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A podcast by Springworks bringing you insights from top People Managers on the Future of Work - how it's shaping our workplace, people and the ones who manage them.
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"Find a coach or mentor, embrace failure, stay connected to business changes - keys to HR success."In this episode of The Shape of Work Podcast, we're honoured to host Aprajita Sud, Head of People Function at Indiagold. With a remarkable career trajectory spanning various HR leadership positions and a diverse educational background, Aprajita shares her profound insights and experiences with us. Let's delve into the conversation!In this episode, Aprajita Soodbidas, a seasoned HR professional, shares insights on AI integration, psychological safety, and remote/hybrid work models. She emphasizes the importance of mentorship, embracing failure, and leadership development. Her practical advice serves as a guide for HR professionals navigating the evolving landscape of the workforce, highlighting adaptability, empathy, and forward-thinking approaches in human resources.Episode HighlightWhat are the key emerging trends in the HR landscape?How can HR strategies adapt to these changes in job roles?What are some strategies for shaping flexible work policies?What approaches do industry leaders take to support employee well-being?How can HR professionals prepare themselves for the future of work?Follow: Aprajita SudProduced by: Priya BhattPodcast Host:Ipshita SharmaAbout Springworks:Springworks is a fully-distributed HR technology organisation building tools and products to simplify recruitment, onboarding, employee engagement, and retention. The product stack from Springworks includes:SpringVerify— B2B verification platformEngageWith— employee recognition and rewards platform that enriches company cultureTrivia — a suite of real-time, fun, and interactive games platforms for remote/hybrid team-buildingSpringRole — verified professional-profile platform backed by blockchain, andSpringRecruit — a forever-free applicant tracking system.Springworks prides itself on being an organisation focused on employee well-being and workplace culture, leading to a 4.8 rating on Glassdoor for the 200+ employee strength company.
"Prioritize diversity, inclusion, and psychological safety in learning interventions to foster organizational growth and equity."Today, we're joined by Sindhuja Parthasarathy, an HR Leader, DEIB Consultant, Psychotherapist, and celebrated Photojournalist. With prestigious degrees and dual passions in talent development and documenting human rights through her lens, Sindhuja is a two-time Laadli UNFPA award winner. Join us as we explore her journey across corporate excellence and impactful storytelling, highlighting her advocacy for change in India’s socio-cultural landscape.In this enlightening episode, Sindhuja Parthasarathy. She advocates for proactive mental health strategies, intersectional DEI solutions, and coaching interventions to drive sustainable change. Through inclusive leadership and technology integration, this conversation navigates the complexities of modern workplace diversity and inclusion, offering strategic insights for leaders and employees alike.Episode HighlightWhy proactive mental health support in the workplace?What's the essence of an intersectional approach to DEI?How does technology, like AI, contribute to inclusivity?What's the shift in diversity coaching?Why is inclusive leadership critical, especially in hybrid work?What strategies support underrepresented groups?Follow: Sindhuja on LinkedinProduced by: Priya BhattPodcast Host: Ipshita SharmaAbout Springworks:Springworks is a fully-distributed HR technology organisation building tools and products to simplify recruitment, onboarding, employee engagement, and retention. The product stack from Springworks includes:SpringVerify— B2B verification platformEngageWith— employee recognition and rewards platform that enriches company cultureTrivia — a suite of real-time, fun, and interactive games platforms for remote/hybrid team-buildingSpringRole — verified professional-profile platform backed by blockchain, andSpringRecruit — a forever-free applicant tracking system.Springworks prides itself on being an organisation focused on employee well-being and workplace culture, leading to a 4.8 rating on Glassdoor for the 200+ employee strength company.
"In times of hiring freezes or downturns, view challenges as opportunities for learning and internal talent development, ensuring future growth by staying agile and focusing on building a strong talent pool."In this episode, we're joined by Abhijit Gandhi, a seasoned HR professional with expertise in talent acquisition. Formerly at Tatvic and now influencing HR communities like HR Mavericks and The Shape of Work, Abhijit shares insights from his journey across various industries including his time at Tatvic, Conga, and Anblicks amongst others. With a foundation in accounts and banking from Gujarat University, his approach blends analytical skills with HR practices. Dive into our conversation as we discuss the future of work and strategies for organizational success through effective talent management.This podcast episode explores cutting-edge talent acquisition strategies in the technology and marketing sectors, emphasizing the significance of employer branding, transparent candidate communication, and the strategic application of social media. It delves into the use of artificial intelligence to streamline recruitment processes, while maintaining a human touch. Insights include the importance of behavioral interviews and the role of AI in enhancing HR practices, offering a comprehensive guide for adapting to the rapidly evolving landscape of tech hiring.Episode HighlightHow to stand out in a competitive job market?Why are behavioural interviews important?Steps to enhance candidate experienceStrategies to speed up hiring without losing qualityUse of AI to improve recruitment processesFollow Abhijit on LinkedinProduced by: Priya BhattPodcast Host: Ipshita SharmaAbout Springworks:Springworks is a fully-distributed HR technology organisation building tools and products to simplify recruitment, onboarding, employee engagement, and retention. The product stack from Springworks includes:SpringVerify— B2B verification platformEngageWith— employee recognition and rewards platform that enriches company cultureTrivia — a suite of real-time, fun, and interactive games platforms for remote/hybrid team-buildingSpringRole — verified professional-profile platform backed by blockchain, andSpringRecruit — a forever-free applicant tracking system.Springworks prides itself on being an organisation focused on employee well-being and workplace culture, leading to a 4.8 rating on Glassdoor for the 200+ employee strength company.
