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Anish Aravind is a Co-founder & Principal Consultant at SS Consulting ( Kochi, Kerala, India. He is a Human Capital Management professional with over two decades of experience in enabling 'People-to-Business’ results in Manufacturing, FMCG, IT Product and ITES Industry segments. The BK Birla Group, Marico India, Wipro Consumer Care, GE-Capital / Genpact and Arbitron India-Nielsen Audio are the companies where Anish was employed before he became an HR entrepreneur by Dec 2014.   Since then, Anish’s been playing the role of an HCM & Organisation Effectiveness coach to IT Small Medium businesses and also volunteers for SHRM India, National Institute of Personnel Management (NIPM), and National HRD Network of India. He is currently Hon. Secretary of NIPM's Kerala chapter which is one of the most vibrant chapters of NIPM. He has recently been invited by the National Council of NIPM India as an advisor on HRTech.  

SHRM India placed him in the Expert cohort of the India HR Influencer report for 2019. Besides being an avid birder and citizen Science contributor from Kerala State, Anish is also a member of the Kerala Cricket Association’s Professional Panel of Umpires. 

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Articles by Anish Aravind

As some say, when life throws lemons at you, you end up learning to make and like lemonades! So just about a decade ago, in 2012, when serendipity offered me the opportunity to cover world's largest HR conference on my social media handles as an SHRM12 Blogger, I considered it as pure luck / coincidence. Later, a series of life events (I have blogged about some of them) made me to belive that we have the power, as humans, to design for serendipity. 

Tough to believe? I shall explain... 

May 26, 2022


This month I completed an enriching two decades as an HR professional.

June 19, 2019


I had missed SHRM16 but had not missed blogging about why I thought large conclaves like the ones organized by SHRM are great social selling opportunities after reading about the power of social selling later that year.

June 14, 2018



So people keep asking me this question: "Why am I geeked about #SHRM18?"

Here's what on top of my mind now as I'm preparing for my fifth time at a SHRM Annual Conference.

June 7, 2018

#SHRM17 would be my fourth time at a SHRM National conference and my third time as part of the socialmedia squad - a chance to be amongst some really exciting action oriented human capital management folks with whom I had first met up in Orlando (2012). Those times still remain as a 'Deer-in-headlights' moments for me.

June 13, 2017