No really, I can deal with there being a pandemic out there. However, there are other things in my immediate environment that are causing me more anxiety and I cannot seem to shut them out. I thought it was social media and got rid of it yet these creep out from nowhere and have now … Continue reading I do not need more of this
Because this is the first in the series, I will start with an introduction and we’ll knock it off as we go. My favorite conversations are one where someone who does not work in HR looks with apprehension, albeit politely, at an HR professional who has just sprouted a phrase that HR pros use in … Continue reading #1 Famous HR Terms – 70:20:10
I have now completed an entire month of working from home. I dragged myself out of bed, into my workout clothes and placed myself on my yoga mat. Fifteen minutes later, I gave up. I came to terms with the fact that today was going to be yet another less than optimal day and I … Continue reading Isolation Diaries #1
Every time I talk about my definition of an HR Business Partner, I inevitably face the same question. They look at me with disbelief, skepticism, accusation and astonishment as they ask – ‘How can you not interact with employees and yet be effective?’
Unprecedented times lead to unprecedented problems, and the future of India Inc. has never faced greater uncertainty. While organizations move at breakneck speed to define what the pandemic means to them, they are also being forced to rethink everything they believed about work and how it is done. If there were ever a defining moment … Continue reading Five questions Indian organizations are asking about COVID-19
It has been just a week and surprising things have begun to happen. I get bored, pick up my phone and realize that it can no longer entertain me. My gaze then falls on the book I have been neglecting, the little keyboard I haven’t played in a while and the clothes that need fixing. Suddenly, I am writing more, my house is cleaner; I have read more pages than I have in a long time, and long pending tasks seem to vanish off the to-do list.
Who knew that when 2020 began, we would be facing a global pandemic within three months of the year? HR gurus predicted, per usual, that this would be the year that work becomes more flexible, mental health becomes an area of focus and technology plays a greater role in the life of an HR professional … Continue reading WHAT ABOUT THOSE WHO CAN’T WORK FROM HOME?
1) In the HR domain, how important is it to have a B School degree. If one does not have, how can they up skill themselves for a HRBP role? 2) How can one change their career path from an HR generalist role to a HRBP role? In India, it is easier to get most … Continue reading #5 Ask Me Anything: Entering HR
In 2019, the World Health Organization (WHO) classified burnout as an ‘occupational phenomenon’. While it hasn’t yet been classified as a medical condition, if the latest studies are anything to go by, it is well on the path to becoming one. According to a 2018 Gallup study of 7500 employees, 23% of employees reported feeling burned out at … Continue reading Battling burnout: A fight against artificial urgency
Now that most people are remotely working from home, how can HR ensure virtual Employee Engagement for the Employees? Engaging employees virtually has been a topic of discussion for a few years now, ever since we first began to explore the working model. Managers often ask how they can manage virtual/remote employees better. However, with … Continue reading #4 Ask Me Anything: Employee Engagement COVID edition