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“Every CEO should have had a run through HR before becoming one”

By  Lipi Agrawal | HRKatha Mr Johnny Taylor talks to Ms Lipi Agrawal when he was in India It’s been less than a year since Johnny C. Taylor Jr., SHRM-SCP, took over as the president and CEO of Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). A practicing lawyer and a seasoned HR professional, Taylor has authored a book The Trouble with HR: An Insider’s Guide to Finding and Keeping the Best People. How is technology transforming the way we work? Are we at a stage where technology will completely disrupt the business of HR? Technology is in itself a tool. It enables us to be more efficient, productive and strategic. Take, for instance, the sheer volume one had to go through, looking at thousands of job applicants, screening, interviewing and so on, to find the best fit. The average number of da...

Cisco VP HR steps down and joins Coca-Cola as Chief People Officer

  Annella Heytens, VP Human Resources  at Cisco has stepped down from her role and  joined Coca-cola as Chief People Officer of their Bottling Investments Group reporting to Calin Dragan, President and CEO, Coca-Cola, BIG.  She will  based in Singapore.   Sharing  about her stint with Cisco, she mentioned the focus on people, culture, performance, innovation, continuous learning and being inclusive and diverse are some of the things she liked most about Cisco.  “I am proud to say we have become the most diverse leadership in Cisco. We have also become ‘Great Place To Work’  in so many locations, she added.” She has also worked on upskilling the workforce through a very rigid road-map to improve the HR team’s ability to be part of the business conversations and took th...

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Emerald Club – Initiative of HR Milestone

On 22nd July, Saturday, Evening, 6 PM at  Novotel Hotel, SG Highway, Ahmedabad First meeting of Emerald Club was conducted . About 22 Members participated. Due to heavy rain and water logging, another 20 members who confirmed couldn’t make it. HR Milestone core committee members Haresh Chaturvedi, Shailesh Modi, Sanjay Dave and Neeraj Bhardwaj shared the journey of HR Milestone Forum , so far and expectations from the senior HR professionals. The need was felt in Ahmedabad to have Senior HR Professional’s network platform.  HR Milestone forum took the challenge and formed  Emerald Club where ONLY senior HR professionals will meet with fix agenda. The broad moto would be of Leadership, Learning and Mentoring to be facilitated by Emerald HR members to young HR professionals and HR frat...

Capgemini India ropes in IBM’s Anil Jalali as CHRO

    Anil Jalali, erstwhile executive director-HR, IBM India, has moved to Capgemini as head-HR for India operations. Jalali, who will be named chief human resource officer, Capgemini India, quit IBM in November, 2016. At IBM, he was heading HR for India and South Asia operations. Jalali’s predecessor, BL Narayan, has moved on to a business role — as head of solutions & sales support — for Capgemini’s Business Services strategic business unit. Capgemini employs more than 180,000 professionals across 40 countries, of which, 100,000 people are based out of India. Srinivas Kandula, head of Capgemini India, says, “With the successful acquisition and integration of IGATE, India is pivotal to the Group’s transformation plans. Strategic talent management will play a crucial role in b...

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