Sometimes when you expose people to the same script over and over again, they become blasé. The effectiveness wears and it’s easier to ignore. I felt it happen to me with HR & AI. It happened with HR & technology. Then, to my dismay, it happened with diversity. Sometime in the middle of last year, … Continue reading Don’t let the conversation die
If you have worked in HR long enough, you have without doubt used the term internal equity/parity at least once. This versatile term can be put to use anytime a conversation around compensation creeps up. It can be at the time of hiring, internal transfer or at the much loved annual appraisal cycle when a … Continue reading The truth behind internal equity
It has been two years since I started setting ‘words of the year’ for myself and I have no intention of breaking the streak. Now, I may not be the most convincing exhibit for you to set one for yourself but, like with everything else in life, there is always room for improvement. I have … Continue reading 2020 word of the year
I’ve recently had the good fortune of taking a series of interviews for a position at my organization. These interviews have not only made me question the motivation of those turning up but also why I have never thought of a blog post on the topic. While I have, in the past, written a piece … Continue reading How not to: Mess an interview
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?