In the startup ecosystem, HR has often been at the bottom of the pyramid, usually overlooked and majorly outsourced. Although the "recruiting" arm of HR gets its fair share of limelight, the remainder of the HR functions often fall into the pit. However, change is inevitable, and with that the so called "prosthetic" arms of HR [insert your undermined HR functions] are now seeing the...

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] When we first started out in late-2010, the HR industry in India had just undergone a transformation. Leading HR companies from all over the world were signing mergers and acquisitions with top HR companies in India. Over the last few years, the HR scene in India has seen an evolution with more companies looking out for organized staffing and workforce solutions. Having witnessed the evolving trends...

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HR has never been associated with decision-making, operations, or business data. It has always had this bumper sticker of being too "soft"; more of a shoulder to cry on than a hand that walks you through troubles. As blunt as it may sound, that's exactly the perception of HR in other more strategic and business-critical parts of the organisation. HR has been fighting a consistent battle in...

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] [Note: This is the first of a two-part series on the role of an HR manager in good and bad times. With the upsurge of economic crisis and troubled times ahead, the role of HR managers is constantly evolving. Before going ahead with the do's and dont’s in times of crisis, let's get back to the basics and take a brief overview at the core...

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So you are an entrepreneur and have gathered all your resources, capital, useful links, determined your target audience, and basically have listed out the framework of your dream venture and are all set to kick the starter right from the comfort of your home. Now you are really busy getting your marketing and sales strategy right and calling up clients, sending mails, jotting down points, talking...

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Spreadsheets have been synonymous with HR personnel since time immemorial now. Right from the advent of Apple's VisiCalc in the 1980s to the Lotus 1-2-3 and the most recent Microsoft's Office Suite, HR professionals all around the world have used or are using the spreadsheet as their default tool for managing basic operations. When your company is small and the HR processes are new, there's...

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Every week we put in lot of effort to give you some research ready, resourceful HR articles. But this week we've taken a lighter look at 'management' to give you some funny food for thought. [Statutory Warning: Before you start reading, this is a mere generalization and not meant to offend anyone. So put on your laughing glasses and be a sport.] In your career you will...

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Let me begin by quoting the infamous words of the CEO of Johnsonville Sausage, Ralph Stayer from the book, Flight of the Buffalo: "I learned what I had to in order to succeed, but I never thought that learning was all that important. My willingness to do whatever it takes to succeed is what fueled Johnsonville's growth. In 1980 I hit the wall. I realized that...

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