17 days ago, I was away on a faraway island that had no internet connectivity (hard to imagine in today’s day and age). As I sat beside the beach sipping sangria, Google employees across the globe staged a walkout. Eight days passed before I read details on what was possibly one of the biggest movement … Continue reading #GoogleWalkout
Any sentence that starts with “HR is not about HR” shoots blood right to my head and makes it want to explode. I have yet to come across any professional apart from one in HR write or say a sentence more absurd than this. Have you ever heard - Marketing is not about marketing; finance is not about finance or non-profit organizations are not about non-profit organizations. Really, what does this sentence even mean?
Now that the conference is done, after two days of learning and revelry I can say with absolute confidence that SHRM India kept every promise they made. It was truly the best and biggest HR conference in town.
Four days to go for the biggest HR conference in the country - Yes, I am counting. As I pack my bags for New Delhi, I am penning down notes on how to make the most of the two days I spend there. In the past, I’ve always fretted about which sessions to attend, whether … Continue reading How to: Make the most of HR conferences
Every alternate article on the World Wide Web makes a reference to unconscious bias and discrimination in one form or another. Look hard enough and you’ll find it. There are, of course, some forms of discrimination that are referred to about more often than others are. Take for example, diversity. The words that probably come … Continue reading THE DOWNSIDE OF BEING WISER
Early this year, the media went crazy. Every other day, pieces titled – ‘The open-plan office is a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad idea’ or ‘The Open-Office Trap’ attacked my inbox and it hasn’t stopped yet. One quick Google search on open offices will tell you that the world hates them. But we always … Continue reading The office from the future
I first sat up and took note of GDPR when a newsletter I subscribe to asked for re-confirmation to continue sending me information. This was one month ago. Until then, GDPR was always something good that the European Union had put in place but would come to effect at some unknown time into the future. … Continue reading What’s with GDPR?
When my colleagues first heard that I was headed for a two-day conference dedicated to technology in HR, they thought it a joke. Lunch table discussions began to revolve around how technology and HR have a strained relationship and that I was probably just going for a 2-day break. After all, the world of HR … Continue reading A tryst with HR & technology
Many have said that they are looking forward to Mark Reilly, Indeed's Director Employee Insights for APAC, talk about the human side of work and assuage any fears one may have of machines taking over the world. I struck gold when Mark agreed to answer a few questions as prepped for the conference. Let's take a sneak peak into what he had to say.
One of the talks I most excited about in the upcoming SHRM Tech Conference is that of Niel Nickolaisen, Chief Technology Officer with OC Tanner and the author of The Agile Culture and Stand Back and Deliver. I can’t think of anyone better to talk about HR & Technology than the guy who has done … Continue reading In conversation with Niel Nickolaisen