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Rise in Skill-based Hiring

September 21, 2021

Even at the turn of the century, a college degree was a golden ticket to begin a professional career. A stamp of higher education on the resume was the only way to a comfortable, salaried position with associated perks. While the direct correlation between a degree and potential for long-term income has been consistent, the nature of work and career has changed over the last few years with the right skills being prized over academic qualifications. The impact of the Coronavirus pandemic has been devastating on almost all economies. But at the same time, it has offered employers an opportunity to reshape their recruitment practices around this shifting paradigm. Emerging skills-based roles The World Economic Forum (WEF), in its January 2020 report, claimed that more than one billion jobs are expected to be transformed by technology over the next decade. But that has already been ... View Post

Blind Hiring: How Effective Is It in Building a Diverse and Inclusive Workplace?

September 03, 2021

Blind hiring is a recruitment technique which ’blinds’ a candidate’s socio-demographic and personal information from the recruiting manager, which otherwise may lead to biased hiring decisions. The first blind hiring experiment was reportedly carried out in Boston Symphony Orchestra in the 1950s when musicians started to audition behind a screen, hiding their gender. Blind auditioning led to an increase in the number of female musicians in major symphony orchestras in the US. ... View Post

Achieving Greater Gender Diversity in Corporate India

August 13, 2021

This article by Hetal Parikh, Rangam Co-founder & President, was originally published on LinkedIn.Quotas for at least a minimum representation of women on corporate boards have emerged as a key tool for policymakers to implement gender equality in the workplace. The movement started in 2003 when Norway mandated 40% reservation for women in corporate boards. Austria, Finland, Spain, Iceland, Israel, France, Kenya, Belgium, Italy, Germany, and Portugal followed suit through their ... View Post

5 Ways Neurodiversity Can Boost Your Business

August 09, 2021

Businesses are comprising neurodiverse talents to boost their productivity, creativity, and culture. FTSE-listed corporations such as Ernst & Young, Microsoft, Ford, and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) have reported gains in productivity since they have embedded neurodiverse talents in their HR programs. In the age of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I), neurodiversity is a competitive advantage. According to a study by University of Montreal and Harvard University, individuals ... View Post