You may be the smartest cookie in town but it is pointless if people can’t stand being around you. Disruptive thinking, curiosity and courage may well be the traits of the future but not at the cost of classic, vanilla yet indispensable leadership qualities. Much as we’d like to fight it, EQ still rules the … Continue reading What is changing?
If you’ve been around long enough then you probably know that it’s time for year-end posts. December has kicked in and I am sure we all have a ‘things to-do before the year ends’ list. If not, this is a good time to create one and start ticking stuff off. We have 30 days to … Continue reading Year-end vibes
Everyone is talking about it, aren’t they? The term first coined in 1999 seems to have gained massive popularity in the fag end of 2017. I blame this Ted-Ed video. Suddenly, everywhere I turn, I see people nodding and talking about how they have witnessed the Dunning-Kruger effect. If you have been one of the … Continue reading The Dunning-Kruger Effect
My profession constantly exposes me to HR professionals with diverse perspectives. While some may consider it fun, if you’ve been around HR folks long enough, you know it can be exhausting. You may also notice that a by-product of the profession is that almost everyone in HR thinks that they know their job well. It … Continue reading Let’s change how we talk about cost
There was a point of time when my weekends were the most productive part of my week. However, that story quickly changed. I now spend my weekends doing close to absolutely nothing. If you are like me and don’t want to step out of the house or the bed, here are some movies that I’ve … Continue reading Weekend Watchlist
We only say what people want to hear. We walk onto the stage and conceal words that may actually mean something. Instead, we rely on words that may bring out a few laughs, maybe even a thunderous applause.
Employee engagement surveys have been pitched as anonymous for as long as they have been around.I have seen organizations where employee information is not captured in any form (not even by coded numerical) and is truly anonymous. I’ve also seen organizations where employee data is captured and held secret by the survey administrator, thus making … Continue reading Engagement surveys: confidential vs. anonymous
Recruiting trends more often than not slip out from my circle of interest. To be vocally self-critical, I find myself either skimming over these or straight out ignoring them. However, when earlier this year, Sundar Pichai announced Google for Jobs, I had to sit up and take notice. It intrigued me not because of the … Continue reading Google for Jobs: The new beast in town
A few days back, a colleague asked me to read this. It’s definitely a piece you can ignore, but I read it. I even went ahead and read the comments on suggestion of this same evil colleague who soon after popped around to ask - ‘Do you still feel HR Positive?’ I must admit, I … Continue reading On a side note
When I first read of Tesla firing over 700 employees (around 2% of the total workforce), I wanted to write about what I thought of that singular action. However, as I read more about the incident my interest in the firing dropped especially since there’s nothing extremely drastic about that action in isolation. Organizations let … Continue reading Over-promising & under-delivering