Human Capital Management Challenges in India

Human Capital Management Challenges in India

1st Edition - June 21, 2011

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  • Author: Ram Raghavan
  • eBook ISBN: 9781780632483

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Human Capital Management Challenges in India focuses on the Indian talent pool and identifies why companies are finding it difficult to identify, recruit, reward and retain talent. It provides an insight as to why companies find it difficult to retain talent by questioning certain fundamental assumptions held by organisations, such as the role of Human Resources. Human capital management has become a critical issue across the globe. Even in a land of billion people, identifying the right talent, training them and retaining them has become an uphill task. The book also looks at the talent pool available and demonstrates why companies have to alter their strategies to retain this talent pool. Finally, the book will provide a practical and simple approach to the human capital agenda.

Key Features

  • Illustrates why employees are not an organizations’ asset
  • Provides a step-by-step approach on the practical and strategic workings of HR
  • How to recruit and retain key talent and management

Table of Contents

  • List of Figures

    List of useful websites


    About the author

    Chapter 1: Introduction


    The changing nature of human capital

    Chapter 2: The fundamental shift


    Land of a billion opportunities



    Chapter 3: Is it strategic?


    Employees are not your assets

    Work–life balance


    The connected talent

    Chapter 4: Practical HR


    Whose agenda is it?

    Ill-equipped or unprepared?

    Why should it be everyone’s agenda?

    Earn respect

    Chapter 5: Introduction to practical HR


    Practical HR

    Value addition and value protection

    Outsource or retain

    Stress and ‘toxic’ behaviours

    Three-dimensional approach to measurement

    Train, retrain, retain

    A new breed

    Chapter 6: Strategies to manage talent


    ERM – employee relationship management

    Knowledge mapping

    Talent benchmarking

    The three Rs – recognition, retention and reward

    Chapter 7: Talent pool


    Generation X

    Generation Y

    Chapter 8: Conclusion




    Web References


Product details

  • No. of pages: 200
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Chandos Publishing 2011
  • Published: June 21, 2011
  • Imprint: Chandos Publishing
  • eBook ISBN: 9781780632483

About the Author

Ram Raghavan

Dr Ram Raghavan holds a PhD. in Human Capital Management from Manchester Business School, where he was awarded the Centrica Scholarship during his studies. Prior to this he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics Engineering and completed his MBA with a focus on strategy specialisation, also from Manchester Business School. Dr. Raghavan brings over 10 years of industry experience from India, managing a biomedical instruments business, and served as the Strategic Insight Manager for the CEO at Heidrick and Struggles. He is currently establishing a talent management organisation – TALENGENE. Consultation contracts include many major firms such as Lloyds Business Banking, Boots plc. NHS Nottingham and the British Council.

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