This Aint Your Daddy’s HR

Do I have your attention? Good, because we are in the mist of an HR revolution. It’s either join up, or be left in the dust.

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What do I mean by this?

Well, gone are the days of Human Resources representing the company’s interests solely. The new age HR Manager is an inclusive individual, serving the collective needs of both employer and employee. In the new “collaborative” workplace, an HR Manager wears many more hats than in years past.

It can be debated as to whether this is a result of a disgruntled workforce staging a collective mutiny, or the evolution of HR professionals.

Either way, the time has come.

Join me on the other side…

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As a HR Manager of a leading manufacturing company, I have firsthand experience with Human Resources – the good, the bad, and the ugly.  I fell in love with this industry in 2006 and never looked back. It has been challenging at times, but always rewarding.

HR is no longer just the “Personnel Department”, but a major player when it comes to shaping the vision and direction of the company. This site is all abut coming together to share best practices and elevate each other and our respective companies to new heights. We’ll talk, laugh and even vent on occasion, but it will always be a stepping stone to improvement.

So, if you’re looking for the regurgitation of old HR idioms and maintaining the status quo, this is not the place for you.

In this blog, I’ll be exploring ideas and methods to help us all become the HR managers that the workforce and corporations of today require.  We’ll be exploring any and everything related to HR, but adding our own unique twist and observations.

While we will deal with some of the standard HR issues, such as FMLA, staffing and  performance reviews, we’ll also tackle some of the issues that are relevant today, but were not even a thought twenty years ago.

For example, do you think dear old dad had to comb through the dress code policy to see if Punk haircuts are specifically mentioned?

How about having to explain to George in QA that his three lip piercings are a bit of a distraction for his coworkers.

Sound familiar?

These are some of the lovely issues HR Managers deal with, which were unheard of twenty years ago.

With the boomers headed for retirement, the face of the workforce looks very different. Instead of the employee who never asked for anything other than a paycheck and fiercely defended the company, we now have professionals who demand concessions which provide a better work/life balance.

Is it good, bad, or just different?

We’ll explore these questions in future posts.

One of the biggest issues affecting the workforce is the global recession. This event may have done the most to drastically alter the employment scene. Our employees are fearful of layoffs, benefit reductions, and even the stability of the company.

Are we equipped to deal with the anxiety of 500+ employees?

HR is such a vast umbrella. There is almost no limit to what you can encounter in this role. However, there is also room to expand greatly your professional skills, making you an extremely marketable person. We deal with everything including project management, mediation, budget analysis, counselling……need I go on?

To be successful stewards of the company, we have to educate ourselves and evolve with the workforce, or we will essentially become obsolete. We should know how that feels. I’m sure we all have seen the employee who is stuck in “how we used to do it”, unable to adapt to any hint of change. So much so, that they become redundant and lose their value as a member of the team.

Don’t let that be you.

If you would like to have more information on HR and people management, please get in touch with me through my Contact Page

I hope you enjoy your stay @ Young HR Manager.com

Chime in.

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What do you see as the major difference between the HR of today and say…20 years ago?

  • Nidhi Yadav says:

    Hiii Amit,

    I really love reading your mails. Those are really innovative and nice to read.

  • Ashok Kumar says:

    Hi All Young HR Managers

    here i love to post my doubts in front of you people
    what you guys suggest to retain a experienced dis satisfied technically professionals.
    and how far labour and employment laws are impotent for a new era of HR Professionals

  • Kshama says:

    Your articles are good.

    What are the qualities one should be needed to become hr manager?

  • kazibwe says:

    hi Amit, thanks a lot for the lovely mails.
    am very grateful.
    rgds sophie

  • Hi Amit,

    First of all thank you for your helpful mails.
    this field is of great interest to me so will wait for more interesting topics.

    i wish you lots of success.

  • Remya S Nair says:

    Hi Amit,
    This is my first time, were i am reading some cool and innovative mails related in todays Business World…….. Is quite interesting Amit.
    Hope u continue with the same spirit.

    Thank You and Great Work.

    Warm Regards’

  • Amit Bhagria says:

    @Remya S Nair, Hi Remya….Thanks for the feedback….I would look forward for more reviews from your end.



  • Isha Minhas says:

    Hi Amit,

    Really a refreshing experience to read your mails … Strong yet in simple language which is easy to grasp and understand for freshers like me :)

  • karamat says:

    Hi Amit….
    i will be thankful if u provide me wid stuff on HR

  • vidya says:

    dear amit,
    well furnished.

