Monday, July 2, 2018

Sketchnotes: What Makes a Manager Great

Recently, Google wanted to know what makes a Manager Great. It conducted a study. Here are behaviors of its best managers.

Good coach.
Employees need and appreciate a manager who takes time to coach and challenge them, and not just when they're behind.

Empowers team and does not micromanage.
Micromanaging is common mistake managers make without even realizing it, one that discourages and frustrates employees.

Creates an inclusive team environment, showing concern for success and well-being.
It's not enough just to have a diverse team. Good leaders and managers strive to create an inclusive environment every day.

Productive and results-oriented.
Employees don't want to work for a lazy boss. They'd rather be part of a team that's productive and successful, and that's hard to do if the leader doesn't set the tone.

Good communicator--listens and shares information.
Communicating effectively is one of the basics of being a good manager (or a good employee for that matter). But it's also important to remember that great managers prioritize listening.

Supports career development and discusses performance.
managers should help their team develop skills and advance their careers, but also be clear about expectations and give honest feedback about performance

Clear vision/strategy for the team.
A clear and shared vision helps members of your team to work well together.

Key technical skills to help advise the team.
All hope isn't lost if you find yourself managing people who know more than you.


Whether you're at a large corporation, an early-stage startup, or a nonprofit, managing your team and leading it to success can depend at least in part on how well you can work with other teams.

Strong decision maker.
While it's important for a manager to listen and share information, employees also appreciate one who can make strong decisions.

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Friday, May 4, 2018

SHRM's Top 30 Indian HR Influencers on Social Media

Finally, the big news for me arrived this year. The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) ended their Tech Conference in Hyderabad last week and they released a report on Top 30 Indian HR Influencers on Social Media

I was honored & proud to be ranked amongst the Top 30 Influencers for this year.

I was featured at #12 along with prominent HR thought-leaders and practitioners like

Abhijit Bhaduri (Founder, Abhijit Bhaduri & Associates) 
- Sarang Brahme (Senior Manager - Global Social Recruiting & Talent Branding of  Capgemini)
- Kunjal Kamdar (Senior HR Specialist - Employer Branding of Tieto)
- Jashan Joshi (Sourcing, Talent Acquisition & Research - India , APAC, North America & Europe Company at ZS)
- Aadil Bandukwala (Evangelist at Belong.Co) 
Jonas Prasanna (International HR Business Partner at Boeing
Achyut Menon "AK" (Managing Director of Options Executive Search)
- Ruchi Bhatia (Social Brand Practitioner and Recruitment Branding Lead)
Prabir Jha (President & Global Chief People Officer - Cipla)
- Dr N S Rajan (Group CHRO and Group CMO, IDFC Bank)
- Sharad Verma (CHRO at Sears Holdings India), 
- Vineet Nayar (Former CEO of HCL Technologies & Founder, Sampark Foundation)
- Yashwant (Yash) Mahadik (Former Executive Vice President & Global CHRO of Sun Pharma)
- Harlina Sodhi (Senior Executive Vice President - HR, IDFC Bank and TEDx speaker) 
Gautam Ghosh (a veteran HR enthusiast and blogger)-
Tanmay Vora (India Country Head of Basware Corporation)

Here is the complete list of Top 30 Influencer: 

Here is the methodology SHRM followed:

About SHRM:
The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world’s largest HR professional society, representing 285,000 members in more than 165 countries. For nearly seven decades, the Society has been the leading provider of resources serving the needs of HR professionals and advancing the practice of human resource management. SHRM has more than 575 affiliated chapters within the United States and subsidiary offices in China, India and United Arab Emirates.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Sketchnotes: HR Predictions in 2018

Last December, wrote a column LinkedIn about the HR in 2018 (Predictions). 

2018 will bring a fresh set of trends that will significantly impact the way HR operate and perform daily tasks. Below are the HR trends that experts are expecting to see in 2018:

Remote Workforce: When applying for a role in today’s market, many companies are offering remote working as one of their perks. With wifi connections improving, many employees are given work from home. Technology has made location less important and tools like GoToMeeting, Slack, Trello, Yammer, WebEx are of significant help.

Focus on productivity: When there is more focus on productivity, the benefits for the organization and the employees can be big. There is a need in hiring fewer people and the potential of the employees is better used. Analytics can be used to determine the characteristics of the best-performing people and the teams.

Blockchain: In HR and People teams, potential uses of blockchain are in the areas of recruitment, payroll, certification, digital process management, workplace performance that they can access anywhere, anytime.

