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Reveal, recognise, resolve

Reveal, recognise, resolve

The wilful defaulter definition needs review; it’s a flawed application of the legal concept of mens rea (meaning intention or state-of-mind and implies differentiating between murder and death...

A Curious Case of the End Justifies the Means

A Curious Case of the End Justifies the Means

Social Media Policy : Invite employees to cocreate a social media policy which meets the organisational goals yet doesn’t deny employees a platform of expression. Through extensive brainstorming...

Making skills self-healing

Making skills self-healing

Investment competition between states is increasing even as opportunities for offering investment tax incentives are diminishing. States are left with three levers for differentiation — ease of doing...

Revamping India’s 3E’s

Revamping India’s 3E’s

The Apprenticeship Act amendments mean that apprenticeship growth rates are more than 150% annually after decades of stagnation. Our target should be crossing Germany’s 2.7% of its labour...

Is your boss a Queen Bee?

Is your boss a Queen Bee?

Devil wears Prada Female bosses are accused of being extremely tough on their sub-ordinates. The theory says that women are not natural leaders, and fear their effectiveness. The...

FORGET TOXIC SHORTCUTS

FORGET TOXIC SHORTCUTS

Over the last three years the Ministry of Labour has not displayed strategy, stamina or sequencing and unimaginatively equated labour reform with tackling Chapter VB of the Industrial...

Jobs, facts and fiction

Jobs, facts and fiction

India’s labour markets are confusing and I’d like to make the case that, one, India has more formal jobs than we think; two, our primary policy challenge is...

Three ten-year plans

Three ten-year plans

This new ambition does not imply that India’s shameful poverty is behind us; only that the “bhooka-nanga-pyaasa” condition of 1947 is no longer as acute, chronic or malignant...

Tips to help you decode the salary offer being made to you

Tips to help you decode the salary offer being made to you

While you should never accept a job offer solely based on salary, decoding the salary offer being made to you is critical for making an informed decision and...

GST- A boon for the youth

GST- A boon for the youth

While it is premature to estimate sectoral additions in number of jobs, however, it is safe to assume that GST will create millions of jobs in the years...

Budget 2017: Staying the course on job creation

Budget 2017: Staying the course on job creation

The budget recognizes that India’s problem is not jobs but formal enterprises. The budget recognizes that India’s problem is not jobs but formal enterprises. (Of our 63 million...

New age technology reshaping HR processes in the IT industry

New age technology reshaping HR processes in the IT industry

Just in time hiring has given way to predictive hiring. To be able to do this, IT companies are increasingly segregating skills as made to stock and made...