You are Who your Hire by Prashant Bhaskar


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This slide deck was presented by Prashant Bhaskar at the TiE Institute Knowledge Series session focusing on Starting Up.

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You are Who your Hire by Prashant Bhaskar

  1. 1. You are Who you hire And keep
  2. 2. Manhattan Illusion <ul><li>Your friend runs logistics company in Andheri East </li></ul><ul><li>He operates from a gala at Chakala – yes where road is half dug for last 13 months </li></ul><ul><li>He thinks he’s sitting in Manhattan </li></ul><ul><li>So he complains that great talented people don’t work for him, that people don’t turn up for interview, that even if they join – they don’t stick  , MBAs are useless he says </li></ul><ul><li>If he doesn’t get right people, he’ll not grow, if he doesn’t grow he’ll for sure shrink </li></ul><ul><li>Good news is that he is attending this workshop </li></ul>
  3. 3. The Bone Collector <ul><li>Knowledge Bone I meant – this friend of your who runs computer firm – does lot of stuff in computers – employs lot of staff over 25 people </li></ul><ul><li>He goes to all networking meets, TiE events, knowledge workshops, NASSCOM, learning seminars, each one giving bones after bones of knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Comes back to find there’s no hungry dog back home – only bored, depressed, loaded workers </li></ul><ul><li>After 8 years, he stays hungry – if only his team had grown to handle bigger roles </li></ul><ul><li>Guess what, he got lucky, today we’ll help him </li></ul>
  4. 4. Rock & Roll MD <ul><li>Your dynamic MD of Engineering company </li></ul><ul><li>Rockstar Rocks the boat with almost every decision on people </li></ul><ul><li>When he gets to task, Heads roll to other companies </li></ul><ul><li>He’s been to the psychologists </li></ul><ul><li>Now he’s in front of us – this moment will change his destiny </li></ul>
  5. 5. It takes 10 seconds to realize <ul><li>All fortune 500 companies run on good HR set up </li></ul><ul><li>These companies churn the market & compete for best Talent </li></ul><ul><li>Startups mostly hunt from leftovers </li></ul><ul><li>People don’t grow up dreaming about jobs at startups </li></ul><ul><li>Things will get only worse from here </li></ul>
  6. 6. Why startups? <ul><li>Motivations </li></ul><ul><li>Tradeoffs </li></ul><ul><li>Expectations </li></ul>
  7. 7. Working for a Dream & a Plan <ul><li>Idea, Romance and Inspiration </li></ul><ul><li>Plan </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership </li></ul>
  8. 8. Hiring the best <ul><li>Always a brand </li></ul><ul><li>Always a method to hire </li></ul><ul><li>Coffee Table </li></ul><ul><li>Strategic compensation </li></ul>
  9. 9. Open architecture <ul><li>Designing organization around customer </li></ul><ul><li>Client connect leads to business connect </li></ul><ul><li>Lay a buffet </li></ul><ul><li>Play a team member </li></ul>
  10. 10. Drive content <ul><li>Organization building, roles, KRAs </li></ul><ul><li>Grooming managers </li></ul><ul><li>Induct fresh talent at last mile regularly </li></ul><ul><li>Challenge conventions </li></ul><ul><li>Use multimedia </li></ul>
  11. 11. Innovators will make it through <ul><li>Innovation is startup fuel, never run out of it </li></ul><ul><li>Processes can tolerate innovation </li></ul><ul><li>Every collision is an opportunity </li></ul><ul><li>Innovate to build culture </li></ul><ul><li>It doesn’t happen by declarations </li></ul>
  12. 12. Do startups have any competitive advantages <ul><li>Leverage what you have </li></ul><ul><li>Do you have anything? </li></ul>
  13. 13. plugHR salutes entrepreneurs <ul><li>No matter what size of business you run, its your attempt that makes a difference </li></ul><ul><li>You will create not just jobs but also future entrepreneurs </li></ul><ul><li>You may not find all the talent ready out there, invest in training </li></ul><ul><li>Thank you for your patience </li></ul>