Machine Learning: In the world of HR, machine learning is starting to be used for applications that can predict employee Attrition Detection, Attracting Talent (Hiring), Performance Development, Internal Management. 

Hiring Passive Candidates: Headhunting of passive candidates has always been part of the recruitment process. But social-media will continue to shape the building of these relationships.

Automation: Always data is key in the talent game. Implementing an automated HR system can give you instant access to data regarding your recruitment processes and the success rate. Let's imagine, answering every employee question about vacation days or health insurance can be a productivity drain. It would be nice if a chatbot is loaded with knowledge of every HR facet of your organization and answer all of these questions. Having said these, Human touch is always needed. 

Artificial Intelligence: According to a recent survey by PWC, 72% of executives believe that AI will offer sizeable business advantages in the near future. There are AI-based chat systems that can communicate with candidates and quickly screen people. Belong, an Indian recruitment startup is using artificial intelligence in creating Google for people

Gamification: HR and gaming have started working together for some time now, with the purpose of making the dull processes more interesting and increase engagement levels. According to SHRM, there are two types of Gamification - Structural gamification and Serious Games. 

I'd love to hear what you agree — and disagree — with! Please share your reactions in comments.


Elon Musk is famous for his unconventional management style. He works 100 hours per week at the electric carmaker and involves himself in even the tiniest aspects of the business. Several years ago, he sent an email to his employes. Here it is: 
- Anyone at Tesla can and should email/talk to anyone. 

- You can talk to your manager's manager without his /her permission, you can talk directly to a VP in another department.

Only one problem with Musk's proposed solution: it's extremely difficult to cultivate in the real world. Leaders have to set the example. It means looking beyond individual achievements and key performance indicators, which takes courage, insight, and emotional intelligence. It means making yourself available to hear as many voices as possible. 

Read More: 

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Sketchnotes: World Economic Forum (#WEF2018)

In Davos, Alibaba founder and Executive Chairman Jack Ma spoke on World Economic Forum (#WEF2018) on the IQ of love, at length about some of the key challenges facing the world.

  • Key to success: To gain success a person will need high EQ; if you don't want to lose quickly you will need a high IQ, and if you want to be respected you need high LQ - the IQ of love
  • Women in business: If you want your company to be successful; if you want your company to operate with wisdom, with care, then women are the best.
  • Future of globalization: If trade stops, the world stops. Trade is the way to dissolve the war not cause the war.
  • Impact of artificial intelligence: Thinks AI should support human beings. Technology should always do something that enables people, not disable people.
  • Learning from failure: Always learn from your mistakes - no matter how smart you are you will learn from them. The book he wants to write is "Alibaba: 1,001 Mistakes".
  • Value of teamwork: You don’t need to know a lot of things, but you need to find the people who are smarter than you are.
  • Responsibilities of tech giants: We have the responsibility to have a good heart, and do something good.

Here goes my Sketchnote:

To Read More from World Economic Forum: 


Tuesday, March 21, 2017

How to source from Kaggle !!

So, What is Kaggle :

Kaggle is a platform that hosts data science and machine learning competitions. It has about half a million data scientists on its platform. Their competitors are DrivenData, TopCoder and HackerRank. With so much of competition, they have managed to stay ahead of the game because their focus is on the specific niche such as data science and machine learning.  It was founded in 2010 by Anthony Goldbloom and Ben Hamner

On 8 March 2017, Google announced that they were acquiring Kaggle. They will join the Google Cloud team. 

Now, lets see how to source from Kaggle :

1. Search by Data Science Keywords :* ("machine learning" OR "Data Analysis" OR "Data Mining" OR "statistical modeling" OR "Analytics")

2. Search by Bigdata Keywords : ("Hadoop" OR Big data" OR "Bigdata" OR "Hive" OR"Pig")

3. Search by Country (Specific )

This would pull out the* India data   (users based out of India in Kaggle)* Singapore data  (users based out of Singapore in Kaggle)* "United States" data  (users based out of Singapore in Kaggle)

Once you see the them, you can do cross reference on LinkedIn

Happy Sourcing !!


Friday, October 28, 2016

100,000 views. Thank You!

Dear Readers
This is Sathish from Recruiter's Today. Earlier, crossed a small milestone of completing 100 blog postNow, this blog has just crossed 100,000 views and it thank to all you wonderful readers across the world. Thank you India, Russia, United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Germany – top six countries with maximum number of my readers. I’m extremely excited to have reached this major milestone. Your engagement with blog is extremely motivating and humbling whether it could a simple like, share, tweet, retweet, private messages via LinkedIn / Facebook messenger. 

