Have you ever wondered why every time Jennifer Lawrence tripped and fell over, almost no one said – ‘clumsy fool’? On the contrary, her popularity seemed to take an upswing every time she made a blunder. She tripped four times on the red carpet before people started suspecting that something may be amiss.
A few weeks back I came across the most wonderful community ever. Let me introduce you to them. Happening in over 80 countries (including India) and 252 cities, these are evenings very well spent. What: In their own words - Fuckup Nights is a global movement and event series that shares stories of professional failure. … Continue reading “#u%k-up” Nights
On 2nd March 2018, United Airlines President Scott Kirby attempted to spice up the life of his employees. The organization decided to get a little creative with their rewards system and messed with employee bonuses. In case you haven’t heard (which would be surprising given the stir it has created), the scheme was this – you take … Continue reading What was United thinking?
I learnt that the answer to finding happiness lay in one simple act - giving. So easy that a 3 year old could do it. Jacqueline’s delivery is flawless and her story inspires you to join the movement in changing the world 1 give, 1 day at a time.
This is the part where I get serious. These five songs teach us lessons not only about life in general but also about work. They also have the added advantage of being a great listen. So put on your headphones and prepare to learn. IDGAF – Dua Lipa You call me all friendly Tellin' me … Continue reading Part 2: The serious edition #HRMixtape2018
I was lucky to stumble upon this tweet a few days back and immediately knew that I just had to make my own Mixtape. What I didn’t know is how much fun this would end up being. Hence, the part 1. Needless to say, another will follow. Because I am dealing with a lot of … Continue reading Part 1: Performance Management Edition #HRMixTape2018
Have you ever had one of those days when all you wanted to do was throw your hands up and disappear from the world? It happened to me yesterday and I was immediately consumed by guilt; even more so because Tuesdays are blog post days and here I was – hiding under blankets unwilling to … Continue reading How expensive is hibernation?
It is a non-standard question, isn’t it? Most similar sentences have a subject other than HR inserted at the end– usually water, coal or another precious resource; a resource that has proven to be invaluable and close to extinction. After all, what has HR done for the world to care about it? It is just … Continue reading DO PEOPLE REALLY CARE ABOUT HR?
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