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Talent management in a crisis and blazing ahead – A conversation with Monika Gunalan, Director HR Business Partner at Postman

In this Q&A, Monika speaks about building accountability and encouraging micro-breaks to keep teams recharged and refueled amidst the crisis. She stresses on the importance of collaboration and shares tips for improving efficiency among teams to thrive. “Don’t resist change, rather embrace it”, she opines. Monika Gunalan serves as the Director, HR Business Partner at Postman, an API development collaboration platform. She has completed her Master's in Business Administration and has a decade’s experience in aligning HR strategies for accomplishing business results.

Thinking of Hiring Gig Workers? Here’s Everything You Need to Know

For decades, an ideal job has been considered to be a full-time, 9 to 5 job with benefits. But this ideal is now being deconstructed to fit the new skill economy with new expectations.  

AI and the Workforce of the Modern World

Artificial Intelligence is depicted in the popular media as a bad thing. It is the thing that ‘takes over’; it is the thing that becomes sentient and ruins humanity; it is the thing that renders humans obsolete.   

Surviving amidst a crisis - Ex- CHRO of a leading IT Services and Consulting firm, Sriram Rajagopal, shares pointers

In this Q&A, Sriram speaks about embracing the remote culture to boost morale and productivity, and why HR teams need to foster virtual workplaces that are thriving engagement ecosystems. Package the work, not the workforce, he’s been known to say often – he decodes this here to tell us what he means. Sriram Rajagopal is an HR veteran with more than 20 years of experience in the industry.  He consults organizations of all sizes and helps them develop strategies, especially pertaining to talent solutions and services segment, that directly impact their growth. 

The do's and don'ts of technical hiring in the post-COVID era

The Corona pandemic has taken the business world by storm, impacting all facets of business and forcing recruiters to reassess hiring and onboarding. We conducted a webinar with Valerie Rothlin-Fenton, Senior Technical Recruiter at Fujitsu to understand how recruiters can tackle the challenge head-on and explored some do’s and don’ts for moving forward. Below is an edited version of the conversation between our Marketing Head, Sairam Krishnan and Valerie.  You can receive your copy of the webinar recording here.

Time Management and Recruitment: Hire Faster During and After COVID

In our recent webinar on the do’s and don’ts of the technical hiring with Valerie Rothlin-Fenton, Fujitsu’s Senior Technical Recruiter, we ran a quick poll.  

Here's How Cyber Security Recruitment is Shaping in 2020

In a report published in 2019 by IBM, it was reported that the average cost of a single data breach is over USD 3.92 million.  

Acing the remote scenario – A discussion with Natalie Ruiz ​CEO at AnswerConnect

In this Q&A, Natalie Ruiz, CEO of ​AnswerConnect, discusses how great technology and extraordinary communication are crucial for success with remote work.  She elaborates on the fundamentals for remote work, she states why staying human and adopting an employee-first mindset is vital.

How Digital Transformation can Improve Traditional HR Activities?

We read every day that we’re in the fourth wave of Industrial Revolution, and businesses are adapting and changing by the minute to thrive in this new dynamic. Technology has become an essential component of every business, including HR.  

Advice for HR Pros: Managing in a crisis and paving ahead – Shreerang Tarte, Fellow of World HR Board shares insights

The COVID-pandemic has forced businesses to rethink their strategies to adapt to the new norm. We spoke to a fellow of World HR Board, Shreerang Tarte, to get a deeper sense of how organizations are getting impacted. He shared tips on the best way forward and laid out steps that can be taken to ensure your people function is engaged, well-supported, and productive. Shreerang has proven experience in designing Talent Acquisition strategies, establishing industry-university connect programs, designing organization structure, compensation, and employee engagement strategies. An active speaker at various HR forums, Shreerang has also served as the President of South Asian HR Summit. 

A future-proof hiring and assessing strategy for Data Scientists in 2020

Just a decade earlier, storing and maintaining data was a nightmare: there weren’t enough processes, inadequate infrastructure, and the lack of technological know-how to create that data into valuable information. However, with rapid technological advancements, we now live in a data rich environment. Around 2.5 quintillion bytes of data is generated and processed every day. Even the AI/ML algorithms have matured slowly to process this data. Therefore, it only seems fitting that data science is a job that has observed a high demand in the market lately. 

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