As an individual understanding roles in an initial career phase, I'd like to have more understanding on how does an HRBP work with teams from domains not necessarily pertaining to talent alone, for instance how is a HRBP able to contribute to a risk management team?
Ankita, i have seen companies where the Human resource head or department is not very influential. May be they do not get buy in from the top management for certain HR interventions (which involves cost/time) required for the business. This may be due to lack of data analytics as the intervention is done for the … Continue reading #2 Ask Me Anything: Where are the influential HR leaders?
I am tempted to do a series of “Ask Me Anything”, HR related of course. I am not sure if I will actually receive any questions, but I am going to try anyway. So if you have any questions that you would like me to answer, comment below or ask me on Twitter (@ankitapoddar) and … Continue reading #1 Ask Me Anything: Learning Outdated Skills
I have been sitting at my desk staring at a blank document for over a week now. I am supposed to be writing about building a self-service culture and a host of other topics but it feels like a sin to talk about anything apart from the Coronavirus at this point. I pretended to be … Continue reading COVID-19
There was a time when Maslow’s hierarchy dictated how organization structured their benefits. However, times have changed and so has the playing field. Most basic needs determined by Maslow are now offered by organizations across the board and have ceased to lend competitive advantage. In a generation where benefits like working from home, free food … Continue reading Social Responsibility: The New Competitive Advantage
The world is becoming increasingly distraught about the influence of technology in daily life. Digital detoxes and cleanses are the flavor of the season. From tracking screen usage to minimalism extending from material possession to applications on devices, a large majority of the population is gravitating towards the idea of distancing themselves from the digital … Continue reading Digital Cleanse
Of all the ideas that resurfaced in 2019, the 4-day work week is by far my favorite. After all, who wouldn’t like an extra day off work every single week? The concept of a 4-day work week dates as far back as half a century. Nixon first predicted it in 1956. As work productivity continued to witness … Continue reading Free Time: The Forgotten Dream
I was recently invited to my Alma Mater to deliver a talk on what I’ve learnt through my many years in the corporate world. While the talk didn’t go as planned due to scheduling issues (story for when we meet), I thought I’d record my thoughts here. If you’ve been in the industry long enough, … Continue reading What I’ve learned
Lately I’ve been spending a fair bit of time reading and writing about working less (watch out for those pieces here). It all began with me stumbling upon the book by Jenny Odell called ‘How to do nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy’. Curious about the content, I watched the Talks at Google session by Odell … Continue reading 31 day challenge: Do nothing
Here are five reasons why you will never work on a project that will take five years to demonstrate success: Organizations are designed to orient employees towards yearly outcomes. If you don’t believe me, take a look at your performance appraisal system. Working on anything that takes longer than a year, usually rewards you only … Continue reading 5 reasons why you will never…