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Words to the Wise

Our blogs on Recruitment, HR Tech & Industry

13 May: The 72K Crore Staffing Story

Anil Ethanur | It would be difficult to pick the watershed moment in the Indian Staffing Industry evolution to 72,000 Crore Industry. Was it PEs writing the first few cheques,…

04 Oct: GIC: Opportunities Aplenty

Siddharth Verma | 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. IT, BPO, Banking,…

28 Aug: Recruitment: Nothing Personal About It!

Prasadh M S | One of my Whatsapp groups climbed up the listing with a sudden spike in notifications. Someone had shared a screenshot of a short post from LinkedIn…

05 Aug: The Art of Leaving

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

03 Jul: Just Another Day as a Recruiter?

Shincy Morris | Woke up in the morning hearing the alarm ring. As a recruiter, the first thing that flashed through my mind was the final interview of my candidate,…

31 May: Effective Hiring: Art or Science?

Shafi Rehman | 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 effective, and…

26 Apr: Tuning the Executive Search Consultant

Siddharth Verma | Technology, Social Media, TA teams of large enterprises have in recent times challenged executive search Industry. But the unique nature of demand has kept the search consultant…

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

Prasadh M S | Meet ‘Tengai’, the job interview robot who won’t judge you – read the headline of a recent Business Story on BBC. I read it again… it…

19 Feb: Confessions of a Corporate Newbie!

Ashwini Salunke | First job is something I dreamt of for a long time from childhood to college and here I am reflecting my campus to corporate journey so far…

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

Kanth S | Guess what my colleague spends on Fuel every month for a 60 km daily commute? About 10$. Yes, you heard it right, I spend almost 10 times…

22 Jan: Stuck in your Job?

Anil Ethanur | In a long career getting stuck in a role or organisation is common. A job change may not be the only option to get out of this…

27 Dec: Difficult Conversations with Sales Bosses

Yogesh Sharma | 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 they are…

27 Nov: Can AI Hire for ‘Potential’?

Prasadh M S | Cricket in India, thanks to its colonial shadows, for long remained a cosmopolitan game. Though players from small towns eventually found their spots in the team,…

09 Oct: A Resume that Connects

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

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

Yogesh Sharma | If you study engineering you will become an engineer, if you get into medicine you end up being a doctor. The law college takes you to become…

27 Aug: The Changing World of Work

Anil Ethanur | There is a lot in common between running a marathon and having a successful career. They both require preparation, planning, focus, tenacity and stamina. There is also…

31 Jul: Recruitment Automation: Search for The Silver Bullet

Prasadh M S | The year was 2000…we were in a marathon of huddles with an American HR Tech start-up. They had cracked Resume Parsing, the technology that converted resumes…

23 Jul: Pharma Industry needs a Recruitment Pill

Siddharth Verma | Pharmaceutical Industry was always resilient to hiring cyclicity. Unlike the IT Industry, it never rained jobs in the Pharma sector. But, recruitment was steady, incremental and stable…

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

Faiz Nomani | Your neighbour bought a new iPhone X, Your cousin a new house and your friend his next car. All these calls for a celebration and I am…

21 May: Dear Recruiter…Are you Evolving?

Anil Ethanur | I was excited when I first heard about driverless cars. As a full-time user of Uber, I thought I will have a uniform ride experience. Also, I…

15 Feb: Staying Successful AFTER Success

Kamal Karanth | You may knock a few sixes out of the park early in your career, but that start may not guarantee a successful innings  Cricket’s thinking batsman Rahul…

01 Feb: 2018: Time for an IT REBOOT

Anil Ethanur | India’s IT industry has been a job spinner for over two decades. It currently employs 4.2 million people. The growth has, however, moderated over the past couple…

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

Kamal Karanth | Who doesn’t want to become a VP, CFO or CEO nowadays? Nobody really wants to stay at the bottom of the pyramid or work at the mid-level….

17 Dec: Hiring for Self – How Founders Flounder!

Anil Ethanur | Founders or Entrepreneurs are a rare breed. Their confidence or call it craziness makes them unique and inspiring. On the other hand, they can put off people…

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

Anil Ethanur | When you graduated and were looking to make it big in life, what kind of opportunities did you have in mind? Perhaps IT, FMCG, Telecom, Consulting, Auto,…

08 Nov: Bench – Where has it disappeared?

Sundar Eshwar | There was a time when Indian IT MNCs used to report about their bench utilisation. Anything above 70% was still considered acceptable. Then came a time when…

08 Nov: Mechanical Engineering? Wanted again!

Shafi Rehman | 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 the…

08 Nov: The myth of ‘Jobs for Life’

Jayashree Prasad | For long, we have obsessed over the need for ‘permanent’ jobs. Some of us possibly continue to it without really decoding why. Also, where this need came…