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
The pressure on employees is increasing The employees are working lot more than ever before. The anxiety related to work is constantly going up. As we anticipate the wave of automation and consolidation, more jobs will be at stake worldwide. The jobs where workforce has skills, are vanishing. The speed of skill development is not … Read moreSubtle Exploitation at Workplace: How You Could Cope (Without a Lawsuit)
Performance appraisals.. Have you ever heard about this phrase called ‘inappropriate performance’ ? I did, only recently. I found it in a book. After I read, it made lot of sense. I realized that this is one of the most common scenarios, yet we do not give enough thought. I have been on both sides … Read moreThis Situation with Performance Appraisal Is the Most Widespread
Aadhar Aadhar is the world’s largest human database. In India, the combination of technology and policy push has blocked lot of corruption at grass root level. It has saved US$9 Billion to India which was leaked through various frauds, according to Nandan Nilekani – the chairman of the project. Recently Bill Gates too said … Read moreIndian Aadhar Data Leak: How Indian Tech Experts Should Have Responded (Hint: Check with Germans)
Peter Drucker. Everyone knows about the management legend who transformed American businesses. One of the most important question from Drucker was – what business are we really in? The most famous example is that of McDonalds. He suggested that McDonalds’ primary business is NOT food. It is real estate. The explanation is that they open … Read moreWhat Business Are You Really In? As Applied to Employees.