Human resources are human capital


Workforce for any organization is its most important asset. However, we must also be aware that this asset is most volatile because human behavior is unpredictable. Each individual has his unique and constantly changing set of needs and motivations. Hence it is indispensable to have a good HR department, if organizations want to retain and bring out the best in this asset.

In the long run, if you have a happy work force, you save on that much more on resources because you do not have to- deal with the threat of the professionally- effective people leaving your organization. Today, HR is an integral part of every industry, in addition to becoming a quick-growing independent business sector.

How HRD changed over the years?

A couple of decades ago, trends were rather different. Earlier HR was considered a typical administration job each department would be recruiting a professional to handle it individually.

Now, it is duly recognized as and worked upon as both a science and an art both relevant aspects of this dynamic field. Today, HRD is completely systematized with actual transparencies vis-à-vis people.

There are scientific tools which help to realistic answers, systems like ‘360 Degrees’ , where professionals are judged in a more holistic way appraised by all colleagues Seniors and Juniors.

On the whole, it has become a lot more standardized with Science infused to make it more precise in both, nature and applicability.

Even abroad, studies are being constantly conducted to help the HR professional with greater precision.

Today’s HR professional is equipped with scientific mechanisms which help pinpoint problems as well s match people to most ideally suited professions. There are expedient exercises which help access professional and personal potentials. There’s also Promotional Analysis and Competency Tools which help identify the one right person for the job, amid equally qualified multiples; as compared to earlier when the employer had to depend on lesser concrete factors like ‘feel’ or ‘intuition’.

Working for Success:

Professionally, it would be prudent to be equipped with management degree in HR, along with a good knowledge of computers and some basic training / knowledge in human psychology and kinesics (study of body language)

But since it is a very interactive field, success also boils down to having good set of personal qualities, like proficient peoples’ skills , being an effective communicator, having an approachable personality, having a genuine interest in the way people think, how psychology works, etc.

The Future

Surely, this sector is going to grow manifold and spell success with open arms to people-intelligent professionals. There is lots of scope for beginners as well as professionals, and success will be faithful to those who will accept and imbibe changes professionally and personally. Even in terms of research, the opportunities are limitless.


Some corporate company Humor to refresh you:

Top Five Signs the Pressures of the Job are getting to You.

5. You want to quit but you’re addicted to the stress.
4. You chip a tooth biting on your pen.
3. Those funky-colored stress toys on your desk need retreading
2. You’re considering adding an HRMS to your appointment book.
1. You answer every phone call with “Mommy?�

  • Brig. BS Gill

    Too good. Thanx.