Great Places to work (Best Practices) <ul><li>Google India Private Limited-Bangalore </li></ul><ul><li>Failure is encourag...
<ul><li>New joiners at Google are called ‘Noogler’ </li></ul><ul><li>They are provided with their desk, cubicle warming pa...
<ul><li>Recruitment process is a bit different.  </li></ul><ul><li>The candidate is interviewed by different group heads, ...
<ul><li>Intel Technology India, Bangalore </li></ul><ul><li>Instead of facing a volley of questions meant to test skills t...
<ul><li>Integrity, honesty & values are considered extremely essential. </li></ul><ul><li>All managers interact with the n...
<ul><li>Make My Trip (India) Gurgaon </li></ul><ul><li>Ownership is what the company is known for. </li></ul><ul><li>KRAs ...
<ul><li>With ownership comes fun. Every employee is an entrepreneur irrespective of their position they hold. </li></ul><u...
<ul><li>American Express, Gurgaon </li></ul><ul><li>As more than 40% employees are female, health & family welfare initiat...
<ul><li>The company recognizes & rewards individuals and teams for excellence and outstanding contributions to the company...
<ul><li>Employees are valued, respected, supported and given opportunities to develop. </li></ul><ul><li>This gives a lot ...
<ul><li>Marriott Hotels India ,  Mumbai </li></ul><ul><li>Employees are referred as Associates which is a symbol of the re...
<ul><li>‘ Get on Board’ programme for fresh managers including associates who are promoted to management positions are giv...
<ul><li>Classic Stripes, Mumbai </li></ul><ul><li>It is the family atmosphere that the Associates as they are called love ...
<ul><li>The company has a 360 degree programme for its associates involving self, family, colleagues & community.  </li></...
<ul><li>Every employee considers himself as a profit centre & makes his own decision & not wait around for a supervisor to...
<ul><li>Standard Chartered Scope International, Chennai </li></ul><ul><li>Employees can work from home & if stressed at wo...
<ul><li>The company believes in being informal with their employees i.e., meets up with new hires, hears, chats & inspires...
<ul><li>Agilent Technologies, Gurgaon </li></ul><ul><li>Get real. Agilent narrates the real stories of how company’s produ...
<ul><li>The company believes in giving personalized service to their internal customers. </li></ul><ul><li>A new recruit o...
<ul><li>The new recruit on his very first day finds everything in place right from his laptop, ID card, lap top to his cal...
<ul><li>These are termed as MAPS (My Accountability & Performance Standards) conversations and their intent is to give and...
<ul><li>Claris Life Sciences, Ahmedabad </li></ul><ul><li>Take care of your employees before they take care of their custo...
<ul><li>The employees are even trained in other departments as it reduces monotony at work & exposes other skill sets whic...
<ul><li>Netapp India, Bangalore </li></ul><ul><li>Performance is the key. The new recruits have to first know & understand...
<ul><li>No employee can get away with any kinds of excuses in so far as their responsibilities are concerned. </li></ul><u...
<ul><li>Their cubicles have shiny nameplates & business cards are given along with office supplies. </li></ul><ul><li>The ...
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Great Places to Work. Why these companies are chosen to be the great places to work.
1. Their ability to create processes and managerial capabilities to build equity, impartiality, reliability of managers, caring, sense of fun at work & ability to attract high quality talent.
2. Thinking through and articulating "people philosophy and its nexus to business results.
3. Systematically institutionalizing these practices phase by phase .

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  1. 1. Great Places to work (Best Practices) <ul><li>Google India Private Limited-Bangalore </li></ul><ul><li>Failure is encouraged & learning from misses are taken up with equal amount of participation. </li></ul><ul><li>Theatre workshops are held to speak about race / caste / gender bias practiced in the subtlest manner. </li></ul>
  2. 2. <ul><li>New joiners at Google are called ‘Noogler’ </li></ul><ul><li>They are provided with their desk, cubicle warming party are thrown just for them the day they join. </li></ul><ul><li>Nooglers are encouraged to ask any questions & told that they have no specific KRAs or managers breathing down their neck. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Recruitment process is a bit different. </li></ul><ul><li>The candidate is interviewed by different group heads, peers and even by their direct reportees. </li></ul><ul><li>The well rounded & adaptable candidates who may not necessarily be intelligent ones are welcomed. </li></ul><ul><li>Every individual need to be a team player. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Intel Technology India, Bangalore </li></ul><ul><li>Instead of facing a volley of questions meant to test skills the candidate is given case studies in their interviews. </li></ul><ul><li>Entry into the Intel is not the result of mastery over the art of making motherboards. </li></ul><ul><li>Adaptability, openness & ability to speak in acronyms is a must. AR means action required, IA stands for Intel architecture or CAP for corrective action plan. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Integrity, honesty & values are considered extremely essential. </li></ul><ul><li>All managers interact with the newcomers who get to know their company & its top brass on the very first day. </li></ul><ul><li>Getting the right talent on board who want to hone their technological & leadership skills instead of changing jobs is a task of Intel HR. </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Make My Trip (India) Gurgaon </li></ul><ul><li>Ownership is what the company is known for. </li></ul><ul><li>KRAs are set up every February, the business plan for the company is outlined. </li></ul><ul><li>A line of business heads come up with revenue projections for the subsequent year, which is given to finance for compilation & vetting. </li></ul><ul><li>This ensures a lot of ownership of KRAs. </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>With ownership comes fun. Every employee is an entrepreneur irrespective of their position they hold. </li></ul><ul><li>It is considered to be a great workplace in the absence of politics. </li></ul><ul><li>The company has 10 values namely Fun at Work, Excellence, Customer-centricity, Empowerment, Innovation, Accountability, Integrity, Teamwork, Passion & Respect for People. </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>American Express, Gurgaon </li></ul><ul><li>As more than 40% employees are