"In HR, understanding the big picture, empathy, strong interpersonal skills, resilience, and ethical decision-making are essential for effective management and   trust-building."In this episode, we welcome Sapna Pathak, an HR luminary and co-founder of HRXcelerate. With a storied career spanning LatentBridge, Cogoport, PayU India, and Bank Novo, Sapna shares her insights on HR innovation, diversity and inclusion, and the impact of technology on the workplace. Her academic background from IIM and Delhi University adds depth to our exploration of the evolving HR landscape. Join us for a captivating conversation with Sapna, a visionary in shaping the future of work.This episode showcases Sapna Pathak, HR visionary, discussing transformative HR practices in startups. She emphasizes diversity, empathy, adaptability, and the importance of mental health in creating effective workplaces. Sapna offers insights on scaling globally, talent development, and embedding DEI into HR strategies, providing a roadmap for HR professionals and leaders to drive organizational success and foster a culture of continuous learning and well-being in a dynamic HR landscape.Episode HighlightLessons for Aspiring HR ProfessionalsFuture Trends in HR and Talent AcquisitionDesigning Talent Development StrategiesKey Milestones in HR CareerFollow: Sapna on LinkedinProduced by: Priya BhattPodcast Host: Ipshita SharmaAbout Springworks:Springworks is a fully-distributed HR technology organisation building tools and products to simplify recruitment, onboarding, employee engagement, and retention. The product stack from Springworks includes:SpringVerify— B2B verification platformEngageWith— employee recognition and rewards platform that enriches company cultureTrivia — a suite of real-time, fun, and interactive games platforms for remote/hybrid team-buildingSpringRole — verified professional-profile platform backed by blockchain, andSpringRecruit — a forever-free applicant tracking system.Springworks prides itself on being an organisation focused on employee well-being and workplace culture, leading to a 4.8 rating on Glassdoor for the 200+ employee strength company.
"Build your business through brilliance, not haste. Cultivate a recruitment culture from day one that values meticulous hiring. Commitment and discipline in hiring today shape the success of your venture tomorrow."In this episode, we're joined by Grishma Dalal, Ex-Global Talent Lead -  LoyaltyLionand Founding Team Member at PrimaryBid, also an adept HRTech consulting advisor with rich international experience handling HR functions across UK, India, Australia and South Africa. With an MSc in Human Resource Management from LSE and a finance background from the University of Mumbai, Grishma shares insights into the dynamic world of work, leadership, and HRIn this episode, Grishma Dalal shares crucial insights in our podcast. Focused on startup challenges, she emphasises tailoring recruitment to core values and strategic networking, drawing from her role as Culture First London chapter lead. The episode extends to advocacy for women's rights in the startup realm, offering practical advice for international recruitment. Ideal for founders and HR professionals navigating the dynamic startup landscape, Grishma's wisdom is invaluable for fostering inclusive, high-performance cultures.Episode HighlightInnovative Recruitment StrategiesAdvocating for Women's Rights and Gender EqualityAdvice for Building High EQ Teams in StartupsFollow Grishma on LinkedinProduced by: Priya BhattPodcast Host: Ipshita SharmaAbout Springworks:Springworks is a fully-distributed HR technology organisation building tools and products to simplify recruitment, onboarding, employee engagement, and retention. The product stack from Springworks includes:SpringVerify— B2B verification platformEngageWith— employee recognition and rewards platform that enriches company cultureTrivia — a suite of real-time, fun, and interactive games platforms for remote/hybrid team-buildingSpringRole — verified professional-profile platform backed by blockchain, andSpringRecruit — a forever-free applicant tracking system.Springworks prides itself on being an organisation focused on employee well-being and workplace culture, leading to a 4.8 rating on Glassdoor for the 200+ employee strength company.
