My Love for Reading

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If you are one of those book lovers who have become book hoarders, and cant get to finish books , dont worry you are not alone. Internet and Social Media has changed our minds forever and more so our reading habbits. ( Learnt from the book – The Shallows – What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains by Nicholas Carr) . Its ok if you dip in and dip out of books just like we do with social platforms . Dip in , absorb, reflect. Dip Out . Books are not meant to be read from start to finish unless it is Fiction. Gathered amazing insights from voracious reader Naval Ravikant who i follow to learn about BLOCKCHAIN. 

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stumbled upon his podcast and jumped with joy when i heard him talk about books, and his habits of reading. (experienced joy because i overcame guilt of not reading books from start to finish and reading too many books at same time and treating books just like i treat blogs and internet, jump around, skim through ) Kitaabon se jaati raabta tha, bas ab badal gaya hai 🙂

Listen to his PODCAST ON READING , HABITS , HAPPINESS, HONESTY, DECISION MAKING here

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Millenials at Workplace

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By 2025, Millenials will compromise 75% of the workforce acc to World Economic Forum.  Millenials are joining the workplaces in large numbers . Today , if you talk to any of the HR Leader, the top most question on their mind is How to Manage and Engage the Millenials.
Millenials are the people born after 1980. While earlier generations ie Baby Boomers, Gen X followed the top down corporate structure, Millenials like to operate in Networks .
Their mindset is all about networking . They have grown up with new technologies . Social Media is their way of Life. Therefore , Gen Y or Millenials expect different employment experience . They are more comfortable with flat structures vis a vis hierarchies. Command and control style of management doesn’t work with millennials therefore Managers will have to learn to give up control. This is a new management shift that managers will have to deal with caused by rising number of Millenials in the working population. Millenials grew up in an environment where they have a say in everything from electing Leaders to choosing vacation destination for Family.
They want their voices to be heard and have the need to have their inputs in collective decision making. They are not comfortable with decisions being taken at the top and thrown at them which affects their lives directly. The need to lend their share of voice is greater.
At IBM, the policy to use Uber for transportation was shaped because a Millenial wrote a blog that UBER is cost effective . Leaders took note of his blogpost and within 24 hours , policy decision was accordingly modified and adjusted. You cant ignore millennials .
The employer culture, salary, every aspect of working environment is openly discussed at Glassdoor by Millenials. If they don’t like something, they highlight it . Leaders are paying attention to glassdoor in terms of what is being said about their Brand, culture, management, leadership.
They embrace technology just like fish to water. Their working lives doesn’t have 9 to 6 schedule but are connected 24 by 7 . In this hyperconnected world, they demand flexibility – the ability to do work anytime, anywhere. Hence more companies are offering Telecommuting or flexi work or work from home to their employees.
Millenials have also started occupying Leaderahip positions at workplaces. So we see, a new breed of startups , and fresh thinking coming up at big corporates. They bring new perspectives of how work gets done . They have underlying desire to shape workplace policies, to make a contribution, to play a role which contributes to society. Their communication style is open and transparent. They are open to be mentored , place emphasis on networking to succeed at work and at life. They demand flexibility and use mobile phone and apps for routine and specific tasks. In fact , they are the ones who are building these new apps for making lives easier.
Millenials are different and shaping up the Future of work and workplaces. It wont be prudent of any Leader to ignore this pool of Talent, to move the organization forward. Invest in Millenials, develop their Leadership skills and learn to include them in decision making to ensure they remain engaged , productive and effective at workplaces.

When we tell people to do their jobs, we get workers. When we trust people to get the job done, we get leaders – Simon Sinek

 

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.

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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

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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…

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

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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?
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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 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 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 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 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 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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