S. S. Khanka. Human Resource Management: (Text and Cases). New Delhi: S. Chand & Company Ltd. 2007. 449 pages. Paperback. Indian Rs 300.00.

Zafar Mueen Nasir


Human Resource Management (HRM) is a process of procuring,
developing, maintaining and controlling competent human resource in the
organisation so that the organisational goals are achieved in an
effective manner. HRM has undergone tremendous change in its functions
over the past 20-30 years. Many years ago, large organisations looked at
the “Personnel Department,” mostly to manage the paperwork around hiring
and paying people. But more recently, organisations consider the major
role of HR Department as staffing, training and helping to manage people
so that people and the organisation perform at the highest level of
their capacity. The modern HRM views manpower as resource and asset of
the organisation rather than just considering it burden on the
resources. Usually large national and international businesses utilise
these services due to their multidimensional operations and sizable
employment. Small businesses carry out these activities by themselves to
save cost associated with full-or part time help. However, they
generally ensure that employees have—and are aware of— personnel
policies conform to prevailing regulations. These policies are developed
by the HRM professionals in the form of employee manuals and

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.30541/v48i1pp.100-101


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