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The role of HR in Today’s World – a landmark book for HR Professionals



L-R_Mr. Bharat Agarwal, Ms. Aparna Sharma, Mr. Prabir Jha, Mr. Prasad Menon, Dr. Adil MaliaVishwakarma Publications  launched  “Reality Bytes – The Role of HR in Today’s  World”, authored by Aparna Sharma, a leading HR Professional working for an MNC, at an elite gathering held at TSCFM Auditorium, Bandra, on 20th March 2015. “The book we believe will be a much sought-after ready reckoner for MBA students opting for HR, early career HR professionals & new line managers who need to be an HR manager to manage their people”, says Bharat Agarwal, Managing Trustee & Executive Director, Vishwakarma Institutes. Vishwakarma Publications is the publishing division of the Vishwakarma Institutes Group, a name well established in education and other businesses across Maharashtra for the last three decades.

The book was unveiled by Chief Guest, Mr. Prasad Menon, Chairman, Tata-SIA Airlines in the august presence of Guests of Honour, Dr. Adil Malia, Group President, HR, Essar,Services India Ltd.,  Mr. Prabir Jha, President & Group CHRO-RIL, and several eminent personalities, who lauded the author and Vishwakarma Publications at their initiative to bring this book to a vast spectrum of readers.

“Written out of a deep conviction that today and in the future too, the single-most competitive edge for any organization is its ‘people’, Reality Bytes – The Role of HR in Today’s World covers the entire life-cycle of an employee in any organization. From recruitment to retention, competency mapping to rewards, and finally, best policies for succession and exit, everything is presented in this book for a student or manager, employee or employer, to get maximum value and insight into their roles”, explains Aparna Sharma. The first book by a woman who has received many awards and recognition for her work as a thought leader in HR, this book is Aparna Sharma’s attempt to further her quest to learn and give back to the budding HR fraternity.

This book is about the Management of Human Resources and a good guide for HR people to do their job well and contribute to effective talent management. Aparna Sharma has done a great job of writing this book without jargon to help the newcomers in the field  of HR to understand  the  nuances in HR and its components very easily. Every chapter is written in simple language with illustrations and caselets. The caselets are short and powerful. The presentation of the text and various messages are appealing to any new reader and learner. With this simple book, HR professionals will do their job more systematically than before.

Priced at Rs.200, the book consists of 192 pages and  will be available at book stores across India, as well as on Flipkart and Vishwakarma Publications’s online book store.

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