January 16, 2014
That’s obvious right? I mean, who wouldn’t want an iPad. But the point I’m trying to make here is bigger. As a HR professional, how often have you been faced with a situation where you’ve had to reward a resource for their outstanding work, outside of appraisals. If your company has been doing well for […]
January 13, 2014
In the recent edition of TechCrunch disrupt, SF, there was an interesting talk between Marc Benioff and TC founder Michael Arrington. It was a deeply philosophical talk, it was also one of those very few times that Arrington let the other person talk for so long! If you’ve got the time, you’ve got to watch […]
January 9, 2014
When someone talks about company re-orgs, you remember this man above. Going from a divisional organisation structure to functional organisational structure for a company with so many products, sounds so, Ballmer-esque. (more on that here, and here) Amen to the retired legend. But recently, there has been another kind of company reshuffle, which is mind […]
January 8, 2014
From startup founders to corporate execs, if there is one thing that they all agree upon, it is that hiring is a challenge. More so with respect to developers. But if you look at the stats, there are 18.2 million developers all around the world. Now that is a lot of developers, and if you’re […]
January 3, 2014
2013 was amazing for us. 365 days of being able to serve recruiter and developer alike was a lot of fun and we intend to do a lot more of that this year. In fact, we’ll start with developers right away. For your personal life, you’ve got Facebook and Twitter. Your profile and the content […]
December 19, 2013
Without being a sexist, if I were to ask you the number of intelligent women programmers that you know of, how many do you think that would be. Of course you can argue that more men work at IT companies, so the number will be obviously low. You can also argue that more man get […]
December 18, 2013
I was at a conference, speaking about the pitfalls of working at a startup. It wasn’t easy to do so, as it was a 100 + audience of startup enthusiasts, so saying that I was treading on a minefield, would be putting in lightly. In the audience, was my previous boss. We were working on […]
December 13, 2013
2011 marked the arrival of a design standard for Android apps. Until then, badly designed apps were the hallmark of the fledgeling Android ecosystem. But come Ice Cream Sandwich and the beautiful Galaxy Nexus, Android got a nice makeover. For once Android looked good, and much to the dismay of the “fanbois”, it even looked […]
December 9, 2013
Let’s be honest. Academic degrees are all fine, but that’s just a filter. An employer only cares about only one thing - can the recruit get stuff done? This is pretty much the norm at startups - it is only after a few rounds of trails, on the job that a startup hire is finalized. […]
December 5, 2013
In what seems to have become a never ending discussion, you still see many a tech blog (TC, VB, and so many more) discuss in detail about the merits and demerits of HTML 5 and Native mobile apps. It is difficult to come to a consensus about which is better, especially when you’re faced with […]