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Nithya Vaduganathan

Alum Fellow (2019-2022), Future of Work



  • MBA, Harvard Business School
  • MS, Management Science and Engineering, Stanford University
  • BA, Economics, Stanford University


Nithya Vaduganathan

Alum Fellow (2019-2022), Future of Work

Nithya Vaduganathan is a Managing Director & Partner based in BCG’s Boston office. Nithya was named a Fellow in 2019 and has focused her research on Creating Talent Advantage.

Her recent research focuses on helping organizations think more creatively and expansively about finding and retaining talent – from unlocking hidden talent from within to rethinking work design, creating robust employee value propositions and more. Nithya has partnered with organizations such as Harvard Business School’s Managing the Future of Work project, Gloat, and Revelio Labs, and her work has been published in the Harvard Business Review and Harvard Business School.

Outside of work, Nithya enjoys spending time with her daughter, exercising, and traveling.

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Harvard Business Review | January 17, 2023

40 Ideas to Shake Up Your Hiring Process

Many companies today are struggling to hire and retain talent, but more often than not the problem is self-inflicted: They’re simply not using a broad enough array of tools, sometimes because they don’t even know the tools exist.

TED | December 14, 2022

5 Hiring Tips Every Company (and Job Seeker) Should Know

Nithya Vaduganathan shares five crucial tips every hiring manager (and job seeker) should know in order to cultivate an inclusive work culture, inspire productivity and unleash talent hiding in plain sight.

MIT Sloan Management Review | October 17, 2022

What Outperformers Do Differently to Tap Internal Talent

Research shows that lateral mobility offers a win-win for employee satisfaction and employer performance.

BCG.COM | July 15, 2022

Internal Talent Mobility Programs Can Advance Gender Equity. Do Yours?

By reshaping the way employees find challenging opportunities, new ITM programs are helping women grow their careers.

BCG.COM | June 8, 2022

Tapping into Fluid Talent

Companies take three key actions to find talent in new and hidden places.

Harvard Business Review | March 10, 2022

The $12 Billion Opportunity in HR Technology

A flood of new solutions are vying to help companies manage their workforce. In this crowded market, players can pursue three strategies to win share.