It has been two years since I started setting ‘words of the year’ for myself and I have no intention of breaking the streak. Now, I may not be the most convincing exhibit for you to set one for yourself but, like with everything else in life, there is always room for improvement. I have … Continue reading 2020 word of the year
I’ve recently had the good fortune of taking a series of interviews for a position at my organization. These interviews have not only made me question the motivation of those turning up but also why I have never thought of a blog post on the topic. While I have, in the past, written a piece … Continue reading How not to: Mess an interview
Six years after Buffer decided to make its salaries public, pay transparency has suddenly become a prominent topic of discussion amongst HR professionals in my circle. In the past month, I found this topic pop up in almost every single forum that I am a part of and I ended up being caught in the … Continue reading What’s your salary?
In my last post I talked about creativity being an “in demand” skill. One of the reasons for it to feature in the list of top 5 is because we believe that machines do not possess this skill. At least, not yet. In this piece, I delve into the one question that has led to … Continue reading Can machines be creative?
Given the demand for creativity and the competitive advantage it holds, organizations are now under more pressure than ever to (a) create a place where creative people will flock to and, (b) build this skill within existing employees.
I am yet to attend an HR conference where I have not learnt something new. 89% of the time, it is through conversations with the myriad HR professionals that gather at the melting pot. Every single time I walk into a conference environment, I cannot help but be surprised at the different orbits we all … Continue reading SHRM Tech Conference 2019: Recap
I am a big fan of radical transparency; always have been. I believe it solves more problems than it creates. Multiple corporate gurus encourage embracing radical transparency, however, this month I will focus on one particular aspect that I value most. However, let me begin by narrating a recent incident. In my most recent 1:1 … Continue reading 31-day challenge: Radical Transparency
One can safely assume that in life, most decisions are two-way doors. What differs is the toll fee. It is impossible to come back through a door without paying a toll fee. Sometimes the toll fee is negligible, sometimes it costs a bomb - and this is especially true of most decisions in HR.
This has been a rather quiet year. No crazy CEO saying something audacious, no groundbreaking/ gossip-worthy HR breakthroughs nor any organization doing anything questionable (OK – this may not be true). Either the world of HR has gone quiet or I am revolving outside the loop. I would like to believe it is the former. … Continue reading Nothing new under the sun
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