July 10, 2014
When you look at large companies with a workforce nearing the population of some small eastern European cities, we often forget the hard work of an HR team. And employees are a weird kind. They strive hard to get into a company and a few years later, the same company wants to make them leave. […]
April 23, 2014
Everyone knows what good design can do for a company. Be it the way complex flows can be simplified to make a feature rich product easy to use, or just getting a product to gorgeous, good design sense on the company's part is gold dust for a company. Hence, it is imperative, that your designers are […]
April 16, 2014
HackerEarth is scaling. We're rapidly adding developers, marketers and sales people to our team. At least with developers, you'd think that HackerEarth would have it easy, right? For a company that sources the best developers to companies all over, we shouldn't have a problem finding a few developers for ourselves, right? Unfortunately, recruiting is a […]
March 11, 2014
Wikipedia defines big data as the term for a collection of data sets so large and complex that it becomes difficult to process using on-hand database management tools or traditional data processing applications. Big data engineers work to solve the problems of capture, curation, storage, search, sharing, transfer, analysis and visualisation of data. But everyone, […]
March 10, 2014
Every now and then, you hear of a large IT services firm that goes to a college and hires 500 + students. It sounds very impressive, but what is the kind of effort a company has to put in to make that happen? It is a lot of work. From administering tests to thousands of […]
March 6, 2014
  A boomerang, is a hire who has worked with your company before. He/she left for whatever reason, and has come back to your company once again to fill a relevant position. I think it is important to understand the boomerang as the job industry has drastically changed in the last 10 years or so. […]
February 20, 2014
For anyone tracking how money has evolved since it's inception, you will notice a rapid increase in innovation in the field in the last hundred years or so. Metal became paper, and paper became plastic. Now, plastic has become, well, invisible. Ever since the advent of the internet, money transactions are happening through authentication codes. […]
January 28, 2014
Okay. What exactly is a PHP ninja? IT companies, especially startups, have got to stop using the word ninja. Or Jedi. Or rockstar. Or code dragon. Popular job boards around the world are riddled with job postings which have adjectives like these. And honestly, they don’t mean much. HasGeek’s jobs board, one of the more […]
January 18, 2014
In the professional world, the best business guys become investment bankers and the best techies become hackers. One could only wonder what a technology company would be like if these two folks came together to start up. But that’s exactly what happened with MobStac. Sharath Potharaju and Ravi Pratap, friends from school, came together to […]
January 15, 2014
The last twenty years or so has been a testament to individuals or a small group of individuals looking at a way particular thing is done and saying, ‘I can’t believe that we still do it this way. I/we’ve got to change that!” Take ex-investment banker Bobby Youakim. He found the process of going to […]