I am no clairvoyant. As much as I’d like to say I know how 2019 will turn out, it might very well chart a course unpredicted. However, there are signs of what is to come and then there is hope that HR pros follow these signs. I sat by the beach over the last week … Continue reading Three trends for 2019
It has been a momentous year. This is my 56th post of 2018 and I have never enjoyed writing here more than I have this year. Over the course of the year, I've written more than I ever have (both in number of posts and length of each post) and revamped the page design. Your … Continue reading Happy Holidays!
Ten days to go before the New Year dawns in. With every passing year, I get a little more surprised by how quickly time has gone by. However, now is not the time to moan, now is the time to kick into action and check some boxes off the to-do list before the year ends. … Continue reading 19 before 19
There exists some great advice in the world. One that we’ve all come across at one point or another is “Fake it till you make it.” This is valuable advice and holds true for all individuals. However, when it comes to employer branding, it might well be the perfect recipe for disaster. I am aware … Continue reading Faking it!
There exists two kinds of chaos in the world. If you’ve read Sapiens, you already know and can skip straight to paragraph 5, however, if you haven’t let me walk you through it. The essence of chaos is that there are innumerable uncontrolled forces at work and their unpredictable interactions are so complex that even … Continue reading Level 2 chaos
I’ve worked with technology teams my entire career and if there’s one thing I’ve learnt, it is that their world changes faster than the seasons. As compared to the world of technology, the world of HR moves at snail’s pace or slower if possible. Some would disagree for it feels like you are caught up … Continue reading Learning from tech teams
When it comes to gender diversity, I wonder Q1: Under the pressure of diversity, at the time of hiring, do we marginalize one gender over another? Q2: Will we hire a woman despite finding a man who performs better? Q3: Will women begin to receive an unfair advantage only because they were born a woman? … Continue reading Discrimination in the name of Diversity
When it comes to fighting discrimination at the workplace, the most popular solution that comes to mind is that of unconscious bias training. After all, if Google does it, it must work. When on April 12, 2018 a Starbucks manager called the police on two innocent men, the entire world went up in rage. Starbucks … Continue reading Does Unconscious Bias Training really work?
I posted my first book review on Tuesday and soon after received a series of requests for book recommendations. So, if you’re looking for one final book to end the year with, here’s a quick cheat post on what I would recommend based on my 2018 reads. Three must reads: Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari: … Continue reading Three must-reads & three ‘can avoids’
Life is unfair. Some people begin their career with a clear advantage. Your intelligence (measured in IQ) is inherited, so is your socio-economical background, height, appearance and core personality. As per Marc Effron, these together form 50% of the factors that predict success. Nevertheless, the other 50% is entirely in your control. It is this 50% that that the book hopes to address.