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Vidya Nitnaware

Business HR


HR Professional with 11 years of experience in Media, IT and BPO sector; performing the role of a business partner by ensuring effective design and timely implementation of various people processes like Performance Management System, Compensation & Benefits, Training & Development.

Work experience

Dec 2016till date

Business HR

J Walter Thompson, Mumbai

Managing the HR function for JWT Mumbai, managing a workforce of 210 employees; which includes:

  • Partnering with the Office Head in driving the business goals & growth strategy.
  • Talent Acquisition strategies
  • Ensuring manpower availability in line with business needs.
  • Proper implementation of Global HR strategy at office level.
  • Carrying out local office initiatives - for training & development and driving engagement.
  • Maintaining strong pipeline of resources at all times.
  • Managing relationships with various agencies/consultants
  • Ensuring HR compliance for the office in local & WPP audits.
May 2010Dec 2016

Senior Manager

Logicserve Digital Pvt Ltd., Mumbai

Senior Manager-HR

Heading the HR Department - Managing the entire workforce of 180 employees which includes the Digital agency and Product business.

Key Deliverables:

  • Overall control of the human resource function
  • Formulating HR systems and strategies appropriate to the company's corporate vision and goals
  • Developing remuneration and reward procedures
  • Keeping the Management informed on personnel and employee-relations Retention strategies policies, as needed, to preserve and facilitate company strategy
  • Planning and directing employee training and development programmes
  • Improving management/employee communications, including mediating in disputes and advising line managers on how to implement HR policies
  • Compensation bench-marking for all new hires, to ensure parity with old and new hires.
  • Recruitment portal management for UK job openings.(postings on reed., gumtree., monster.

Key initiatives & Achievements:

  • Portal management for all open positions in UK for the digital agency
  • Initiated the HR Newsletter to facilitate communication and news flow between India & UK
  • Initiated company participation in GPTW survey-2013, 2014
  • External cost of recruitment brought to 0%
  • Awarded outstanding professional award twice
  • Managing department level audit during external audits(ISO)
Aug 2006Jul 2008

Indiagames Ltd (Now, Walt Disney India)

Assistant Manager - APAC

HR Representative for the business-which included around 100 employees which managed business for the APAC region (Profiles include- Sales, Java, BREW, Graphic Design and Testing team)

Key Deliverables:

  • Handling end-to-end HR activities for the APAC Business comprising of 100 employees.
  • Performance Management-Setting KRAs, conducting performance reviews on probation, ensure timely feedback from leads for under performers, yearly reviews & ratings, bonus payouts & review meetings.
  • Exit analysis-Ensure proper analysis on exits to curb attrition.
  • Employee relations-Conduct employee motivation events & grievance handling. Identify training needs for the employees and arrange for the same internally/externally.
  • MIS reports-Headcount report, Attrition report, employee welfare report & productivity report.
Aug 2005Aug 2006


HR Analyst

HR Representative for the Technical support staff (ATIS- Accenture Technology Infrastructure Support) which included 600 employees spread across India (Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad & Delhi)(Profiles include-Customer, Network & Server Support)

Key Deliverables:

  • Assist with implementation and coordinate major Human Resource processes(e.g. annual and midyear promotions, annual performance management, compensation and salary administration) according to geographic/entity guidelines.
  • Support career counselors and supervisors in the career development of all assigned personnel by providing guidance on career plans.
  • Support and advise executives on HR policy, ensure compliance to the company's policies.
  • Support the integration of new joiners. Coordinate the termination process by organizing discussions, ensuring appropriate documentation, conducting/coordinating exit.
  • Update applicable Human Resources systems and maintain data, as required. Support members for the assigned community by coordinating and facilitating activities/meetings.
  • Update management on a variety of matters including absence, poor performance, managed terminations, disciplinary and grievance matters, flexible working arrangements, advising on legal framework, options and potential risks.
  • Coordinate the implementation of people programs and initiatives.
  • Research attrition/retention, analyzing trends thorough headcount and exit data and recommending appropriate course of action.
  • Review results of Global People Survey and work with leadership to affect change.
Nov 2004Aug 2005

Spanco Tele-Systems & Solutions Ltd

Executive - HR

Managed recruitment and Employee relations for the domestic BPO setup.

Key Deliverables:

  • Helped in preparing job descriptions for new and existing positions.
  • Sourced resumes from various placement consultants, references, websites(Monster, Naukri) and other e- groups.
  • Conducted screening interviews for all positions. Involved in induction formalities of every new employee. Helped in feedback and facilitation post appraisals.
  • Conducted grievance handling at all levels for personal problems, remuneration, facilities etc. Provide report/statistics periodically to the management on Positions filled & Resources optimization.
Mar 2004Nov 2004

Executive - HR

Responsible for initiating Mumbai operations and running it as a profit centre.




SIES College of Management Studies

MMS with specialization in HR



ICLes College, Mumbai University