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Business Today 4-Apr-21

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the coolest ones

Monday morning blues may belie the concept of love for work and workplaces, but happiness at workplace is far from a myth. Especially at hundreds of organisations that care for their employees and deliver some of the coolest workplaces, in India and abroad. That’s why your favourite HR survey ‘Best Companies To For Work’ has been re-imagined and revamped as ‘India’s Coolest Workplaces’. Yet, it remains true to its character — an open, non-aligned survey that captures the perceptions and aspirations of India’s workforce. 2020 saw unbelievable changes in human resources as work transcended the boundaries of ‘workplaces’ and ‘work timings’. As employees adjusted to a boundary-less, virtual, and accessible from anywhere work-life, what kept them glued to their organisations is the care, empathy, flexibility and ‘coolness’ of employer. Such ‘hybrid’ work life…

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mf assets dip 1.7 per cent m-o-m

↘ Assets under management (AUMs) of the mutual fund industry fell 1.7 per cent month-on-month (M-o-M) to ₹30.5 lakh crore in January 2021. YoY growth was 9.5 per cent, an addition of ₹2.7 lakh crore ↘ Net outflows stood at ₹35,587 crore compared with a net inflow of ₹1.2 lakh crore in January 2020 ↘ Equity schemes saw net outflows of ₹9,253 crore. This was the seventh consecutive month of profit-booking in the segment ↘ Liquid funds saw an outflow of ₹45,316 crore in January 2021 12% India's MF assets as per cent of GDP, as against the global average of 63 per cent AUM OF INDIAN MF INDUSTRY (₹lakh crore) Source: CMIE…

12 minutos
the new-age organisation

Human resources (HR) professional Shachi Singhal joined automobile major Maruti Suzuki close to a decade ago. Work life was a nine-to-five routine, until the outbreak of Covid-19 last year, when it became mandatory to work from home (WFH). Her routine suddenly shifted from meetings and presentations at the company’s headquarters in Gurgaon to virtual meetings from the living room. The frequent coffee chats with colleagues shifted to Zoom or WebEx. A year later, as the world is learning to live with Covid, Singhal is back in office, but only thrice a week. Her company, she says, is looking at institutionalising working from anywhere. “A year ago, I would have never imagined not going to office every day, but WFH has been effective and has, in fact, improved productivity,” she says. In…

8 minutos
widening diversity

Last November, e-commerce giant Flipkart launched ‘FlipMarch’, an initiative to recruit ex-Army personnel across its workforce. Long before, around three years ago, Infosys had announced partnerships with Trinity College and Rhode Island School of Design to create new educational programmes to prepare liberal arts students for digital workplaces. Much of PhonePe’s 1600-plus offline sales team currently consists of talent from Tier-II and III towns, hired because they knew that market well. ‘Abilities Unleashed’, Accenture’s initiative driven accessibility council, on the other hand, helps people within the organisation with disabilities to build leadership skills. Amazon’s ATLAS, helps employees move to tech roles through learning programmes and internships in tech teams. These instances not just reflect the changing face of the workforce, but also how conversations around diversity and inclusion are taking shape…

10 minutos
healthy office space

After two Vipassana courses last year, Aneesh Reddy, Co-founder and CEO of Singapore-based software-as-a-service (Saas) customer engagement firm Capillary Technologies, realised meditation’s powerful impact on him. The practice de-cluttered his mind and improved his ability to focus on the present and think clearly. “I am probably at my best in terms of inner peace and mental health,” says Reddy. With stress and loneliness becoming an integral part of the Covid-19 world, Reddy wanted to promote the meditation technique within the organisation. As an experiment, in December 2020, Capillary announced an 11-day Vipassana leave. Anyone who intends to participate in a Vipassana course can avail an 11-day leave — over and above the mandated annual leave. “Annual leave get over during the yearly vacation. Anyone hardly takes off for themselves,” says Reddy. “Dalmia’s…

5 minutos
in its own league

American technology major Google is perhaps one of the most well-known companies globally. Its growth over the last few years in India has been such that its appetite for talent is substantial. Even then, the queue for those aspiring to get in, is longer than ever and that is down not only to just the country’s unemployment problem. Its quirky and uber-cool offices are one of the primary attractions of working in Google. Tech companies typically pamper their wards with an array of gadgets and gizmos but nobody does it quite like Google. From numerous break-out zones with provision for indoor sports like table tennis to chess, carrom and card games to the popular foosball where employees can unwind, to a delectable spread of food spanning various cuisines to cater to…