Workplaces nowadays have gone through a transformation. Gone are the days when work was confined to only files, projects or deliveries leaving hardly any fun time for employees. A paradigm shift has happened across the IT industry as even organisations are leaving no stone unturned to facilitate a fine balance at work by providing host of engagement activities in-house. The intent is to find balance at work by providing a host of engagement activities in-house. The intent is to allow employees to unwind, letting them follow their passion & hobbies while contributing to organisational goals. Employers have realized that engagement at workplace is a critical factor that fosters productivity and personal enhancement. In fact, the realization is not about employee engagement but it's more about the fact that workplace is a second home for employees and hence, the comfort & growth of every individual should be be taken care of. With this purpose, all organisations are now hosting a number of initiatives that catering to different tastes ranging from adventure, sports, cultural programs, hobby classes, learning activities and more.

Oliver Ratzesberger (VP – Info, Analytics and Innovation, SHC) was invited at the recent Annual GIC Conclave organized by NASSCOM at Bangalore. The event took place on April 5, 2013. Oliver's session on 'Analytics as a Service – BigData in Private Clouds' was well received at the conclave that comprised leading IT companies and technocrats.

Take a look at some photos from the event.

SHI hosted a Staffing Vendor Meet in the premises on 20th March.

A host of external vendors participated in this meet. As another year passes by, SHI acknowledged & awarded its vendors for their fabulous work done in the past year.

SHI hopes to see many more of such events taking place at the premises in the future.


On 7th March, Sears Holdings India(SHI) played host to NASSCOM's GIC Regional meet. A number of eminent personalities and external and internal dignitaries graced the event. These include CPO of SHI Santosh Panicker, Pratha Ghosh, Assistant Vice-President of SHI Souvik Chakraborty from McKinsey, Pankaj Phatarphod, Chair Nasscom and K S Vishwanathan of Nasscom.

The agenda revolved around discussing various imperative issues surrounding the impact of the 2013 Union Budget on the IT/ ITES Industry. Discussions were also centered around the implications that GICs will undergo with regard to the 2013 Union Budget.

SHI hopes to see many more of such events taking place at our venue in the future.

Tom Chappel once said, "Never let the competition define you. Instead, you define yourself based on a point of view you deeply care about."

Based on this simple but effective thought today, SHI would like to take this wonderful opportunity to announce that it's leader, Alok Kumar has been awarded with the Emerging Leader of the Year Award by India’s - The Greatest Corporate Leaders of India. (Click here to visit the site)

This award recognizes outstanding & emerging leaders who have contributed immensely to their domain and to the industry at large.

Alok, has been with SHI since its inception & has led the organization to where it stands today with tremendous zeal & positivity. It's a moment of great pride for everyone in SHI to witness it's leadership being recognized by an organization of global repute.