Greetings from Team usHR!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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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