TogetHR July – August 2014 issue

Greetings from Team usHR!

 TogetHR Magazine August 2014 issue cover page

We are glad to present to you the July-August 2014 issue of TogetHR!

The academic year must be heating up in campuses around the country with 1st years getting into the thick of things and 2nd years fine tuning their profiles for the fast approaching placement season. And here we are back with yet another collection of insightful articles and other exciting sections!

The Cover Story of the issue ‘Organisational Culture and its Importance’ reiterates the irreplaceable importance of culture in enabling an organisation to succeed and sustain its position in a competitive environment.

The Concoction section brings to you a varied mix of articles covering the latest trends and issues related to industrial relations and other common HRM aspects like performance management and change management. ‘The Challenge of Change’ narrates the ways for a manager to tackle the increasingly challenging issues of the modern business environment. The article ‘Practicalities of the link between Industrial Relations & Performance Management’ stands true to its title and holistically covers the various dimensions of the problem. ‘Holacracy- The Hot Management Trend of 2014’, an article with apt illustrations, breaks down the totally fresh topic of Holocracy, that has taken the world by storm. ‘Social Media-Reshaping Employee Procurement Practices’ talks about the growing practice of social media based recruiting and present the advantages and pitfalls present in the process. Finally, the Article of the Issue, ‘Total Rewards’ talks about the concept of total rewards in substantial detail explaining the what, why and how of it.

In the Conflux section, we have an interaction with Mr. Arup Gupta, Sr. VP HR – Head OE, PMS & Rewards of Reliance Communications. A person with an illustrious career spanning 28+ years, he shares with us his thoughts on the ever-changing field of Human Resources and the new challenges present in the modern era.

In the Corporate Nuggets section, we take a look at the HR policies of Infosys, the Indian software giant, with focus on its well-known training programmes and other aspects like the recognition policies and performance management systems.

The Campus Buzz section brings to you a report on ‘IIM Shillong Adda’, the latest initiative by the HR Club of IIM Shillong aimed at promoting healthy discussions among the students of the institute and aid their overall personal development.

We have a mini-case challenge in the ‘Contest with the Best’ section of this issue! The best response will win a cash prize of Rs.500 and a Certificate of Appreciation.

Send in your articles for the Sept-Oct 2014 to on or before September 20, 2014 and stand a chance to win Rs. 1000 cash prize and a Certificate of Appreciation.

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TogetHR Magazine August 2014 issue

TogetHR May-June 2014 issue

Greetings from Team usHR!!

cover page_juneWe are glad to present to you the May-June 2014 issue of TogetHR!

The Cover Story, “Talent Hunt” talks about the ever increasing importance of talent identification, development and retention in the complex business world today and the ways in which companies are adapting to this trend.

The award for the ‘Article of the issue’ goes to Ankita Sharma from TAPMI for the article, “Disability Friendly Workplace” and is awarded a cash prize of Rs.1000 and a Certificate of Appreciation. Other articles included in the Concoction section are “Analyze This”, “Betting it all on Culture”, “Can a person’s name affect his/her chances of getting employed” and “Gamification- Reshaping the HR Arena’”. We thank the participants from various B-schools for sending their insightful articles.

The Conflux section of this edition brings to you an engaging discussion with Dr. Madana Kumar, CLO at UST Global. He shares with us the ever growing importance of learning and development in organisations and the continuous innovations and improvement that go on in the field

The Corporate Nuggets” section covers the consulting giant KPMG. We take a look at the vision and mission, strategic focus of the company and its approach towards learning, recognition and talent management.

The Campus Buzz section covers an internship experience of a Team usHR member keeping in line with the recent conclusion of the internship season.

This issue comes with an exciting puzzle challenge in our ‘Contest with the best’ section. Stand a chance to win a cash prize of Rs. 500 and a Certificate of Appreciation. The winner of the contest of the previous issue is Swati Pamnani from IIM Shillong who is awarded a cash prize of Rs. 500 and a Certificate of Appreciation.

What’s more! For the next issue, send in your articles and contest entries to on or before July 25, 2014 and stand a chance to win attractive cash prizes. Refer the magazine for more details.

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TogetHR May-June 2014