The biggest myth that has been circling the world of HR for a while now is to do with compensation. Research after research based on endless survey data tells us that role, quality of work and brand reputation precedes compensation when it comes to selecting a new job opportunity. Yet contrary to it all, when … Continue reading It’s all about the money, honey!
Last week I sent the closing email for one of the projects I run. The email subject line said – ‘Chennai Technophiles signing off for 2019.’ What the subject line should have said is ‘I am signing off for 2019.’ For over a week now I have been literally dragging myself out of bed and … Continue reading End of the year slump
The HR team has a large number of responsibilities, but by far, the most important is likely creating a workplace where employees can deliver their best with minimal friction; including managers. However, the last time I counted the number of internal tools in my organization that managers needed to work with for managing talent, I … Continue reading Manager Tax
I have learnt a lot from engineering teams, but by far my most valuable takeaway has been the rigor with which they believe in and execute retrospectives. Retrospectives sound a lot like common sense. One would expect that every individual, team and organization does it in one form or another. The first time an engineering … Continue reading Retrospectives: Return to basics
Do you remember the music video request shows from the 90s? I loved them! You would find me glued to the idiot box every weekend watching video jockeys read out long letters that looked more like pieces of art and play their song requests. I loved these shows to the extent that I sought my … Continue reading 31-day challenge: Write a letter
Six years after Buffer decided to make its salaries public, pay transparency has suddenly become a prominent topic of discussion amongst HR professionals in my circle. In the past month, I found this topic pop up in almost every single forum that I am a part of and I ended up being caught in the … Continue reading What’s your salary?
My favorite conference of the year is just round the corner and it is only fitting that I spend a few minutes writing about how to make the most of it. While in the past, I’ve done a generic post on how to make the most of HR conferences in, this post preps you for … Continue reading Everything you need to know before you attend #SHRMIAC19
There are two major problems that the world faces today – (1) climate change and (2) societal inequality. I will refrain from talking about climate change at this point as it has gained significant conversational momentum since the Amazonian fires. What I will focus on is justice, equality and social mobility. I am a staunch … Continue reading Creating an equitable world
I dedicated the last two posts to machines, AI and technology and I have barely scratched the surface. This past year I have learnt more about the world of technology than I have in the last decade. I also learnt just last evening that there are HR courses that exist that make you an expert … Continue reading 31 Day Challenge: Getting closer to Technology
In my last post I talked about creativity being an “in demand” skill. One of the reasons for it to feature in the list of top 5 is because we believe that machines do not possess this skill. At least, not yet. In this piece, I delve into the one question that has led to … Continue reading Can machines be creative?