Pageviews by Countries 

Thank you so much for giving  Recruiter's Today 100,000 views !! 

Yours truly,
Sathish Ganesh

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Twitter tools for daily usage

In my earlier post, I wrote about  the Best Practices to be followed on Twitter. This post, I have listed few Twitter tools which may help you to standout out of the crowd. These tools can be used with any number you have.

Bitly : 

This is the one of coolest URL Uhortener  (Trimmer) services which provide the statistics for the each link. This service is free of cost and also you can customize the links. You can access here 

Buffer : 

Buffer is simply one of the best Twitter tools out there for users. It's a Social media Management tool which would help you to fill a queue of tweets and schedule them (to the best performing time of the day). Distributed tweets throughout the day tend to convert better. 

Hootsuite :

Hootsuite is the most popular of the Social Media Management tool.  It will help you manage multiple social networks from one web-based dashboard, manage social media and track the conversations. It also offers the feasibility to schedule your post on all platform

Pablo :

It's a free and easy tool which is build by Buffer. One of the my favourite tools. It helps you quickly share an image with awesome backgrounds. You can add the texts and also, you can customize your logo, too. Click here to use Pablo

It will help you to publish feed updates to sites like Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook. It's a Social Media Content distrubution service and it's completely free. You can save a lot of time promoting on social media.

Klout : 

Klout is famous social media analytics tool and it keep tracks of your influence online. It will track of all your social media accounts and ranks users based on their authority. 

Riffle : 

Once you registered as a user, Riffle will show you the account summary (Social Media accounts that are associates with that user, his top mentions, number of Tweets, retweets and devices in use, etc) 


RiteTag service will help you find out most popular hastagas. It will allow you to see the tag's reach and popularity. Besides, the service will automatically suggest most popular thematic tags.


Tweetdeck is a multi-platform twitter tool for more flexibility. It split your stream into segmented columns to stay engaged with what’s important. It allows you to create columns easily and filter conversations around specific users, hashtags. 

Twitter analytics

Twitter analytics is free and open to anyone who uses Twitter.  It gives you a detailed overview of all your activity in the past 28 days - Number of profile visits, Your audiences, your top tweets, top mentions, and top followers. Visit

Did I miss any of your favorites you think should be included on this list ? Feel free to comment below or, you can Tweet me at @sathish_ganesh


Sunday, September 11, 2016

Comparably - Great Research tool launched

With $6.5 million in funding, Comparably (Santa Monica-based startup) have launched a 
new platform to give company leaders a market-wide idea about where compensation is going. Those in human resources can access Comparably’s full set of salary and equity data for free

It helps people to see how their salary is

1. When compared with others in the same city
2. Particular focus on comparing it by gender. 
3. In addition to gender and years of experience, the data based on region and company size will also be included. 

Comparably has company employee reviews feature. It has tens of thousands of anonymous ratings for hundreds of companies.

If you take a look at LinkedIn, you’ll see that 84% of people report the company having a positive work environment, the CEO of LinkedIn received an average score of 85 from 104 LinkedIn employees, 74% people reports they are paid fairly and 86% are satisfied with the benefits. 

You can also compare your organization with other organization benchmarks. 

The company directory page will lets you search for companies to rate / browse by most rated.

Comparably also launched a tech equity calculator to help employees to understand the current value of their stock grants.  This requires Role, job title, and how much your company has raised. All information are kept Anonymous. 

You could sign up with Facebook Social Login and also with an Email Address. Unfortunately, LinkedIn Social Login is not supported. Hit the link below to try it out.


Monday, August 22, 2016

Connectifier Social Link - Google Chrome Extension #Sourcingtool

Earlier, LinkedIn has announced that it has acquired Connectifier for an undisclosed amount. Recently, they have introduced a new tool, Connectifier Social Links - a Google Chrome extension which a free of cost. 

Using this tool, you can do cross referencing of a particular candidate profile across various Social Media Channels. This tool very well works with LinkedIn and Twitter.

Once you added this tool. you will be finding it in the on the top of your Chrome. When the Social links are found for the user, you will see a green indication or else it would be grey. 

You can find the candidate's Social link on the right bottom of your page. 

You can download the Connectifier Social Link here :

Information about Connectifier Social Links :

Version: 0.1.4
Updated: July 27, 2016
Size: 43.58KB
Language: English 

Happy Sourcing !!!