Small Joys of Life – Writing

Shaili Chopra made my day. She is a renowned and award winning Journalist in India and Founder of @ShethePeopleTV . mean a lot, when the praise for your writings comes from a reputed Business Journalist.

#Iamwriting

Gender Diversity in Organizations

http://shethepeople.tv/gender-diversity-in-organizations-whats-the-reality-part-1-edited/

What really matters to Women in the Workplace

http://shethepeople.tv/what-really-matters-to-women-in-the-workplace/

Gender inclusion at Workplace

http://shethepeople.tv/c-suite-makes-women-pay-the-motherhood-penalty/

 

 

 

 

 

 

SHRM 2016 Memories

 

Social Media chat with Back to Front Community Members

Hello All ! Please welcome Ruchi Bhatia .

Ruchi Bhatia is IIM-C Alumni and India Country Lead for IBM Recruitment Branding .She has over 16 years of professional work experience across Sales, Operations, OD, Corporate Training, HR , Learning Consulting, WorkForce Partnering, and as Professional Development Leader . She is a Feminist, honored as Top 50 Women to follow in Asia, as Top 10 Sheroes in India ,Sheroes Mentor and Top 100 HR Influencers in India & Worldwide. She is on Advisory Board Member to DMA Asia and Founder of HRGurukul. ( A Learning platform for HR Professionals ) . She loves to read, write and is fond of trekking / travel. She can be contacted via twitter @rucsb

Rakshita Dwivedi Lovely..Ruchi Bhatia is master of this art!

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Ruchi Bhatia Thank you Shruti for a warm welcome .Happy to be here.

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Anjali Gulati

Anjali Gulati Hi Ruchi Bhatia! Thank you for coming on to the platform! Am sure we’ll all benefit from your vast experience.

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Ruchi Bhatia Rakshita Dwivedi – Very Kind of you 🙂

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Shruti Mahajan Singh its a 30 Minute chat , coming up with Q1

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Ruchi Bhatia Thank you Anjali Gulati and team for inviting me !

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Shruti Sethi Basu hi Ruchi….looking forward to the conversation

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Sanskriti Singh

Sanskriti Singh Q1. How do i increase the likes of my page Ruchi Bhatia #backToTheFront

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Sanskriti Singh sorry for being upfront i have no clue how this work

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Rashmi Hedaoo Mudholkar Q2. Is socila Media recruitling all about Linkedin only? #Backtothefront

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Ruchi Bhatia A1 . It realy depends upon what the individual is trying to achieve, what his/ her goals are.

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Shruti Mahajan Singh Please tag Ruchi Bhatia in all questions

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Ruchi Bhatia A1. I would recommend having presence on 3 key platforms ie Linkedin, Twitter, Facebook for optimal social media utilization

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Shruti Mahajan Singh Linkedin , Twitter and FB must for all #BackToTheFront thx Ruchi Bhatia

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Shreeti Gore Harmalkar Q3 How do we enhance or showcase our profiles for social recruiters ? Ruchi Bhatia #BackToTheFront

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Ruchi Bhatia My blogpost on How to increase Facebook likes through Content Marketing http://hrgurukul.blogspot.in/…/challenge-goal-to-grow…

Challenge & Goal –  To grow Facebook Followers and increase candidate engagement with IBM India Careers Page on Facebook   IBM In…

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Rakshita Dwivedi Thanks. This is helpful

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Ranu Lalchandani

Ranu Lalchandani Q4: Does our social media platform and views impact hiring decision of an organization Ruchi Bhatia #BackToTheFront

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Rashmi Hedaoo Mudholkar Q4 What do social media recruiters look for and how can your profile stand out amongst the crowd?@Ruchi Bhatia#Backtothefront

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Samata Bhor Q5. What ways can freshers enhance their social media sites to attract recruiters? Ruchi Bhatia #BacktotheFront

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Shruti Sethi Basu

Shruti Sethi Basu Q6: How does one ensure that one maintains the tricky line between personal and professional space on social media ?@Ruchi Bhatia #Backtothefront

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Samiksha Goel Kamboj

Samiksha Goel Kamboj Q7 Does people from any specific sector get more benefit from social media recruitment@ Ruchi Bhatia

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Surabhi Sablok Kathuria

Surabhi Sablok Kathuria Q 6 How to integrate social media into recruitment strategy?

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Ruchi Bhatia Read my article – How IBM Recruitment has adopted Social media http://www.social-hire.stfi.re/…/how-recruitment-is…

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Kavita Shah Q8 I would like to know which industries have majorly hired with the help of social media or roles that get screened through social media?#backtothefront Ruchi Bhatia

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Mahak Kaura Q9 How can job seekers protect their privacy while still making it easy for potential employers or good contacts to connect with them?@ Ruchi Bhatia #Backtothefront

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Ankita Singh Q:8 What kind of interface should be used while interacting through the social media, formal or a little colloquial?
Ruchi Bhatia #Backtothefront

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Farzeen Rachit Kochhar

Farzeen Rachit Kochhar Q8. Is social media recruitment faster than conventional recruitment mediums because it will not have all information as present on a candidate’s resume? @ Ruchi Bhatia # Back to the Front

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Anshu Das

Anshu Das Q9 what are best ways to exploit social media networking sites for getting job information??

