Cambridge dictionary describes collaboration as ‘the situation of two or more people working together to create or achieve the same thing.’ A collaborative culture elevates productivity, and helps in creating a healthier work environment.... read more
The start-up ecosystem is an exciting and enterprising place to be. However, young entrepreneurs and young organisations face a plethora of challenges to be addressed. One such challenge is the human capital challenge.
While finding, engaging and retaining the right talent is a task all organisations face; early stage enterprises, with greater... read more
By Anchal Kakkar & Surabhi Nijhawan
Have you ever wondered if you should put in that extra effort of working on a cover letter? Or if cover letters are essential, and whether hiring managers read them at all? Our answer is yes! A cover letter makes your profile stand out. And, if you are applying to a social sector organisation,... read more
By Ingrid Srinath
How often have you heard that nonprofits need to be “more business-like”? Or witnessed the awe that greets people who cross over from the private sector to a job in an NGO? Despite the global financial meltdown, relentless reports of corporate malfeasance and catastrophic breakdowns in governance at some of the most respected businesses, the corporate sector is continually held... read more
Employee onboarding is a critical part of the hiring process, although it fails to be a priority for most organisations. Some barriers to this include – tight deadlines, last minute hiring or merely the lack of time or planning.
Employees are hired and expected to hit the ground running; immediately being assigned to a multitude of tasks. It needs to change, especially, in the impact sector, where employees... read more
By Surabhi Nijhawan
The social sector in India is as diverse as any other sector. However, the lack of awareness and myths surrounding the space make it a less popular one. Although, in recent years, the social sector market has grown exponentially in India, and globally. However, mostly unaware, both freshers and experienced job seekers find it challenging to understand the development space in India,... read more
By Jimit Popat
People often ask me why I chose to work in the education sector and my answer is “my love for education comes from dislike. I dislike the education system that I and a million others were a part of! A system that has been unable to adapt itself to the rapidly changing environment thereby rendering itself not just inadequate, but often also a harmful misrepresentation of what makes... read more
‘The Government of India invites talented and motivated Indian nationals willing to contribute towards nation building to join the government at the level of Joint Secretary,’ a circular issued by the Department of Personnel and Training said.
In a first, the government of India has opened ten vacancies for the joint secretary level post. Applicants working in the private sector are welcome to apply... read more
India today, has a burgeoning development sector with social innovation rapidly gaining momentum. It is hardly surprising that organisations, both domestic and international are looking keenly at solving some of the most significant social challenges. However, a critical problem faced by players, big and small, in the development and social impact sectors is finding adequate and competent human capital.
In the... read more
By Surabhi Nijhawan
If you are a job seeker who is transitioning from the corporate sector to the social impact sector, you can expect this question during your interview, ‘why the shift?’ or ‘how will your corporate experience contribute to the growth of the social organisation?’
We bring you a few answers to the... read more