At the C-Suite level, women are twice as likely to stay back in their organizations as compared to men, says the 2018 Working Mother & AVTAR BCWI study.

 

  • Substantiating the retention potential of women, the rate at which women leave their workplaces are lower than men across the corporate hierarchy, states the report. At C-Suite Level, the attrition rate of women stands at 4%, half of men’s attrition rate at 8%.
  • Increased focus on holistic well-being of returning mothers through structured Phaseback programmes, helps companies prevent attrition of women at the critical life event – maternity.
  • Women hiring dips by 2.5% between 2017 and 2018
  • While the Promotion rates for women and men to C-Suite Level is at par, men are more likely to be promoted to mid management levels, according to the report

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Crafting a Compelling CV

Curriculum Vitae (Commonly Known as CV’s) and Resumes are the two words often used interchangeably.  However, there does lies difference between these two in the aspects of its length, layout and the purpose.

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Article by:  Vaidehi Ramesh, Academic Writer.

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PCOS Awareness month

Today’s working women experience a lot of hormonal issues and the commonest of which is PCOS or poly cystic ovarian syndrome which is now also known as the metabolic reproductive syndrome. This can affect your overall health and appearance, anybody who has attained puberty can have PCOS. It is a health problem that affects one in 10 women of childbearing age. Even though most of us are familiar with the term. Do we know enough about it?  Read More » “PCOS Awareness month”


Living with Intent: 6 Steps to Living a Healthier and Purposeful Life

In 2013, I approached my father with a confession. I told him I was generally exhausted, over caffeinated, and my sugar addiction was out of control. I realized I was over-scheduled trying to balance my role as a wife, mom, and entrepreneur with Intent.com, my start-up social media company. I felt bloated and had a lot of body pain. I hadn’t been meditating or exercising much, and at night I was having trouble sleeping. My father looked shell shocked, and it took a few moments for him to transition from concerned father to Deepak Chopra, the person that thousands go to for health advice. Read More » “Living with Intent: 6 Steps to Living a Healthier and Purposeful Life”


Being Human In The Age of AI – Can We Draw A Line ?

Artificial Intelligence has become an important component of the human resources sector – it will play an crucial role in analyzing and interpreting data to enable HR professionals to increase efficiency at work. How will a Human Resource professional strike the right balance between technology and emotions when delivering the AI experience? Training AI systems to be unbiased is the key.

In the human resources domain, AI will impact four areas: Talent Acquisition, Talent Management, Training and Compensation & Benefits. AI will also help in improving Learning & Development initiatives by creating an effective learning session.

Creating secure AI systems with empathy and inclusion is the way forward.

This is an article by Dr. Saundarya Rajesh, SME in Talent Strategy Management, on Being Human In The Age of AI – Can We Draw A Line ? Published by NHRD (July 2018).

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Being Human In The Age of AI – Can We Draw A Line ? Published by NHRD – July 2018


Derive the Power of Flexibility

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Article by: Lakshmi Vijaykumar , Senior Research Consultant – AVTAR Group.

The term flexible has been flexed enough in the recent past and in fact, it flexes our mind nerves leaving us in a flux. That sounded a bit weird, right? To make matters simple, today flexible careers are  a global phenomenon. Read More » “Derive the Power of Flexibility”


Bouncing Back From a Job Loss

 

Article by: Radha Govindarajan, Finance Professional.

Layoffs can be unexpected, whether it’s just you who is being laid off or your entire team. The reasons for a layoff are several ranging from cost cutting measures undertaken by companies to the advent of Artificial Intelligence. In fact, the current scenario is called the fourth Industrial Revolution. Read More » “Bouncing Back From a Job Loss”


How to write a professional email? – Basics.

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Article by : Pon Vijayalakshmi P M, Junior Creative, Team AVTAR.

Electronic mails have become the most important form of business communication. A well written e-mail gives a great impression, no doubt. Here are a few basic things you can keep in mind to help you write a perfect e-mail. Read More » “How to write a professional email? – Basics.”


Overdoing Altruism

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Article by: Pon Vijayalakshmi P M, Junior Creative, Team AVTAR.

What is extreme altruism? Can someone be too kind? Too helpful?

                                      Altruism is the unselfish and selfless concern for the well being of others. Where the concern is not out of duty or obligation but purely for the welfare of others expecting nothing in return, not even gratitude. One should not confuse Philanthropy with Altruism. All Altruists can be Philanthropists, but it’s not the other way around. Read More » “Overdoing Altruism”