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13 Oct: The biases of the hybrid workplace

The pandemic accelerated workplace transformations overnight! In the blink of an eye, work desks were replaced by beds at home; our colleagues were replaced by family members and home became our office. With each line blurring the difference between work and home, it is important to also bring work culture to home.

11 Oct: Cognitive Diversity at Workplace

Now more than ever, the increasing globalization of the world requires more interaction between people of different cultures, beliefs and backgrounds. People no longer live and work in an insular marketplace.

08 Oct: 3 Illustrations Of Incredible Leadership From The Silicon Valley

Leadership in the technology industry not only determines success, but has the potential to transform the definition of success. Leaders in the tech industry now hold one-on-one conversations with world leaders, change the course of Internet history and make consequential decisions that impact millions and billions of people.

08 Sep: Deconstructing skill & competency through a gender lens

In a perfect world, this topic would be inconceivable. However, we live in a world where stereotypes, cognitive biases and structural inequalities are very much present.

15 Apr: Cloud Engineers on Cloud Nine!

Krishna Gautam CLOUD ENGINEERS ON CLOUD NINE! A year after the largest scale WFH and Remote operations, debates are now on the continued feasibility and wellness impact. Irrespective of the…

22 Sep: Power of a Candid Interview!

Siddharth Verma  |  Power of a Candid Interview! Quite a few years ago I was interviewing a candidate in my office. I was pretty impressed with his overall demeanor, presentation,…

03 Sep: The E Factors: Journey from CXO to CEO Office

Siddharth Verma  |  The E Factors: Journey from CXO to CEO Office In an overly cluttering CXO space, over the last decade especially, what have been the limiting factors that…

11 Aug: The Core of Performance

Siddharth Verma  |  The Core of Performance Only fifty percent of hires globally are the right hires, I read in a report a few years ago. This is the eventual…

27 Jul: Staffing Industry: Headwinds of Change?

Anil Ethanur | Staffing Industry: Headwinds of Change? “I manage 40,000 payrolls a month…” “We have offices in 40 locations and we put a lac people to work…” “We staffed…

13 May: The 72K Crore Staffing Story

Anil Ethanur | The 72K Crore Staffing Story It would be difficult to pick the watershed moment in the Indian Staffing Industry evolution to 72,000 Crore Industry. Was it PEs…

04 Oct: GIC: Opportunities Aplenty

Siddharth Verma | GIC: Opportunities Aplenty For almost a couple of decades, six key sunrise industries led the talent acquisition spree near-evenly spaced, back to back, in quick succession viz….

28 Aug: Recruitment: Nothing Personal About It!

Prasadh M S | Recruitment: Nothing Personal About It! One of my Whatsapp groups climbed up the listing with a sudden spike in notifications. Someone had shared a screenshot of…

05 Aug: The Art of Leaving

Siddharth Verma | The Art of Leaving Way back in 2007 we recruited a management trainee, a Gold Medalist MBA. Exactly a year later, on the day of her 1st…

03 Jul: Just Another Day as a Recruiter?

Shincy Morris | Just Another Day as a Recruiter? Woke up in the morning hearing the alarm ring. As a recruiter, the first thing that flashed through my mind was…

31 May: Effective Hiring: Art or Science?

Effective Hiring: Art or Science? And yet, by and large, executives make poor promotion and hiring decisions. At the most one-third of such decisions turn out right; one-third are minimally…

26 Apr: Tuning the Executive Search Consultant

Siddharth Verma | Tuning the Executive Search Consultant Technology, Social Media, TA teams of large enterprises have in recent times challenged executive search Industry. But the unique nature of demand…

30 Mar: Bots & Algos: Half Truth on Hiring Bias

Prasadh M S | Bots & Algos: Half Truth on Hiring Bias Meet ‘Tengai’, the job interview robot who won’t judge you – read the headline of a recent Business…

19 Feb: Confessions of a Corporate Newbie!

Ashwini Salunke | Confessions of a Corporate Newbie! First job is something I dreamt of for a long time from childhood to college and here I am reflecting my campus…