  • vidya says:


    pls tell me about the scope of MBA in aviation


  • shee says:

    helle Amit,
    Is it possible to voice out if you are not been paid for several months in an interview. When you are going on salary negotiation,is it advisable to rise it too high let say 100% of what you are currently earning or averagly?
    looking forward for a reply soon.

    Thank you.

  • srinivas rao gadi says:

    your mails are really innovative and nice to read.

  • Prasad says:

    Dear Amit,

    I have been in HR, previously Personnel dept. for the past 15 years and doing routinely the work of statutory compliance, court cases, union negotiations etc, but after seeing your mail, it is necessary for every HR manager to innovate some in HR or atleast to know the day to day developments in HR to practice. Thanks, your mail is inspired me a lot and accepted me a friend of yours.

  • Fred. says:

    Am a young energetic young proffessional pursuing Management but want to specialise with Human resource management…May be give me the tips to enable me bekam that good executive wen it kams to hr practices….

    i will be glad to have your comments.


  • Sari says:

    Hi AB,
    How do u do? Thanks for accepting me as part of your team. Am an HRM Student in one of the Private Universities in my country. Am in level 300 and i aspire to become a competent and and effective HR manager soon, but the meaning of some HR terms borders me and i’ll be grateful if you can help me out with simple answers.
    1. What is HR
    2. What is HRM
    3. Functions of HRM
    4. Functions of HR
    5. Roles of HR Manager
    6. HR Planning, HR Strategy, HR Procedure, HR Policies and the difference b/n training and development.
    They are quite lengthy but i hope you will help me out through my mail.Thanks and hope to hear from u soon. Bye. Sari writes !!1

  • Susila says:

    Hi there !

    I am doing Ph.D in management – My topic is A study on the Problems and Prospects of Outsourcing the work and knowledge.

    I have planned to do project in HR practices. So, Anyone help me. I wanna follwing details as soon as possible.

    1. List of HR outsourcing companies in Bangalore and Chennai.(Not only the Reruitment)

    2. The main reason for Outsourcing?

    3. Mainly which works (apart from recruitment consultants) are outsourcing?

    can you forward those details to susila08@gmail.com

    THanks and Regards,

    Susila. S

  • melba cuepo says:

    thanks a lot, this is very informative, it updated me and helps me in my decision-making. Merry X’mas!

  • Prasad says:

    Dear Amit,

    It is very nice and usful message to HR professionals. Thanks for sharing. Keep innovating.


  • lloyd says:

    Dear Amit
    Thank you very much. l find this article energizing. Keep on keeping on. Once more thank you.

    L. musekiwa

  • CM Cate says:

    Dear Amit,

    Thanks for bringing me on board and I feel proud to be part of this innovative team.

    I have been energized by the few articles read and I look forward to sharing.

    Wishing you all prosperous new year.

    Best reards,


  • harshal says:

    thank you for such a wonderful article…
    woild like to discuss about current trends in recruitment and selection procedure. this was a big hurdle for me to research on this topic during my project. It wil be favour for me to discuss on this topic… are there companies who follow different practices for selecting a candidate?

  • sheela says:

    Thanks for the nice article

    I am working with academic institution , can send some current trends in HR practices

    Thanking You

  • raiyan says:

    plz let me know is any course, i can do after completing my final year MBA(hr) this year.

  • raiyan says:

    could u plz suggest me the HR topics to do my project and how can i do it .

  • sai says:

    hello amit,
    thank you very much.

  • Asutosh says:

    Really it’s great >>>>>>>>>>>>>>> interesting, a guide for learning

  • anusha says:

    this is really good site and am knowing a a lot about hr practices and what are going around.you are doing really good job amit.

  • Hi,
    I am highly impressed about such an article. I personally think that functions of various departments should be modified to reflect modern challenges. Human Resource Department is of no exception. In this regard, I want to commend you for such wonderful contribution.
    Thank you.

  • Rabi singha says:

    Its great guide to learn… Thanks Amit

  • G.Laxminarasimhulu says:

    I am a retired HR Executive starting my career in previously Personnel dept. All through my service HR was handling routin work of statutory compliance, court cases, union negotiations etc.

    Although I retired I have a keen flair & interest to know what is happening in my profession which I missed to experience. After seeing your mail, it is necessary for every HR manager to innovate some in HR or atleast to know the day to day developments in HR to practice.

