How Technology Changed Our Lives (Published in Insightism Magazine, Amsterdam – Oct 2020)

Technology has grown exponentially especially over the last two decades and has impacted our lives both positively and negatively. While on the one hand, we can access a tremendous amount of information at our fingertips on the other we have become overdependent on it, suffer from an information overload and our lives have become far

Disruption – A Turning Point (Published in Insightism Magazine, Amsterdam – Aug 2020)

The last decade was one of rapid change and this pace of change increased so much as we moved closer to 2020 that it was being called the age of disruption. We saw the advent of new technologies, increasing digitization, expansion in the use of Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Robotics, etc. The spread of the

MBA as a Career Option

Every year almost half a million students and working professionals in India appear for MBA Entrance Examinations conducted either individually by MBA Institutes or as a Common Entrance Test whose scores are considered for admissions by these institutes. The popular Common Entrance Tests include the following: – Common Admission Test (CAT) conducted by the IIMs

Age of Disruption

Change is the Only Thing Constant in life said a famous Greek Philosopher. When the pace of this change is so rapid that we can’t prepare for it, it disrupts. I speak here both for Employers (i.e. Organizations big or small) / Employees. Both need to make sure they don’t have blinkers on. We are

Job Crisis & How We Can Help

The Global Economic Crisis of 2008 saw a lot of job losses and a complete stop in hiring activities by many firms. While recruitment activity returned to normal after a few months, the job loss numbers have been multiplying manifold and we see many folks at middle and senior management being laid off or struggling

Challenges in Recruitments – Published by NHRD Newsletter in 2008 & People Matters 2014

There were two very divergent reasons for me to leave a cushy corporate job as a Vice President – Human Resources as early as just 9 years into my professional career and jump into the tidal wave of the rapidly growing recruitment industry. One, I was fascinated by the huge amount of revenue I managed

Why Recruitment Firms Will Never Be Redundant…Published by Jobnet Magazine on Sep 2010

The other day I heard a VP – HR of a large MNC Bank boast about the fact that they had put up an Internet ad and within a day they got 500 responses. He said that with this kind of a direct response, he seriously was wondering if Recruitment firms would be in business

Days at FORE School of Management

When I joined FORE in 1993, it was relatively new, so I did a fair bit of research before I applied. I came to the campus, spoke with the senior batch of students and also checked out on the permanent and visiting faculty leaving thoroughly impressed. The selection process even then was quite competitive. The