Saturday, April 20, 2013

Human Resource Management is -

An understanding of human issues at work place and managing people at work. 
It draws on insights from the social sciences to explore how employment relations are influenced by economic, social, psychological, legal, and cultural forces. It broadly covers all the major functional areas of human resource management such as Job Analysis, Staffing, Performance Management, Training and development, Compensation and benefits, Health and Safety, Employee relations and the human resource implications of various strategies.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013


We all agree that business has a vital role to play in our national and global wealth and well being.  We uphold that education is the liberating force to put an end to social problems then without much discussion the responsibility falls on to the corporate since corporate world is a sole intellectual area.  Thus, it becomes obligatory that the corporate and the government sectors which hold the highest number of educated men and women employed should fight against social problems and injustice.  It is then we could really cherish the political and economical freedoms towards leading our nation to a more inclusive growth.

Corporate Social Responsibility(CSR), the very term falls on some ears with the dull and ominous thud, of another burden on business and another a book of forms to be filled. Corporate Social Responsibility is fundamentally about good business which builds long time sustainable success. What is significant about Corporate Social Responsibility is that the most powerful global corporations now embrace it as a core business principal.

The fast growing importance of Corporate Social Responsibility clearly faces challenges from companies, government and activists in how to respond to the development of corporate social responsibility. When companies carry out such activities the general public eye it with huge suspicion of its role and what it really means. Much of it is deemed to be driven by the Personal Relation needs of the Business. Often the companies tried to cover too much in this CSR activity. That is to say that the quality not the quantity of the social activity matters. There is no one clear agreed statement on what CSR is and how it can be measured.  Lack of legislation and litigation connected to why and how CSR should be practiced, are also need to be addressed. In Present scenario the biggest challenge that exists is the ability to reconcile the profit motives with fulfilling social obligations. The advantages of CSR are as follows.

·Reputation protection: Protecting the company’s reputation will protect the sales, share, price and profits.

·CSR shows a clear connection between responsible business practice and a positive impact on the bottom line because it helps to attract, motivate and retain a talented and diverse work force.
This paper focuses to attempt on analyzing the Expectation of Slum Dwellers’ from Corporate in Tynampet, Chennai, India.

This is an abstract written for the National Conference Paper Presentation during my studies at Loyola College, Chennai, India (14 March 2008)


Human resource management is all about bringing people and the organization together to achieve the goals of each other. People are the determining force of our existence. People I mean not excluding ourselves. As all of us grow up in life choosing different roles as profession which earns our daily bread. In such case Human Resource profession is one of them.

In this article I have made an attempt to pronounce that Human Resource professional is a trend setter in any industry. Today as we are more hopeful towards booming of economy the role of Human Resource Professional as trend setter is more vibrant and vigorous. As always setting a trend has become the need of the hour.

What is a trend? Trend is a direction in which a situation is changing or developing. Setter means a person who sets something. Thus in any organization demands a trend setter who know the present market scenario in order to speak loud on the immediate need of the new trends to optimize the available resource to attain the best business results.

In today’s business world setting a trend is not that easy as to take a flight from Chennai to Delhi. On the contrary being the pilot who knows the ways and leads the passengers from front. Thus Human Resource professional has to be aware of the happenings and direction in the organization and the world market to set the best match between the both.

Let’s see some new business trends. The first emerging HR trend is all about Business to employees (B2E). It is about Business to employees which means business empowering employees with the help of technology like Intranet. There is another trend coming up as Stay interview in the industry. In Stay interview Human Resource professional interviews employees and understands the level of satisfaction among them. This trend has emerged because exit interviews are like discussing married life after divorce. The trend which may seem fantastic today may loose its essence later. However the core trend of HR is always at the service of employees’ welfare which results in take the organization to its objectives.

Gone are the days where Human Resource Management played the role of administrator which changed to value added services, facilitator to leader, protector and screener to planner and catalyst. Thus Human Resource has began to focus more on people centric organizations address people centered issues with commitment from the top management in attaining the desired business results. The call of HR in every organization is to create their employees to become leaders of the betterment of themselves, the coworkers and large for the betterment of future universe. Most often the mandate that determines the HR trends is to result to attain how to work better, faster and cheaper.

As Hema Ravichander, Senior Vice-president - HR, Infosys states what ever may be the trend HR sets it should never loose its human face since right set of people are the biggest assets of any organization.

 - This article was written to get my first job in 2009