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All about Human Factor

Human Factor is the result of the lived experiences of its founders. We are a band of dedicated women professionals who have cumulatively 50-plus years of experience in the corporate world. We stitch together our diverse perspectives from the industry to develop targeted Disability Inclusion & Transformative HR Programmes...

What if Inclusion was not just a goal, but the very essence of Excellence?

WHY US

At Human Factor, we pose this question not as a thought experiment, but as a guiding principle shaping everything we do. In a world where there is a need for diversity to be celebrated and every individual's potential to be valued, our mission is clear: to pave the way for a future where inclusion is not just an aspiration — it's the standard of excellence. We understand the power of inclusivity and its profound impact on organisational success. Through our extensive range of services, we are dedicated to empowering businesses to take up diversity and unlock the full potential of every individual, regardless of their abilities.

An Able Mind Deserves More

  • Opening doors for all talents, regardless of background.

  • Celebrating diversity, ensuring every voice matters.

  • Empowering growth, nurturing harmony between personal and professional lives.

  • Valuing contributions, fostering a culture of gratitude and motivation.

Our Expertise

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Accessibility and Inclusion

We ensure inclusive opportunities and accessible infrastructure, enabling a diverse and empowered environment.

Inclusive Recruitment
and Policies

Here to help Able Minds and improve workforce diversity, we work to drive organisational success and innovation.

Communication and Sensitisation

Through tailored consulting services and training programs for communication and sensitisation, we empower HR departments, employees alike and people beyond that.

Career Development
and Support

With a focus on personalised support and advocacy, we attempt to create a lasting impact and drive positive change in the domain of Disability Inclusion.

Advocacy and Community Engagement

Through strategic partnerships and grassroots initiatives, we aim to create meaningful change and promote a culture of equality and accessibility in workplaces and beyond.

Accessibility and
Inclusion

Inclusive Recruitment and Policies

Communication
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Sensitisation

Career Development and Support

Advocacy and Community Engagement

Our Expertise (Option 2)

More than a
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Disabled individuals often bring unique strengths and abilities to the workplace that go beyond mere diversity checkboxes.

Patience and Tolerance

● Adaptability: Navigating life with a disability often requires continuous adaptation, fostering a high level of flexibility and resilience. ● Empathy: Personal experiences can lead to a heightened ability to understand and connect with others, promoting a more empathetic work environment.

Loyalty

● Commitment: Overcoming challenges in both personal and professional life can instil a deep sense of commitment and loyalty to a cause or organisation. ● Long-term perspective: Many disabled individuals have faced and conquered obstacles, fostering a long-term perspective and dedication to achieving goals.

Hard Work

● Determination: The perseverance needed to overcome physical or societal barriers often translates into a strong work ethic and determination to succeed. ● Problem-solving skills: Constantly finding innovative solutions to navigate a world designed for non-disabled individuals hones excellent problem-solving skills.

Interest

● Passion and Drive: Pursuing interests despite obstacles demonstrates a passion and drive that can be contagious in a team setting. ● Creativity: Necessity breeds innovation; disabled individuals often develop creative approaches to tasks, bringing fresh perspectives to the workplace.

Akhauri Rajesh Sinha

Chairman

A seasoned banking professional with over 37 years of experience across public/ private sector and foreign banks in India and abroad, Mr. Sinha has held several senior assignments and managed various functions such as Corporate Banking, Equity and Debt Capital Markets, International Banking, Risk Management etc. His last banking assignment was as MD & Country Head, Royal Bank of Canada, India.

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Tanu Gupta

Founder & CEO

Tapping into over 25 years of HR leadership, Tanu, an accomplished professional with qualifications from XLRI Jamshedpur and Delhi University, has driven transformative initiatives at esteemed companies like PwC India, Max Life Insurance, and Wipro. In 2022, leveraging her wealth of experience, she founded Human Factor — an impactful social enterprise dedicated to Diversity and Inclusion, championing sustainable people practices for a brighter future.

