Category: Talent acquisition

  • On working with like-minded people

    I’ve long believed that having like-minded people around makes our lives much more bearable, personally and professionally. Although, I would err on the side of moderation, especially if you care about a high-performance culture at the workplace. If that sounds odd, hear me out because you’re either confused or are pretty comfortable in your current […]

  • How many rounds of interviews are enough?

     As you know, LinkedIn is my go-to social media outlet because it’s the only platform that makes sense*. And I love it when professionals generously share their points of view, hoping to make an impact in their little way.   But if I were, to be honest, the juice is in the conversations that follow these […]

  • Resumes have become a joke!

    As someone constantly on the lookout for talent to either staff or recruit, I come across many resumes. And barring a few, most resumes suck! And I think that’s because everyone knows how to write a “good resume,” thanks to the internet or the business comms class in college or that $14 book that picked […]

  • You don’t need 8 hours to hire a potential candidate!

    I spoke to someone the other day about the need for efficient recruitment and selection processes. She mentioned how her company (a major global player in… I’ll leave it at that) make the candidates go through 6-8 rounds of interviews and assessments to vet out the cream of the crop. It was puzzling yet painful […]

  • Why not make performance parameters transparent?

    Following my rant of CTC and how passionately I despise the term and the concept, I would be remiss if I didn’t express how I feel about “performance bonuses.” The component is one of the most highlighted and inaccurate figures in your compensation and benefits package. In almost all cases, performance bonuses are listed as […]

  • Credit and recognition is over-rated

    Never been a fan of getting credit and recognition — it makes me uncomfortable for a simple reason that I ain’t no one-person island. Every little or big achievement I’ve had wouldn’t have been possible without those unsung heroes, be it my parents, classmates, peers, acquaintances, superiors, and even those with evil intentions.  Most people […]

  • Doc River’s Rules for Life

    I finished The Playbook on Netflix last weekend — what a fascinating documentary series! It’s genuinely one of the best I’ve ever watched, after The Last Dance, of course. And I’ve watched many! If you’re a manager, leader, or coach (sports or otherwise, like yours truly), you must watch it, study it, embody it, and […]

  • On “reviews”

    Let me get this out of the way — I don’t think reviews accurately determine how successful a person, a product, a service, or an organization is. They’re mere opinions expressed by individuals lacking the right context and insight related to the reviewee. That’s why a review is different from a testimonial as to the […]

  • Emotions at the workplace

    People don’t wear their emotions on their sleeves. They are their emotions and moods! And contrary to what most people think, a successful organization has little to do with its people’s performance than the emotions and moods they show up with. If you’re wondering what’s the difference between emotions and moods, allow me to share […]

  • You are not the market

    While this might be the worst time of the year to hunt for a new job, if you are “in the market,” all the very best*. It’s gonna be a grind. And it will suck. Being realistic about your pursuits is possibly the best gift you can give yourself during times like these. Particularly, when […]