Thursday, September 21, 2017

SHRMiAC -Reflections a week later!

I must confess I got off a false start -despite all the preparations/expectations. At 435am I was 5 minutes as the Indigo boarding gates, for my flight to Delhi, had closed. Which meant, I missed the first half of the first day-instead spending time reflecting, and meditating in a very quiet and hep looking Raipur airport!
Well, it was 'paisa vasool', as I was able to attend the sessions I was looking forward to, and the people I had set up 1-2-1 meetings with-apart from a lot of extra bonus points! Awesome learning, takeaways, points to ponder, and wonder who would be THE folks to bell the cat. If there was a theme that was underlying it was the adage- "what got you here will not get you there'!
SHRMiAC was rocking. Let me curate the Update from the SHRM India team
#SHRMiAC was the buzz-word on social, with 8k+ tweets generating more than 9mn+ impressions. Our great content was very well supported by the #SHRMiAC Bloggers & Influencers, and helped us garner the number "Second" trending spot for India on Twitter on both days.
Well, I would not attempt to share my reflections on 'what happened ' or 'Light not a candle to the Sun'. One cannot have it put it better than Gautam Ghosh did. It has all the elements of a box office hit, and at last count, has had over a 1000 readers.
Considering 1300 people, with probably the Whos Who in the Indian HR industry, not to mention some global leaders visiting India, the ecosystem was simply apt. Wonderful mix of delegates from the corporate field,(the decision makers & the influencers), and a bevy of professionals from the "business of HR"- the consultants, the techies, the startups, and others partnering the process of leveraging on human capital, it was learning on the go.
With so many thought leaders, and wonderful energies, I shudder to think of the possibilities that could be realised, if only we had a lot more opportunities to interact & engage -while being under the same roof. It was heartbreaking to choose between 4-5 concurrent sessions. And even more, as we rushed past familiar faces, often off in different directions, with promises to catch up...soon! Thankfully, whatsApp and Skypes are there as glue to build on the handshakes.
Infact, there are lot more opportunities these days, that need the best of specialists, and in a world -where the half life is constantly changing, the margins for errors are negligible, there is no substitute to collaboration and crowdsourcing.
And yes, stay tuned -as I have come away with some exciting ideas/options for making a difference to the stakeholders in my area of specialisation- clients, candidates, and other collaborative consultants. Rearing to WIN!!

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Yes, we recruit there!

We help companies find talent they cannot find themselves. The right LOCAL talent GLOBALLY.

You've got to be IN it to WIN it!

The countdown has begun. I am excited to be in Delhi later this week for attending The SHRM India Annual Conference & Exposition!
I am positive the sixth #SHRMiAC will help me stay abreast with the driving factors of business units, and listen to some of the top thought leaders from across the globe as they share key insights, best practices and as also get a peek into some of the exciting tools that will shape the future.
As the world has changed from an industrial economy to the connected economy, the power of choice has significantly changed from the employer to the jobseeker. I strongly believe the recruiter therefore has to be playing the role of a trusted advisor -both to the client and the candidates, as well as to a fraternity of fellow recruiters globally.

People Are Not Your Best Asset, the Right People Are

As a Talent Scout, I shall be particularly keen to see how companies are gearing up for better Candidate Experience, and how we can make people the centre of our business.
I would not miss the two deliberations that Abhijit Bhaduri would be engaging in:
-What is it that TA leaders should look for when they are looking to hire truly transformational talent? Business success is about working with people and communicating effectively, and not just about narrowly defined skills. And the relevance of Liberal Education graduates in a country that been obsessed with Engineers and Doctors!
-The conversation with actor Ashish Vidyarthi promising to bring about awareness of careers that are being transformed by technology and societal shifts. It is time all of us think 'inside out' and find our calling -rather than follow the herd mentality that was the norm in the past few decades.
I must confess I have always been intrigued by the way Team Belong is able to conjure up ways to replicate/enhance (or is it magnify?) Human touch and see the world from their perspective. ( They never cease to surprise me-packing in so much of wisdom in their young years!). And get some gyan on Artificial Intelligence in HR: Myth or RealityAnd how we can leverage the power of technology!
Yes, it could be myopic of me to look at the world -purely thru the 'talent perspective'. But I can bank on some of the old pals, as well as the cronies in the blog squad to sensitize me with the other jargon in the industry.
Give me a shout out-am open to unlearning some of my stuff -and get influenced!!