ಮಾನವ ಸಂಪನ್ಮೂಲ ನಿರ್ವಹಣಾ ಕ್ಷೇತ್ರಕ್ಕೆ ಸಂಬಂಧಿಸಿದಂತೆ ಕನ್ನಡದಲ್ಲಿ ಹೊರಬಂದಿರುವ ಪುಸ್ತಕಗಳು ವಿರಳ. ಅದರಲ್ಲೂ ವೃತ್ತಿಯಲ್ಲಿದ್ದುಕೊಂಡು ಅದರಿಂದ ಪಡೆದ ಅನುಭವಗಳನ್ನಾಧರಿಸಿದ ಹೊತ್ತಿಗೆಗಳು ಅಷ್ಟಾಗಿ ಹೊರಬಂದಿಲ್ಲ. `ಜನಸಂಪದ' ಈ ಕೊರತೆಯನ್ನು ಸ್ವಲ್ಪಮಟ್ಟಿಗಾದರೂ ನಿವಾರಿಸುತ್ತದೆಂಬುದು ನನ್ನ ಪ್ರಾಮಾಣಿಕ ಅನಿಸಿಕೆಯಾಗಿದೆ.
ಈ ಪ್ರಬಂಧಗಳನ್ನು ಬರೆಯುವ ಸಂದರ್ಭದಲ್ಲಿ ನನ್ನ ಅರಿವಿಗೆ ಮೂಡಿಬಂದ ಮುಖ್ಯ ಗುರಿಯೆಂದರೆ, ಸುಮಾರು ಹತ್ತೊಂಬತ್ತು ವರ್ಷಗಳ ನನ್ನ ವೃತ್ತಿಜೀವನದಲ್ಲಿ ಇದುವರೆಗೆ ನಾನು ಪಡೆದುಕೊಂಡ ವೈಯಕ್ತಿಕ ಅನುಭವಗಳನ್ನಾಧರಿಸಿ ಮಾನವ ಸಂಪನ್ಮೂಲ ಅಭಿವೃದ್ಧಿ ಕ್ಷೇತ್ರವನ್ನು ಹೊಸದಾಗಿ ಪ್ರವೇಶಿಸಿರುವ ನನ್ನ ಕಿರಿಯ ಸಹೋದ್ಯೋಗಿಗಳಿಗೆ ಹಾಗೂ ಮುಂದೆ ಈ ವೃತ್ತಿಯನ್ನು ಆಯ್ಕೆ ಮಾಡಿಕೊಳ್ಳಬಯಸುವ ಯುವ ಪೀಳಿಗೆಗೆ ಈ ಪ್ರಬಂಧಗಳ ಮೂಲಕ ವಾಸ್ತವಿಕ ನೆಲೆಯನ್ನು ಅವರಿಗೆ ಪರಿಚಯಿಸಿ ಅವರ ಬೆಳವಣಿಗೆಗೆ ನೆರವಾಗಬೇಕೆಂಬುದು.
ಇದಲ್ಲದೆ ಕಾರ್ಮಿಕ ಸಂಘದ ನಾಯಕರಿಗೆ, ಉತ್ಪಾದನಾ ಮತ್ತು ಸೇವಾ ವಿಭಾಗಗಳ ಮುಖ್ಯಸ್ಥರು ಮತ್ತು ನಿರ್ವಾಹಕರಿಗೆ ಈ ಪ್ರಬಂಧಗಳು ಪ್ರಸ್ತುತವಾಗುತ್ತವೆ ಎಂಬ ನಂಬಿಕೆ ನನ್ನದು.
ಸುಮಾರು ಇಪ್ಪತ್ತೈದು ವರ್ಷಗಳ ಹಿಂದೆ ಪಿಯುಸಿ ಮತ್ತು ಡಿಗ್ರಿ ಹಂತಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಅಂತರ ಕಾಲೇಜು ಲೇಖನ ಸ್ಪರ್ಧೆಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಭಾಗವಹಿಸಿ ಬಹುಮಾನಗಳನ್ನು ಪಡೆದ ನನ್ನ ಒಂದೆರಡು ಲೇಖನಗಳು ಪುಸ್ತಿಕೆಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಪ್ರಕಟಗೊಂಡಿತ್ತಾದರೂ ನನ್ನ ಸೃಜನಾತ್ಮಕ ಬರವಣಿಗೆಯ ಕಾರ್ಯ ಮುಂದೆ ಪ್ರಗತಿ ಕಾಣಲಿಲ್ಲ. ವೃತ್ತಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ಮೊದಲಿನಿಂದಲೂ ನನ್ನ ಅಧಿಕೃತ ಕೆಲಸದಲ್ಲಿ ಉದ್ಯೋಗಿಗಳಿಗಾಗಿ ಹೊರಡಿಸುವ ಸುತ್ತೋಲೆಗಳು, ಸೂಚನಾ ಫಲಕಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಪ್ರಕಟಿಸುವ ಮಾಹಿತಿಗಳು, ಟಿಪ್ಪಣಿಗಳು, ತರಬೇತಿ ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಬಳಸುವ ಸ್ಲೈಡುಗಳು, ಸಭೆ-ಸಮಾರಂಭಗಳಿಗಾಗಿ ನಡೆಸುವ ಪೂರ್ವ ಸಿದ್ಧತೆ, ಇವೇ ಅಲ್ಲದೆ ವಿಸ್ತೃತವಾಗಿ ನನ್ನ ಡೈರಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ಬರೆದುಕೊಳ್ಳುವ ಅಭ್ಯಾಸ-ಇವು ಮಿತ ಪ್ರಮಾಣದಲ್ಲಾದರೂ ಬರೆಯುವ ಕ್ರಿಯೆಯಲ್ಲಿ, ನನ್ನನ್ನು ನಾನು ವ್ಯಕ್ತಪಡಿಸಿಕೊಳ್ಳುವ ಪ್ರಕ್ರಿಯೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ನನ್ನ ಆಸಕ್ತಿಯನ್ನು ಹಿಡಿದಿಟ್ಟುಕೊಳ್ಳುವಲ್ಲಿ ಸಹಾಯಕವಾಗಿವೆಯೆನ್ನಬಹುದು. `ಜನಸಂಪದ'ದ ಮೂಲಕ ನನ್ನಲ್ಲಿ ಸುಪ್ತವಾಗಿದ್ದ ಬರಹಗಾರನನ್ನು ಬಡಿದೆಬ್ಬಿಸಿ ಅವನನ್ನು ಹೊರಗೆಡಹುವ ಅವಕಾಶ ಒದಗಿಬಂತು. ಈ ಪ್ರಯತ್ನ ಇಲ್ಲಿಗೇ ಕೊನೆಗೊಳ್ಳದೆ ಮುಂದೆ ಇನ್ನೂ ಹೆಚ್ಚಿನ ಸೃಜನಾತ್ಮಕ ಬರವಣಿಗೆಯ ಕ್ರಿಯೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ನನ್ನನ್ನು ತೊಡಗಿಸಿಕೊಳ್ಳಲು ಪ್ರೇರೇಪಿಸುತ್ತದೆಂಬುದು ನನ್ನ ಆಶಯವಾಗಿದೆ.
- ಎಸ್.ವಿ. ಮಂಜುನಾಥ್
1. ವೃತ್ತಿ ಜೀವನದಲ್ಲಿ ನನ್ನ ಬೆಳವಣಿಗೆಗೆ ಕಾರಣರಾದ ರೂವಾರಿಗಳು
2. ಪ್ರಾರಂಭದ ಅಡಿಪಾಯದ ಅಗತ್ಯತೆ
3. ಉಪನಾಯಕನಾಗಿ ಪಡೆದ ಗಟ್ಟಿ ಅನುಭವ
4. ವೃತ್ತಿಪರ ಸಂಬಂಧಗಳಲ್ಲಿನ ಹೋರಾಟಗಳು
5. ವೃತ್ತಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ಭಾಷೆ ಮತ್ತು ಸಂವಹನ ಸಾಮರ್ಥ್ಯಗಳ ಮಹತ್ವ
