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.

Developing Managers and Leaders

Developing managers and leaders

Three critical ingredients make the subject of leader devel- opment eternally captivating and intriguing.

This is one subject about which the most has been written and said, and yet it appears each day that the last word has not been written and said. The field lends itself to multiple interpretations, possibilities, ideas and of course research. Thought leadership is at its best in this field.

This is one subject that seems to be keeping business leaders, boards and promoters of businesses awake at night more than any other. There is overwhelming agreement that the lack of availabil- ity of competent leaders can singularly impact the ability of any organisation to grow and perform.

This is one field where the demands ...

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