Much has been said and written about the Google fiasco; so much so that despite me initially deciding to not jump onto the bandwagon, I’ve now changed my mind. I’ve changed my mind because the internet has run amok with views on every aspect of what happened - David Brooks called for the resignation of … Continue reading The Google Fiasco: What we really need to be asking
I wonder who came up with this bizarre concept of organizations focusing on making employees ‘happy’ and why it’s suddenly taken center stage. I stumbled upon a recent survey that claimed 61% of respondents say happiness at work is more important than the salary. I’d like to understand just how the respondents defined happiness. It’s … Continue reading The “Happiness” Hype
I’ve had enough of our regular conferences that double up as networking and marketing sites. This time I’m looking for more. I’m looking for people who want to do more. In this day and age, ideas rarely strike in isolation. Innovation is inevitable when two or more great minds collide and I am looking for … Continue reading Where are the HR innovation conferences?
Organizations spend a considerable amount of time, money and effort in hiring the right people. Once the employees are in the system it makes good sense to have the tenure balance the investment cost. However, as any working professional would tell you, the calculation isn’t always that simple. In addition to hiring and training costs, … Continue reading Analytics 101: Why People Leave
While there are a million ways (think Design Thinking, appreciative inquiry, six hats etc.) of how to think about design, given my belief of understanding core concepts before design, it isn’t surprising that the “Deconstruction: Reconstruction” technique sang to me.
The hiring teams have one of the toughest jobs in the organization. They have a herculean task of closing requisitions at the wild pace at which businesses open them. Added to that, they also face immense pressure to get the right people into the organization. Given the circumstances, it is only fair that to bring … Continue reading People Analytics 101: Getting Hiring Right
I admit I've been keeping all posts that are 500+ away from this blog. The moment I write a piece that long, I ship it to one of the other blogs I partner with. So I am going to repost some of my favorite ones here every once in a while starting today. The series … Continue reading Where do all the long posts go?
For a change, this post isn’t going to be about HR. It could be; but you can extrapolate it to almost everything in the world. It is a well-known yet neglected universal truth and I’m going to attempt to bring it back to life. Richard Feynman says, “You can know the name of that bird … Continue reading The art of simplicity
It is inevitable. Like most things or rather everything, organizations aren’t immortal. While it may sound like a loaded statement and you would rather live in denial, we are surrounded by examples. It isn’t always an immediate death; decay can be painfully slow and unnoticeably so. It may take a decade, a century or multiple … Continue reading Every organization will decay
If you haven’t noticed yet, I’m going to say it again – thehrbpstory is now 4 years old and I am very happy. I feel like a proud mother crooning over her baby. The other day, I spent hours poring over my old posts (You should check them out too!) The outcome was an idea … Continue reading Hot topics in ‘HR’