Purposewashing

On the back of rising criticism of the profit-at-all-cost business model, the purpose driven business has become an increasingly popular business philosophy. For the uninitiated, the purpose driven business is…

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Navin Muruga
The Halo Effect

The candidate is friendly so he is a good manager, the candidate speaks well so she is good at sales, the candidate dressed well so he is professional. Psychologists call it the Halo Effect.

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Navin Muruga
What's your current salary?

In places like New York, it’s illegal to ask this question because it propagates the gender pay gap and unfair wage practices. While it's not yet illegal In Southeast Asia, candidates are starting to push back against recruiters and employers who enquire about their salary history.

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Navin Muruga
Is listening difficult?

Listening is easy if you’re only interested in the words being spoken. It’s difficult if you’re interested in uncovering the feelings, values and world views behind what’s being said. Good candidate interviews require the latter and it’s a skill which requires technique and practice.

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Navin Muruga
Honest conversations

A quality interview is a conversation that uncovers information. It reveals a candidate's experiences, abilities, motivations and concerns so that it can be used to assess a candidate against the job requirements.

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Navin Muruga
We’re a team, not a family

You might have heard of Netflix’s Culture Deck. It’s a simple powerpoint presentation that went viral because of its unique talent management ideas. For instance, Netflix proposed workers should be allowed to take unlimited vacation time.

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Navin Muruga
Menu or market?

Imagine you are a chef on a remote island and you only have access to seasonal food produce that has been grown on the island. How will you decide on what to cook?

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Navin Muruga
The job offer is a conversation

Making a job offer isn’t as simple as issuing an official offer letter. It's a ‘conversation' that has to start before a formal offer letter is issued. When this conversation is not run properly, the chances of your offer getting rejected, increases.

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Navin Muruga
"I don’t like the hiring manager”

Candidates complain about how the hiring manager didn't seem to prioritize the interview and seemed distracted, or how he wasn’t willing to take the time to explain what the role was about or how the interview felt cold and impersonal because the hiring manager kept taking notes on her laptop.

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