Monthly Archives: May 2009

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Indranil Roy quits Hewitt Associates joins Korn/Ferry

Indranil Roy (XLRI pmir ’98 batch) after a long innings at Hewitt Associates (11 years) where he was the Global head of the Leadership Consulting business joined Korn/Ferry as MD, Asia Pacific of Leadership and Talent Mangement Group.

Indro, as he was known in XL also has a thought provoking blog on Leadership issues.

From the news websites:

 

Based in Singapore, Mr. Roy is responsible for further driving the growth of the L&TC business throughout the region and building a team of leadership consultants with a diverse range of capabilities. He will also lead Korn/Ferry’s efforts in generating a unique platform of thought leadership for Asian talent.
Mr. Roy joins Korn/Ferry from Hewitt Associates, where he was the global head of the Leadership Consulting business. Renowned as an executive coach in the areas of cross-cultural leadership, Mr. Roy brings with him extensive experience in consulting across a wide range of sectors including financial services, IT, government, consumer and healthcare. His work with global clients has focused on leadership alignment and effectiveness, with a specific focus on board effectiveness, top team alignment and senior executive coaching.
Mr. Roy succeeds David Everhart, currently based in Shanghai, who will be returning to the United States to continue working within the practice.
“I am delighted that Indranil has decided to join Korn/Ferry and am convinced that he will be able to develop the L&TC business in Asia Pacific to its full potential,” said Charles Tseng, President, Asia Pacific for Korn/Ferry. “Indranil will continue to build on the momentum that David has started in growing the practice in Asia over the last three years from two consultants to a team of 15 strong.”
Korn/Ferry Leadership and Talent Consulting helps companies implement their business strategy and achieve high performance by improving the effectiveness of their organizations, executive leadership and talent management programs. Korn/Ferry’s solutions are delivered by a global team of consultants, supported by research-based and market-leading intellectual property, methodologies and tools.

Based in Singapore, Mr. Roy is responsible for further driving the growth of the L&TC business throughout the region and building a team of leadership consultants with a diverse range of capabilities. He will also lead Korn/Ferry’s efforts in generating a unique platform of thought leadership for Asian talent.

Mr. Roy joins Korn/Ferry from Hewitt Associates, where he was the global head of the Leadership Consulting business. Renowned as an executive coach in the areas of cross-cultural leadership, Mr. Roy brings with him extensive experience in consulting across a wide range of sectors including financial services, IT, government, consumer and healthcare. His work with global clients has focused on leadership alignment and effectiveness, with a specific focus on board effectiveness, top team alignment and senior executive coaching.

Mr. Roy succeeds David Everhart, currently based in Shanghai, who will be returning to the United States to continue working within the practice.

“I am delighted that Indranil has decided to join Korn/Ferry and am convinced that he will be able to develop the L&TC business in Asia Pacific to its full potential,” said Charles Tseng, President, Asia Pacific for Korn/Ferry. “Indranil will continue to build on the momentum that David has started in growing the practice in Asia over the last three years from two consultants to a team of 15 strong.”

Korn/Ferry Leadership and Talent Consulting helps companies implement their business strategy and achieve high performance by improving the effectiveness of their organizations, executive leadership and talent management programs. Korn/Ferry’s solutions are delivered by a global team of consultants, supported by research-based and market-leading intellectual property, methodologies and tools.

Top 10 Development Challenges Facing HR

Interesting list by a survey of 200 senior HR professionals in the UK

METRICS
THE TOP 10 DEVELOPMENT CHALLENGES FACING HR

Developing high-performing teams

66%

Succession planning

55

Managing talent through change

54

Finding/sourcing talent externally

51

Developing high potential

48

Managing performance

46

Engaging people

44

Assessing best talent to join organization

43

Identifying high potential

43

Selecting best for internal moves

42

Note: Survey of 200 senior HR professionals from private and public sectors organizations in the U.K. The organizations in the survey employ about 5 percent of the U.K. workforce.

Source: Talent Q

PERCENTAGE OF LEADERS IN HIGH-POTENTIAL PROGRAMS BY LEVEL AND GENDER

Level

Female

Male

First level

15%

19%

Midlevel

17

25

Senior level

24

35

Executive level

26

39

Source: “Holding Women Back: Troubling Discoveries and Best Practices for Helping Female Leaders Succeed," Development Dimensions International, 2009

Mobile Recruiting – Send an SMS to mail your CV

Interesting concept started by the folks at Naukri.

This is the email I received from them

You may come across job opportunities and potential recruiters anywhere, anytime… at parties, at networking events or while traveling. But forwarding your CV immediately is not always feasible. Do you wish there was a way to make your resume ‘mobile’ so that it reaches anywhere, anytime instantly?

Now, Naukri.com does it for you. With our Naukri ExpressCV service, forwarding your CV is just an SMS away. All you need to do is send us an SMS and we will deliver your CV to the desired e-mail ID provided in the SMS by you. What’s more, the service is absolutely Free*.

Just SMS FWD destination email ID to 56070

Ex: FWD recruiterID@xyz.com. Here, recruiterID@xyz.com is the recruiter’s email ID.

Naukri.com would then email your CV to the destination address and the recipient would receive the email from your registered email ID.

Thoughts on Twitter

I think what makes Twitter work for a lot of us is its brevity.

I think that’s the big point.

Lots of other things – the fact that you don’t have to access it using the browser, but can do so with apps running in the background.

The fact that it is easy to follow and unfollow – without the complications of Facebook ‘friends’ is a big plus.

At the delhi blogger meet we realised that people were doing a lot of stuff on twitter which they were earlier doing through blogging. Like sharing links and discussing on common shared events.

For me, the big difference is that connecting with others is much easier on twitter than via blogs. I can connect with blogger friends who have moved to twitter as well as follow new people. Mostly my twitter buddies are people I have not known well via blogs.

The real time discussion over current events: like Mumbai bomb blasts, Indian election, IPL do something much more than "share news" – it forms a virtual ‘adda’ for people to debate and share information on. Sometimes these contexts are important for people as otherwise conversations can often suffer from a perceived lack of context