World of Work Report

Volume 02

52% WOMEN, 75% MEN PREFER TO WORK UNDER YOUNGER BOSSES

With youngsters being less patriarchal and more sensitive towards gender parity women employees’ favour younger bosses states ‘The Younger Boss- Older Subordinate’ relationship, a detailed research elaborating India’s evolving world of work.

According to the report, more than 52 percentage of women in the start-up sector preferred working under younger superiors. Women felt younger bosses were less prejudiced and more open to diverse point of views. The liking for younger bosses is not just restricted to women, even male employees preferred younger bosses. Around 75 percentages of men, in the start-up industry were open to report to a younger superior indicating a clear shift in the qualities that define leadership. Though there is a penchant for youngsters, there is an equal and strong wave of resentment towards their leadership style. While more than 57 percentages of the entry-to-mid level employees across sectors favoured working with younger superior, around 75% of the seasoned professionals (talent with more than 20 years of experience) looked forward to working with older bosses. They attributed the older chiefs with better capabilities to handle complexities, ambiguity, people and organizational transformations.

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Volume 01

Do referral programs breed mediocrity?

‘Referral Programs Breeding Mediocrity Report’ is the first in TeamLease survey series to understand ‘India’s evolving World of Work’. The survey was administered on HR managers across sectors. The current survey series aims to understand the pulse of young Indian workforce to the different aspects that govern the working environment.

Synopsis:
Referral programs have been touted as the newest holy grail of hiring. Purportedly, referral hiring is the silver bullet that solves for employee engagement, culture fit, hiring costs and retention. While some of these benefits may be real and might even be significant, the industry is abuzz with the pitfalls of referral hiring as well. And the most destructive of them all, Talent Managers say, are clique forming and mediocrity breeding.

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September 19 2017

WoW Social Time Sink

With mobile internet penetration surging, and having crossed 35% this year, potentially every educated adult – and also many an illiterate – has a bevy of social networks at ones fingertips. The use of social media at the workplace, and the resultant slacking (neglecting work), is more rampant today than ever. While many employers have policies in place, and some employers are actually innovating and leveraging social media to their benefit, most are clueless about how the menace could be handled. As the show goes on Pokemon-Go briefly took over from SnapChat and WhatsApp to play Pied Piper to a crazed generation.

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