By Dr. Moorthy K Uppaluri, MD & CEO, Randstad India

Forward-thinking Chief Executive with 15 plus years of remarkable achievements in senior leadership positions at Randstad, Microsoft, GE and other MNCs with unmatched organization building, strategic business planning, integrated execution, process improvement, and business acumen. Proven track record of successes building effective and efficient businesses with dispersed teams of professionals operating across a variety of business verticals and functions.

Human resource management is one of the crucial areas of overall business management as it brings people and organizations together so that the goals of each other are met. Having said that, there has been a paradigm shift in the role of HR practitioners from that of being a 'protector' or 'screener' of human capital to that of a ‘planner' or a ‘change agent'. The most successful companies will be those that manage human capital in the most effective and efficient manner.

In today's knowledge economy, it will be people who will make all the difference and organizations have realized that their personal needs are witnessing a marked shift today- from volume to complexity. Organizations are now looking at having the right people in the right job at the right time to help them achieve business goals. Another critical learning that has come to us over time is that the key to an engaged workforce goes beyond what happens within the walls of the company, but in fact depends largely on the profile of the workforce and their inherent value systems. The fitment of the talent beyond just the job description to that of the organization's culture has become important.

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