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.

What Really Matters

What really matters

Some years ago, we overheard a conversation outside a cake shop in one of our metros:

‘Hi what's up? What are you buying?’ This person asked his friend.

‘Well, I am just redeeming this coupon for my birthday cake’, replied his friend.

‘Coupon for cake?’ asked the former.

‘Well, you see, earlier we used to cut cakes and celebrate birth- days in our department. Now that we have grown large, HR has put a process. So I get these coupons for my birthday. I can come and select the cake I want and then go home and celebrate!’

Another employee-engagement initiative bites the dust, isn't it?

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