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.

Choosing Right

Choosing right

In the entire ‘value adding’ chain of bringing people on board (staffing, recruitment and selection), it is the selection element which remains the weakest. Little wonder that in our survey business leaders pointed out that quality of hiring efforts was an area that needed attention.

Why is it that choosing right continues to be a challenge despite the fact that for years some of the greatest psychologists in the world have been researching and developing methods to select right? Why is it that despite so much being known about what it takes to select well, organisations and HR teams get it wrong?

The Fine Balance between Service and Protection

All business-enabling functions such as finance, IT, legal, administration and HR have one thing in ...

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