They say that the best way to predict the future is to invent it. And to say the least, I have been observing the constant rigor with which something new is invented with each passing day. I start with congratulating all the employees of Bajaj Finance Ltd. for helping the company achieve the 16th rank in Great Places to Work Survey (vs the 23rd rank last year). To be amongst the Top 25 Places to Work, for two years in a row stands as a testimony to our belief in improving, holistically. We were also adjudged the 2nd best in the BFSI category as compared to being ranked no. 3 last year. I firmly believe that this was unattainable without the staunch support of the organization as a whole.

One of the most celebrated CEOs and renowned authors, Jack Welch once stated “Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others”. I begin with the premise that while employees are the biggest asset to an organization, it is equally important that they are steered by inspiring leaders, who continue to improvise the definition of performance. As an HR function, we have been in the incessant process of driving our leadership team by throwing light on the key areas that demand focus and enabling them to implement corrective measures to achieve business & employee goals. It is more like connecting dots to complete the overall picture of engaging our people to enjoy more, as they “Do More & Earn More”.

The recent past has witnessed a plethora of achievements, what with the launch of “ILLUME” our very own learning portal & a revamped “Employee Eye” our HRMS database, talent management activities like “Fulcrum” & “Change Management Workshop”, launch of Jackpot & accelerated living contests as a part of our “Pure Life” campaign and refreshing key HR policies.

Competition breeds excellence and we have been competing with our past performances with a will to out-perform every single time that we put something on the table. Apart from delivering regular events & activities, we have always strived to launch new initiatives for our employees conspicuously, to enable growth not only professionally, but on a personal level as well. We believe that unless a person is not physically fit & happy, he will not metamorphose into a successful employee. And this is exactly what has urged us to plant initiatives for their physical well-being, family connects and we are hence, trying to blend in a personal touch in our communication, rewards & recognition framework.

I still believe, we have miles to go and resting on past laurels is not the attitude that we would like to choose. I’m proud to lead a proactive, passionate & dedicated HR team and I shall strive to deliver to their expectations & set new benchmarks. Our constant endeavour to manage and develop talent pushes us into a broader discussion on “What Next?”. And I’m sure that this approach would help us get to achieve our motto – “Go for Great”.