Blogger Archives: Sambhav Rakyan

Sambhav Rakyan

Sam Rakyan leads the Willis Towers Watson Data Services business in Asia Pacific, and is also the Head of Talent & Rewards Consulting in India. He has close to 15 years of experience managing projects, people and businesses. His areas of expertise include the design of HR strategy, HR transformation, broad-based rewards, competitive pay issues, compensation benchmarking, job evaluations, salary structure development, employee engagement, international pay comparisons, reward audits, and compensation restructuring.

The top 5 human resources priorities for Asia Pacific

woman in a suit holding a document with bar graph chart, using her pen to point out figures to another woman

In 2018, we saw HR organizations face escalating challenges around digital transformation and social change. These will surely continue into this year, thus we have identified these five priority areas in which HR must thrive in 2019: 1. Commercial acumen … Continue reading →

Top 5 human resources priorities for 2018

woman in a business suit standing behind a desk shaking hands with a man in a business suit

As we take stock and reflect on HR trends from 2017, we’re reminded of the exciting developments around automation, artificial intelligence, diversity, gender parity and contractual talent. We’ve also seen previously “radical” concepts such as flexibility, personalization and transparency become … Continue reading →

Top five compensation and benefits trends right now

There’s a lot going on in the world of compensation and benefits. We’ve seen some long-anticipated trends materialise, including the need for more flexible work arrangements and stronger health and wellness programs, to name a few. We expect to see … Continue reading →

Reshaping the compensation and benefits landscape with artificial intelligence

Just the mention of artificial intelligence (AI) evokes excitement and dread at the same time. AI is the inevitable next step in the evolution of technology. Leaders in business, technology and science are already mapping parameters to guide AI development … Continue reading →

Leveraging data analytics to address workforce challenges

Human resources professionals are under intense pressure to use the wealth of employee data they have available to address a variety of workforce issues, from compensation to finding the right people. Yet many struggle with where and how to start … Continue reading →

Five strategic compensation and benefits trends to drive business success

It’s no secret that compensation and benefits professionals need to focus on smart ways to stretch their limited total rewards budgets. The competition for talent won’t go away, so optimising workforce programs that attract, retain and engage talent is also … Continue reading →

High-tech role retention reaches boiling point?

Competition for hot skills is fierce, but many businesses are uncertain about what level of premiums they should pay, and what their policies on hot skills recruitment and retention should be. Continue reading →

Global trends in pay: Does inflation still act as the key driver for salary increase?

person using a calculated while working at a computer with paper pie charts on the table

There’s a view among many Western economists that inflation is yesterday’s issue; that we’re embedded in a low-inflation environment, and will remain so. Continue reading →

Posts by Author in French:

Est-il encore possible de retenir les compétences technologiques clés ?

Dans les principales économies européennes et asiatiques, les employeurs ont conscience de devoir payer le prix fort pour les compétences technologiques critiques car la concurrence est féroce sur ce marché très spécifique. Malheureusement, ce qui est plus flou, c’est le … Pour lire la suite →