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.
If you have watched the movie Lion King, you will certainly remember the famous words of the Hyenas—‘Look at you guys, no wonder we are dangling at the bottom of the food chain…. You know if it weren't for the Lions, we'd be runnin’ the joint’.
No organisation would like to find itself in the pitiable state like Shenzi—at the bottom of the food chain—unable to attract and retain people. In fact, everyone would like to be the Lion—walk away with the lion's share of the best resources. But then, everyone cannot be the lion!
In a competitive labour market where every organisation is competing to gain the attention of prospective employees and move up the food chain, there are some organisations that ...