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Managing people at work: 5 key HR trends

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Human Resources as a profession
by THOMAS SARASAM on Oct 12, 2011 03:46 PM  | Hide replies

The existence of HR as a "profession" is questionable, and that due to a plethora of reasons.

There is the eternal question of Employee vs. Employer baffling the most brightest of HR minds. Having a fat HR org should be taboo for any smart organisation, as much of the current HR fucntions are really operational activities that can be AUTOMATED.

In either case, the amount of strategy / board room policies the HR can contribute to still looks blurred to the sane corporate mind.

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Re: Human Resources as a profession
by THOMAS SARASAM on Oct 12, 2011 04:00 PM
Yes, HR consulting is a function that is strongly on the rise.

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Hari Parmeshwar
Hated function
by Hari Parmeshwar on Oct 11, 2011 03:00 PM

HR also happens to be a "hated" function as it does the hatchet job for the organization. Also HR is different for different people. For the scarce talent it is engaging but for the lower levels it is threatening...

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anuj ram
Joke of the day!!
by anuj ram on Oct 11, 2011 02:49 PM

"We now see some of the sharpest brains opting for a career in human resource management given the infinite opportunities to learn and excel"

HR keep saying this to keep up their pride. Go to any B School, HR is the last option people pick up, even amognst gals. If some one chooses it, it just because they want to have a 9-5 job.

If there are 2 HR in a company, just ask 1 question to both of them, they are bound to give different answers. HR are mostly second class employees and are looked down upon, unless one is with HR only firms like Hewitt

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Raja Srinivasan
One more /Sixth Sense Please !!!
by Raja Srinivasan on Oct 11, 2011 01:12 PM

"CREATING AN INNOVATION STRUCTURE" in the organization is the most important responsibility.

I mean : "Attract and Evaluate ideas against Specific Business Criteria".

In this new age/highly competitive world 'avant-gardism'should be built in HR.

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