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me to answer, comment below or ask me on Twitter (@ankitapoddar) and … Continue reading #1 Ask Me Anything: Learning Outdated Skills
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
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…
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?
One can safely assume that in life, most decisions are two-way doors. What differs is the toll fee. It is impossible to come back through a door without paying a toll fee. Sometimes the toll fee is negligible, sometimes it costs a bomb - and this is especially true of most decisions in HR.
I recently wrote a post on ‘5 YEARS LATER: WHAT WILL HR LOOK LIKE?’ At the time of review with my editor, he referred to a recent round table where one of the speakers had commented, "We are always speaking about the next 5 years...but how about the next 20 years; no-one is speaking about … Continue reading The danger of looking too far ahead
I am a big fan of experience. I think it holds innumerable lessons and deserves to be chased after like a thief in the dark. I also believe that number of years is an extremely poor indicator of experience. One could fit in a variety of experiences into a single year and another could live … Continue reading Too little experience
The first 90 days are crucial to your career. Those who ace it live an easier life that those who are left making up for time lost. Start strong.