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Madhumati Dubey

Director - Strategy and Program Management

With 23+ years of experience, excels in Project and Account Management in E-learning, Consulting, Training, Healthcare and Skill Development sectors. Having played key roles at VMentor, LabourNet Services, Napier Healthcare, Deloitte Consulting, Adayana and more, she brings a wealth of expertise. Pioneering each strategic and program endeavour, Madhu leads the way in driving initiatives at Human Factor. Her commitment to excellence is underscored by a proven track record of delivering impactful results, making her an invaluable asset to the team. Madhu is also a co-founder of National Skills Network (NSN).

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Disha Gupta

Co-founder & Director

Disha is a visionary photographer with a passion for capturing the beauty in every individual. Along with being a powerhouse of creativity, Disha is also neurodivergent, experiencing the obstacles in the environment around her. Driven by a desire to challenge societal norms and celebrate diversity, Disha co-founded Human Factor. She is passionate about Disability Inclusion and actively seeks out opportunities to raise awareness and promote inclusivity. Putting her creative skills forward, Disha assists with communications, including branding, creative strategy, photography, and social media.

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Vidit Taneja

Entrepreneur in Residence - Intern

A recent graduate from XLRI Jamshedpur, Vidit holds a PGDM specializing in Marketing and Strategy. Holding a B.Arch degree from the University School of Architecture and Planning, Indraprastha University, Delhi, Vidit boasts 25 months of experience as an Architect at a prominent sustainable architecture firm. His academic and professional journey has finely honed his creative problem-solving skills, strategic thinking, and a deep passion for sustainable solutions. With a relentless drive to make a positive impact, Vidit is eagerly seeking to explore the intersection between business and sustainability across diverse arenas.

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Himanshi Sardana

Disability Inclusion HR Specialist

A graduate of Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies, and a Masters in Social Work (MSW) from the Department of Social Work, University of Delhi; Himanshi’s journey is marked by her strong advocacy for inclusivity. With over two years of executive search experience and a background in promoting disability inclusion, she has made significant contributions as a Project Associate at the National Centre for Promotion of Employment of Disabled People. She has also been a part of a distinguished panel discussion titled "Voice, Velocity, and Visibility: the Pathway to Building a Collective for Persons with CP," hosted by Enable India and Start-up India on October 10th, 2023.

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Suresh Chandra Tripathi

Growth Partner

Mr. Tripathi, is a seasoned Civil Engineer with over 37 years of experience, in Project Execution & Evaluating & Propagating New & Innovative Technologies for Adaptation in India. Currently serving as Executive Director of Arth Envirotech Pvt Ltd and NovoCrete India Pvt Ltd, he holds key roles in C-Probe Technologies Pvt Ltd and advises Various Infra Players on the adoption of Precast Technologies. With a rich leadership history at KKSPUN Group, SuperCast Technologies, SP Precast, and Aditya Birla Group, Mr Tripathi is dedicated to making a positive impact on Disability Inclusion (DEI). As a Growth Partner with Human Factor, he leverages his expertise to expand the organisation's reach across sectors, driving growth and fostering inclusion.

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Karan Singh Chauhan

Associate Director - Sales & Marketing

Karan Singh has attended the prestigious Birla Public School, Pilani (BITS), a boarding school that instilled his love for learning and discipline. After completing his schooling, Karan pursued a B.Com (Honors) from Delhi University that fueled his spirit for the entrepreneurial sector. For over 12 years, he has been an entrepreneur in the HR Consulting domain and has robust experience in working with diverse clients and tackling unique challenges. Beyond his professional pursuits, Karan is an avid traveller, an AI enthusiast, and likes gaining cultural experiences.

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Executive Team

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Access4you

Access4you International is a social impact company that assesses, certifies and qualifies the accessibility of the built environment based on a self-developed audit software according to the usability aspects of 9 stakeholder groups.

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Design 21

Design21 is a leading architecture and interior company in India and well-recognised worldwide. They provide Design Consultancy for large projects and small-scale projects. Their specialisation lies in creating bespoke designs for residential, and hospitality projects. They also have a wide range of experience in institutional and commercial projects along with project management and execution solutions offerings.

