi University and additionally holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration (HR) from The University Business School, Chandigarh, India. He is actively involved in sharing his perspective on variety of HR subjects in various forums



[Kwench-HRVLZ Webinar] Meeting Talent Management Goals Effectively through L&D

HRVLZ_Banner April 30 2015

About the Panelists:

Dr Deepak Deshpande: Dr. Deepak  is currently with Netmagic Solutions as Senior Vice President & Head – Human Resources. Netmagic, an NTT Communications company, is India’s only Datacenter Infrastructure Lifecycle Management (DILM) Service Provider.
He joined Netmagic at a very strategic time in Nov 2007 and is constantly playing a pivotal role in facilitating the vision “To be India’s Leading and Most Admired IT Managed Services Company” and pursue it’s mission being an “Employer of Choice”.

Prior to joining Netmagic in Nov 2007, he enjoyed a flourishing career with Lionbridge Technologies as Head – HR, India Operations .He has held several leadership positions in companies like Lionbridge Technologies, SYSTIME, Trigyn Technologies, BlueStar Infotech, Datamatics, Tata Consultancy Services and Larsen & Toubro.

While being actively associated with HR movement in IT/ITES companies in Western India ,he was also past president and mentor of HR Infotech Association. Currently, he is on NASSCOM’s Steering Committee for western region working on Diversity and Inclusion and also the Co-Chairman of HRD Committee, Indian Merchant’s Chamber(IMC). Apart from all of this, he is an active Rotarian and Past President of Rotary Club of Bombay Powai.

Deepak has 2 Master’s Degree to his credit – MSc Electronics & MPhil Electronics. He has done his Ph.D in Management.

He has won several awards and honors, amongst which, the Rashtriya Vikas Ratan Award for Individual Achievement for Economic & Social Development. He is also recipient of Indian Achiever Award from Indian Achievers’ Forum, New Delhi. He has also won the Global HR Excellence Leadership Award for 2 consecutive years.

Surya Prakash Mohapatra: Surya is currently the India Head- Knowledge and Capability Management at Hewlett Packard Global Business Services. He has over 18 + years of experience in various leadership roles in several leading IT and ITES organizations. Prior to Hewlett Packard, he worked in Wipro, Microland, FirstRing, Computer Garage and a few other organizations. Surya has extensive experience in setting up and running learning and development functions for organizations in India and international locations. Surya set up the global training function for Wipro BPO which spanned across 10 locations in Brazil, Mexico, Romania, Poland, China and India.

He has led leadership development, capability building and talent management efforts in various organizations. He was instrumental in setting up the Management Academy and Domain Gurukul in Wipro BPO. Surya brings with him a vast experience in setting up Knowledge Centers of Excellence in various domains, defining and implementing training models for Rural BPO, Tier-III BPO etc.

In his current role at HP, he is engaged in evolving strategies for career development, talent management and knowledge management for the organization in India. In the past, he played a key role in setting up the training function in HP GBS. He was one of the key contributors to HP’s Charisma Program as the global lead for the training tower. Some of the best-in-class initiatives led by him, has received industry recognition as well.

Surya speaks regularly in various national and international forums on topics related to HR, Learning and Development, Corporate Culture and Spirituality. He has spoken at conferences organized by CII, NHRDN, IIM, World HRD Congress, World Education Congress, HR Tech Europe, South-East Asia Satsang and other prestigious national and international organizations. His articles have been published in various journals and magazines in India and abroad. He is also the editor of EKAKSHAARA, a quarterly E-Magazine for HR and L&D practitioners. He also runs a global forum for L&D professionals which boasts of 17000+ memebers.

Recently World HRD Congress recognized Surya as one of the 25 Most Talented Global Training & Development Leaders. Moreover, Global Knowledge Management Congress has conferred the Knowledge Management Leadership Award on Surya.

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