Mr Animesh Gautam on ‘Worthy Enough’
Institute of Management Technology, Nagpur had the privilege to host an esteemed alumnus, Mr Animesh Gautam, currently working with Deloitte India as Senior Compensation Specialist for a guest lecture December 21, 2020. He delivered an insightful lecture on the topic ‘Worthy Enough’.
The following is an excerpt from the interview with him-
Q1) How does one go about determining one’s self-worth when talking about compensation with their future employers?
Ans. The way we define compensation in the industry is by looking into the market benchmarks. Market benchmarks talk about how other companies are going to pay you. There are various survey houses which generally publish their survey results online and many of them are free to avail. So, understanding what the company exactly does, what kind of industry they are into and seeking those kinds of reports from the web will help you.
Q2) What changes do you predict in job analysis, benchmarking and formulating competitive market pay, post the pandemic?
Ans. If one looks into last year’s performance of the companies, this year’s performance will not change. It will not change because every company is facing a similar kind of issue. So, companies would look into the market to check that they are not doing something different. The only way that any compensation benchmarking or job evaluation will happen is by understanding the company or what is important in the market as of now.
Q3) What are some of the keywords in a CV that catch the eye of HR managers? Please do specify with examples for different domains like marketing, finance, operations and others.
Ans. The keywords would depend on what kind of job one is applying for. If one is applying for an analytics job one needs to ensure that analytics is at the top of it and it takes a bigger part of their entire CV. If its compensation, one should be talking about salary modelling, salary benchmarking, what geography you are working for as every geography has a different way of compensation. Similarly if there is a job description for a marketing manager, the skills would be SEO marketing, google AdWords, google analytics, etc., these would catch the eye of a recruiter.
Q4) How do you balance working for Deloitte and photography? How difficult or easy was it to pursue photography in this pandemic?
Ans. If one is interested in something, they will find time for it no matter what. If one is interested in travelling, they will go and travel on the weekends and again work on Mondays. So, finding the right balance is up to the individual.
Q5) Since everything these days has moved online, so have our seminars. How has been your experience of briefing the student managers at the Institute of Management Technology, Nagpur?
Ans. It was an amazing experience. The process was very smooth with no bugs. Though it could have definitely helped having a face-to-face interaction because it would have given a chance to interact with the students personally.