While in India recently, I had the opportunity to meet the head of Google India, Shailesh Rao. India is in an economic boom with a GDP growth of 9 percent (compared to 3 percent with the US) in an extremely competitive talent market. It is interesting to see how Google, one of the most innovative companies today, is addressing the talent challenge. In short, what can we learn from this smart and innovative company about how they address the talent challenge in a hyper growth market?Read more
If you are a job seeker, you’re probably wondering what works best for finding a job?
Here is a list of the top 3 things that lead to a successful job search:
1. Referrals (from current employees, friends, or customers of the employer)
2. Employer Website
3. Online Job database
Reinforcement Learning is a well accepted model in the computational community.
It was originally created by the artificial intelligence community as a model to understand and improve learning. The model’s core principle is based on a reward signal. Rewards in the animal world can be juice, food, or excitation of a pleasure zone in the brain. What we find fascinating is the fact that neuroscientists have been using Reinforcement Learning at the center of their model for understanding the brain, and it seems to be working!
Often we see individuals trapped by their past experience. They want to change jobs but don’t have the “relevant” experience. Recruiters and managers don’t like taking risks and often prefer to hire someone who is not only a high performer, but also has relevant experience.Read more