If someone more qualified gets hired to do a job, is it fair to the candidates who meet the requirement? If the more qualified candidate gets rejected, is it unfair?
Articles by Abhijit Bhaduri
Here’s wishing you a very happy 2022. If you are already in a job that you love, you are already happy. A lot of people are not in jobs that they enjoy doing. What can they do to be happy?
There is a sharp acceleration in digital transformation of the businesses triggered by the pandemic. While most people are seeing visible signs of the transformation, the changes in HR are equally prominent.
Have you heard about The Great Resignation? Almost 41% of the workforce is looking to quit, has quit and wondering if they accepted the new job too quickly. If anyone says it is a "Black Swan" event, tell them they are wrong.
Culture is about the unspoken rules that tells someone new how to behave. Anthropologists immerse themselves in different cultures and make sense of the societal culture. This can make the strange or exotic seem familiar and make us what question why we do what we do. Some of their tools can be very powerful to decode the culture of organizations.
India’s gig economy is set to triple over the next 3-4 years to 24 million jobs in the non-firm sector from the existing 8 million. Gig workers deliver on-demand work with little to no formal contracting. Here are things I learned over the last five years of freelancing.
Lying is socially undesirable. Yet, it is a superpower that people routinely use to tempt fate, defy death and achieve the impossible.
Every father wants to be the perfect father. To achieve that you need to unleash your biggest superpower as a dad.
What does a cooking video and a music video have to do with designing a corporate onboarding program? Both tell us how learning experiences must be designed.
Let us start by watching Master Chef Gordon Ramsay's video where shows us 5 basic cooking skills.
Customers do not buy products or services any more. The differentiator is the experience. We are in the middle of the Experience Economy.
Sarah Churman was born deaf. After 29 years she heard her own voice for the first time. Her reaction is priceless. This is the magic of sound - the theme of our newsletter today.
"A great lathe operator commands several times the wage of an average lathe operator, but a great writer of software code is worth 10,000 times the price of an average software writer" - Bill Gates
If someone looked at your search history, what would they learn about you? Quite a lot, I would say. Imagine what we could learn by going through the search history of an entire country for a year. That is what you could infer from Google's Year in Search 2020 report for India.
The office was a place people went to work. The mobile drove the physical workplace into the cloud. The pandemic drove talent discovery into the cloud before blowing up the office. The workplace needs new design principles. The Metaverse could be a starting point to build the new norms.
We dread learning because it is messy. We feel inadequate and stupid. We are embarrassed about how long it is taking us to learn a skill. This wobbling is a sign that you are getting better at the skill. This wobbling is your SUPERPOWER.
Most startup founders worry about product-market fit and ignore the biggest challenge to create a business. Talent! Why is it so hard to hire right? It is because there are too many moving parts. Mistakes are inevitable because we do not understand how to overcome the barriers.
Training, Talent and Tech and the growth of 4 Vs is creating the base for Pin-code based jobs for India. It is the moment for the Next Billion.
We are like everyone in some respects. We are like a handful of people in some matters. We are like no one else in some matters.