"Success mantra: Master your business, be empathetic and objective. Always rely on data. Stay self-aware, adapt, and keep learning. Resilience after failures is the key to standing tall in life's journey."In this episode of "The Shape of Work" podcast, we delve into the remarkable career journey of Puja Khanna Kapoor, Global Senior Director of HR at OLX Group. With pivotal roles at SirionLabs, Evalueserve, and Google, Puja's extensive HR expertise shines through. Armed with a PGCHRM from XLRI Jamshedpur and a B.Com. from Delhi University, she navigates the dynamic world of work. Join us as Puja shares insights, lessons, and perspectives on the ever-evolving landscape of work. Explore the transformative journey of Puja Khanna Kapoor, Global Senior Director at OLX Group, in the latest podcast episode of "The Shape of Work." Delve into her diverse cultural upbringing, career pivots, and impactful HR roles. Gain insights into her strategies for embedding Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) across global workplaces. Puja shares valuable advice for women aspiring to HR leadership and emphasizes the importance of data-led decision-making. This episode encapsulates the essence of innovative HR thinking and the pivotal role it plays in shaping inclusive work cultures.Episode HighlightNavigating diverse cultures in global teams and its impact on HR strategies.Key advice for leaders to ensure authentic DEI initiatives and foster inclusivity.Puja's actionable insights for HR leaders and effective DEI Follow Puja on LinkedinProduced by: Priya BhattPodcast Host: Ipshita SharmaAbout Springworks:Springworks is a fully-distributed HR technology organisation building tools and products to simplify recruitment, onboarding, employee engagement, and retention. The product stack from Springworks includes:SpringVerify— B2B verification platformEngageWith— employee recognition and rewards platform that enriches company cultureTrivia — a suite of real-time, fun, and interactive games platforms for remote/hybrid team-buildingSpringRole — verified professional-profile platform backed by blockchain, andSpringRecruit — a forever-free applicant tracking system.Springworks prides itself on being an organisation focused on employee well-being and workplace culture, leading to a 4.8 rating on Glassdoor for the 200+ employee strength company.
"In a competitive market, talent acquisition faces challenges of scarcity and skill gaps. Beyond recruitment, success hinges on cultivating a positive work culture and prioritizing employee satisfaction."Meet Rajan Gupta, Head of Talent Acquisition at Lakshya Digital and Keywords Studios India. With a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Operations and a Certificate in HR Management, Rajan is a seasoned professional in technical and non-technical recruitment, gaming recruitment, stakeholder management, and talent retention strategies. Demonstrating leadership in HR, change management, and internal job postings, he brings extensive experience in performance appraisal, leadership skills, program planning, and applicant tracking systems. Join us for a brief insight into Rajan's rich educational journey and professional backgroundIn this episode, Rajan Gupta delves into the intricate art of navigating talent acquisition. From conquering talent scarcity and skill gaps to embracing the transformative shifts in the digital realm, Rajan provides actionable strategies. The discussion covers the evolving importance of work culture, candidate experience, and the crossroads of HR and marketing. Job seekers also gain valuable insights, making this episode a treasure trove for HR professionals seeking career growth and mastery in talent acquisition.Episode HighlightManaging global teams in a competitive market poses unique challenges.Proven strategies for attracting and retaining top talent across diverse companies.Identifying key skills and competencies desired by employers for various roles.Notable changes observed in recruitment practices, with insights into future trends.Follow Rajan Gupta  on LinkedinProduced by: Priya BhattPodcast Host: ipshita sharmaAbout Springworks:Springworks is a fully-distributed HR technology organisation building tools and products to simplify recruitment, onboarding, employee engagement, and retention. The product stack from Springworks includes:SpringVerify— B2B verification platformEngageWith— employee recognition and rewards platform that enriches company cultureTrivia — a suite of real-time, fun, and interactive games platforms for remote/hybrid team-buildingSpringRole — verified professional-profile platform backed by blockchain, andSpringRecruit — a forever-free applicant tracking system.Springworks prides itself on being an organisation focused on employee well-being and workplace culture, leading to a 4.8 rating on Glassdoor for the 200+ employee strength company.