female, health & family welfare initiative are paramount. </li></ul><ul><li>The company facilitates a 24x7 employees’ assistance counseling on work or personal issues of employees. </li></ul><ul><li>Policies, initiatives are formed on the basis of feedback from employees. </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>The company recognizes & rewards individuals and teams for excellence and outstanding contributions to the company’s objectives. </li></ul><ul><li>Recognition, appreciation is a culture. It applauds a culture of daily victories & every day achievements. </li></ul><ul><li>For staff the company has a programme namely ‘Ambassador of Quarter’ for those who deliver high performance. Dinner with the Leadership team is arranged. </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Employees are valued, respected, supported and given opportunities to develop. </li></ul><ul><li>This gives a lot of pride to the employees working with American Express. </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Marriott Hotels India , Mumbai </li></ul><ul><li>Employees are referred as Associates which is a symbol of the respect with which the hospitality chain treats its staff. </li></ul><ul><li>Every single / insignificant thought of the new entrant is shared &valued. </li></ul><ul><li>Associates are entitled for a complimentary stay on any of Marriott hotels on their birthdays to give them a sense of what it is like to be a Marriott guest. </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>‘ Get on Board’ programme for fresh managers including associates who are promoted to management positions are given so that they can discharge their functions with a lot of responsibility. </li></ul><ul><li>Training people is a regular function & there has been a great demand for trained / skilled personnel. </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>Classic Stripes, Mumbai </li></ul><ul><li>It is the family atmosphere that the Associates as they are called love about the company. </li></ul><ul><li>No interference. Personal attention is given. </li></ul><ul><li>The company attrition rate is less than 1% & the associates are happy to come to work on Mondays. </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>The company has a 360 degree programme for its associates involving self, family, colleagues & community. </li></ul><ul><li>It has self assessments, career dialogues & timely interventions for employees. </li></ul><ul><li>The company does not have any union as it pays at least 4 to 6 times the wages that other pay. </li></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>Every employee considers himself as a profit centre & makes his own decision & not wait around for a supervisor to pass along. </li></ul><ul><li>If an employee feels that something is wrong with a particular product, he can stop it entirely. </li></ul>
  16. 16. <ul><li>Standard Chartered Scope International, Chennai </li></ul><ul><li>Employees can work from home & if stressed at work they are permitted to take a break, play a game and resume work. </li></ul><ul><li>After working from home, seeing their track records the company re employs ‘returnees.’ </li></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li>The company believes in being informal with their employees i.e., meets up with new hires, hears, chats & inspires them regularly to get the best. </li></ul><ul><li>It practices open door policy where employees can walk up to the management on any issues if they want to share some suggestion. </li></ul>
  18. 18. <ul><li>Agilent Technologies, Gurgaon </li></ul><ul><li>Get real. Agilent narrates the real stories of how company’s products impact lives are put on the intranet to motivate their workforce. </li></ul><ul><li>The sense of belonging is for real & any new recruit can feel it right from the offer letter stage. </li></ul>
  19. 19. <ul><li>The company believes in giving personalized service to their internal customers. </li></ul><ul><li>A new recruit on being intimated that he is staying far away from the company organizes a cab to pick him up from his place of residence so that he does not face any difficulty on his day of joining. </li></ul>
  20. 20. <ul><li>The new recruit on his very first day finds everything in place right from his laptop, ID card, lap top to his calling card, desk. </li></ul><ul><li>In terms of PM cycle, each manager is required to have a coaching conversion with his team members at the beginning of every quarter. </li></ul>
  21. 21. <ul><li>These are termed as MAPS (My Accountability & Performance Standards) conversations and their intent is to give and receive feedback on the performance of the previous quarter. </li></ul><ul><li>Deliverables are defined for the new quarter and a development plan put in place. </li></ul>
  22. 22. <ul><li>Claris Life Sciences, Ahmedabad </li></ul><ul><li>Take care of your employees before they take care of their customers is the company’s primary agenda. </li></ul><ul><li>Creating a conducive environment & retaining people are the hallmarks of Claris. </li></ul><ul><li>Spotting talent at an early stage, grooming, training & hand holding for career building helps the company in the long run. </li></ul>
  23. 23. <ul><li>The employees are even trained in other departments as it reduces monotony at work & exposes other skill sets which other wise remains dormant. </li></ul><ul><li>Retention of talent is matched by attention to details. 200 managers identified at top & middle management as being critical for maintaining the competitiveness of the company receive a personalized call from the MD on their birthdays & marriage anniversaries. </li></ul>
  24. 24. <ul><li>Netapp India, Bangalore </li></ul><ul><li>Performance is the key. The new recruits have to first know & understand the ‘Net App Code of Conduct’ that cannot be bent. </li></ul><ul><li>The first pointer asks employees to take responsibility of their own conduct. </li></ul>
  25. 25. <ul><li>No employee can get away with any kinds of excuses in so far as their responsibilities are concerned. </li></ul><ul><li>On day one, the new recruits get their cubicle, a pre programmed computer, a security badge, a telephone with their extension already added in the company directory & instructions available to set up voice mail. </li></ul>
  26. 26. <ul><li>Their cubicles have shiny nameplates & business cards are given along with office supplies. </li></ul><ul><li>The company nudges its employees to take voluntary time off & work with an NGO or school for 5 days in a year during their regular business hours. </li></ul><ul><li>- By Iyer Subramanian, Employer’s Federation of India. </li></ul>

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