Shilpa Kabra Maheshwari, EVP & Country Head (People & Organisation) and Diversity Officer, Siemens Limited, emphasises that engaging in DEI) efforts isn't just a commendable choice but, more importantly, the right course of action.
Amidst the rise of gig workers, HR must delicately balance reassuring current staff and integrating external collaborators. Clear communication is key; articulate the purpose of gig workers as complementary to existing roles, not replacements, advised Ms Manu Saigal.
Ms Pooja Minocha highlighted Bata's adoption of AI tools for instant employee pulse assessments, while underscoring the value of human-centric abilities like innovation, emotional intelligence, and intricate problem-solving.
The shortage of skilled professionals in the cybersecurity domain poses a significant challenge, calling for innovative solutions and strategic collaborations, says Sandeep Bhargava, SVP, Global Services and Solutions, Public Cloud Business Unit, Rackspace Technology.
Chief People Officer Kristin Supancich shares how AHEAD is not only hiring Indian employees but also valuing their contributions, nurturing their growth, and integrating them into the company's operations and culture.
Emphasis on micro-behaviours ensures an inclusive culture and upholds the respect and dignity of individuals. While HR policies may outline behavioural expectations, ensuring their practical display in day-to-day conduct is equally crucial, stated Soonu Wadewala.