The Vowels Model

During a discussion or meeting, have you struggled to get your point across succinctly and quickly? Here's a model you can use to quickly get your thoughts together and present them. It's called A-E-…

Your first HR job? My few (10) cents :)

Ten tips crowd-sourced and my own for those starting in HR jobs (many of them are relevant to anyone starting their career). 1. Understand how the business makes money (who, what, where, why, how)…

Writing on Linkedin

I have been watching a lot of people using LinkedIn over the last few weeks to express their thoughts or share personal stories. Some writers stick to a style. I have a friend who writes about lea…

In the pre-pandemic (P.P. era?) recruitment world

In the pre-pandemic (P.P. era?) recruitment world, walk-ins were a staple diet of any organisation that had more than 15 requirements (maybe a sweeping generalisation). Walk-ins evolved of course to …

Has the world of work really become better?

I have often been accused of being an optimist – and I am proud of wearing that tag. However, let me give a fair warning that this post is not so ‘optimistic’. Due to the way all the internet corpora…

Five Wives & One Husband!

Have you heard of the Five Wives and One Husband? Stumped you slightly? Most Indians know about Panchali who was one wife to five husbands. But who is this one husband to five wives? This is a…

Superpower

Webinar on April 17th on the topic of discovering and using your superpowers

A “WOW” Learning Webinar Experience

Over the last few weeks, I have been attending multiple webinars – at least two to three a week. Today, I attended “What Leaders Need to Consider When We Return to Offices”. I was sure I would be dis…

Gender bias – it exists. What can we do about it?

The first thing that happens when you talk about gender bias to men and successful women is them ‘pooh-pooing’ it. They say it’s all in your head. Honestly, I was in this category a few years ago and…

Economy and HR’s role.

Everyone is scrambling for ideas for cost cutting! Naturally the panic has increased phenomenally in the last few days and it is not without reason. Businesses are quoting ‘force majeure’ and contrac…

Air India Radhakrishnan’s daughter 😜

It happened during my college days. I had relocated to my home town for my under graduation and was carving my own identity. The college had very active student politics and in my last year, the coll…

Listening to listen

A few days ago, my body signalled to me that I am trying to control a situation which did not need to. And, I am thankful to have realised it in the moment. A very senior person in the organisatio…

I am ….

Too many times in our career we need to introduce ourselves. Writing down and practising the introduction in advance is very helpful and is often referred to as the ‘elevator pitch’. Here are a fe…

How to Prepare for an Interview 

I am sure all HR folks will write this article at least once in their lifetime. Here’s one I had written many years ago but on review felt the need to change very little! Things you will need: …

IFFK

Oh yeah! It’s in two days! And I am excited. I can’t be called a real film buff – I am not knowledgeable enough for that title :). Honestly, marriage made me discover two loves – cinema and chaats…

Dream Big!

It’s 2.5 years of a journey for me with eWIT Trivandrum and this year we have launched two ambitious projects. To confess, despite being the ‘big picture’ person I am, I did not believe in either of …

Of make-ups and cats…

My five year old daughter is obsessed with the idea of make-up. She thinks it’s cool to dab lipstick, rouge and eye shadow. And she has a mom who has very very limited stock of such things. I wond…

Top ten tips to get ‘industry ready’

Recently I was asked to take a session for MBA students in a nearby college. I collected a few thoughts from my peers and have jotted down the essence of what I tried to convey to them. On reflection…

Motivation is not extrinsic for long

Just like when we are learning something new it feels difficult, when we get a new experience we are excited. Over time, the skill becomes easy and the experience taken for granted. Motivation is …