Companies shy away from health cover for employees’ parents

Companies shy away from health cover for employees’ parents

According to survey by Marsh Insurance brokers, while 60 per cent of the Corporates were providing employer-sponsored cover for parents of employees in 2009, this number was down to 36 per cent in 2012. On an average, every year around 10% Corporates with mediclaim stop sponsoring parental cover.
Faced with a rising outgo on account of [...]

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The Bell Curve – A recent HR disaster at Yahoo!

The Bell Curve – A recent HR disaster at Yahoo!

Yahoo CEO Marisssa Mayer has again hit on HR controversy with a new policy. Yahoo employees were up in arms about a new policy that forces managers to rank employees on a bell curve, then fire those at the low end.
As the company shrinks, the rigid distribution of the bell-curve forces managers to label a high [...]

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Office Politics: Use it to your advantage

Office Politics: Use it to your advantage

No matter what your company, you’ve probably encountered organizational politics. One of the most frequent complaints is that ‘it is difficult to get things done because of this Office Politics !!!.
But is it really possible to put politics aside? Is there an organization in which everyone’s personal interests are perfectly aligned with functional, business unit, [...]

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HR Service Delivery and Technology Survey – 2013

HR Service Delivery and Technology Survey – 2013

A survey was conducted by Towers Watson which provides interesting insights with implications in the Indian context too.
Watson Towers  - Who or what is?: Towers Watson is a leading global professional services company that helps organizations improve performance through effective people, risk and financial management.

Each year, Towers Watson explores the changing landscape of HR service [...]

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How to Do Work That Gets You Noticed

How to Do Work That Gets You Noticed

Don’t get passed over for the next raise or promotion at work. Use the following seven strategies to do work that gets you noticed. You’ll find effective and efficient ways to get the job done, and discover how to prepare for a successful climb up the career ladder.
1. Set and exceed expectations. First and foremost, complete [...]

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Babu’s always score 9/10 on Appraisals

Babu’s always score 9/10 on Appraisals

And if you thought that those Government Babu’s (Officers) were never assessed for their performance, here’s news. They have something called the Annual Performance Assessment Report (APAR) and this is supposed to be their Performance Appraisal system. Before the Right to Information Act (RTI) came to existence, this format was called the ACR (Annual Confidential [...]

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Who gets the most Statutory Holidays?

Who gets the most Statutory Holidays?

In the United Kingdom the Companies provide up to 28 days of Statutory Holidays in a Year. This is followed down the ranking with Poland 26 days, Greece/Australia/ France /Sweden 25 days and Japan/ Australia with 20 statutory holidays. From the other end the Country that provides one of the least statutory holidays is Philippines [...]

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Management/Success/Leadership: Mostly Bullshit – Scott Adams

Management/Success/Leadership: Mostly Bullshit – Scott Adams

Scott Raymond Adams is the American creator of the Dilbert comic strip and the author of several nonfiction works of satire, commentary, business, and general speculation. His blog on Management/Success/Leadership makes an interesting reading.
Management/Success/Leadership: Mostly Bullshit
Sometimes I think the field of management/success/leadership is nothing more than a confusion of correlation for causation. For example, I blogged [...]

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Five Levels of HR Leaders and Managers – by T V RAO

Five Levels of HR Leaders and Managers – by T V RAO

Came across an interesting  article on HR Leaders and Managers by T. V. Rao (Chairman, TVRLS and a Adjunct Professor at IIMA)
The reason why most people in HR don’t make it to the top is because they have been playing lower level roles and have not groomed themselves as “HR Driven Business Managers”. I classify the [...]

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On what allowances should PF deduction be applicable?

Aggrieved by an order of the Assessing PF Authority, the appellant-The Supreme Industries filed an appeal (ATA No.383(8) 2009) before the Employees’ Provident Fund Appellate Tribunal. The PF Appellate Authority in its order dated 11-10-2012 has considered the provisions of section 6 of the Act regarding allowances to be or not to be as component of [...]

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