A glimpse of me in today’s Hindustan Times SHINE JOBS (New Delhi). The article is called EMPOWERING PEOPLE, LEADERS..and it carries mine and my employer firm’s views and quotes along other updates.
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In 2012, corporates will invest in employee training and leadership development, says Vandana Ramnani
People are returning to work after the extended New Year break, literally bursting with new ideas and resolutions. However, with the global economic scenario looking gloomy, organisations are planning to focus strictly on employee and leadership development, with rewards reserved for the most deserving.
“No doubt I’d like more perks and incentives…I’d like it if the management can proactively find and devise novel ways to compensate, beyond the typical monetary perks and incentives.
Beyond the actual hands-on technicalities, one appreciates a work-culture that nurtures healthy collaboration and opportunities to showcase creativity,“ says Aditya Pathak, advisory data engineer, Pitney Bowes Software, India.
Pitney Bowes Software India will be sensitive to its employees’ need to preserve their identity, have more room for development, and work in a creative and innovative environment.
“We expect to differentiate through right mentorship programmes, leadership coaching and working on developing domain expertise through the right person-organisation and person-job fitment exercises,“ says Manish Choudhary, MD of the company.
Vodafone will assist its employees’ personal growth through eleadership programmes.
HR experts predict that companies this year will invest more in select areas such as leadership development as leaders will need to manage uncertainty, complexities and drive innovation. This, says Kartik Varma, managing consultant, PricewaterhouseCoopers Pvt Ltd, will include greater investments in training to keep employees relevant, greater exposure to global assignments of strategic nature, or role expansion.
As far as the rewards strategy is concerned, experts say that if there are changes in the economic scenario after the first quarter, companies might go into contraction mode. The companies will increasingly shift to paying for key talent, adds Varma.
P Thiruvengadam, senior director human capital advisory services, Deloitte in India, however, prefers to be positive.
One should not assume that the economy is slowing down, he says.
The major HR trend this year will be the emphasis on leadership development and building an internal talent pipeline.