RIL's talent base, as on March 31, 2011, stands at 22,661
with an average employee age of 41 years.
In FY-11, the Business Transformation initiative created
high engagement and excitement amongst the workforce
across all levels at RIL. Some key accomplishments on
people management front are illustrated below:
Learning & Development
In FY-11, RIL enhanced delivery over the last year by
ensuring 1,589,395 man hours of learning activities at its
manufacturing divisions. Going forward, RIL will focus
on building specialist skills and multiple cadres in the
organisation to support its goals and aspirations.
Additionally, several thousand man-hours of
developmental intervention was undertaken to train the
leadership teams on developing the second-line,
compensation and benefits, executive coaching, rewards
and recognition programmes and interviewing & selection.
Six Sigma deployment in FY-11 was focused on improving
process capability & reliability issues as per the needs of
individual manufacturing sites. A total of 85 projects were
executed leading to financial benefit of Rs. 26 Crore for
the year 2010-11.
As a part of Six Sigma deployment process, 9 Reliance
Certified Black Belts – Wave 1 (RCBB-1) are working
across manufacturing divisions and have, in turn,
developed 305 Six Sigma Green Belts in 2009-11. Total
project execution by this team led by RCBB-1 for a span of
two years is 157 leading to financial benefit of
Rs. 69 Crore.
Currently, 19 BMGI/ASQ certified Black belts are working
in different sites. Based on the effective deployment of
Six Sigma methodology by first wave, new batch for
Reliance Certified Black Belt – Wave 2 (RCBB-2) has been
launched in January, 2011 for which 11 employees have
been selected from manufacturing divisions.
In all 354 Black Belts & Green Belts are associated with Six
Sigma projects at different sites. For the success of various
Six Sigma projects, 1892 team members and supervisory
personnel are providing active support.
As a part of standardization of training & development of
people with validation of their skill level, web based
examination module has been developed for certification of Six Sigma Green Belts. In FY-11, eight employees have
been certified as Reliance Certified Green Belt (RCGB).
Compensation & Banding
FY-11, saw a significant change in the Company's
compensation & banding management process. On the
variable pay front, efforts are afoot to move towards an
accountability and responsibility driven variable pay
programmes designed uniquely for various levels.
The belief in its people has been the foundation and corner
stone of RIL's growth story. It was the youth in their 20s
& 30s who brought RIL to this pedestal over the last 3
decades and going forward the intent is to pass the baton
on to young leaders over the next 2 to 3 years, to further
propel this success story for the next 3 decades. Towards
this end there has been a significant endeavor in
re-enforcing the existing talent base of 22,661.
RIL's campus hiring programme from the engineering,
finance and management institutes has been far more
robust, with wider coverage to ensure higher caliber as
RIL has launched a specially tailored programme "Reliance
Accelerated Leadership Programme", in order to hire high
caliber young talent into the Company and build a talent
pipeline for the future.
RIL is focused on building what would be the best "To
Be" Organisation over the next 18 to 24 months. In order
to achieve this objective, RIL focused on following
- People: Energising and engaging the existing work
force, building a pipeline for the future and creating
an exciting work place.
- HR Processes: To ensure that RIL continues to have
the world's best practice and processes, existing
processes are being reengineered and new processes
are being introduced.
- Policies: The focus in FY-11 was to make the policies
employee friendly keeping in view employee specific
needs. The HR policies are being reviewed and
benchmarked with world class organisations.
- HR Shared Service Centre: The Centre was
established last year to ensure efficient and effective
delivery of HR services to RIL employees.