Development, not recruitment: A new paradigm for talent management

Malathi Jogi

The future of work demands a significant shift in the allocation of time and resources – from recruitment to development. It’s time for a new paradigm for talent management, says Richard Cowley.

The next HR challenge for India: The creative economy


Hold your breath for this one – In its 12th Plan report, the Indian Planning Commission estimates that 45-48% of India’s employment will come from the Culture and Creative Industries (CCIs). This means that nearly half our jobs will be rooted in sectors such as design, film, performing arts, music, heritage, publishing; industries whose products are often the direct result of human creativity. This also means that there are newer employee management challenges for HR in store – ones that resonate with words such as portfolio careers, project-based work, creative millennials and flexi hours, among others. We decode the next HR challenge for India – the creative economy.

Attrition in the times of growth: What can be done?

Malathi Jogi

The IT industry in India has several challenges to overcome before it can become an indispensable contributor to India’s growth story. One of the key obstacles in its path is rapidly increasing attrition, due to varied reasons. Richard Cowley takes stock of the problem, and suggests steps Business and HR leaders can take to manage attrition in the Indian IT industry.

HR in India : Boardroom Is both an opportunity and stress

Malathi Jogi

WorkAmmo’s mission, in line with human resource development activities, is to help people achieve at the workplace. The organisation seeks to develop the capabilities of individuals and firms so that they can seize key opportunities. However, the role of HR in India itself has undergone a sea change. The context that has evolved in the workplace is based on a solid foundation and the belief that learning has a value and is required for progress. Richard Cowley, founder, WorkAmmo in an interview with Shishir Parasher admits, however, that HR professionals are confused by the expectations. Excerpts:

WorkAmmo at SHRM India’s conference: Discovering solutions, together.

Malathi Jogi

ONE day to go for SHRM India’s annual conference, 2015, and you can colour us thrilled!

The theme of this year’s conference is “Velocity – accelerating HR”, and it couldn’t have been more perfect. At a time when the conversation around HR is increasingly focused on empowering HR to be a business partner, we’re sure the conference is going to be a crucial contribution. The transformation of HR has been set in motion for a while now, but it’s time to critically review, rehaul, and re-fuel it – in the right direction, and at the right pace.

Richard Cowley, our founder, will be speaking on Day 2 of the conference. With the help of a facilitative session, Richard hopes to elevate the conversation around HR transformation and his focus will be on practical solutions to enable the transformation.