And it’s upon us yet again. Call it what you may – annual performance management, talent review or plain old appraisal season, you cannot escape it. Yet, of all the years gone by, the 2021 annual appraisal cycle promises to be, by far, the most agonizing of them all. Individuals within organizations have begun raising … Continue reading It’s appraisal season….or is it?
Last month, Alphabet and Google CEO Sundar Pichai sent an email to employees extending work from home to September 2021. The email also painted a picture of what the future of work would look like. Google joined the likes of Netflix, Microsoft, Workday and ViacomCBS who have declared that while work will probably not return … Continue reading Google’s coming back to work
This website witnessed its quietest ever period in the second half of December. Not that I had forgotten about it–I never do. However, I recognized the need to take a guilt-free break. Thus, even though I had some content for the end of the year, I disappeared without warning with the decision to return refreshed … Continue reading 31 day challenge: Create
Recruitment is tough. No matter how hard you try, there are always more requisitions that need to be filled. I have limited experience in talent acquisition but can sympathize. Year after year, businesses plan for a certain intake and invariably during the year shuffle those numbers. Once a requisition opens, you line up many many … Continue reading First Match vs Best Match
If you are anything like me, you let 2020 happen to you. While the start of the pandemic brought along a multitude of emotions and maybe even determination to hit all your goals, you likely went through highs and lows like never before. In waiting for 2021, the vaccine and hoping that the next year … Continue reading 2021 Word of the Year: Intent
When the concept of remote work first made its way into the workplace, there was much debate on how the pay structure should be designed; should it be lower than those expected to turn up to the office given they do not need to spend on travel or should it be higher because of lower … Continue reading The paradox of privilege
Here’s a question for you: What determines organizational success? Is it the stock market, profit margin, liquidity, a combination of 101 factors or pure luck? The irony is - no matter which way you look at it, you will probably land at 1010 factors, half of which you can’t define. So may I ask why … Continue reading Must we measure ROI?
I hate to break it to you, but the end of the year is almost here. Of the many activities we undertake during this season, my favourite, by far, has to be the year end retrospective; and if there was ever a year to do one, it has to be this. 2020 has been a … Continue reading The Big Retrospective
Every leading product organization releases an upgrade every year if not more often. We refresh advertisements every season. Channel partners are reviewed, added or, removed at regular intervals and even logos get redesigned. Then you turn the lens inwards into the organization and gasp! How did we get this static? The performance management system was … Continue reading Expectations are a moving target
I recently sat down with peopleHum to chat about HR and my journey through it. I enjoyed the conversation. Take a look and let me know what you think. If you'd prefer to listen to the podcast instead, you can find it here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v0GZIpKbPfo