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Instituting a competent IC – easier said than done

Rupa, an HR Manager, was winding up her work for the day, when she received an unexpected call from the Head-HR, Arka.  Arka asked Rupa to accompany him to a branch office the next day, as part of the Internal Complaints Committee (IC), as an allegation of sexual harassment against the Branch Head required an …

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 …

Impact of #MeToo on Indian Workplaces. How should one respond?

Impact of # MeToo on Indian Workplaces.How should one respond?

There has been an unprecedented number of businesses and leaders held accountable for bad behavior. But the recent #MeToo movement is bigger than any one individual or company. It has sparked a movement of transparency which spans every industry. So what does this means to you and your business? How can companies, boards, and leaders …

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 …

Legal terms for Internal committee and HR’s – Part 2 of 2

Hello Readers, hope you found our part 1 blog interesting. We have listed and simplified a few more commonly used legal terms at work and in daily use. Do reach out to info@kelphr.com and share us your feedback or visit our website www.kelphr.com to read our other blogs. 1) Tribunal: It is such an adjudicating …

LegalTermsForInternalCommitteeAndHR

Legal terms for Internal Committee and HR’s – Part 1 of 2

Hello Readers with a lot of social awareness, law has become an integral part of our life. In the news and at work while dealing with any workplace harassment issues, we come across various legal terminologies in English and Latin (literally),  which often seems to be difficult for the layperson. In the current blog; we …