"Empowering urban youth with affordable healthcare, MediMate offers comprehensive services at just one rupee per day. From mental health to eye care and nutrition, our innovative approach includes pioneering ophthalmology instruments and a unique drug vending machine. Making quality healthcare accessible for a healthier future."In today’s episode of The Shape Of Work, we have Dr. Vishesh Kasliwal, Co-Founder & CEO of Medyseva Technologies, a trailblazer in rural telemedicine. With an MBBS from Nagpur and a Master's in Hospital Administration from England, his journey includes roles at iSmart Business Solutions, Arth Rural Connect Services, and ZIO Technologies in Dubai. His expertise shone as Operations Head at Vishesh Hospital and in research with the Indian Council of Medical Research. Join us as we explore Dr. Kasliwal's vision for accessible healthcare in rural areas and his innovative approach to medical entrepreneurship.In this episode, the CEO of MediSeva discusses overcoming healthcare barriers in rural and urban areas through technology and strategic partnerships. Highlights include the MediMate app, AI advancements, and global expansion. The journey from medical graduate to entrepreneur is explored, showcasing how innovative healthcare solutions can have a worldwide impact. Tune in for an insightful look into this healthcare revolution.Episode HighlightProspects and optimism in healthcare advancements.MediSeva's journey from rural clinics to metropolitan healthcare innovation.Integration of advanced technology with a human-centric approach.Improving access to medical care in both rural and urban areas.Follow Vishesh on LinkedinProduced by: Priya BhattPodcast Host:Archit SethiAbout Springworks:Springworks is a fully-distributed HR technology organisation building tools and products to simplify recruitment, onboarding, employee engagement, and retention. The product stack from Springworks includes:SpringVerify— B2B verification platformEngageWith— employee recognition and rewards platform that enriches company cultureTrivia — a suite of real-time, fun, and interactive games platforms for remote/hybrid team-buildingSpringRole — verified professional-profile platform backed by blockchain, andSpringRecruit — a forever-free applicant tracking system.Springworks prides itself on being an organisation focused on employee well-being and workplace culture, leading to a 4.8 rating on Glassdoor for the 200+ employee strength company.
"In temples, we recall gods, priests, and crowds, yet behind the scenes, unseen guardians manage security, queues, and the intricate details, crafting a seamless divine encounter."In this episode, we explore the transformative journey of Mr. Giresh Kulkarni, a veteran with 29+ years of shaping temple management. As the founder of ITCX and CEO of Divinity Worldwide, he's dedicated to innovation in administration, operations, and job creation. With brands like Temple Connect and Indian Puja Company, he's redefining the devotional ecosystem. Join us as we dive into his insights on media, events, entrepreneurship, and global business expansion. Mr Kulkarni, the convenor of Vibrant Goa, also shares his vision for making Goa a hub for trade, investment, and tourism. Let's shape the conversationDiscover how this digital platform revolutionizes temple worship, blending ancient spirituality with modern technology. Kulkarni shares his journey from critical observer to pioneering entrepreneur, illustrating the power of passion and resilience in transforming spiritual experiences. Tune in for a fusion of entrepreneurship and devotion, redefining the future of spiritual practice.Episode HighlightDigital platform revolutionizing temple worship.Bridging traditional practices with cutting-edge technology.Positive impact on personal and professional growth.Role in documenting and sharing information about global templesFollow Giresh on LinkedinProduced by: Priya BhattPodcast Host: Archit SethiAbout Springworks:Springworks is a fully-distributed HR technology organisation building tools and products to simplify recruitment, onboarding, employee engagement, and retention. The product stack from Springworks includes:SpringVerify— B2B verification platformEngageWith— employee recognition and rewards platform that enriches company cultureTrivia — a suite of real-time, fun, and interactive games platforms for remote/hybrid team-buildingSpringRole — verified professional-profile platform backed by blockchain, andSpringRecruit — a forever-free applicant tracking system.Springworks prides itself on being an organisation focused on employee well-being and workplace culture, leading to a 4.8 rating on Glassdoor for the 200+ employee strength company.
"At DriveU, trust is key. Stringent background checks and skill assessments guarantee top-notch drivers. We maintain strict standards, admitting only the best. Swiftly addressing customer feedback ensures a service you can trust."In this episode, we explore the dynamic career journey of Ashok Shastry, a versatile professional who has worn many hats, from Co-Founder & CEO at DriveU to Event Alliances Manager at Taxiforsure.com. Ashok's diverse experiences include internships as a Leasing Consultant and Marketing Coordinator, along with a stint as a Sales Associate at T-Mobile. With a Bachelor of Science in Marketing and Finance from California State University - East Bay, join us as we uncover the unique contours of Ashok's career, navigating the ever-evolving landscape of work in under a hundred words.In this episode, Ashok Shastri shares his entrepreneurial journey from Taxi for Sure to revolutionising India's on-demand driving. Dive into the intricacies of expanding into new cities, the use of cutting-edge AI technologies, and DriveU's unwavering commitment to safety. Explore the innovative responsive system driven by customer feedback, and gain insights into the future of mobility. Don't miss this deep dive into the ethos of a company shaping the forefront of transportation innovation.Episode HighlightDriveU's remarkable journey and evolution in the on-demand driving industry.The dynamic challenges and opportunities of operating across multiple cities.Financial success milestones and strategies contributing to profitability and revenue growth.Vision for the future of mobility services and DriveU's integral role in shaping it.Follow Ashok on LinkedinProduced by: Priya BhattPodcast Host:Archit SethiAbout Springworks:Springworks is a fully-distributed HR technology organisation building tools and products to simplify recruitment, onboarding, employee engagement, and retention. The product stack from Springworks includes:SpringVerify— B2B verification platformEngageWith— employee recognition and rewards platform that enriches company cultureTrivia — a suite of real-time, fun, and interactive games platforms for remote/hybrid team-buildingSpringRole — verified professional-profile platform backed by blockchain, andSpringRecruit — a forever-free applicant tracking system.Springworks prides itself on being an organisation focused on employee well-being and workplace culture, leading to a 4.8 rating on Glassdoor for the 200+ employee strength company.
