The tough macroeconomic environment has prompted companies to enhance their focus on people in an attempt to retain and engage top talent. Companies like Citi India, Infosys, Maruti Suzuki, Essar Group, RPG, and NIIT, among others, have focused increasingly on innovative rewards and recognition, talent development, workplace bonding initiatives and family connect programmes to tide over the uncertainty and boost employee morale.
Citi India has redesigned its performance management strategies, in addition to introducing new career planning interventions and employee assistance programmes. Last year, Infosys introduced an initiative called Pathfinder Next, an internal internship programme.
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