One of the talks I most excited about in the upcoming SHRM Tech Conference is that of Niel Nickolaisen, Chief Technology Officer with OC Tanner and the author of The Agile Culture and Stand Back and Deliver. I can’t think of anyone better to talk about HR & Technology than the guy who has done … Continue reading In conversation with Niel Nickolaisen
I love attending HR conferences. I make it a point to attend at least one, if not two a year. In a world full of skeptics, I know this statement will raise many frowns but let me explain. I will not only attempt to explain why I enjoy and consider them important but I will … Continue reading Five reasons why: You need to attend HR conferences
How transparent should we be about diversity? I must begin with an anecdote from not long ago - 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 record of accomplishment in academics and cracking tough … Continue reading How to Be Transparent About Diversity
On 2nd March 2018, United Airlines President Scott Kirby attempted to spice up the life of his employees by introducing a new bonus scheme. This scheme took away the performance incentive program that awarded workers up to $375 for each quarter that the airline met operational goals. Instead, they replaced it with an all-new exciting lottery program that rewarded a … Continue reading getting appreciation right
Maybe not right away. It is highly likely that your initial investment will not be on building an HR team. However, if you are looking for success, there are some things you must pay attention to in the early days. Success for a startup can range from wanting to be acquired by a larger organization, … Continue reading STARTUPS: DO YOU REALLY NEED HR?
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