07 Feb: Electric Vehicles – A Threat or Boon to Jobs

Kanth S | Electric Vehicles – A Threat or Boon to Jobs Guess what my colleague spends on Fuel every month for a 60 km daily commute? About 10$. Yes,…

22 Jan: Stuck in your Job?

Anil Ethanur | Stuck in your Job? In a long career getting stuck in a role or organisation is common. A job change may not be the only option to…

27 Dec: Difficult Conversations with Sales Bosses

Difficult Conversations with Sales Bosses Sales Bosses are tough nuts to crack, They are always pushy and on your face all the time. They are also difficult to convince as…

27 Nov: Can AI Hire for ‘Potential’?

Prasadh M S | Can AI Hire for ‘Potential’? Cricket in India, thanks to its colonial shadows, for long remained a cosmopolitan game. Though players from small towns eventually found…

09 Oct: A Resume that Connects

Siddharth Verma | A Resume that Connects Often, we come across situations during a job search when we are perplexed why our resume wasn’t shortlisted. While the resume landing in…

05 Sep: You need to Sell, No matter who you are

You need to Sell, No matter who you are If you study engineering you will become an engineer, if you get into medicine you end up being a doctor. The…

27 Aug: The Changing World of Work

Anil Ethanur | The Changing World of Work There is a lot in common between running a marathon and having a successful career. They both require preparation, planning, focus, tenacity…

31 Jul: Recruitment Automation: Search for The Silver Bullet

Prasadh M S | Recruitment Automation: Search for The Silver Bullet The year was 2000…we were in a marathon of huddles with an American HR Tech start-up. They had cracked…

23 Jul: Pharma Industry needs a Recruitment Pill

Siddharth Verma | Pharma Industry needs a Recruitment Pill Pharmaceutical Industry was always resilient to hiring cyclicity. Unlike the IT Industry, it never rained jobs in the Pharma sector. But,…

25 Jun: NBFC – The new Sunshine for Banking Talent?

NBFC – The new Sunshine for Banking Talent? Your neighbour bought a new iPhone X, Your cousin a new house and your friend his next car. All these calls for…

21 May: Dear Recruiter…Are you Evolving?

Anil Ethanur | Dear Recruiter…Are you Evolving? I was excited when I first heard about driverless cars. As a full-time user of Uber, I thought I will have a uniform…

15 Feb: Staying Successful AFTER Success

Kamal Karanth | Staying Successful AFTER Success You may knock a few sixes out of the park early in your career, but that start may not guarantee a successful innings …

01 Feb: 2018: Time for an IT REBOOT

Anil Ethanur | 2018: Time for an IT REBOOT India’s IT industry has been a job spinner for over two decades. It currently employs 4.2 million people. The growth has,…

18 Jan: Are you CXO-ready? Run your Quick Checks

Kamal Karanth | Are you CXO-ready? Run your Quick Checks Who doesn’t want to become a VP, CFO or CEO nowadays? Nobody really wants to stay at the bottom of…

17 Dec: Hiring for Self – How Founders Flounder!

Anil Ethanur | Hiring for Self – How Founders Flounder! Founders or Entrepreneurs are a rare breed. Their confidence or call it craziness makes them unique and inspiring. On the…

08 Nov: Wanted! CEOs for a 20 Billion Dollar industry!

Anil Ethanur | Wanted! CEOs for a 20 Billion Dollar industry! When you graduated and were looking to make it big in life, what kind of opportunities did you have…

08 Nov: Bench – Where has it disappeared?

Sundar Eshwar | Bench – Where has it disappeared? There was a time when Indian IT MNCs used to report about their bench utilisation. Anything above 70% was still considered…

08 Nov: Mechanical Engineering? Wanted again!

Mechanical Engineering? Wanted again! Traditional engineering streams like Mechanical are back in demand and I’m going to get to the why, right away! It is a well-known fact that, in…

08 Nov: The myth of ‘Jobs for Life’

Jayashree Prasad | The myth of ‘Jobs for Life’ For long, we have obsessed over the need for ‘permanent’ jobs. Some of us possibly continue to it without really decoding…