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People Elevate

As a Botany graduate turned Human Resources Professional with almost 25 years of experience, Meeta Kapoor, the founder of People Elevate thrives on creating business impact by understanding both the Business and People dynamics. Her expertise lies in Talent Management, Performance Management, and HR policy formulation, with a proven track record in steering key HR processes. As an HR Business Partner, she has successfully led HR functions at the country level, collaborating closely with business leaders to address critical people imperatives for business success. Her ability to work with diverse stakeholders and manage large teams underscores my commitment to excellence in HR leadership.

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Anand and Anand

Anand and Anand is a leading full-service Intellectual Property law firm, providing end-to-end legal solutions across all facets of Intellectual Property and allied areas. The firm is professionally managed by 31 Partners supported by a management team comprising the CFO and the CIO. Our prestigious legal advisor, Anand and Anand Law Firm have been instrumental in paving the way for a stronger regime and are committed to pushing the envelope when it comes to change in substantive and procedural law and helping clients monetize their intellectual property.

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IDEA

Inclusive Divyangjan Entrepreneur Association, IDEA, was formed in March 2019, as a platform to work on livelihood opportunities for persons with disabilities and enterprises that work with PwDs. IDEA focuses on creating entrepreneurship and employment for PwDs. The promoting organisations are working with PwDs (promoting enterprises and/or creating employment) and are led by PwDs. It is IDEA's mission to enhance employment opportunities, economic and personal well-being and independence to make PwDs self-sustained and contributing members of our society.

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Our Partners

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Our Team

Tanu Gupta

Founder / CEO

Amitabh Gupta

Senior Advisor

Madhumati Dubey

Strategy & Program Manager

You're probably
wondering...

  • What inspired the creation of Human Factor?
    Human Factor was inspired by the lived experiences of its founders, aiming to promote a culture of empathy, accessibility, and inclusion in workplaces.
  • What is the core philosophy behind Human Factor's approach?
    “An able mind deserves more”, Human Factor's core philosophy is People Sustainability, focusing on responsible treatment, physical and mental well-being, and valuing talent for their contributions.
  • How does Human Factor address the challenges faced by organizations in managing their human capital?
    Human Factor provides tailored solutions for inclusive hiring, talent acquisition and retention, workplace culture enhancement, competencies framework development, role mapping, accessibility audits, and accredited certification and policy development to help navigate complexities. These services are designed to create inclusive workplaces, foster diversity, and promote people sustainability.
  • What sets Human Factor apart from other HR consulting firms?
    Our deep expertise in Disability Inclusion, commitment to social impact, and focus on collaboration, innovation, and measurable results set us apart. Additionally, our philosophy of People Sustainability shapes our approach, ensuring that we prioritize the well-being and contributions of individuals within organizations.
  • How can organizations get started with Human Factor's services?
    Organizations can reach out to us through our website or contact us directly to discuss their specific needs and goals. Our team, with its diverse industry experience and dedication to People Sustainability, is ready to partner with you to create tailored solutions for your organization's unique challenges.
  • What is the Disability Act 2016, and how does it impact businesses?
    The Disability Act 2016 mandates compliance with provisions promoting inclusivity and accessibility for persons with disabilities, including categorizing disabilities, requiring Equal Opportunities Policies, and establishing accessibility norms.
  • How can businesses benefit from embracing disability inclusion?
    Embracing disability inclusion leads to enhanced innovation, improved morale and productivity, access to a broader talent pool, positive brand reputation, and legal compliance.
  • What is the significance of disability inclusion in the workplace?
    Disability inclusion in the workplace is crucial for creating a diverse and equitable environment where all individuals, regardless of their abilities, have equal opportunities for employment and growth. It promotes a culture of acceptance, respect, and belonging, contributing to the overall success and sustainability of businesses. Furthermore, when coupled with technology and innovation, disability inclusion fosters a culture of creativity and problem-solving. By accommodating diverse needs and perspectives, companies can harness the power of technology to create more accessible and inclusive workplaces, driving innovation and gaining a competitive edge in the market.
  • What is disability awareness training, and how does Human Factor deliver it?
    Disability awareness training is a customized program designed to educate employees and stakeholders on disability etiquette, accessibility, and unconscious bias. Human Factor delivers this training through tailored sessions that address the specific needs and challenges of each organization. Our approach focuses on raising awareness, fostering empathy, and promoting inclusivity in the workplace.
  • What is the self-identification campaign?
    The self-identification campaign is a company-wide initiative designed to encourage employees to voluntarily disclose any disabilities they may have. It aims to create a more inclusive workplace environment by promoting openness and understanding.
  • What does the self-identification campaign offer?
    The campaign offers employees a supportive platform where they can feel comfortable disclosing their disabilities confidentially. Through participation, employees contribute to building a culture that values diversity and inclusion. Additionally, the campaign facilitates the provision of tailored support and accommodations to meet individual needs.
  • How does the self-identification benefit employees?
    By participating in the self-identification campaign, employees benefit from a workplace culture that fosters openness and acceptance. They gain access to a range of support services and accommodations designed to help them perform at their best. Furthermore, the campaign promotes awareness and understanding of disability-related issues, creating a more inclusive and supportive environment for all employees.
  • How can Human Factor help businesses address these challenges?
    Human Factor offers tailored solutions through accessible audits, and certifications, covering strategic communications, policy development, cultural transformation, and stakeholder engagement to promote disability inclusion.
  • How does Human Factor assist with policy development?
    We help organizations develop inclusive policies and practices related to recruitment, training, accommodations, and career advancement
  • What are some challenges businesses face in implementing disability inclusion initiatives?
    Challenges include lack of accessibility, availability of accredited certifications, policy framework, difficulty in recruitment, absence of a welcoming culture, resource constraints, and limited awareness.
  • Where can I find more information about Human Factor and its services?
    Visit our website at https://hfactor.in/ for more details about our services, case studies, client testimonials, and resources on Disability Inclusion and HR best practices.

