A Global Touch
Tata Motors 170-nation network gives employees opportunities that few companies in the world can provide.
Tata Motors has a natural advantage in attracting talent in spite of its sluggish performance in the domestic market. Its best performers in India can get a chance to work with the company’s marquee brands in the UK – Jaguar and Land Rover. The company says 150-200 employees get global experience every two-three years.
Tata Motors employs over 59,000 people in 170 countries. The employees are as diverse as its network, comprising over 6,600 touch points and R&D centres. The company, says Gajendra Chandel, Chief Human Resources Officer, ensures a judicious mix of people in its workforce. "The question is, how can we attract talent? How can we mentor the aspirational employees? We look at the entire lifecycle management of people," says Chandel.
The human resource strategy is based on the premise that people drive performance and help companies meet long-term objectives. Programmes such as mini-assessments and the Fast Track Selection Scheme ensure that talent is spotted early.
“Employee responsibilities move across functions and geographies. The development plan depends on the employee’s skills, leadership qualities and behaviour. We have structured mid-year and full-year reviews to frame the development plan,” says Chandel.
Tata Motors Academy enables knowledge sharing through initiatives such as Learning Management System (LMS) and iTeach. LMS allows employees to take ownership of knowledge accretion, while iTeach provides a platform for senior management to share their expertise. Combined with a rearticulated compensation philosophy and variable pay plan, the human resource initiatives ensure that Tata Motors remains performance-oriented and talent-driven. According to the company, employee satisfaction rates have risen from 57 per cent to an all-time high of 65 per cent. Attrition is falling and is now in single digits, says Chandel.
Gender diversity is another strong point of Tata Motors. About 1,800 women work on the shop floor. “We provide women a comfortable working environment. We offer six months maternity leave, work-from-home option and 3-12 months sabbatical. The plants have creches,” says Chandel. Medical insurance covers to employees are also quite generous. ~
The prestigious award was presented by Justice (Dr.) Arijit Pasayat (Co-Chairman, Institute of Director & Former Judge, Supreme Court of India) along with Alexander Ziegler (Ambassador of France), Alphonsus Stoelinga (Ambassador of Netherlands) and Tomasz Kozlowski (Ambassador of European Union).
Chinmoy Roy – Head CCE, represented Tata Motors, Pantnagar team along with Vivek Kumar – Manager Environment & team from Pantnagar Plant. The ceremony was held on 8th July during the 18th World Congress on Environment management on theme: Environment and climate change – Transitioning to a Sustainable Economy.
Risk management is a two-step process – determining what risks exist in an operations and then handling those risks in a way best-suited to operations and organisation’s objectives at large. Risks like infrastructure, labour related, physical security, information risk, risk from competition, regulatory risks and environmental risks have to be closely monitored and understood. Good risk management is about being alert, implementing the right controls and taking swift action to mitigate risk during a crisis. Identifying, managing, and exploiting risk across an organization has become increasingly important for the success and longevity of any business.
Across sectors, IRMA is presented to organisations that understand and take steps to ensure that the above mentioned risks are mitigated to the least possible denomination.
The initiative bagged awards in the following three organizational categories:
Most Effective use of Direct Marketing to Rural Customers
Sustainable Marketing Excellence Award
Best Integrated Rural Marketing campaign