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Hey Diversity, make a little space for ‘Inclusion’

After much deliberation, the BU Head of the Healthcare division hired Merlyn – a Data Analyst to take over the non-core, transactional activities of the Delivery Managers (DMs). In doing so, he earned himself Diversity brownie points, for Merlyn was from an underrepresented group that MNCs like theirs encouraged hiring. The DMs were happy to …

Initiatives that increase women’s ratios in managerial levels

The banter of excited friends meeting at their 10th-year reunion filled the college lawn with verve. Gautam, a classic backbencher and now Marketing Director took this opportunity to flippantly tease his batchmate Neethu, presently the AVP-HR of a prominent bank. Gautam angled – ‘Neethu, I heard that women in the Banking industry are getting promoted …

Is the Pence Rule running counter to diversity and inclusion?

My friend Madhav hosted a dinner for his foreign counterparts visiting India. As his millennial team had had no experience in attending formal get-togethers, he gently guided them to dress and behave suitably. To his pleasant surprise, the team outdid his expectations by dressing immaculately and appropriately engaging the guests, making the party a roaring …

The impact of smoking breaks on Inclusion

After a year of planning, our rather large team finally got together for a two-day outbound event. On day one of the team-building activity, the boss on his customary smoking break was eagerly joined by the cigarette-smoking members of the team. Witnessing the bonhomie evolve, many non-smoking members who could withstand the smoke, soon joined …

5 proven tips for Hiring Managers for Inclusive Hiring

5 proven tips for Hiring Managers for Inclusive Hiring

Awaiting our turn outside a ‘not-so-soundproof’ cabin, we overhear an irate Hiring Manager talk to his Recruitment counterpart saying ‘Let’s close the position with the candidate we interviewed yesterday. There is no time to lose in interviewing other candidates just to meet the Diversity and Inclusion criteria, especially when we are firefighting at a production …

Addressing gender stereotypes at work

Addressing Gender Stereotypes in Job Roles

When my super boss called me to his cabin, I assumed he wanted to guide me on preparing for the overseas Internal Job Posting that I had applied for. As a top performer, I knew I had a good chance of being selected. Sadly, he hadn’t called to provide me guidance. The meeting circled around …

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 …