I was born and raised in Saint-Petersburg, Russia – not a particularly diverse city, and I would not be identified as a visible minority. So, I hadn’t spent much time thinking about diversity until a relatively recent trip to San Francisco.
When we started StackAdapt four years ago, our onboarding process was much like many other startups’: Bring your own laptop… Here is your desk… Please shadow this guy.” It wasn’t until a couple of years in that we realized we were doing it wrong. Of course, employee onboarding, like many things, is always work-in-progress, but here are some tips for avoiding the mistakes we made in the early days of welcoming and educating new staff.
Today, I wanted to share the first video interview with Rajesh Uttamchandani, Managing Director and CPO at Zafin. Overseeing an organisation of well over 500 people in size, he provided some amazing insights on what it means to run a company of this calibre and what startups can start doing today to scale their talent strategies.