Aug 8, 2017

Award for @V_Beyond for being Best RPO and HR Consulting Service Provider from Uttar Pradesh

Proud to announce that VBeyond Corporation got an award yesterday by the Business Leaders Summit and Awards for being the "Best RPO and HR Consulting Service Provider from Uttar Pradesh". The award was collected by Director and Co-founder Sandeep Mitra at a ceremony in Mumbai last evening

Aug 2, 2017

New Assignment - Consulting for @V_Beyond A Recruitment Solutions Firm

I know I've neglected this blog for an unforgivably long time. Here's an announcement: I've been retained as a consultant by A Talent Acquisition firm Specialising in Leadership Hiring and Recruitment Process Outsourcing for the US and Indian market.
VBeyond Corporation
It's a firm that's now 10 years old and services leading corporate clients in the US and India.
The founders are XLRI Alumni, Rajesh, who leads US IT Hiring, Sandeep who leads India IT Hiring, and Sammy who leads India - Non IT Executive Search

My initial mandate is to help them build their corporate brand in these markets, as well as working on other key initiatives as they emerge, like capability building as well as exploring new service offerings.

So if you are a CHRO or Talent Acquisition leader and want to understand how VBeyond can add value to your Recruitment efforts, contact me on Twitter.

Sep 23, 2016

Attending @SHRMIndia's Annual Conference #SHRMI16 at Delhi next week

Excited to be heading to Delhi next week to attend the SHRM India Annual Conference.The theme this year is:

Sounds exciting and looks amazing too. Check out the promo video


Do check out the speaker list and the agenda. If excited do join us by registering here

Give me a shout out if you're going to be there

Jul 6, 2016

My talk on Attracting Talent using #socialmedia at #SMDayPune

30th June is celebrated as Social Media Day - and this year I was invited to talk about Social Media as a way to Attract and Engage Talent at The Social Media Day at Pune. The other speakers were Advertising legend Prahlad Kakar, Personal Branding expert Tanvi Bhatt and veteran blogger and podcaster Kiruba Shankar

You can find my presentation here

Some pics and videos of the can be found at this event page on Facebook

‪#‎socialmedia‬ and ‪#‎employerbranding‬

The folks at Workplace Insights interviewed me on the topic.

You can read it online here

Some excerpts:

Do you think the investment in employer branding actually gives valuable returns to an organization?Right now, nobody is tracking it. Once the investment in it increases, the rigour will also come in. Recently, in the LinkedIn report of most sought after companies, they used a lot of engagement level metrics to rank companies- applicants who saw job postings, applicants who applied on job postings, number of people following company page, number of people who stayed on the job etc. So that’s the new age method of figuring out how your employer is being perceived in the candidate market.
See, for a lot of HR Heads this is a new game, and hence they are also clueless with the concept of employer branding. 1-2 of the HR team members would be working on building an employer brand and that too in silos. Not even the complete HR team is aware what these couple of people are doing, forget the other functions. 

Feb 11, 2016

Am listed in the top 75 global HR blogs to follow in 2016

So yesterday I got to know that my blog was amongst the top 75 HR blogs to follow in 2016 even though I haven't been blogging much. Am thankful to the folks at proven hope to be blogging a lot more this year

Nov 16, 2015

Moving from Flipkart on to a freelance role

So the news is that I am moving on from Flipkart to consult with large companies and startups to help them help them articulate their employment branding message, strategy and channel ..

Let me know at Twitter or LinkedIn