Recent months had been hectic. I had been on a hiring spree for another startup which I cofounded. The focus areas of were multi-core high-end processors, BIOS and advanced device drivers. Obviously, there is a skill shortage. Like many other companies, we also hire fresh graduates and train for specific technologies. We cover huge ground … Read moreDear Fresh Graduates, No More Excuses.
This was a viral cartoon in LinkedIn last year. It is self explanatory. Isn’t it? The only problem is that when you have employees, they look like this. There is diversity, yet they are similar. There are sides of people which you do not know about. If you know who is the best employee, it … Read moreOnly Management Advice You Ever Need
I recently got the following comment for one of my articles in midmanager.com – This was not the first time. I keep seeing many arguments online. Arguments on variety of subjects start with the substance. Later they end with ‘Good English’ suggestion. Some are worse – No discussion on content. No new learning or viewpoints … Read moreEnglish Bullying : Before Anything, Learn Better English?
One Engineering VP from North America wanted to outsource lot of work to India. And why not? He heard enough success stories. He had urgent need. He gave some details about the need and asked for proposal. Within few weeks, he got impressive proposal which explained the problem understanding, solution approach, execution phases and of … Read moreTech Outsourcing: Few Considerations Before You Proceed
Of late, I see many LinkedIn discussions on asking for salary details during interviews. “Why do not you evaluate me on my skills and decide the appropriate salary? Why do you need my history? Isn’t it to offer the least salary?” The words differed, but the main sentiment was the same. Employer uses the present … Read moreJob Interviews: Why Interviewer Asks About Salary History
Hype around Robotics A lot is going on with robotics and robots. For sure, there is lot of hype too. The most important question you have not asked yourself is – what does this mean to you? As Gartner releases hype cycle, you will keep hearing new buzzwords. Managers, consultants and many others keep bombarding … Read moreRobotics: Relating It to Your Career