Company Sector: Software product
Total Work Experience: 10yrs
Education: MBA - HR
LinkedIn Profile link: https://www.linkedin.com/in/priyankaasher
Get to know me personally:
Favorite quote, something that motivates you to give your best day after day?
Believe you can, and you're halfway there.
Favorite business book?
Trillion Dollar Coach
Favorite business leader, why?
Reed Hastings (CEO, Netflix) - love his approach to leadership. It's quite refreshing and direct. Ratan Tata - one of the most inspirational leaders..an all-around leader. A visionary, humble, risk-taker.
Favorite Tech product for your work?
Currently Asana and always Excel!
Favorite question to ask while taking an interview?
What did you love and what did you hate about your current/last role?
How did you use data to measure success/performance? Or to make decisions
If you were not an HR professional, what would you be?
Maybe would've been in the entertainment industry
One thing you would like to change about how corporations work.
To appreciate hard work and sincerity proactively and not as a last resort towards retention.
What do you wish you knew when you started your professional career?
Networking is important, but it's more important to build genuine connections
Leadership, according to you, is:
A leader is someone who supports, encourages, provides direction and helps others reach their fullest potential. There's a definitive vision that guides a leader and motivates him/her to bring the best out of everyone to achieve it.
Something crazy about you which very few people know:
I love reading. As a college student, when Harry Potter part 5 was released, I completed the entire book in 4 hours
Get to know me professionally:
Thoughts on the future of HR
The future of HR will be driven by the most innovative use of technology. With a hybrid working style seeming to be the future, HR folks will have to break from the traditional approaches of people engagement, learning and growth and explore newer methods to align employees to the company's culture.
When and why did you pick HR as a profession?
The idea of marrying business understanding, organization vision, and employee success was too intriguing for me as a young professional. My role with a management consulting company gave me exposure to the impact an informed HR professional can make.
According to you, what is the role of Technology in HR?
The transition to a digital HR Paradigm has helped organizations optimize their HR efforts more efficiently. The use of tech provides us with the most important asset - data. This data gives us trends and insights that not only make people initiatives more relevant but also helps in being proactive in our approach
What aspect of your job do you not like at all?
Top 3 qualities every HR professional should have
Excellent communication skills
If you could automate only one thing in your job, what would it be?
Responding to emails :)
How do you keep track of the performance of the people you're in charge of?
We have a regular feedback loop. Review meetings are to plan the way forward, daily interactions and catchups helps me and the team manage roadblocks and do course correction thereby keeping us agile!