My profession constantly exposes me to HR professionals with diverse perspectives. While some may consider it fun, if you’ve been around HR folks long enough, you know it can be exhausting. You may also notice that a by-product of the profession is that almost everyone in HR thinks that they know their job well. It … Continue reading Let’s change how we talk about cost
There was a point of time when my weekends were the most productive part of my week. However, that story quickly changed. I now spend my weekends doing close to absolutely nothing. If you are like me and don’t want to step out of the house or the bed, here are some movies that I’ve … Continue reading Weekend Watchlist
We only say what people want to hear. We walk onto the stage and conceal words that may actually mean something. Instead, we rely on words that may bring out a few laughs, maybe even a thunderous applause.
Employee engagement surveys have been pitched as anonymous for as long as they have been around.I have seen organizations where employee information is not captured in any form (not even by coded numerical) and is truly anonymous. I’ve also seen organizations where employee data is captured and held secret by the survey administrator, thus making … Continue reading Engagement surveys: confidential vs. anonymous
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
A few days back, a colleague asked me to read this. It’s definitely a piece you can ignore, but I read it. I even went ahead and read the comments on suggestion of this same evil colleague who soon after popped around to ask - ‘Do you still feel HR Positive?’ I must admit, I … Continue reading On a side note
When I first read of Tesla firing over 700 employees (around 2% of the total workforce), I wanted to write about what I thought of that singular action. However, as I read more about the incident my interest in the firing dropped especially since there’s nothing extremely drastic about that action in isolation. Organizations let … Continue reading Over-promising & under-delivering
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
Of course, it is going to! Have you come across anything in the world around you that isn’t disrupting HR? When things from decades ago like analytics and technology are still disrupting HR, how can something as big ticket as blockchain not! Frankly, I’m quite tired of HR being disrupted. One would think that the … Continue reading Is blockchain going to disrupt HR?
It is always easier to replicate than create. You’ve seen demonstrated success and you’ve witnessed potential pitfalls. You can learn from others mistakes and you can build a strong business case for adopting the same.