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Words to the Wise

Our blogs on Recruitment, HR Tech & Industry

22 Sep: Power of a Candid Interview!

Siddharth Verma  |  Quite a few years ago I was interviewing a candidate in my office. I was pretty impressed with his overall demeanor, presentation, and energy levels. He was…

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

Siddharth Verma  |  In an overly cluttering CXO space, over the last decade especially, what have been the limiting factors that very successful executives are just about there, but still…

11 Aug: The Core of Performance

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

27 Jul: Staffing Industry: Headwinds of Change?

Anil Ethanur | “I manage 40,000 payrolls a month…” “We have offices in 40 locations and we put a lac people to work…” “We staffed one-third of Electronic City!” …these…

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?

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 one-third are outright…

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

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 trained and experienced…

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

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 a lawyer. Any…

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?

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 sure you join…

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…