Right up to the beginning of 2020, we believed that the gig economy would pave the way into the future. Innumerable leaders in the field talked about how organizations and the workforce needs to prepare themselves for the gig revolution. In 2018, 36% of the US workforce was associated with the gig economy (Gallup). In … Continue reading IS THE GIG ECONOMY DEAD?
I do not need more of this
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
The danger of looking too far ahead
I recently wrote a post on ‘5 YEARS LATER: WHAT WILL HR LOOK LIKE?’ At the time of review with my editor, he referred to a recent round table where one of the speakers had commented, "We are always speaking about the next 5 years...but how about the next 20 years; no-one is speaking about … Continue reading The danger of looking too far ahead
Too little experience
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
Day in the life of an HRBP #1
February has been crazy busy and that is an understatement. I keep thinking that the next day will be better and it ends up being just as busy. Now I have just pinned my hope on March. Almost everyone who has crossed paths with me this month, has heard me say – “March will be … Continue reading Day in the life of an HRBP #1
The office from the future
Early this year, the media went crazy. Every other day, pieces titled – ‘The open-plan office is a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad idea’ or ‘The Open-Office Trap’ attacked my inbox and it hasn’t stopped yet. One quick Google search on open offices will tell you that the world hates them. But we always … Continue reading The office from the future
Six qualities for a successful startup career
Startups have been all the rage the past few years and the trend isn’t changing anytime soon. As per the Global Startup Ecosystem Report 2018, global venture capital investments in startups hit a decade high in 2017, with over $140 billion invested. Total value creation of the global startup economy from 2015 to 2017 reached $2.3 … Continue reading Six qualities for a successful startup career
When your own community sells you short!
On 14th February, I saw this post circling around my many WhatsApp/Facebook groups. For some strange reason, it became a very popular Valentine’s Day read. I gave in to the draw of the title and soon wished I hadn’t. This post offends me. The fact that it became a popular read makes me feel worse … Continue reading When your own community sells you short!
Guess who blew it?
Earlier this week, I was invited by an organization for a chance to sneak a peek into their culture and way of work. Just back from a conference that hosted a talk on leveraging social media, I saw this as a perfect example of an organization that took its social media strategy seriously. Just how … Continue reading Guess who blew it?