The opportunity for the HR fraternity is to play the employee advocacy role to the hilt. Show its resolve to be employee champion.
How would you define leadership role in HR in the current environment?
AB Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, the one with a signature moustache, became a hero overnight. Only for one reason – he literally flew into a crisis.
Crisis had catapulted this brave soldier to be widely recognized, much like the HR function that got into the Covid crisis and became one of the most sought-after function in large number of organisations. That, HR played a commendable role in guiding organisations in dealing with employees during the pandemic is now an acknowledged fact, even by most hardened critics of HR. During this period, many business leaders seemed to have frozen in their track – unable to think of options and letting fate take its option by default – similar to a stray deer in front of a car...