  • Mereoni says:

    Hi Sari!!it seems like you asking about all the basic stuff about HRM…Well in my experience i think we as a HRM students need to devote more time on reading and summarising our notes,because HRM notes is quite lengthy…

  • peace says:

    hi AB,
    very interesting write up. Though first timer. looking forward for more informative and educative stuff. cheers!


  • divya says:

    Dear Amit,
    This is the first time after membership I am reading your mail and after a long time i got really something innovative as well as very useful stuff which i am looking for a long time……thanks a lot

  • SHILPA says:

    thanks Amit..

    Got to know the day to day developments in HR practices and also how it needs to be improved…

  • Vinit says:

    With your mail regarding the time management technique you have proved urself a masterclass bcoz dats wat a HR Professional requires as tones of data revolves around a HR person and der comes a time when its bursts out like geeting rid of shakels so thanks once again and hope u would cum up wid such masterclass information ———–

  • shekhar purandare says:

    @Vinit, would like to know role of H R dept in an NGO having strength of 60+ emplyoees
    Thank u

  • caleb says:

    AB! Great to read and learn from your in-depth of HR understanding. I look forward to more.

  • gayathri chakravarthi says:

    hi Amit,
    I am a final year BSW student and I am also working as HR assistant in a Hospital ur articles are really useful….thanks so much:)

  • Amit Bhagria says:

    Thanks Gayathri for appreciating my efforts…..I hope my site helps you in achieving success in your career. Your feedback will always be appreciated.

  • Nisha says:

    Hello sir,
    I am Nisha from Bhopal (India)
    Sir I have done my MBA in HR in 2012, and trying to get a good job in this field, but my communication skills in English is not very good, I can speak and write but I usually do grammatical mistake due to that I am not getting good job, on the other hand I don’t have experience in HR working, even I don’t know what exactly Hr do.
    Sir please help me,
    Right now I am working in real estate company as a customer care executive, but I am not satisfied with my current job,
    What to do sir
    Please help me..

  • Amit Bhagria says:

    Hi Nisha,

    One of the best ways to improve english speaking is to start thinking in English…for eg what ever you think about your friends, family colleagues…just whatever thoughts that come in your mind….think them in English…..that will help you to improve your speaking…..try it out and let me know whether it has benefited u or not…..try and get into some consulting firm where u can get exposure to atleast hiring……..your CC expereince will take u nowhere and will not benefit your career growth as well.


  • dilip says:

    waw its cool website for MBA students

  • Wisdom says:

    I would like you to help me to get answer to this Vital Question.
    Are people organization’s most valuable assets? Why do you think that technology is gradually taking over the role of the Human Resource Manager?

  • K.Mastan Reddy says:

    i am reading all your article there very interesting thank you for posting

  • Adrian Marcos says:

    hi sir. amit im adrian marcos a student of university of mindanao philippines I have a project about the human resource management…

    what is the role of being an HR?
    what are the works of an HR?

    please do sent it to my email. freak_aidz@yahoo.com


  • ramesh says:

    The article was good, i will get lot of information from ur site. I reazlly grateful to you to serve this is type of information, your doing great job.

  • ramesh says:

    Dear Amit

    can tell about salary, wages, PF,gradutity, and medical terms in the HR department, it will very use to me.

  • ratna says:

    Hi! Amit,
    Thanks for accepting me as a part of young
    team. I will be thankfull if u provide me
    wid stuff on HR in stone industries.


  • hagos says:

    Hi Amit
    Thanks to your swift response and I need to know your experience about employees motivation and its setbacks to implement.

  • shalini says:

    Hello sir. am shalini from a Engineering background joined as a HR in one of the company.since am a fresher can you plz tell some thing about these,with simple answers.
    1. What is HR
    2. What is HRM
    3. Functions of HRM
    4. Functions of HR
    5. Roles of HR Manager
    6. HR Planning, HR Strategy, HR Procedure, HR Policies and the difference b/n training and development.
    They are quite lengthy but i hope you will help me out through my mail.Thanks and hope to hear from u soon. Bye. Sari writes !!1

  • Amit Bhagria says:

    Hi Shalini,

    Congratulations on becoming a part of this vibrant HR fraternity. Coming to your questions…i would not like to answer it in bookish terms…my answers will be purely basis on what i feel on the subject.

    1) HR is someone who help building people and systems in line the overall org objectives
    2) HRM is optimal usage of available resources
    3) Many comprising of recruitments, training and development, empl engagement, org development, succcession planing, career management, etc etc more can be found on this link https://www.younghrmanager.com/roles-and-functions-of-the-human-resource-department
    4) for rest check out the link below and follow my blog for updates.



    All the best :)

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