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.

Planning in Uncertain Times

Planning in uncertain times

For a long time, many of us have been employing personal drivers to drive us and our families around. I am sure you agree that it has become increasingly hard to find and keep a personal driver. With the changing opportunity landscape and more flexible options available, many of us are having to rely on service providers who will give us ‘Acting Drivers’ or ‘Drivers on Demand’. Similarly, the birth of hyper-local firms that thrive on an app have changed the landscape of local services. Be it a plumber or carpenter or a birthday party organiser, you can hire someone on demand without having to employ him or her.

Would the founders and promoters of many of the ...

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