Have you ever had one of those days when all you wanted to do was throw your hands up and disappear from the world? It happened to me yesterday and I was immediately consumed by guilt; even more so because Tuesdays are blog post days and here I was – hiding under blankets unwilling to … Continue reading How expensive is hibernation?
It is a non-standard question, isn’t it? Most similar sentences have a subject other than HR inserted at the end– usually water, coal or another precious resource; a resource that has proven to be invaluable and close to extinction. After all, what has HR done for the world to care about it? It is just … Continue reading DO PEOPLE REALLY CARE ABOUT HR?
Last week, I was encouraged to take the Enneagram based on a recommendation by a friend who discovered it in a training program he just finished attending. He was so impressed by the test that I couldn’t help but feel amused. The cynic in me didn’t take the test for a while and with each … Continue reading Why do we love psychometric tests?
I remember every interview I’ve given in my adult life. I am also acutely aware of the pivotal part each interviewer played in determining the success of the interview. The task of an interviewer is not an easy one. Interviewing is an art and one that doesn’t always come naturally. We owe the mastery of … Continue reading How to get an ‘A+’ in interviewing
It is not often that I watch a movie and return wanting to talk about it to everyone I meet on the street. However, now that I have seen The Greatest Showman, I am going to talk about it in every forum that I can. Why? Obviously because I thoroughly enjoyed the experience like no … Continue reading The Greatest Showman
Here is a roundup of 12 topics from the last 12 months that had HR professionals (and others) around the globe sit up & take notice.
Last month, I came across a paper on Talent Magnets and creating an irresistible culture. While I wasn’t surprised to see leadership as a main magnet, I did mull over it for a few days. We have been talking about leadership for a long time and it seems like the most obvious talent magnet that exists. Who wouldn’t want … Continue reading the 5 defining attributes of a strong leader
How often have you been asked for a favor where you are expected to put in more hard work than the requester has? Do these requests frustrate you? Worry not. I am going to share a well-known trick in the book. Works every time. The trick: Make them work. Let me illustrate via two examples. … Continue reading Make them work
Do you feel disappointed when someone asks you to talk about your greatest achievement at work? Do you feel like no project is ever big enough? If you spend time beating yourself up for not having done enough, stop now. This is the year you realize that the greatest work is in doing the little things well.
When it comes to the history of HR, 2017 may well be a year that we wish slipped off the book. I am racking my brain for momentous movements or changes and save ‘Google for Jobs’ and the endless harassment lawsuits, nothing comes to mind. Sure, there’s been a lot of talk around gamification, technology, … Continue reading 2018: The year of seeking equilibrium