Mr. Ajay M.S is a senior HR Leader with over two decades of experience in all gamut of HR functions with wide exposure to industries like Chemical, Automobile, and Engineering, both in large Indian and Multi-National companies.
Ajay is a Postgraduate (MSW) in Human Resources and Industrial Relations from Karnataka University and Diploma in Training & Development from ISTD, New Delhi. Obtained Certification of Coaching from Erickson International and is a Certified Assessor for leadership assessments.
Ajay is currently working with M/s. ABB India Limited as Vice President HR for Robotics & Discrete Automation Division, Bangalore. Previously associated with Mysore Kirloskar Limited, Hindalco Industries, TATA Marcopolo Motors, and Volvo Buses.
Ajay is a versatile charming HR Leader with internal and external customer-centricity. He is a tactical and strategic business partner in conceptualizing and driving initiatives to manage the entire gamut of HR Business Partnering & Labor Relations, spearheading multicultural teams, and collaborating with Global and Business leaders to facilitate the changing environment with various HR interventions.
“In the way of facilitating employees to succeed in their careers, helping them for performing better, and to create a strong sense of belongingness within organization which will add to individual as well as organizational growth."
1. What would you do with a million dollars?
Always believe in giving back to society for needy ones, providing support to education for girls, and deprived children.
2. How do you help the average employee to perform better at work?
The HR Professionals must use the following guiding principle in collaboration with managers to help the average employees to perform better at their work:
3. Name important personality traits of a good leader.
4. The mistake, which you do not want to repeat, is…
Trying to please everyone.
5. What major threats do you anticipate for HR by 2025?
6. The future of work is employee well-being. How would you describe it?
In my view, everything happens with purpose, and the COVID-19 too. COVID-19 urged each of us, and companies to think about the people's well-being. Companies are expanding the concept of employee well-being beyond physical well-being to build a culture of holistic well-being. This culture of well-being focuses on career, physical, emotional, financial, social, occupational, spiritual, intellectual, and environmental well-being. Thus, the future of work is the well-being of all these 9 aspects of well-being. The HR strategies must focus on these aspects to strengthen the culture of employee well-being in the companies in the future.
7. Skill-based hiring is surpassing experience-based hiring. Is this the right trend?
Organizations prefer employees with experience-based skill sets rather than just experience or skills. Therefore, the trend is a combination of both. HR focuses on finding the right candidate who can deliver results in line with organizational requirements. Here, "result" is the one and only focus. As it is said, besides experience-based skills, leaders focus on behavioral factors to fit the culture of the company.
8. What strategies do you suggest for controlling the attrition of more potential employees?
Potential employees are the backbone for any company to achieve the next level of growth. Other employees are able to play operational and tactical roles but to manage unexpected challenges and uncertainties, the companies need potential employees.
These employees make the company able to survive and excel with the competition. Therefore, identifying and retaining potential employees should be a top priority for the company. Just as we protect company assets with insurance, we must protect potential employees to stay with the company. In view of this, the following "3 I" strategies are useful for controlling potential employee attrition:
9. How to work smarter and get ahead?
We are all full of multiple tasks and deadlines. To complete these targets, we extend our working hours more than permitted and often end up in poor work-life balance. It is essential to avoid this because work alone is not a life. For this, we must learn how to work smarter, not harder and I see the following ways useful in this direction:
10. What are the most challenging problems that most HR professionals face today?
The following are a few major challenges:
11. What communication approaches can help enhance employee experience?
12. What is your advice to young HR professionals?
I strongly suggest the following 10 Tips:
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