Personality test are NOT effective for hiring

For culture-centric organizations, it is imperative that a prospective candidate’s personality is in sync with existing team and job role. Human personality is not a quantifiable metric. Given its flexibility based on circumstance, candidates can rig personality tests based on “ideal” traits that suit designation because: 1. They have already read the job description2. The […]

Culture – An underrated superpower

Most successful non-profit organizations have volunteers working for them. How do they manage to remain successful? The secret is that volunteers pursue their passion and monetary compensation is insignificant. Combine this with people of like-minded personalities and you have the right chemistry for work efficiency. Passion & team chemistry are qualitative metrics, but have the […]

6 Credentials that ALL recruiters subconsciously look for…

A recruiters spends no more than 30 seconds in reviewing your profile. These are the 6 things they look for subconsciously: 1. Industry2. Sub-Industry3. Subject Expertise4. Skills5. Tools/Software proficiency6. Language It is imperative that job seekers clearly specify these 6 items in order for their profiles to get shortlisted. Problem is, many job seekers do […]

Don’t panic – AI is NOT taking your job!

This question – Will AI take our jobs? – stems up for 2 reasons: 1. Too many PR influenced articles by tech companies that control the narrative of how common people view AI. Google for example has over 1000 press mentions on a monthly basis – ( 2. People believe the mass media narrative blindly […]

Why 80% of people are unhappy with their jobs

Rightly matching qualifications and experience do not define happiness at workplace. A sync of people’s innate personalities is imperative. This “sync” is otherwise known as work-chemistry. This is the underlying reason that explains why we are friends with certain people and not others. Work-chemistry among office staff is the underlying component that determines happiness. Where […]

3 Signs of inefficient recruitment

Over expectations and judgments are the root cause of inefficient recruitment. The following 3 points are indicators of bad recruitment practices: 1. Expecting too many competencies from one candidate – Job descriptions have evolved into scripts. In reality, there will be NO candidate who matches every requirement. However, this “no-compromise” attitude, puts organizations in denial […]

Skills-on-demand is the future of Jobs

Given the pandemic situation this year, the job losses have been steep across the world. In India, the situation is dire. We do not have an official statistics of the number of people who lost jobs. Of the 130 crore population, about 85 crore people are in the work force, and the shocking statistics is […]

Skills-on-demand is the future of career

With rising automation in manufacturing space, career growth lies in services sector only. Jobs instability was a major repercussion of this pandemic, with many businesses insecure of hiring full-time staff. A career revolution is imminent. We are transitioning from full-time engagements with one company (or client) to skills-on-demand in multiple engagements. This skill-on-demand model is […]

The Truth about employee background verification

Who demands it and does it really happen in large volumes? The need for employee background check (BGC) has been widely publicized in the last couple of decades. This has been an important topic of discussion for major HR (Human resources) administrators across enterprises to small companies. BGC is one area where it is impossible […]

How office politics harms careers

The dirty truth about office politics is this – It will drag you in even without your consent. Some voluntarily get involved into it while others strive to stay away from it. The latter case is minority in most organizations. Unfortunately, office politics can devastatingly impact your career. Depending on the level of cultural toxicity […]