n:gage Leader Speak August 2017: Interview with Archana Kumar

For this month’s n:gage interview I posed questions to Archana Kumar, CHRO at Ireo. A lot of leaders tend to have extensive experience in a particular industry – banking, IT, manufacturing.

Archana has had a fascinating career spanning over two decades (almost three) across multiple industries. She was also in the thick of two massive acquisitions (Reliance Industries and IPCL, CMC and TCS) – and we know how much fun those are for HR considering diverse work cultures in organizations.

This is one n:gage interview you wouldn’t want to miss!

Download your PDF copy here.

If you prefer to read online in our flash format head over here.

n:gage Survey August 2017 (and you could get complimentary Amazon Gift vouchers)

The n:gage August 2017 survey is live. We are gathering opinions from professionals in India Inc. on what they think is the Impact of Rewards and Recognition on Employee Engagement.

Take the n:gage August 2017 Survey >>

This is a quick multiple choice survey and won’t take more than 3-5 minutes of your time. As always we look forward to your inputs and thanks in advance for spending the the time.

PS: In case are among the first 100 respondents to the survey who opt-in to be considered for the gift voucher code, you could win a Rs 50 Amazon Gift Voucher.

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n:gage: Interview with Sonali Roychowdhury, HR Director – India/Middle-east/ Africa Distributor Operations, and Indian Sub-continent, Procter and Gamble.

In the July issue of n:Gage leader speak, Sonali RoyChowdhury, HR Director, P&G India, answers questions about everything from the brilliant CSR programs that are run in India to challenges of engaging and motivating a multicultural workforce.  

Sonali shares…

….employees are more engaged and happier working for a company with strong value system and “doing the right thing” culture, and multiple internal/ external surveys keep validating this. Apart from our formal programs, we also have lots of informal employee-led “circles” under a program called ‘Vibrant Living’ which are actively doing their bit in making a difference to the world!

You can read the PDF version here

n:gage: Interview with Indraneil Roy, Head Strategic Hiring, Wipro Technologies.

In the June issue of n:Gage leader speak, Indraneil Roy, Head Strategic Hiring at Wipro Technologies weighs in with his views on the challenges faced by organizations in attracting (and retaining) top talent. I posed a range of questions from the challenges he sees in the current environment of uncertainty faced by the IT industry to managing diversity at the workplace.

Here’s a teaser

…at the very beginning the leadership in Wipro build a vision for having an all inclusive organization as diverse organization had better productivity, better connect with stakeholders and innovated better. We went ahead and hired a female board member so that the commitment was clearly visible across the organization. Also the leadership was involved with ensuring business objectives are enabled with D&I and every Business Head would ensure there is adherence to this policy. In parallel an equitable cultural environment was created with leaders driving it personally in their business units.

You can read the good old PDF version here or read the digital magazine version (requires Flash installed on your browser) here

 

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: http://get.kwench.in/kudos_10csemployeeengagement_/ 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 (http://get.kwench.in/ngage_womensday2017_/)

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

 

n:gage Leader Speak Series #2: Interview with Kavitha Balasubramanian, Director – Human Resources, GreenPoint Global

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In the second issue of the Leader Speak series, we publish an interview with Kavitha Balasubramanian, Director – Human Resources, GreenPoint Global. Kavitha too responds to questions on the importance of recognition in engaging the modern workforce and the challenges she sees in implementing a successful engagement strategy.

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An excerpt:

Many companies set ad-hoc goals for recognition and often fail to achieve them I believe that the goals must be articulated well enough for them to be achieved.

First and foremost, an overall philosophy that needs to be defined and have the buy in of all stakeholders. This needs to be followed up with a well thought out strategy, process, goals and tasks to achieve those goals.

 

To read the complete interview please go here or copy the URL (https://joom.ag/hNlW) into your browser.

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