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Suresh Menon on HR

Since the Industrial Revolution, Employers and Employees have been at opposite ends of the divide. While one group works for increased profitability and economic viability, the other fights for workers’ rights and wellbeing. At opposite ends of the spectrum, we have seen through various decades and centuries, protests, strikes and unrests, which has caused instability and economic disruptions. However, for the first time in Australia, at least, we have seen during this pandemic, workers’ unions and the liberal government come together to arrive at workable solutions that will benefit both Employees and Employers. Is this the way of the future?
Just like we all love stories, I am sure all of us love games as well. Remember when the movie Hunger Games came out, it was such a great hit. Why do we love games?
Don’t we all love a good story ? As a child we all grew up hearing stories from our grand parents, parents, uncles and teachers. If not an aural story, we have read countless ones through our childhood and teenage years. We still remember the classic ones and the special ones that we had heard from our parents or grandparents. All these stories were told to us to help us understand a moral or a teaching of some kind or purely as a form of entertainment.
The Culture of an Organisation should always be a very important aspect for any organisation. It takes years and years to cultivate and a very conscious effort to establish and nurture. But the question is where do organisations start cultivating the culture? It is not just up to the CEO or the Executive Team or the Head of HR. Culture is all permeating and has to be part of the organisation from top to bottom just like any society.
Many of you would be wondering what is Employee Marketing. For the uninitiated, it is purely a term used to connect with our internal customers. We generally have external customers who bring in the revenue. Internal customers are responsible for looking after the external customers and ensuring that they are engaging the external customers to spend the money and bring in the revenue.
Lately, it’s become rather fashionable to delineate their organisations as a Learning Organisation. What does this mean? Traditionally, it was common in most organisations to have a Learning & Development function catering to the training requirements. These requirements centred around the needs of the organisation to develop its employees to perform their tasks and roles effectively.