#313: Ashwathy Philip on navigating the changing landscape of corporate culture
"Culture is a crucial aspect for companies to hire for, and currently, many companies are emphasizing the need for culture managers. This is one of the significant changes that has been occurring in the industry."
On this episode of The Shape of Work Podcast, we are joined by Ashwathy Philip, a People Operations Partner at Drivetrain- a platform that empowers businesses to reach their goals through financial planning and strategic decision-making, enabling them to grow and achieve their targets with a sense of predictability and control.
Ashwathy began her career in 2015 in the social impact sector, managing multiple areas and serving as an HR manager for an NGO. After gaining three years of experience in that role, she moved on to WeWork, where she took on responsibilities for operations. Following a year and a half-break, Ashwathy returned to work with a small NGO, where she established HR processes and policies. In May 2021, she joined Drivetrain as the head of People Operations, where she is responsible for overseeing compliance, employee welfare, and engagement. Throughout her career, Ashwathy has had a focus on social impact and human resources.
- Ashwathy discusses her inspiration for pursuing a career in people operations
- Strategies for incorporating inclusion into the workplace culture
- How trends have evolved in the industry
- Ashwathy shares some of the rewarding moments from her career
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Produced by: Priya Bhatt
Podcast Host: Archit Sethi
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 platform
EngageWith— employee recognition and rewards platform that enriches company culture
Trivia — a suite of real-time, fun, and interactive games platforms for remote/hybrid team-building
SpringRole — verified professional-profile platform backed by blockchain, and
SpringRecruit — 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.