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Anshu Das Q9 what are best ways to exploit social media networking sites for getting job information??@ Ruchi Bhatia # back to front

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Mahak Kaura Q10 How can someone who has been out of the workplace for a while start using social media credibly so that she/he will appear attractive to employer.@ Ruchi Bhatia# Back to the Front

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Kavita Shah I would like to know which industries have majorly hired with the help of social media or roles that get screened through social media?#BACKTOTHEFRONT Ruchi Bhatia

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Aakanksha Gupta

Aakanksha Gupta Q10. Apart from LinkedIn, which other platform would you recommend to connect with Social Media recruiters? Richie Ruchi Bhatia # Backtothefront

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Anupama Kapoor

Anupama Kapoor Dear Ruchi Bhatia, why do you think women make such a small proportion of profiles on LinkedIn? 🙂

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Anshu Das Q 11 How to make yourself more active and visible in social media sites / groups, by which you as a candidate looking for job or as a recruiter looking for candidates can extract more via this tool. Ruchi Bhatia# Back to front?

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Disha Vimish Raigagla Hi we are a gifting enterprise. Would like to know how can we ensure maximum reach on various fb groups? Ruchi Bhatia #Backtothefront

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Ruchi Bhatia It is time intensive activity. You need a person with good PR skills who can invest time building relations with potential clients

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Farzeen Rachit Kochhar Q12 If as a candidate I am reaching out to multiple social media recruiters for jobs, what impression does it create about me? @ Ruchi Bhatia # Back to the Front

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Ruchi Bhatia It is ok . You are a job seeker. you will reach out to many employers to find the right fit. Ditto for recruiters. They screen many candidates before finalizing the right one .

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Anjali Gulati Exactly, everyone explores options!

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Shruti Mahajan Singh We are closing the Chat Now.
Thankyou Ruchi Bhatia for joining in and helping us understand #SocialMedia better. Also a big thankyou to all our audiences who participated ! #BackToTheFront

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Anshu Das Q14 Does Social Media hiring has any inverse relation with cost per hire for organisation propagating hiring their social Media? Ruchi Bhatia# Back to front

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Farzeen Rachit Kochhar Thank you @ Ruchi Bhatia for your prompt responses and guidance

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Twinkle Bhayana Lovely and very valuable inputs you have given Ruchi Bhatia thank you

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Ruchi Bhatia Thank you. Great questions, Lovely audience . Loved interacting with All 🙂

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Anshu Das Thanks so much Ruchi Bhatia for sharing your knowledge really appreciative..#Back to front

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Archna Vivaan Thanks for adding to the group Ruchi…going through valuable insights

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Bhavini N Khatri

Bhavini N Khatri Hi Ruchi. Its an honour to be connected with someone so well known in the Talent fraternity. What would you be your advise , take, experience and opinion to and for Recruiters and Recruitment Leads who handle senior level roles. Job change or skill, Relevant exp or gud pedigree and so on should be the criteria while screening, selecting and recruiting. Request your perspective. Regards Bhavini Khatri.

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Ruchi Bhatia Bhavini N Khatri Thank you for your kind words. For senior roles, other than assessing for basic hygeine factors , assess for Cultural Fit. If the senior person is not a culture fit, no matter how talented he / she is , will not be able to perform in your organization. I would recommend you to read a book – Dont Hire the Best by Abhjit Bhaduri to learn more. Anjali Gulati

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Bhavini N Khatri Its subjective to define cultural fit with limited interaction with prospective candidates.I will surely read the book recommended. Appreciate your revert. Regards Bhavini

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Janani Narasimhamurthy

Janani Narasimhamurthy Hi Ruchi Bhatia! Glad to have such a highly knowledgeable and successful person here with us. I would like to do an MBA full time. I am 31 now and have a four year old . Is it really possible to aspire for an MBA at this level? I have two years work experience from an IT company? I prefer an MBA in HR. What are the best colleges in south?. Thanks for your time.

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Ruchi Bhatia Janani Narasimhamurthy Very kind of you to say that. I am happy to learn that you are aspiring to do MBA. MBA is really valuable experience that offers lifetime value. Age does not matter. What you need is support from your family. If you have someone See More

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#TechHR Conference 2016

TechHR Conference is my favorite conference of the year along with SHRM Tech. If you missed to attend this conference, dont worry, you can catch up on the insights shared from conference live via tweets . Just search the hashtag #TechHR16 on twitter and you will get a glimpse of happenings at the conference.

