The vision of this book is to engage readers in a debate on how we see HR as a function and profession here and now, how we see the practice and the practitioner. The intent is to reflect on what we are seeing, hearing and experiencing about the function in an inclusive fashion. This book offers a practitioner’s take to human resources management as a profession and function keeping in mind the most current and contemporary practices, problems and perspectives in India. The book is meant for young professionals, students and practitioners in the field of HRM. The book truly reflects HRM as it is practiced today with stories of places (organizational case studies) where it is at its best. Shorn of all theory, this book raises and answers questions such as given the rapid advancement in the profession, should the term HR be redefined?  Why does the quality of the function depend so much on the way it is positioned within the organisation? What shapes a CEO’s attitude towards HR? What are the big demands on HR today and in times to come? How does one advance in HR? Written by practitioners with first-hand HR experience, HR Here and Now is a thought-provoking book set firmly in the Indian context.

New Meanings

New meanings

Think of a phone and we would think of talking to someone. Today, the phone means very different things—often far removed from the traditional notion of talking to someone!

Think of a mall and we would think of shopping. Today, we go to a mall to watch a movie or eat a meal but we still call it a mall.

Think of Amazon, and, well, by the time this book is out, its meaning to us would have expanded further!

Think marketing and we were schooled to think of the 4Ps (price, product, promotion and place). A multitude of forces have led to the redefinition of this profession and function in unimaginable ways.

Things, places and even professions change and evolve to keep pace with ...

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