Last week, I wrote about discovering the word for how most of us have been feeling for a while now and accepting the fact that it may be the dominant feeling through the year. Yet, humans being humans are born to fight the status quo and hence the quest to ‘not languish’ continues. Adam Grant … Continue reading We’re languishing, now what?
At the start of the year, there was hope. Despite cynics claiming that it was foolish to believe that we’d seen the worst of the pandemic, 2021 brought with it a glimpse into fool’s paradise. It was in these five seconds of paradise that I coined my word of the year for 2021. Then six … Continue reading Word of the year: Languishing
Two stories and both left an impression on me long before the term ‘The Great Resignation’ began making waves. Last month, my housemate left a well-paying job, his friends and a familiar life to move to an unknown country, join a startup and take a pay cut - all because he decided something needed to … Continue reading The Great Resignation
I have mentioned Basecamp on this blog twice before, both in 2015 when they moved from 37signals to Basecamp. Yes, that is how long I have been tracking them. On 26th April 2021, Jason Fried, founder & CEO of Basecamp, announced yet more changes. However, this time, unlike before, my reactions are not all positive. … Continue reading Changes at Basecamp
I first read about leveraging ‘fear of missing out (FOMO)’ to pull employees back into the office in a Fast Company article. And once I read it, I couldn’t get it out of my head; for two major reasons–(1) I am often a victim of FOMO and (2) marketing has a long-standing success of leveraging … Continue reading Will FOMO bring people back into an office?
The world changed in 2020. I am not a prophet and cannot determine whether the changes are for better or worse. What I do know is that the change is irreversible and we will never go back to exactly where we came from. With all the events that took place over the last 12 months, … Continue reading Events that changed the world of work in 2020
Last month, Alphabet and Google CEO Sundar Pichai sent an email to employees extending work from home to September 2021. The email also painted a picture of what the future of work would look like. Google joined the likes of Netflix, Microsoft, Workday and ViacomCBS who have declared that while work will probably not return … Continue reading Google’s coming back to work
I recently sat down with peopleHum to chat about HR and my journey through it. I enjoyed the conversation. Take a look and let me know what you think. If you'd prefer to listen to the podcast instead, you can find it here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v0GZIpKbPfo
The importance of a college degree has been a long standing debate especially when it comes to hiring. Why do hiring managers continue to demand resumes from premium colleges? Are these hires better performers than those who come from other colleges? Does a degree guarantee success? Is the return on investment of a college degree … Continue reading Google Career Certificates: Redefining college degrees
Most employee benefits elicit little reaction from the HR community. They stay in the news for a while, people usually have mild reactions and then they are either replicated across or ignored. Not this. If this was crafted as a PR move, then it is the greatest ever in the history of PR moves.