"At FuelBuddy, we empower women in the oil and energy sector, offering flexibility, financial independence, and career opportunities. We're transforming lives and fostering inclusivity."In this podcast, we explore the remarkable career of Neerajj Gupta, the CEO of India Business at FuelBuddy and a Certified Financial Planner. With a background that includes pivotal roles at Ford, Nissan, Barclays, and ICICI Bank, Neerajj brings a wealth of experience. His academic journey encompasses a Doctorate in Business Administration from Golden Gate University and an MBA in Finance from the International Management Institute. Join us as we unravel the insights, challenges, and successes that have defined Neeraj's career in the ever-evolving world of business.In this episode, unveil the story behind India's doorstep diesel delivery revolution and delve into insights on challenging legal norms and fostering innovation. Discover FuelBuddy's transformative impact on energy distribution, workplace culture, and its commitment to diversity. This episode serves as a blueprint for success in the evolving energy sector and corporate dynamics. Tune in for a compelling narrative on entrepreneurship, innovation, and the future of sustainable energy.Episode HighlightDiscusses the recent green light from the Indian government for doorstep diesel delivery.Highlights FuelBuddy's edge through the acquisition of a key competitorIntroduces FuelBuddy's Women Energy Consultant Program for empowermentReflects on FuelBuddy's revolutionary doorstep diesel delivery approachFollow Neerajj on LinkedinProduced by: Priya BhattPodcast Host:Archit SethiAbout Springworks:Springworks is a fully-distributed HR technology organisation building tools and products to simplify recruitment, onboarding, employee engagement, and retention. The product stack from Springworks includes:SpringVerify— B2B verification platformEngageWith— employee recognition and rewards platform that enriches company cultureTrivia — a suite of real-time, fun, and interactive games platforms for remote/hybrid team-buildingSpringRole — verified professional-profile platform backed by blockchain, andSpringRecruit — a forever-free applicant tracking system.Springworks prides itself on being an organisation focused on employee well-being and workplace culture, leading to a 4.8 rating on Glassdoor for the 200+ employee strength company.
"Democratizing finance for all, our vision is to seamlessly integrate financial inclusion into everyday life. Through the perfect blend of technology and a dedicated sales force, we strive to reach every corner of Bharat, making banking as simple as buying groceries." In today's episode, we welcome Mr. Gitesh Karnik, the Chief People Officer at Nearby Technologies Private Limited, as our distinguished guest. With a wealth of experience spanning IT/ITes, BFSI, Retail, Real Estate, and Hospitality, Gitesh is a seasoned HR professional passionate about best practices and technology evangelism. His strategic leadership, evident in multinational and Indian corporations, has not only influenced business outcomes but has also elevated the employee experience. Gitesh emerges as a thought leader shaping the future of work through transformative initiatives and change management projects.In our latest Shape of Work podcast episode, Chief People Officer Gitesh Karnik of Nearby Technologies Private Limited shares the secrets of aligning HR strategy with business success. Karnik unveils the alchemy of co-creating HR initiatives that resonate with employee needs while driving company goals. Get ready to be enlightened on timeless HR fundamentals and revolutionary strides in financial inclusion, where Paneer simplifies banking for the underbanked – a true financial renaissance.Episode HighlightUnveiling the company's approach to simplifying tasks and the go-to mantra for daily thrivingUnderstanding how diverse perspectives are actively brought into decision-making processesBeyond Financial Services: Additional Product Offerings for RetailersAddressing the challenges it tackles in the current job market scenarioFollow Gitesh on LinkedinProduced by: Priya BhattPodcast Host: Archit SethiAbout Springworks:Springworks is a fully-distributed HR technology organisation building tools and products to simplify recruitment, onboarding, employee engagement, and retention. The product stack from Springworks includes:SpringVerify— B2B verification platformEngageWith— employee recognition and rewards platform that enriches company cultureTrivia — a suite of real-time, fun, and interactive games platforms for remote/hybrid team-buildingSpringRole — verified professional-profile platform backed by blockchain, andSpringRecruit — a forever-free applicant tracking system.
