Reliance Industries to Focus on HR Transformation

Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries will soon be launching Reliance Jio 4G services and completing the USD 33 billion CAPEX cycle. Ahead of this, the company is focusingon HR transformation to engage, encourage, and retain talent.

Reliance Industries’ Programs

Reliance Industries has rolled out a program named ‘Celebrate Careers’. It is a program dedicated to commemorating life at work. This program is driven by Executive Director of the company’s board, HitalMeswani. The program will identify the best performances and achievements of employees, appreciate and reward them, and celebrate their careers.

Reliance Human Resource Transformation program has gained momentum in the past year. Ambani had also rolled out a radio engagement program named R-Voice. Through this program, employees may express their opinions freely. The program is aimed to make Reliance Industries, ‘a listening organization’.

Meswanirevealed that the company’s program has received 81% participation. This will help the conglomerate understand what employees are thinking, and gain an insight into what is working well and where more focus is required.

Reliance Industries will also be launching ‘Manager Best Practices’, this month. This program will be rolled out through R-Radio. It is an innovative digital platform, where employees will hear and learn the best practices adopted by managers in the company.

Meswani further added that in the wake of R-Radio, the company will constantly support the leaders and managers with two more tools. These tools will assist them to develop people management skills. The learning tools include articles and courses on employee engagement, and a communication playbook, which will suggest practices for leveraging communication among teams.

In November, Reliance Industries also launchedSamman, a recognition program. The program has been developed and modified for almost a year.

Views of OC Tanner

To cultivate the best HR practices, Reliance Industries associated itself with OC Tanner. India Managing Director (MD) of OC Tanner, Ty Brownbelieves that any transformation requires time. He feels that Reliance Industries is heading in the right direction. He also said that appreciation is seldom used in leadership.

Director and Chief Recognition Strategist of OC Tanner, Zubin Zack said that success is linked with strong practices. “We integrate these with education of managers to know more about how an appreciation culture can improve productivity and allow leading teams more effectively”, he added.

Plans of Reliance Jio

Reliance Jio is planning to take over some small telecom companies to earn market share and compete with other major telecom operators. The company may also enter into partnerships with other operators. It has already partnered with Anil Ambani’s Reliance Communications to share spectrum space.

Reliance Jio had earlier decided to spend INR 1 lakh crore for its telecom venture. The company has already invested 75% of the amount. It is gearing up to position itself as a digital content company in the market. Reliance Jio will offer a number of application based services to customers. These include Jio Money – a mobile wallet, Jio Chat – a messaging application, and Jio-net internet services, among others.


Reliance Industries will be focusing on HR transformation to engage, encourage, and retain talent.


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