overview

Human resources at Asian Paints has been partnering the business through strategic initiatives for decades now. People lie at the heart of what makes Asian Paints unique, and every employee understands this and partners with HR in nurturing this. It translates into all people processes – be it the way we invite new employees to join, or help them craft a career – an underlying commitment to fairness, transparency and care. We are the ‘custodians of culture’, balancing changes required for an evolving business context, with core principles that make us unique.

Asian Paints is renowned for its sound industrial relations across all plants, where union settlements have always been linked with productivity improvements. The robust grievance readressal system across the organisation means that ‘justice is done, but also seen to be done’. From 2009, there has been a focus on growth and inclusive participation for all cadres in the plant, which has seen operators take up supervisory roles and grow in their careers. This has translated into a new approach for labour settlements as well - outcome based and not activity based. The ‘5S’ approach to employee relations encompassing communication, welfare, growth, and inclusive participation is pioneering in enabling sustainable industrial relations. 

Asian Paints is among the first organizations in the country to absorb coaching across functions, where managers were trained as coaches as early as 2007. The transition from classroom sessions on general topics to lifecycle based programs, customized and delivered by line leaders happened early, and is an established way of working today. Over the last few years, facilitation as a method has gained wide-spread traction – in workshops, meetings, visioning and collaborating. The organization wide ‘People Review Process’ ensures a holistic assessment of employees, their capabilities to meet future talent needs as well as hone individual based developmental goals. We believe in ‘Appreciative Enquiry’ core to engagement among employees, where people come together to create a positive workplace for each other.

HR at Asian Paints offers a long term career for HR professionals with opportunities to move across different HR roles ranging from Business HR partner, International HR, Industrial Relations, Learning and Development, Strategic Manpower & Talent Acquisition, Total Rewards and Diversity & Inclusion. One takes accountability of key priorities right from the beginning of one’s career, learning and growing with a strong peer network. 

structure

Business HR

Work closely with line managers to run all people processes – recruitment, learning, performance, engagement. You would independently design and execute HR interventions which addresses core business needs.

Plant HR

Be in charge of all people-related activities at the plant, be it recruiting, training, managing contractors, career development, and statutory compliance. The excitement mounts when the union negotiations approach or when the factory inspector visits!

Corporate HR

Handle recruitment, learning, talent management, organisation development, performance management compensation and benefits, and employee relations across the organisation. Gain expertise in a process, as well as exposure across business functions.

milestones

Here are a few milestones in the HR journey at Asian Paints:

testimonials

There is an open culture at Asian Paints which gives us the freedom to work creatively alongwith constant encouragement to learn & perform.

Raj Kumar Tiwari, Officer Level-II

The role is challenging, the people are great, and the policies cater to more or less all my needs.

Sunanda Das, Officer- HR

leadership speak

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