"Crafting a high-performance team demands more than talent—it's about strategic hiring, cultivating the right culture, and, above all, fostering skilled leadership. Leadership, a constantly evolving skill, eclipses talent's role, contributing 75-80% to the symphony of success."In this episode of The Shape of Work podcast, we are honored to welcome Hakim Badshah, the Managing Director, Talent at Deloitte. With a distinguished career spanning Accenture, Sify Limited, and Jasubhai Digital Media, Hakim brings extensive experience. Holding a Post Graduation in International Trade and Finance from the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade and an Advanced Strategic Management Programme from the Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode, Hakim's insights at the intersection of talent management, international business, and strategic leadership promise a thought-provoking discussion for our audience.Hakim Badshah, Deputy Talent Service Leader at Deloitte, offers practical insights on leadership, adaptability, and aligning team performance with organizational goals in this podcast. Exploring evolving talent trends, the episode emphasizes prompt engineering and staying informed about technological advancements. Hakim's LinkedIn invitation reflects his commitment to ongoing professional growth, making this a valuable resource for leaders and HR professionals aiming to build resilient, high-performing teams.Episode HighlightEmphasis on leadership strategies in managing large teamsTrends in personal development plans for employeesExploration of specific skills gaining importanceLessons learned in the field of talent developmentFollow Hakim Badshah on LinkedinProduced by: Priya BhattPodcast Host: Riddhi AgarwalAbout Springworks:Springworks is a fully-distributed HR technology organisation building tools and products to simplify recruitment, onboarding, employee engagement, and retention. The product stack from Springworks includes:SpringVerify— B2B verification platformEngageWith— employee recognition and rewards platform that enriches company cultureTrivia — a suite of real-time, fun, and interactive games platforms for remote/hybrid team-buildingSpringRole — verified professional-profile platform backed by blockchain, andSpringRecruit — a forever-free applicant tracking system.Springworks pride&l
"In the evolution of employee recognition, we've transitioned from annual bonuses to dynamic R&R programs. Today, it's not just about monetary rewards; organizations celebrate well-being with unique incentives like cars, vacations, and gift coupons. Quality and quantity both earn appreciation, marking a shift towards holistic acknowledgement in the workplace."In this episode of The Shape of Work podcast, we're excited to host Akshansh Bhardwaj, an HR Partner in Analytics at IndusInd Bank. With key roles at Pine Labs, iTV Network, and HCL Technologies, Akshansh, holding a Biotechnology degree from Manipal Academy of Higher Education and an MHROD in Human Resources Development, offers a unique perspective on the intersection of biotechnology and HR. Join us for a captivating conversation exploring the dynamic career landscape and the evolving nature of work with our distinguished guest.In this episode, Akshansh Bhardwaj, HR Partner in Analytics, offers insightful perspectives on the evolution of employee rewards and recognition, emphasizing the shift from traditional bonuses to well-being-centric programs. He discusses the significance of adapting to technological changes, particularly in predictive analytics. The conversation concludes with a focus on future workplace challenges and opportunities. A must-listen for HR enthusiasts and those interested in evolving workplace trends.  Episode HighlightThe transition from yearly bonuses to dynamic R&R programsEmbrace performance points and tokenizationEnhancing satisfaction through personalized reward programsFocus on role orientation and meaningful experiencesAnticipation of evolving workplace trendsFollowAkshansh on LinkedinProduced by: Priya BhattPodcast Host: Riddhi AgarwalAbout Springworks:Springworks is a fully-distributed HR technology organisation building tools and products to simplify recruitment, onboarding, employee engagement, and retention. The product stack from Springworks includes:SpringVerify— B2B verification platformEngageWith— employee recognition and rewards platform that enriches company cultureTrivia — a suite of real-time, fun, and interactive games platforms for remote/hybrid team-buildingSpringRole — verified professional-profile platform backed by blockchain, and
"HR is the tightrope walker, balancing employee needs for job satisfaction with business objectives for productivity and growth. The key is creating harmony where both employees and the business thrive together."In this episode of The Shape of Work podcast, we showcase Mr. Samir Robert Bara, a distinguished MBA graduate with over 14 years of post-MBA experience in HR Business Partnering, Talent Management, Plant HR, and Recruitment. Join us to delve into Mr. Bara's insights on the evolving dynamics of human resources and industry, offering valuable perspectives on 'The Shape of Work' in today's corporate landscapeIn this episode, Samir emphasized the importance of strategic thinking, empathy, and agility in HR roles. We delved into aligning worker aspirations with corporate objectives, addressing challenges and opportunities. The impact of digital transformation, AI, and employee