Best of 2014: my Top 17 talent articles across the web

On SHRM global website:
1. Key HR trends for 2014 – this article talked about the key HR trends for 2014

2. 6 characteristics of high performing global teams –
this article talked about the 6 characteristics that high performing teams demonstrate

3. Managing Asian talent –
Asia is a diverse region and there are nuances in managing talent in the region

4. Leadership lessons from the SHRM summit –
SHRM 2014 conference in New Delhi had many leadership lessonsp

5. CSR Awareness in India Raised by Legal Mandate
this article features a comment from me

On Head Honchos website:
6. Career derailers –
This article talks about the four career derailers

7. Power of personal branding –
personal branding is key to developing a unique leadership style and for career advancementp

8. 5 ways to overcome isolation in a leadership role –
this article discusses ways in which leaders can reach out and overcome loneliness

On People Matters website:
9. 5 Key elements of talent strategy –
five key elements that can be used in develping a comprehensive talent strategy

On CXO Today website:
10. Paradigm shift in HR –
a manifesto for changing the HR paradigm

On India HR Live website:
11. How MS Dhoni has built a talent driven team –
Dhoni has met with a series of setbacks abroad – this article talks about what went into developing a team that gave him his earlier success

12. Can gamification engage employees –
how gamification can be used for talent engagement is a hot topic

On YouTube:
13. Can gamification engage employees – youtube video for the show on gamification

On Outlook Business:
14. Gamification:
Outlook Business featured a comprehensive article on gamification including an interview with me

On My Star Jobs:
15. 10 traits of excellent managers –
part of the Star Group, Malaysia’s number one career site featured this article on what are the characteristics of excellent managers

16. Building a 100-day plan for management success –
a step-by-step guide to building a 100-day plan for management success

17. Inspiring hiring mantras from today’s greatest leaders –
what do some of the great modern-day leaders say about hiring? This article features recruiting philosophies of greats like Warren Buffett, Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Jack Welch and others

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Sharad Verma is currently HR Head (CHRO) for Sears Holdings India.

Sharad’s blog on leadership, talent and innovation is available at Sharad has been named one of the Top 20 Social Media HR Influencers by SHRM, featured as one of the Best HR Heads in India and his column featured in the top 5 most read career advice on Star career website.

A graduate of the prestigious XLRI, Sharad has more than two decades of HR experience. He has previously been Global Head – Human Resources for Polaris Consulting & Services Ltd, Director, Human Resources for SunGard Global Technology, Head of Human Resources for Berkadia (subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway),, and The Bank of New York Mellon India.

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