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  • Have you held on to your startup DNA?

    Have you held on to your startup DNA?

    Think Google and Amazon and you think innovation. You think incredible products. You think of good, solid experiences. But I think there is a far stronger lesson to carry forward from these orgs. It is their agility. It is the sense of fun and unpredictability. It is the ability to innovate not once or twice but on a continuous ongoing basis. And it has managed to hold on to all of these attributes over the years. What I call the […]

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  • Forget the numbers. Focus on the relationships

    Forget the numbers. Focus on the relationships

    It is a mad world. Hyper-connected, dizzyingly social, crazily talkative. The social quotient is gauged by numbers – as Klout and Kred will tell you. How followed are you? How many friends have you? How many people love you? However there is a strong case to build some sanity around social scores. Examine them more closely and translate numbers into meaningful things. More people are taking a step back and trying to figure out the true value of social.  Trying […]

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  • Managing Gen Y and Z – More fun that you think

    Managing Gen Y and Z – More fun that you think

    It is the best time to work. With the Gen Y and the millennials or Gen Z trooping into the workforce, workplaces are undergoing a makeover. They flout many of the conventional work rules that you held sacrosanct. Attracting and managing the new workforce requires an evolved managerial style. Here are 8 tips if you want to hire and retain the best of the new workforce. Set Challenges – If you have to sell your org to the best Gen Y […]

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  • HR and Community Management – Key communities managed by them

    HR and Community Management – Key communities managed by them

    As an organization, you interact with several communities- some distinct, some overlapping. Customer communities, vendor communities, employee communities, student communities and so on. Of which customer and vendor communities are generally supported by sales and marketing. In an increasingly social world, community management also becomes a key HR function with emphasis on managing such diverse communities as employees and their families, students, prospective recruits and talent communities, sustainability partners and so on. Here is a list of key communities which […]

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  • Employer Branding and Social Recruiting – Thoughts from the event

    Employer Branding and Social Recruiting – Thoughts from the event

    When I was invited to be a part of the live chat on employer branding and social recruiting I had two feelings. One – ofcourse I was excited – topics close to my heart, co-participants I am fond of. And employer branding and social recruiting are still catching up in India – so we are at the exploratory stage which is always a good time to begin. The second feeling was one of ambivalence. The concept of employer brand and […]

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  • HR and Social Media – 6 ways in which HR can leverage Social

    HR and Social Media – 6 ways in which HR can leverage Social

    When a company rolls out a social media program, the role of the HR has often been limited to being a critic and naysayer. So the HR is brought in to prescribe  elaborate do’s and don’t’s  detailing what the employees can do and cannot do on social media. However with organizations become more social and a certain dissolution of power structures occur, HR needs to understand social channels and leverage them for building a more effective and collaborative HR function. […]

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  • The Cloud Workers

    The Cloud Workers

    Of the many changes that have transformed the workplace in the last decade, the most transformational has undoubtedly been the changing concept of the office space itself. No longer have the cubicled, large pieces of real estate where the boss can keep a hawk eyed on his reportees. As we transition into a hyper- connected, n-dimensional world where Heisenberg’s principle of uncertainty suddenly makes a lot of sense, the real estate has shrunk and shrunk and converged into virtual office […]

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