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.
For all of us as human beings, being effective in our lives is the ultimate goal. Personal effectiveness includes many dimensions such as physical, emotional, social and spiritual effectiveness. It is about achieving our fullest potential and being all that we are capable of. At a more basic level, it is about coping effectively with the environmental stress and pressures while still upholding commitment to our larger purpose.
Similarly, for organisations, effectiveness is about going beyond the mere pursuit of profit and realising its full potential and fulfilling the expectations of all its constituents by doing it in the most socially responsible, commercially ethical and environ- mentally friendly way. Like in our personal lives, organisational effectiveness most certainly calls for quite a ...