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Consensual Relationship at Work-What does it result in?

A recent news report shares how the McDonald’s CEO Steve Easterbrook was fired because of his ‘consensual relationship’ with an employee. The Board acted swiftly to ensure transparency. Closer home, in India, the incidents that surrounded Phaneesh Murthy’s removal first from Infosys and then iGATE are in a similar vein. At iGATE, Mr Murthy was …

How to effectively handle sexual harassment complaints at your organization

As the workplace becomes more and more diverse, there are several pros as well as some cons that arise. The unconscious biases start manifesting themselves in a bigger way when different people come together in teams. One of the ways in which such a bias shows up is sexual harassment because of preconceived gender notions. …

Working in a harassment-free environment is not a perk, it’s your right

The new buzzwords in the corporate space today are Diversity and Inclusion. There are new policies that are becoming a key trend and organizations which are setting benchmarks each day. This is a good situation to be in. However, in many cases, because Diversity and Inclusion are being viewed as a good-to-do thing and not …

KelpHR’s Presents India’s first of its kind Online Diversity Summit!

  Diversity and Inclusion has various branches ranging from Regional, Gender, Disability, Sexual orientation, Generational and evolving further each day. The focus is different for each country, but inclusion is the core. In India, Gender diversity was and is still a core area of focus in Manufacturing sectors. Disability hiring is picking up pace because …

Homemaker is such an important role, so why should women come to workforce?

As per a Swedish survey, the Indian stats at manufacturing sectors hire only 3% to 12% women. While China’s number is much higher at around 25%. During my workshops at manufacturing sectors the common query that employees have in their minds.  “Why should women work? Aren’t they better off taking care of homes, isn’t that …

Common biases in the workplace

We cannot pretend that biases do not exist. They do. It is a natural part of us and because of decades of stereotyping and heuristic thinking, it is deeply ingrained. Biases can permeate the air of an organization, influencing everyday decisions and eventually deterring the organization’s ability to thrive in a hyper-competitive world. In the …

Work Culture – Who sets the tone?

Just as individuals have distinct personalities, so do organizations. Each organization has its unique work culture. ‘Who’ sets the tone for the work culture is crucial as it impacts the organization’s ability to attract, engage, retain top talent and its potential to thrive.  Google has set the benchmark for the most enviable work culture of …

Misconceptions on sexual harassment that landed employees in trouble

The misconceptions that employees hold about sexual harassment, have got them into trouble legally, professionally and personally. The tenet these employees who landed in trouble failed to understand was that ‘the perception of the victim overrides the intent of the alleged harasser’.   In a heated argument, a famous personality in India is supposed to …

Do workplaces need to respond to Domestic Violence faced by employees?

It is proven that $5.3 trillion is the annual cost of domestic violence worldwide which involves cost of employee’s health, justice, medical, police – the time to invest on these cases etc.  Problems faced by working women: 1 in 4 undergo Sexual harassment by intimate partner Denying access to their salary and bank accounts. Gaslighting …

Key Highlights of the Guidelines for setting up and running crèche facility under Maternity Benefit Act 2017

The Ministry of Women and Child Development (WCD) has recently issued guidelines for setting up and running crèches under the Maternity Benefit Act, 1961 (MBA). Some Key highlights are:   Crèche effective from: The provisions of ‘The Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Act’, 2017 are effective from April 1, 2017. The provision of crèche facility (Section 111 A) was …