HR in Startups

Refuse Salary Proof

  Why you should refuse to provide proof of your previous salary. By Sanjana Ray One of the most nerve-wracking moments in an interview with a prospective employer is the awkward pause after all the general questions are wrapped up and the cross-referencing questions begin. Some of the common ones include, “Why would you want to join this company over others like…?”, “Why did you leave your last job?” and the most dreaded, “Could you provide us with proof to your previous salary?” In all of these questions, the use of smart diplomacy in your responses is of course recommended. But amidst the flow of these ‘pretty standard’ questions, it is imperative to understand when a question goes from being general to overly personal. For instance, a prospective employer asking an interviewee to ...

4 Secrets of Managing your own Manager

Attrition is considered to be a problem of Managers. The problem can be solved by coaching employees on How to Manage their Manager and play a long inning in the organization. 4 secrets of Managing a Manager guides on practical techniques of Managing a Manager

10 common HR mistakes in StartUps — or why some companies make it and some don’t

Most of you would probably agree that hiring, maintaining and developing great people and talent is one of the toughest challenges you face when building and running a company. At the same time we all know that having the best people on the bus can sometimes decide between life and death of your company. So why do the majority of StartUps still don’t get it right? Having worked with close to a hundred startups around the globe in the past years, I’d like to share some insights on my findings with you. First of all, good news: We all face the same challenges, fish in the same talent pool and compete in the same markets, so chances to become the best are principally equal for everyone. Yet some of us seem to be much more successful when it comes to people and culture in their companies. So w...

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