well-being was discussed, with Samir offering valuable insights for navigating the evolving HR landscape.Episode HighlightExplore the essential skills for success in an HR Business Partner roleExplore strategies employed by HR professionals to balance the aspirations of employees with corporate objectivesChallenges in the Trend Towards Hybrid WorkInsights into strategies and approaches to uphold a cohesive organizational culture during shifts in the workplaceFollow Samir on LinkedinProduced by: Priya BhattPodcast Host: Riddhi AgarwalAbout Springworks:Springworks is a fully-distributed HR technology organisation building tools and products to simplify recruitment, onboarding, employee engagement, and retention. The product stack from Springworks includes:SpringVerify— B2B verification platformEngageWith— employee recognition and rewards platform that enriches company cultureTrivia — a suite of real-time, fun, and interactive games platforms for remote/hybrid team-buildingSpringRole — verified professional-profile platform backed by blockchain, and
"In the evolving landscape of marketing, a 360-degree approach is crucial. It's about creating seamless communication across platforms for brand recall and resonance."In this episode of The Shape of Work podcast, we delve into a captivating conversation with Divanshi Gupta, the accomplished Director of The Marcom Avenue and a graduate with a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting and Business/Management from Delhi University. From her solid educational foundation to her entrepreneurial endeavours with The Marcom Avenue, Ucanji, Dance Helpline, and Digital Shikshak we explore the unique journey of a leader at the intersection of finance, creativity, and innovation. Join us for an insightful exploration of the shape of work in today's dynamic professional landscapeToday, we open the doors to her world, exploring the intricacies of a 360-degree marketing strategy that is revolutionising the industry. Within this journey, we tread upon The Marcom Avenue's innovative project with a global fashion giant, where state-of-the-art technology is being harnessed to predict future demand and sales. Let Divanshi's intriguing career journey inspire you and offer fresh perspectives on the future of marketingEpisode HighlightEntrepreneurial Challenges and Key LearningsCareer Journey and The Marcom Avenue's TriumphsDecoding 360-Degree MarketingStaying Ahead in a Dynamic IndustryPromoting Diversity and Inclusion in OperationsGuidance for Emerging EntrepreneursFollow: Divanshi on LinkedinProduced by: Priya BhatPodcast Host: Archit SethiAbout Springworks:Springworks is a fully-distributed HR technology organisation building tools and products to simplify recruitment, onboarding, employee engagement, and retention. The product stack from Springworks includes:SpringVerify— B2B verification platformEngageWith— employee recognition and rewards platform that enriches company cultureTrivia — a suite of real-time, fun, and interactive games platforms for remote/hybrid team-buildingSpringRole — verified professional-profile platform backed by blockchain, andSpringRecruit — a forever-free applicant tracking system.Springworks prides itself on being an organisation focused on employee well-being and workplace culture, leading to a 4.8 rating on Glassdoor for the 200+ employee strength company.
"Recruitment processes often inundate both recruiters and candidates, resulting in a substantial time-consuming effort. Our technology disrupts this conventional approach, leveraging data points from multiple sources to create candidate personas, aligning them with a company's ideal profile for a perfect match”In today’s episode of The Shape Of Work podcast, Cue our enlightening conversation with Sarbojit Mallick, Co-Founder of Instahyre. With an extensive career spanning over a decade, he has contributed his expertise to diverse organizations such as Jindal Stainless Steel, Bristlecone, TripHippie, and GlobalShiksha. His academic journey includes a B.Tech degree from NIT Durgapur and an MBA earned from IIM Mumbai.In this episode, we delve into the challenges that companies face when hiring and find unique insights into how Instahyre is solving these issues. Sarbojit paints a vivid picture of how technology can create a persona of both the candidate and the company to find the perfect fit.Episode HighlightsWhat are the main two problems faced by recruiters?Using AI to improve the recruitment processDescribes problems in the job market where candidates are overwhelmed with irrelevant job opportunitiesImportance of leveraging technology and human interaction in the recruitment processFollow Sarbojit on LinkedinProduced by: Priya BhattPodcast Host: Archit SethiAbout Springworks:Springworks is a fully-distributed HR technology organisation building tools and products to simplify recruitment, onboarding, employee engagement, and retention. The product stack from Springworks includes:SpringVerify— B2B verification platformEngageWith— employee recognition and rewards platform that enriches company cultureTrivia — a suite of real-time, fun, and interactive games platforms for remote/hybrid team-buildingSpringRole — verified professional-profile platform backed by blockchain, andSpringRecruit — a forever-free applicant tracking system.Springworks prides itself on being an organisation focused on employee well-being and workplace culture, leading to a 4.8 rating on Glassdoor for the 200+ employee strength company.
