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

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

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Shruti Sethi Basu

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

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

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Rashmi Hedaoo Mudholkar

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

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

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

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Shreeti Gore Harmalkar

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Anjali Gulati Exactly, everyone explores options!

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Shruti Mahajan Singh

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

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

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

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Anshu Das

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

Bhavini N Khatri

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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Moderating Twitterchat with Sandy Carter ( IBM, VP, Startup Ecosystem) and Sairee ( CEO, SheroesIndia)

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I happen to meet both Sandy and Sairee recently and we discussed what SheroesIndia business mode, what it is doing for Women upliftment in India and Sandy’s involvement with #WomeninTech initiatives, IBM’s Gender Diversity programs for brining more Women into Tech , IBM  new programs for Startup Ecosystem in India .

It was an honor to moderate a Panel discussion with both Sandy and Sairee on #WomeninTech.

Here is the snapshot and insights from our Twitterchat on 23 Dec, 2015.

Social Media Impact – 100 Million Timeline Deliveries for Twitterchat @IBMIndiaJobs @sandy_carter @Sairee @iyernil

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The Powerful Woman

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Do you think an average  Women in India  feel as powerful after making the choices that she makes ? Her Life revolves around her Family, Kids, Home, Husband, Work/ Career . There is too much on her plate. And on top of that we expect them to feel Powerful too . Is it not asking for too much ?

Power is not about holding a Top Executive position at a Corporate . Power comes from strength within. Power comes from doing the right things and doing the things right. To me the Life story of an average Woman is as inspiring as Sheryl Sandberg or Kiran Majumdar or Indira Nooyi. She expresses herself  through the choices that she makes.  A Woman  delicately balances the demands of work and home without complaining a bit. She exudes confidence and charisma both.

Research shows that everyone does better when women share the reins of power. Ms Sandberg and Mr Grant wrote in their New York times Op-ed : “Start-ups led by women are more likely to succeed; innovative firms with more women in top management are more profitable; and companies with more gender diversity have more revenue, customers, market share and profits.”  This is a very strong case for Gender Equality. Do we perceive a powerful woman as threatening or aspirational, but normal ?

New Global Study Finds Women Making Hard Choices in an Increasingly Complex World. The research, which spans four countries, finds that women crave financial security over being rich, quality of life over longevity, family closeness over satisfying her own needs, and sleep or technology over sex. Sleep Over Sex and Privacy Over Sharing Are Among the Surprising Findings from the study.

May each Woman be what she aspires to be. Be it CEO of the household or CEO of an MNC. In either case, She will remain as Powerful and Graceful as she chooses to be. 

Women at Workplace


This is what is lacking to make Women Succeed at workplace ? 
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  1. Do companies exhibit Understanding and Sensitivity to the fact that needs & expectations  of women from a workplace are a bit different from men while aspirations & ambitions are common ? In what ways ?
  2. Why is it still a trade off – Familiy vs Career for Women ?
  3. Why cant Family and Careers go hand in hand for Women ?
  4.   Do we expect Women to be like Men when it comes to Leadership style ?
  5. What are companies doing to remove gender pay gap ?
  6. What are the programs put in place to advance women to leadership positions ?
  7. Why do we have just 4% of the Women as CEOs of Fortune 500 Companies ? Women don’t lack in inspiration, or aspiration.
  8. Why do women drop out of workforce the moment they choose to opt the family way ?
  9. Why to let them drop out of workforce and then design programs to bring her back ?
  10. How many companies are open to recruit women who took a career break for couple of years ?
  11. Why the likes of Apple, Facebook , Tech Giants are choosing to pay to Freeze their eggs instead of signaling that Parenting duties aren’t a roadblock to advancement in Women’s Career ? What If these tech giants choose to spend $20K in providing child care facilities, right infrsstrucutre for Talented Women who want to become young Parent  and not delay Parenting until their 40s or 50s ?
  12. Do Women in organizations find adequate sponsorship for getting promotion, raises ?
  13. Why Women have to negotiate hard to get rewarded well for their efforts while their male counterparts hang with old boys club and get it easily ?
  14. Are their Women Networks for Career Advancement of Women ?
  15. Why is there 100% decline from Middle to Top Management positions occupied by Women ?
  16. Why the plum assignments go to Men while Women slog their way up the Corporate Ladder ?
  17. Why is there more Rhetoric than actual action on the ground to advance Women agenda ?
  18. When would Corporate pay their due to Women ? What are they waiting for ?
  19. Is the share of Women’s voice across various levels in corporate hierarchy adequately heard ,represented, insights acted upon  ?
  20. When will Corporates be unbiased, reflective , sensitive towards needs of Women & do enough to advance Women’s agenda and make it a level playing field  ?

