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Chrm Message From: dharm Total Posts: 27 Join Date: 26/05/2008
Rank: Executive Post Date: 26/05/2008 23:26:06 Points: 135 Location: United States


Does anybody have an resources on the history of HRD ? I am particularly trying to answer the question when was the period and what were the causes that made employers look into HRD / People practices.



Chrm Message From: priyanka Total Posts: 86 Join Date: 26/05/2008  
Rank: Manager Post Date: 26/05/2008 23:27:53 Points: 430 Location: United States

You could check up the site WWW.TVRLS.COM (T V Rao learning systems)for some of the books viz Pioneering HRD etc..Probably L&T were the first ones to introduce this as per my undersatnding

Chrm Message From: dharm Total Posts: 27 Join Date: 26/05/2008  
Rank: Executive Post Date: 26/05/2008 23:35:00 Points: 135 Location: United States

Dear all

I am quite aware of the history of HRD in India as found on the TVRLS website. Correct as it is, believe I need more particular information for a deeper enquiry.

My objective is to solve what makes stakeholders abuse or neglect the HR-D function vis a vis the HR-M function. In other words I need to discover why L & T's board went after the 'performance appraisal' system leaving out a host of other business issues. Going by T.V Rao's document I suspect that the reasons and factors why organisations should go in for HR systems today remains the same that were prevalent at different times.

My constant lament is that HR folks (especially in the new economy) have not been able to make their stakeholders see that HR processes are more than a cliche and can truly add value. One reason surely is that while they are reasonably familiar with the nuts and bolts of HR processes they do not know where the nut and bolt fits in within the larger vehicle. This is helped by the fact that the HR function rarely forms a part of the strategy think-tank in many organisations. Likewise the HR manager often mis-thinks his role to be only a employee champion.

My approach needs to be critical and historical. I look back to history and intend to study the periods when HRD was rejuvenated/ born/flourished . Doing so will help me to collect all the factors and contexts that drove the stakeholders of the period to such a decision in those times.

I hope such a collection of factors would help HR managers to look at their businesses similarily and convince stakeholders of the need, method and necessity of HR processes.

Comments and suggestions most welcome.



Chrm Message From: janak_champaneri Total Posts: 18 Join Date: 26/05/2008  
Rank: Executive Post Date: 26/05/2008 23:37:14 Points: 90 Location: United States

Dear dharm,

I must congratulate you for thinking in those terms - indeed it's time for all (we HR Professionals) to critically evaluate their work & ask question "Quo Vadis?" and share the perspectives with you.

Even i have been thinking on these similar issues and shall share my inputs on the same in due course of time. One interesting fact which i have realized is that most of the organizations and potential employees consider HR Manager as a Bureaucrat!!

Anyway, coming to the lighter side of life..don't we all practice HRD at home?



Chrm Message From: dharm Total Posts: 27 Join Date: 26/05/2008  
Rank: Executive Post Date: 26/05/2008 23:40:31 Points: 135 Location: United States

Dear all

Thanks for your posts. I am sure most of you are familiar with Dave Ulrichs 4 part HR functional model :

1)Strategic Partner
2)Employee Champion
3)Change Agent
4)Administrative expert.

Come to think of it, most HR folk I can remember of , think of themselves as role 2. Top management expects them to play role 3. They are not expected to do anything with role 1. In reality HR is largely role 4.

What will sell HR-D to a company ?



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