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Kiran Ali is a master’s degree holder and a PHR certified professional working at Edward Jones in the talent analytics space. Kiran has extensive years of multinational experience working in the HR industry. What sets her apart is her diverse background and passion for writing; she wants to share her knowledge & experience with the world. Kiran is a firm believer that hard work pays off!

Kiran has been known for breakthrough innovation, challenging the status quo, and her never-ending love for the HR field. In her free time, you’d find her watching inspirational videos & reading articles related to HR. You can follow her on LinkedIn and ask her any questions regarding HR.

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Is your job affected by the COVID-19 crisis? Are you on furlough for the next couple of months?

If so, use this time to engage in activities that encourage growth, and mental and physical wellness.

Here are some recommendations for how to use this time to set yourself up for success after this period has passed.

May 15, 2020



Tis the season for year-end performance reviews! As you prepare to summarize your achievements and meet with your manager for performance discussion, below are a few tips to keep in mind:

December 13, 2019


For someone who’s new in the field, it’s important to understand what reasonable accommodation is. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires an employer to provide reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities in order to provide equal employment opportunities to individuals who are otherwise qualified to perform their core job functions. There are, however, a few things to keep in mind:

July 26, 2019


Automation falls under the colorful umbrella of chain management. In this era of breakthrough technology and innovation, organizations that fail to automate and continuously improvise their processes while soon become obsolete.

May 2, 2019



Mastering your elevator speech is as essential as preparing your resume to perfection. Mastering this task is no rocket science but it does require you to think about what your goals are and what you are seeking out of the conversation.

What is an Elevator speech?

August 15, 2018



I had the pleasure of attending Joe’s mega session on “How to be a better Business Partner.” For all of you who could not attend the session or the #SHRM18 Conference, below are some of the key takeaways from his session:

June 21, 2018



As a SHRM blogger, I had the opportunity to attend the 2017 SHRM conference that took place in New Orleans. It was my first time attending the conference and was by far the most amazing conference I had ever been to. As many of you are attending the upcoming 2018 SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition for the first time, I decided to share a few tips for first time attendees.

June 12, 2018


October 20, 2017


This is the first time that I’m attending a SHRM conference and that too as a #SHRM17 blogger!

June 19, 2017


They say that the hardest work in the world is being “OUT OF WORK.” Being unemployed is one of the worst nightmares one can think of. Specially, in such a competitive era where everyone is trying to excel and move ahead. You might feel like you’re useless and all the efforts that you put into your education and prior experience is going nowhere BUT, is being unemployed really a bad state? After my personal experience of going through this phase of life, my answer is NO!

March 2, 2017



Going on an international assignment is a life changing opportunity. It teaches you how to be independent, how to interact with new people, how to cope up with an entirely new culture and so much more. When you come back, you’re an entirely different person than you were before; more knowledgeable, more experienced and stronger than ever.

September 8, 2016


So, what exactly is Gamification and why has it gained a lot of attention in the digital world? In simple words, Gamification is an art of using the essence of games and applying it in real life scenarios to increase user participation, engagement, retention & motivation etc.

April 14, 2016


Delivering bad news can be a nightmare if you haven’t done your homework! Employees are usually reluctant to change especially when the change would affect them, either directly or indirectly.

March 28, 2016