Our Expertise

We ensure inclusive opportunities and accessible infrastructure, enabling a diverse and empowered environment.

Expertise 01

Accessibility and
Inclusion

With a focus on personalised support and advocacy, we attempt to create a lasting impact and drive positive change in the domain of Disability Inclusion.

Expertise 04

Career Development and Support

Through tailored consulting services and training programs for communication and sensitisation, we empower HR departments, employees alike and people beyond that.

Expertise 03

Communication and
Sensitisation

Here to help Able Minds and improve workforce diversity, we work to drive organisational success and innovation.

Expertise 02

Inclusive Recruitment and Policies

We ensure inclusive opportunities and accessible infrastructure, enabling a diverse and empowered environment.

Expertise 05

Accessibility and
Inclusion

Zsolt Pákozdy

Senior Advisor

Zsolt Pákozdy, leveraging 25+ years of business and 13 years in Hungarian diplomacy, brings invaluable contributions as a strategic advisor to Human Factor. His expertise in sales, M&A, real estate, business strategy, and diplomatic engagements is complemented by a decade-long diplomatic tenure in India. Now dedicated to a social enterprise focused on accessibility for the disabled, his commitment to positive change aligns seamlessly with Human Factor's mission, making his advisory role truly indispensable.

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Mayank Agarwal

Strategic Advisor

Mayank is a seasoned fintech executive with 25+ years' of experience leading growth and optimization in the US. As a GTM expert, he has launched several new products both within large corporations like CapitalOne and start-ups like Opendoor (proptech) & SoFi (fintech). Based out of Texas Mayank is actively involved in organising start-up pitch events and has done part-time advisory roles in the past. As an advisor and investor at Human Factor, with his hands-on presence, Mayank is guiding the team towards the mission where accessibility should never stop any form of disability while maintaining sound financial health.

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Ravi Gupta

Financial Advisor

Ravi, Founding Partner at Pcube Advisors, Ravi Gupta is a distinguished strategic advisor specialising in Business Planning, Automation, FP&A, and Capital Structuring. With over 18 years of expertise, Ravi's influential roles include CFO at GEMS Education and Investment Analyst at Fidelity. His advisory prowess extends seamlessly to Human Factor, where he delivers transformative insights for unparalleled success.

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