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Top 5 pros and cons for women with careers

At a weekend party for kids, I overheard this interesting conversation between two mothers. Tara – ‘Madhu, I hope the next set of tests for these kids is not coming up too soon! I had to travel to Australia on work and haven’t been able to teach Maya for over two weeks.’ Madhu – ‘Wow …

How does a ‘Culture of Silence’ creep into the workplace?

Reading an amazing article by Dulini Fernando and Ajnesh Prasad on “How Managers, Co-workers, and HR Pressure Women to Stay Silent About Harassment” made me think of Kripa, the smart recruit, whose short stint in our team was marked with turbulence. Kripa was hired to provide Senior Management with daily operations numbers. To ensure that …

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. …

5 Types of Workplace Harassment and ways to stop it.

An article by Vijayalakshmi Harikrishnan; CEO Kelp HR on 5 key types of workplace harassment and ways to stop it has been published by the IEEE India Council Newsletter in the Apr-Jun 2019 issue.

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 …

Woman alleges sexual harassment by 43 of her colleagues

In a shocking incident, a woman engineer of a company has lodged a complaint with the Noida police alleging that she was molested by 43 employees of her company. The complainant, who is in her mid 20s, is a resident of Ghaziabad and has been working with the Noida branch of the IT company since …

What if the witness refuses to speak in an Internal Committee inquiry?

Problem Statement:  As per CCTV evidence and the victim’s statements a witness was present when the incident occurred. But the witness feigns ignorance. This witness’s testimony is very crucial to the case. As an IC member, is there any action that can be taken?  Witness’s Right to silence. The Constitution of India guarantees every person right against …

Biases That We Pass on – to Our Next Generation!

They say that biases is what has helped us make our civilisation exist through all caveman time and till now! But I am intrigued, have some of these biases been inherited – rather passed on! My thought was confirmed with this incident. So, it all started with my daughter’s drama show on the weekend. Prior …

Why CEO’s Are Still Against Implementing PoSH Compliance?

  The Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013 came into existence and enforcement from the year 2013 for the safety of woman at workplaces. But, ‘why are the employers still hesitant or against implementing the Act’ in their corporate system? The reasons vary: *        It takes the least priority …