“Absence makes the heart grow fonder.” No doubt, you’ve heard this familiar quote. You may even have said it to encourage others who are separated from those they love. But although research says this tends to be true, people in long-distance relationships may not find it comforting. In fact, many would say that physical distance […]
About Vikas Dua
Vikas is a leading voice in the HR community in India having spent over 18 years in the domain holding leadership positions across industry sectors. Currently, he is Head of Human Resources in India for IPG DXTRA, part of Interpublic Group (NYSE: IPG), the world’s leading marketing communications company.
He is also the author of a best-selling book, ‘HR in my HeaRt: Leadership Lessons Like Never Before’ and has delivered a TEDx Talk besides mentoring and advising various HR tech startups including HuddleUp, a platform that facilitates building happier and healthier workplaces.
As an Advisor to the BRICS Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Member of the Industry Council at Federation of World Academics (FWA), Vikas is also working towards supporting the student and young professionals’ community in their learning and entrepreneurship objectives.
Vikas is also a Vlogger and Blogger on HR practices, sharing his learnings under his self-designed ‘HR in my HeaRt’ brand umbrella. His writings have been published by leading HR magazines such as Human Capital, SightsIn Plus and PeopleMatters.
Articles by Vikas Dua
2021 turned out to be a year that introduced many new terms into the common vocabulary. One of the most popular terms – The Great Resignation. Pandemic Hybrid Work Non-Fungible Token – and many more For the human resource professional, none turned out to be as life-changing as “The Great Resignation”, at least, on the […]
Since time immemorial, the one question that has dogged management gurus is: What is the main purpose of business? Is it to make profits? To generate returns for shareholders? Or serve the community? While the jury is still out on what the answer is, last month in India, we edged closer to the truth. For […]
Welcome to Workplace 3.0… How our workspaces have transitioned! There was a time not so long ago when most of us led dual lives – the personal and the professional. In many cases, we built our professional life to support our personal life; one that encapsulated everything but work – our family, our relationships, and […]
In every challenge faced, there are leadership lessons to be learned… To say the recently concluded American election process was emotional would be an understatement. To the dismay of many across the globe, it often assumed the appearance of a mean-spirited reality TV show. Marred with insults, insinuations, and incendiary statements, it did not bear […]
Ask anybody: last year wasn’t ideal. But perhaps we shouldn’t completely discount 2020 just yet. When the ball dropped above Times Square at the very end of 2019, the world welcomed 2020 with much joy and hope. No one then would have probably imagined how our lives were going to be turned upside down in […]
The year 2020 has been a watershed year. Or, as I would prefer to say (if allowed to coin a new term) – a ‘tearshed’ year. The breakout of the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted economies, businesses, and individuals at an unprecedented level. This crazy year has also completely busted many long-standing business myths. Research conducted […]
Those responsible for human resources management have always found themselves in a precarious position. After all, HR pros often deal with a trust deficit on either side of the bridge they span. From one side, senior management feels HR practitioners lean too much towards employees. From the other, employees often blame HR leaders for taking […]