HR has the onus to recognize the biases and reduce its impact

HR has the onus to recognize the biases and reduce its impact - Simran Oberoi
Cultivating a diverse and inclusive workplace takes time, investment and effort. But the reason organisations fail to achieve that goal is because they use the above in the wrong direction.

What is your perspective about the state the DEI in Indian Organisations? Is it limited to lip service in most of the cases to talk about and little is happening at ground?

SO When we walk suddenly onto the beach after walking on firm ground, even though we know we are approaching sand, when we first step on it, we tend lose some balance before our feet find their grip and we walk ahead. That analogy describes the state of DEI in Indian organisations. We saw it coming and were aware of it becoming important, in the near future.

Yet we are off-balance for a bit. And we started finding our grip and the ability to work on the slippery path. DEI’s current state in Indian organisations is best described as evolving. There has been a significant shift in terms of DEI in the last couple of decades. It is changing shape as the demographic profile of our potential workforce and the intense war for talent becomes critical to assess from a business impact lens.

In many organisations it is still limited to lip service and these are...

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Simran Oberoi

is currently Product Sales Leader for Human Capital Solutions, South Asia at Aon. She has HR Advisory, Knowledge Development and Research expertise of around 2 decades in areas such as Compensation & Rewards, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, with firms like Hewitt Associates(Aon), PwC, Hay Group/Korn Ferry and SHRM India. She is the Visiting Faculty for the HR Elective Course - Diversity and Inclusion at the Workplace for reputes institutes.

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Simran Oberoi

is currently Product Sales Leader for Human Capital Solutions, South Asia at Aon. She has HR Advisory, Knowledge Development and Research expertise of around 2 decades in areas such as Compensation & Rewards, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, with firms like Hewitt Associates(Aon), PwC, Hay Group/Korn Ferry and SHRM India. She is the Visiting Faculty for the HR Elective Course - Diversity and Inclusion at the Workplace for reputes institutes.

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