Posts

Showing posts from June, 2015

Book Review: Reality Bytes - The Role of HR in Today’s World

Image
Book Review: Reality Bytes - The Role
of HR in Today’s World
Author: Aparna Sharma
Good read as the first book in HR. Remains focused on the HR topics as a text book but falls hugely short of a text book, if compared with best HR text books. As a reference book, it again disappoints when the book has remained in a teaching mode and hardly has any place for developing any connect with the reader. No jargon makes it easy for anyone to read.  Being author’s first book with a disclaimer that it is primarily for the HR students at undergrads and masters and still good enough for the new HR Managers sets the expectations right.
At times it is difficult to find out, if this is a text book or a reference book. Ideally looking at very little touch of reality into the book, be it caselets or the stray examples, book travels mostly into the past. None of the caselets have any close significance or resonance with recent corporate examples. Not sure why author did not pick up any examples from compan…