Through the ages, despite my constant complaint of HR not experimenting as much and staying exactly where it was a decade ago, I must admit that we did take some leaps of faith. We have had our own share of headline grabbing fads that disappeared soon after. Take for example radical transparency. Whatever happened to … Continue reading What happened to Snaplications?
Recruitment is tough. No matter how hard you try, there are always more requisitions that need to be filled. I have limited experience in talent acquisition but can sympathize. Year after year, businesses plan for a certain intake and invariably during the year shuffle those numbers. Once a requisition opens, you line up many many … Continue reading First Match vs Best Match
The internet is overflowing with predictions on what life and work will look after the pandemic. There is no doubt that some things will change, yet history has shown us time and again that we are extremely inaccurate when it comes to predicting the future. Will we eventually default to our old ways or learn … Continue reading Working After COVID-19: What to Expect
If you have worked in HR long enough, you have without doubt used the term internal equity/parity at least once. This versatile term can be put to use anytime a conversation around compensation creeps up. It can be at the time of hiring, internal transfer or at the much loved annual appraisal cycle when a … Continue reading The truth behind internal equity
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
I want to share a story I heard last week – 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 track record in academics and cracking tough business problems. Yet on that fateful morning, barely … Continue reading Are we doing Diversity Wrong?
The hiring teams have one of the toughest jobs in the organization. They have a herculean task of closing requisitions at the wild pace at which businesses open them. Added to that, they also face immense pressure to get the right people into the organization. Given the circumstances, it is only fair that to bring … Continue reading People Analytics 101: Getting Hiring Right
I heard some of the most disturbing lines in my career today morning. I was having a conversation with a recruiter who hires for one of our largest business units. He said – ‘Our job is to hire. It doesn't matter how he performs post hiring. If the manager is on the fence, we urge … Continue reading When it stops at hiring!