Invited as Speaker for Panel Discussion on Women @ Workplace #IndiaHRLive

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Wait!! Women are at work…
Now have you ever heard this?
Answer is obvious, women have always been working however now they are omnipresent and work has new dimensions altogether. Still this doesn’t mean that the journey has been a cake walk. As much as the multi-talented , multifaceted fairer sex juggles between personal and professional front to walk as much as a mam would, they still encounter resistance and hurdles at various stage. So to discuss the depth of the subject we thought of bringing this topic of ‘Career progression for Women at Work’ at Indiahrlive and welcome some fresh and intriguing thoughts of our esteemed panelists here.
Here are some thoughts that we will cover:
Q1. Most of the women drop their career for family reasons but is there more to do than this? 
Q2. Still in India the top circle remains male dominant. We don’t let women rise or women don’t want to rise? 
Q3. Gender diversity!! Is it a practice or a thought? Is it a choice or compulsion? 
Q4. Is the journey for Women Entrepreneurs different than men? Do women lead initiatives get more mileage? 
Q5. What are the common challenges women at large go through at work? What could be the best way to progress northwards in your career?
Join us while we share the platform with successful Women Leaders to discuss ‘Women at Work – Gender Diversity ‘ on April 21st, Tuesday at 8pm IST / 9.30 am CST /10.30 am EST. 
Watch the show here & Tweet your comments/questions with a hashtag #IndiaHRLIVE to join the conversation with our #IndiaHRLIVE ambassadors

Open Letter to Women looking for Job Opportunities


Hello ,All Talented women who have taken a break from work for personal reasons for few years. Congratulations.  that now you have decided to join the workforce. Of course, you should. After all, all the education, talent, experience should be put to a greater use . Work is a part of our identity though we don’t like to be described in terms of work alone.


I am writing a generic letter to all talented women who look for Career guidance. I list out few  Things that are well within your control which you can do to make yourself workforce ready . It will help put the best foot forward .


  1. Network Network NetworkWhy do I say so ? 80% of today’s jobs are landed through networking . Network is your networth. Make use of Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin . Reach out to folks who are willing to share their expertise, knowledge, experience and insights with you and learn from them. Open Forums and Knowledge groups are great platforms to find new friends , belong to a community, and ultimately land up job opportunities. If you are a HR Professional, I invite you to join WOWHR  https://twitter.com/WOWHR50, we discuss HR , help and support each other , Learn together and have Fun along with way 🙂


  1. Develop your Personal Brand – In simple words, raise your visibility. In a crowded job market, it pays off to differentiate yourself 
  2. Reinvent Yourself – It means be open to take on a totally different avatar & be willing to do different stuff than what you have done before. Add new skills to your portfolio, take on new assignments even if it means a short term ( 2- 3 months) assignment. 
  3. Social Media Management – Social Media has made all of us publishers. Write your own script and best narrative to showcase through Social Media. 
  4. Join Communities of interest – Community means new friendships, new learnings, new relationships. Remember The strength of weak ties i.e., when applied in real world it means that weaker ties ironically are more helpful in landing jobs than one’s close friends. Twitter and Linkedin both are great houses for communities for a keen eye. If you cant find an interesting one, Hell yeah, start your own community and demonstrate your Leadership potential. 
    Follow Nischala’s blog. She speaks through her heart  to women of all ages . You will find an instant connection and a friend in her blog.

  5. Attend Conferences like Sheroes to Learn new things and meet interesting people once a year -If you havnt heard of Sheroes yet, you might be truly living under a rock. Register yourself on Sheroes. They are doing a great work for women community . Where else could I learn that there is a Venture Fund exclusively setup to fund and encourage Women Entrepreneurs.
  6. Read Good Books – Read books related to your work interests to keep yourself sharp and stay upto date on latest trends. Need I say more ?:-) 

  7. Believe in yourself – We all go through different phases in Life – Highs and Lows. Let the lows not affect you so much that you forget to swim. Keep learning , Keep navigating , Dream on new dreams and then make yourself busy to realize those dreams.


Stay connected 🙂 Share your story . I can be reached out via twitter @rucsb