Prem.Kumar

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Prem currently is CEO and co-founder of Humanly, an AI platform that screens and schedules job candidates for companies with high applicant volume. Previously to that, Prem led the product management and design teams at TINYpulse, an employee engagement company that empowers organizations to build world-class cultures with real-time people data. Prior to TINYpulse, Prem spent 10 years at Microsoft working in a variety of product capacities including within Microsoft's HR technology department.

In addition to his day job, Prem loves sharing his ideas through writing, as a member of the Forbes Business Council, representing the US as a Peter Drucker Essay Challenge winner in 2013, as well as receiving two “Best of ThinkWeek” awards for white papers aimed at breaking down cultural barriers at Microsoft. 

 

 

 

 

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Articles by Prem Kumar

 

Almost overnight, our work lives have been dramatically altered, with businesses announcing mandatory telecommuting during COVID-19. It has been amazing to see the corporate leadership surrounding this and people coming together to fight the pandemic, so the work-life disruption is a small price to pay. While those of us able to work from home are certainly blessed to have that option, it has led to new realities.

April 1, 2020
 
 
The blogosphere is wrought full of great content on interview prep, but there is a heavy bias (understandably I suppose) to preparing the interviewee. What about the interviewer?
 
January 19, 2017


 

2016 might be remembered as the year we heard the death rattle of the traditional annual performance review. As those of us in the HR space know, there’s been a revolution brewing for a while, with companies like Deloitte, Microsoft, Adobe, and Accenture doing away with their review systems well before 2016 in some cases.

November 22, 2016

 

Over a couple month spurt this year -  by way of a flurry of business travel, conference-going and reckless adventuring – I had the humbling opportunity to meet many smart people around the world all trying to wrap their heads around the dizzying demographical changes that impact today’s workforce.

September 30, 2014
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Today’s world is powered by the most diverse workforce in history. Businesses, non-profit organizations and institutions of all shapes and sizes are experiencing dramatic change in the composition of their workforce – due to alterations in the economic landscape, technological advances, globalization, and – for the first time - members of five generations working, competing, learning and leading together. The very nature of our work has changed with the continuing rise of the “knowledge worker”.

November 6, 2013
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Today’s world is powered by the most diverse workforce in history. Businesses, non-profit organizations and institutions of all shapes and sizes are experiencing dramatic change in the composition of their workforce – due to alterations in the economic landscape, technological advances, globalization, and – for the first time - members of five generations working, competing, learning and leading together. The very nature of our work has changed with the continuing rise of the “knowledge worker”.

October 28, 2013
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Today’s world is powered by the most diverse workforce in history. Businesses, non-profit organizations and institutions of all shapes and sizes are experiencing dramatic change in the composition of their workforce – due to alterations in the economic landscape, technological advances, globalization, and – for the first time - members of five generations working, competing, learning and leading together. The very nature of our work has changed with the continuing rise of the “knowledge worker”.

October 14, 2013
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Today’s world is powered by the most diverse workforce in history. Businesses, non-profit organizations and institutions of all shapes and sizes are experiencing dramatic change in the composition of their workforce – due to alterations in the economic landscape, technological advances, globalization, and – for the first time - members of five generations working, competing, learning and leading together. The very nature of our work has changed with the continuing rise of the “knowledge worker”.

October 7, 2013
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A Q&A with Appature CEO, Kabir Shahani

After my recent post about young leaders, I had a chance to catch-up with Kabir Shahani of Appature.

March 20, 2013

With changing cultural trends, the rise of the knowledge worker, and technology-catalyzed speed of ramp-up, we're seeing more and more examples of younger leaders, managing folks older than them. This was once unheard of. Tenure, not tenacity, once trumped all. Not anymore.

Why build your “fan base?” A village to raise a child, a world to make that child a success.

I'm a sucker for the storyline in which a single man or woman rises up above all odds, then gets to bask in the sweet glory of showing up those who doubted them.

February 4, 2013

Nothing is hotter in the tech blogosphere these days than mobile.

After all, there are currently more mobile devices on planet earth than humans. People are even buying fakes, as status symbols.

September 27, 2012

I just returned from a great four days at the SHRM conference, last week, where I was fortunate enough to meet several other solo conference goers. To that end, I thought I’d share some tips I’ve observed and picked up from others about attending conferences on your own.

I can totally relate to this excerpt from Peter Bregman’s article, "How to Attend a Conference as Yourself:"

July 5, 2012