India’s First People Capital Index Awards KOHLER India

MUMBAI, February 2, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --

KOHLER India awarded for Being India’s Best 50 on Talent Satisfaction

India's first and most significant standard of talent delight, the People Capital Index, has awarded KOHLER India for being one of the India's top 50 with a high degree of employee satisfaction about its talent development efforts and programs. This was announced at the prestigious HR leadership summit, Leading From Behind, where the 50 companies that ranked high as per the findings of the People Capital Index, were felicitated. KOHLER India received the PCI award in the presence of the who's who of corporate and HR leaders along with industry professionals and practitioners.

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The People Capital Index Report for companies in India is the first significant and deep dive into employee perception of how well their organizations are working on developing their people capital. Jombay, one of India's fastest growing talent assessment and development companies, conducted extensive anonymous surveys of mid-managers in different organizations via social and online media and internal company referrals to obtain their inputs.

For a company to qualify for evaluation per the norms of India's People Capital Index, a minimum of 30 of its mid-management level employees should have taken the anonymous online survey. By that yardstick, 180 Indian companies had qualified to be in the PCI race; out of these, 50 were felicitated. PCI released a list of the Top 50 PCI score companies in alphabetical order without a ranking. The HR policies, programs and initiatives for talent development at KOHLER India have been acknowledged as being among the best across Indian enterprise.

The British Standards Institution (BSI), the world's most experienced standards body and founding member of ISO, has been the standards & audit partner for PCI.

Laura E. Kohler, Senior Vice President-Human Resources & Stewardship, KOHLER Co. said, "KOHLER's focus on talent and culture is the life force of our company. We believe in providing gracious experiences for our associates, while giving them the opportunity to make their mark and contribute to something meaningful. It is with this spirit that we take great pride in driving a strategy that has as much of a focus on driving business growth as that of amplifying our focus on talent and culture. Our suite of learning experiences and tools help our associates to do better, push harder, and dream bigger. And our HR team is passionate about crafting developmental journeys that help our associates realize their highest potential. As a result, our managers see improvement in their associate's ability to contribute in all ways to the ultimate success of the team, the business, and the entire KOHLER organization. We are honored to be recognized and look forward to continuing our focus on talent development."  

Salil Sadanandan - President, KOHLER Brand, S. ASIA, Middle East & SSA, said, "At KOHLER India we take a lot of pride on the ambitious goals that we set for ourselves. What makes those goals consistently achievable is our focus on people. Not just hiring the right people, but providing an atmosphere that challenges their intellect, stretches their imagination and empowers their decision making. We provide them a learning oriented environment, encourage them to be entrepreneurial and recognize and reward their accomplishments. At KOHLER we are clear that as a company we can only grow if we are focused and determined about the personal growth of every associate in the team. Being featured in the 50 Best PCI companies is welcome testimony of our efforts and an endorsement of our future success as a business. Thank you Jombay for this wonderful recognition."

Venkataram Arabolu, Managing Director - BSI Group India Pvt Ltd, said, "After carefully evaluating the process, scoring and methodology of Jombay's People Capital Index, we believe that this benchmarking index, has a lot of potential to become a global standard for talent development. PCI follows a highly transparent process as it runs anonymous surveys independently, making it difficult to get influenced results. We at BSI feel that PCI will serve as a yardstick for the learning and development fraternity. It will create and give them a concrete measure to evaluate their existing practices and be future-ready."

Suruchi Wagh, Co-founder and CPO of Jombay, said, "We are delighted to have given Indian enterprise its first People Capital Index. It is the first survey on 'people' in India that provides a deep-dive on the human capital development efforts of an organization. KOHLER India, which is amongst the best 50 Indian companies on PCI, is not only powering talent development, but also setting an example with great takeaways for the entire HR fraternity in India. The HR team at KOHLER India should be very proud indeed. The People Capital Index also has many findings, takeaways and insights which come from employee feedback, which will help and guide HR practitioners a great deal in people development and thereby also combat attrition. We are confident that the PCI will become the people development gold standard for all companies and HR professionals across Indian enterprise."

Some key insights and takeaways from the People Capital Index:

The PCI reveals the areas in which the best 50 companies have scored over the rest. Key differentiator: Enabler of employees, supporter of professional development and genuinely caring for the employees. Not merely conducting the talent development initiatives because it is protocol. KOHLER India, which is amongst the Top 50 Indian companies on PCI, is not only powering talent development, but also setting an example with great takeaways for the entire HR fraternity in India.

The PCI also throws light on the key gaps in human capital development efforts that corporate India needs to work on, like the need to align L&D interventions to business and make them more relevant; the lack of ready-to-implement tips and relevance which hence serve as the biggest challenge in creating adoption and impact; the need to change metrics tracking learning; the low degree of alignment of corporate India's human capital development agenda to that of what employees want and the learning area domain gaps like developing leadership skills.

Need-gap areas like these lead to the lessons for companies that have not scored highly on the Index. Areas here include the need to sync learning content with business relevance, to make learning real time, all the time, and more.

At a time when the People Agenda has invariably featured amongst the top 3 priorities of most CEOs, the People Capital Index has provided several takeaways and insights to help HR heads in their quest for talent retention through talent engagement and delight.

About KOHLER Co. 

Founded in 1873 and headquartered in Kohler, Wisconsin, KOHLER Co. is one of America's oldest and largest privately held companies comprised of more than 30,000 associates. With more than 50 manufacturing locations worldwide, KOHLER is a global leader in the manufacture of kitchen and bath products; engines and power systems; premier furniture, cabinetry, and tile; and owner/operator of two of the world's finest five-star hospitality and golf resort destinations in Kohler, and St Andrews, Scotland.

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