“The integration of digital payments across all levels of businesses, even at the grassroots, holds immense potential. Enabling artisans, hawkers, and small-scale entrepreneurs to receive payments directly into their bank accounts, thus establishing a financial history, is propelling a significant economic leap, promising improved access to loans and bolstering our economy."In this episode of The Shape Of Work, we have an insightful conversation with Dewang Neralla, the Founder and CEO of HiWi. With a wealth of experience spanning over three decades, Dewang has made significant contributions across multiple esteemed organizations, notably Financial Technologies India and NTT DATA Payments Services. His academic foundation includes a B.E. obtained from Bharati Vidyapeeth.In this episode, we unravel the tremendous impact of digital payments on societal transformation. Our seasoned guest, with a prolific career in spearheading digital payments, sheds light on how their company, Hi-Fi, is spearheading this change by offering comprehensive financial services to Indian students abroad. Episode HighlightsStreamlining the study abroad process for students and partnersDigital payments for international student transfersWhat kind of social transformation can digital payments bring to a growing economy like India?Importance of collaboration and focusing on strengths to drive transformative changeFollow Dewang on LinkedinProduced by: Priya BhattPodcast Host: Archit SethiAbout Springworks:Springworks is a fully-distributed HR technology organisation building tools and products to simplify recruitment, onboarding, employee engagement, and retention. The product stack from Springworks includes:SpringVerify— B2B verification platformEngageWith— employee recognition and rewards platform that enriches company cultureTrivia — a suite of real-time, fun, and interactive games platforms for remote/hybrid team-buildingSpringRole — verified professional-profile platform backed by blockchain, andSpringRecruit — a forever-free applicant tracking system.Springworks prides itself on being an organisation focused on employee well-being and workplace culture, leading to a 4.8 rating on Glassdoor for the 200+ employee strength company.
"AI's integration in recruitment holds promise, yet challenges persist. Exploring its potential in optimizing candidate searches, especially in addressing the indexing issue within applications, can significantly save time and enhance efficiency in identifying top talent."Welcome aboard! In today’s episode of The Shape Of Work podcast, we're turning the spotlight on the realm of tech recruiting and the journey toward workplace diversity, guided by our insightful guest, Sathish Arumugam, a Senior Talent Partner at Ansys. With over a decade of professional expertise, he boasts a diverse career path, having contributed to esteemed organizations like TML Inc, Symantec, Dassault Systemes, and VMware. His educational journey includes a Bachelor of Science degree from Bangalore University and an MBA attained from Visvesvaraya Technological University.In this episode, you'll journey through Sathish's career, gaining insights on current trends in tech recruiting, the integration of AI, rising hybrid work opportunities, and the path toward achieving diversity.Episode HighlightsAI in recruitment and hybrid work opportunitiesChallenges in achieving diversity hiring goals due to scarcity, interview biases, and lack of accommodating workplace arrangementsWhat are the challenges faced regarding gender equality in leadership roles and during job applications?Tech industry trends and skills in demandFollow Sathish on LinkedinProduced by: Priya BhattPodcast Host: Archit SethiAbout Springworks:Springworks is a fully-distributed HR technology organisation building tools and products to simplify recruitment, onboarding, employee engagement, and retention. The product stack from Springworks includes:SpringVerify— B2B verification platformEngageWith— employee recognition and rewards platform that enriches company cultureTrivia — a suite of real-time, fun, and interactive games platforms for remote/hybrid team-buildingSpringRole — verified professional-profile platform backed by blockchain, andSpringRecruit — a forever-free applicant tracking system.Springworks prides itself on being an organisation focused on employee well-being and workplace culture, leading to a 4.8 rating on Glassdoor for the 200+ employee strength company.
“The essence of a circular economy lies in the transformative shift from a disposable mindset to embracing multiple-use perspectives. It's about reinstating the tradition of reusing items that have long served their initial purpose, infusing new life into products and materials."In this episode of The Shape of Work podcast, we bring to you a riveting conversation with Annanya Agarwal, the CEO and Co-Founder of Runaya. With an extensive decade-long career, he has held pivotal roles across renowned organizations such as Standard Chartered Bank, McKinsey & Company, and Boston Consulting Group. His academic foundation includes a BA in Economics attained from Emory University.In this episode, Annanya brings a fresh perspective to the resources industry, emphasizing the importance of ESG and carbon neutrality. He shares the transformative journey of Runaya and how their passion for sustainability is shaping the future of the sector. He also enlightens us about the concept of a circular economy, a potent solution for our resource-intensive lifestyle.Episode HighlightsWhat is the concept of circular economy and how to be a leading player?How does the resources sector contribute to circular economy practices and sustainability?Importance of sustainable waste management in the resources sectorHighlights India's potential for manufacturing high-quality products at lower costsFollow Annanya on LinkedinProduced by: Priya BhattPodcast Host: Archit SethiAbout Springworks:Springworks is a fully-distributed HR technology organisation building tools and products to simplify recruitment, onboarding, employee engagement, and retention. The product stack from Springworks includes:SpringVerify— B2B verification platformEngageWith— employee recognition and rewards platform that enriches company cultureTrivia — a suite of real-time, fun, and interactive games platforms for remote/hybrid team-buildingSpringRole — verified professional-profile platform backed by blockchain, andSpringRecruit — a forever-free applicant tracking system.Springworks prides itself on being an organisation focused on employee well-being and workplace culture, leading to a 4.8 rating on Glassdoor for the 200+ employee strength company.
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