Balakrishnan Sekhar

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Why (and How) HR Needs to Act More Like Marketing

At this point, we all know that company culture plays a pivotal role in companies hurtling into out digital transformations. This is particularly true for the marketing department, which is changing at such a break-neck pace that marketing success now depends heavily on support from HR to identify …

Move Over Scotch! How About You Try Out These 16 Japanese Whiskies?

Listen up, whisky drinkers!<p>It’s time to set your glass of the usual scotch aside and step into the scintillating world of Japanese whiskies. Over the …

15 Start-Ups Changing How Employers Attract, Hire, & Retain Top Talent

DisruptHR Comes to Raleigh, Finds Thriving HR Tech Start-Up Community<br>15 Start-Ups Changing How Employers Attract, Hire, & Retain Top Talent<p>By Ryan …

Five Ways to Use Snapchat to Drive Employee Engagement

Snapchat embraces and champions the ephemeral nature of communication in a landscape that is saturated with it. Snap a pic or a vid, send it to a …

Social Media

5 Ways to Digitally Transform HR

The Human Resource department is at the center of sweeping changes. The impact of digital technology on HR has been tremendous – digital has changed …

What 750 Stats Tell Us About Engagement, Satisfaction and Work

Every day it seems as if there’s a new research report or survey published about employee engagement and retention, or benefits, or what constitutes …

Leaders Are Made, Not Born -- Here's How To Make Them (Like Fine Wine!)

We have an expensive misunderstanding when it comes to developing leaders. The easiest way to describe our error is with a metaphor. Our approach to developing leadership too closely mimics the way rare gems, like diamonds, get to market. Diamonds are precious because they are in finite supply, can …

Wine

Every Company Needs a CLO: Chief Leadership Officer

Two different topics have been swirling through my conversations with clients and colleagues recently. The first speaks to the glaring need for leadership development at all levels of an organization; the other to the reluctance to add full-time employees to payrolls for positions that may be …

4 Questions Smart Leaders Always Ask Employees to Improve Their Performance

They're also great for fostering open dialog and developing meaningful work relationships.<p>I've written often on the power of transparency--the backbone of trust--that brings teams together to produce great work. Trust simply cannot happen without it.<p>And if you're in a leadership role, I caution …

You Can Now Cast 'Harry Potter' Spells with Your Android Device

Thanks to Google, Android phone users can all use a little <i>Harry Potter</i> magic.<p>On Tuesday, the company announced three new “spells” for its Android …

Russia has been building power throughout the Middle East — and challenging America’s superpower status

Apart from its close ties to the Syrian regime, which date back to the 1970s, Moscow has had no substantial role in the Middle East since 1972, when President Anwar Sadat kicked Soviet advisors out of Egypt.<p>Why return now? At a general level, it's clear that Russian President Vladimir Putin wants …