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.

Boundaries Redefined

Boundaries redefined

The foundation of any healthy relationship is the ability to appreciate and respect the boundaries that delineate the relationship. Every boundary establishes what is acceptable, what is not; what one can expect, what one cannot; what one needs to respect and value; what one needs to stay out of; where one will be included, where one will not be included; what can be said and what cannot be said and so on.

What is true for boundaries in parent–child relationships and marital relationships is equally true for employer–employee relationships.

When both sides in the relationship respect, value and honour the boundaries, there is peaceful and productive coexistence. When boundaries are consciously or unconsciously violated, there can be conflicts or even breakdowns.

It is fair ...

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