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
Human beings are inherently biased. We would like to believe that we are largely rational beings but as years of research has proved, we aren’t. In fact, there is an entire field of study (behavioral economics, social psychology, call it what you may) dedicated to studying human irrationality. Organizations have begun playing their part by … Continue reading Are machines better at discrimination than human beings?
I first sat up and took note of GDPR when a newsletter I subscribe to asked for re-confirmation to continue sending me information. This was one month ago. Until then, GDPR was always something good that the European Union had put in place but would come to effect at some unknown time into the future. … Continue reading What’s with GDPR?
When my colleagues first heard that I was headed for a two-day conference dedicated to technology in HR, they thought it a joke. Lunch table discussions began to revolve around how technology and HR have a strained relationship and that I was probably just going for a 2-day break. After all, the world of HR … Continue reading A tryst with HR & technology
Many have said that they are looking forward to Mark Reilly, Indeed's Director Employee Insights for APAC, talk about the human side of work and assuage any fears one may have of machines taking over the world. I struck gold when Mark agreed to answer a few questions as prepped for the conference. Let's take a sneak peak into what he had to say.
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
The HR community has always struggled to keep up with the times. While our peers in marketing, finance and legal departments elegantly navigate the changing tides and seamlessly adopt the latest developments, the same HR trends stick around for a relatively long time and we still keep falling behind. Technology, people analytics and diversity have been hot … Continue reading HR and the Future: Wearables in the Workplace
Oh, yes! There is a dark side. But you know that already, don’t you? While most optimistic Gig Economy enthusiasts would like the world to be dominated by “Gigglers” by 2020, I think we are a long way from getting there. Don’t get me wrong, I do love the concept of multiple gigs and multiple … Continue reading The dark side of the Gig Economy
If you haven’t noticed yet, I’m going to say it again – thehrbpstory is now 4 years old and I am very happy. I feel like a proud mother crooning over her baby. The other day, I spent hours poring over my old posts (You should check them out too!) The outcome was an idea … Continue reading Hot topics in ‘HR’
The biggest complaint I have against the HR community is that we don’t experiment as often as we should. There aren’t enough questions asked and there just isn’t enough doubt. If you’ve been here long, you know how often I rant about the need to move away from the ‘there’s nothing new under the sun’ … Continue reading All about ‘Experiments’