Congrats to Ester Martinez and People Matters for a fantastic ‪#‎TechHR16‬ Conference. Great panel of speakers from India and abroad – Josh Bersin, Laurie Reutimann, Johnny Campbell, China Gorman, Jon Ingham , Yashwant Mahadik , Abhijit Bhaduri , Itu Chaudhary, Indranil ( CEO, Storyworks.in) . Highlight of conference was meeting Josh Bersin and Laurie whom I admire, follow and learn from and Josh recognised me 🙂 (Josh and I have interacted on twitter earlier). Johny Campbell had a pre appointment with me and my colleague to walk us through details of Social Talent. We will go back to work and figure out how to use Social Talent to improve Recruiter Performance. China Gorman’s session on making the workplace human in the era of technology stood out. So did date with Design Thinking. Abhijit concluded the conference keynote with his session on Digital Tsunami. Look forward to reading the book. Attending conference with SHRM India HR Influencer Friends is icing on the cake .

My friends have done good recap and reflected on the learnings from Conference –

Sarang- My learnings on HR and Technology

Achyut Menon – Reflections on TechHR Stretch the Bar

Kunjal Kamdar – All about TechHR16 in 140 characters

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My Love Affair with Books

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Ever since I remember, I am fond of books & reading.

In class 8th, a close friend stopped talking to me over some silly issue, which I don’t even remember. I read every article in the newspapers & magazines how to cope with heartbreak but to no avail. Finally, this was the right opportunity to see the interiors and spacious but formidable room of the School Counsellor who never taught any subject. And we kept wondering what she does.  I mustered courage to knock on her door and shared my dilemma with the Psychology teacher.

Her words still echo in my heart- What if someone has broken your heart .

Make books your friends. I was at impressionable age of 13. Her words had deep impact on me.

I topped 8th class.

And also became a bookworm.

Something I have never regretted.

I grew a little up. And in Hans Raj College too, my favorite spot was College Library.  Books transported me to foreign places. It was a world of its own. I soon lost interest in outside world. I read Bible, Gita, Osho, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Shakespeare.

The world of Biochemistry and Microbiology sounded more exotic. I even bought a microscope and everything in Life was subjected to microscopic detail, literally.

I remember, when I appeared for medical test for 1st job in my life,  I met a colleague at the lab waiting for results . He asked do you always carry a book with you everywhere.  I proudly replied in affirmative. The book I was carrying was Stephen Covey’s – 7 habits of highly effective people. That was year 2000.

Fast forward to 2003, once a senior manager in GSK asked me – what do you do after office hours.

I replied with glee on my face – I visit British Council Library. He uttered- That’s a good habit and you will go places in Life. Not that I have.

Soon more years went by. I became a workaholic. I met interesting people who I remember by the kind of books they introduced me to.

My boyfriend used to gift me copies of Smart Manager as his brother was publishing that magazine, he had access to the complimentary copies. That’s how I discovered Sumantra Ghoshal, Dr TV Rao and Dr Lynda Gratton.

Pratapa (Corporate Trainer turned Brand Manager turned Managing Director of large Pharma co.) – He introduced me to Edward de Bono.

SP (Govt Relations Officer and close friend of CEO in GSK )  introduced me to Erma Bombeck and Robert Fulghum and PG Wodehouse.

AB introduced me to Neera (Sunil Gangopadhyay). Joshi Bhai introduced me to Sapiens.

Over period of years, I developed my own interests. ( Sheryl Sandberg, Dan Ariely, Daniel Pink,Daniel Kahneman, Daniel Goleman , Andrew McAfee, Adam Grant, Malcolm Gladwell , Rashmi Bansal, Susan Cain, Friedrich Nietzsche, Emily Dickinson, Cheryl Strayed)

For many years, I avoided Fiction. My only source of consuming fiction was through Bollywood and Hollywood movies.

My first fiction book was Amrita Tripathi’s – Broken News. Later read her, Sibius Knot.

Then I met Abhijit Bhaduri  and read MBA series and his “Dont Hire the Best” .

Later I met Ravi Subramanian and read Bestseller she wrote and his other bestsellers.

I read Can I have it All and then later met Anuranjita ( Citi, CHRO) . I got to know from her that all Royalities of the book proceeds towards a charity to uplift lives of underprivileged women. Sometimes doing  Good Karma is as simple as buying and reading the book.

Interested by storytelling in fiction, I read Meghna Pant, Shuchi Kalra, John Green  – which were fun easy reads and gave me break from deep and abstract non fictional books.

Tuesdays with Moorie reminded me of my friend and philosopher who we lost to God due to cancer.

I met Aparna Jain on twitter, attended her book launch and Own it ( Leadership Lessons for Women)  is my favorite gift option.

Currently I am exploring works of Brene Brown, and books written by Feminists.

Love affair with books continues, My reading interests can be explored on Goodreads

Additional Reading

The legendary management guru believes burying your nose in a book can be the most effective strategy for succeeding in business.

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