• About the Author: Ester Martinez

    Ester holds a Postgraduate degree in Human Resources Management from EADA (Spain) and a Master’s Degree in Management from Indian School of Business (ISB), Hyderabad. With more than 14 years of …

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03 Jan. 2013 | Comments (0)
Who Pays for Training 500 Million People?
In India, eighty percent of new workforce entrants have no opportunity for skill training, and the existing training capacity is only 3.1 million per annum. The demand supply mismatch makes it clear that skill development will be a challenge.

11 Oct. 2012 | Comments (0)
The Whole is Greater Than the Sum of its Parts
Amidst the hullaballoo surrounding social media, organizations and professionals alike have no option but to become social media savvy and be able to navigate successfully in a noisy digital environment.

19 Sep. 2012 | Comments (0)
What Lies Ahead...
I do not subscribe to the doomsday believers who fear an apocalypse in 2012. However, given the turn of events in 2011, 2012 will be a make-or-break year for some and a bumpy ride for others.

31 Aug. 2012 | Comments (0)
The Times They Are A-Changin’
We are headed for a correction in global economic activity and much hinges at the global level on China’s plans to increase domestic consumption and shift focus into building a service-based economy.

08 Aug. 2012 | Comments (0)
The Art of Getting “Lucky”
For would be entrepreneurs, success stories serve as a source of inspiration. Reading stories of successful entrepreneurs has a contagious energizing effect; and more so, if those entrepreneurs are from our industry, the HR Industry.

24 Jul. 2012 | Comments (0)
New Workforce, New Workplace
Today, 73 percent of the workforce in India is less than 35 years of age. This young workforce has been brought up in an India that has witnessed exponential growth and increasing opportunities. This reality has redefined the employer-employee relationship, thus creating a new paradigm.

22 Jun. 2012 | Comments (0)
Sweat in Peace, To Bleed Less in War
Do returns override investment decisions? What if the investment has to do with people development? If that be so, would it not amount to winning the battle and losing the war?

15 Jun. 2012 | Comments (1)
The Industry of Coaching
The film, The King’s Speech, bears a close resemblance as to how an executive coach helps an organization achieve its objectives. In the present context, the demand for immediate results has led to coaching becoming a mainstream practice.

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