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.

The CEO's Schooling as a People Champion

The ceo's schooling as a people champion

Every new CEO in today's world will acknowledge that ‘people’ and therefore human resource management is one of his or her key drivers for business success. Given this conviction, they embark on or champion a series of interventions in this area. The CEOs are therefore rightfully the most vocal people champions.

The manner in which they go about doing this is often influ- enced by their experiences, views, perspectives and visions about HR as a function or its professionals. In other words, the manner in which they were schooled in people championship in their formative years often influences their thinking and actions.

This question becomes very relevant because very few CEOs are formally ...

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