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
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!
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
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!
Last week, I was encouraged to take the Enneagram based on a recommendation by a friend who discovered it in a training program he just finished attending. He was so impressed by the test that I couldn’t help but feel amused. The cynic in me didn’t take the test for a while and with each … Continue reading Why do we love psychometric tests?
I remember every interview I’ve given in my adult life. I am also acutely aware of the pivotal part each interviewer played in determining the success of the interview. The task of an interviewer is not an easy one. Interviewing is an art and one that doesn’t always come naturally. We owe the mastery of … Continue reading How to get an ‘A+’ in interviewing
I want to share a story I heard last week – It was a fine Friday morning when one of the top performers of the team walked into my colleague’s room sobbing. This gem of a person had an unbeatable track record in academics and cracking tough business problems. Yet on that fateful morning, barely … Continue reading Are we doing Diversity Wrong?
Recruiting trends more often than not slip out from my circle of interest. To be vocally self-critical, I find myself either skimming over these or straight out ignoring them. However, when earlier this year, Sundar Pichai announced Google for Jobs, I had to sit up and take notice. It intrigued me not because of the … Continue reading Google for Jobs: The new beast in town
October has been quite an eventful month for HR. First, Tesla came under the spotlight for firing a large number of employees and then California passed a bill prohibiting an employer from relying on the salary history information of an applicant as a factor in determining whether to offer employment or what salary to offer. … Continue reading The war between salaries & transparency