6. ಗಂಡ-ಹೆಂಡತಿಯರಿಬ್ಬರೂ ವೃತ್ತಿಪರರಾದಾಗ
7. ಕಾರ್ಮಿಕ ಸಂಘಗಳೊಂದಿಗಿನ ನನ್ನ ಒಡನಾಟ
8. ವೃತ್ತಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ಮಾನವೀಯ ಮೌಲ್ಯಗಳ ಪ್ರಭಾವ
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Modern economy while making employment law compliance much simple brought implementation in strict and methodical sense. Now it is felt need by many industries that adhering to local conditions and law is really enhancing their business image and creating competitive edge. This has necessitated a display and follow applicable laws which are mandatory requirements. Due to the educational level and awareness by workforce about their rights, need has arisen to comply the provisions for cordial and right relations. Hence abstracts of laws in vernacular language come into prominence in addition to the legal requirements.
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Human Resource management is a dynamic and complex and as such no definite and precise tools can be provided to handle different issues relating to human resources. The problems and issues of different establishments would be of different nature and could be unique. The tools and devices designed by the HRJPersonnel Professionals may become absolete due to the dynamic nature of the issues. What is good and appropriate today may not be right solution or approach tomorrow. Therefore, HR managers have to hone their skills, upgrade their knowledge, learn from their experience and from others and will have to be ever vigilant to the changes taking place in their environment and also in the global scenario., As a HR professional in all the assignments which I have handled found that generally every issue or a problem relating to human resource would be different in nature and even when they are identical the solutions will have to be different. However, I have to realize that there are certain issues, behaviours, trends, procedure, laws and practices relating to human resource management are common in application with minor variations depending on the nature of the industry.
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ಅನೇಕ ವರ್ಷಗಳಿಂದ ನನ್ನ ಮನದಾಳದಲ್ಲಿ ಆಂತರಿಕ ವಿಚಾರಣೆಯ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ಒಂದು ಕಿರು ಹೊತ್ತಿಗೆ ತರುವ ವಿಚಾರ ಇದ್ದರೂ ಅದು ಮೊಳೆತದ್ದು ಈಗ. ಇತ್ತೀಚಿಗಂತೂ ಅನೇಕ ನೌಕರರು, ಸಂಸ್ಥೆಗಳು ನನ್ನನ್ನು ಸಂಪರ್ಕಿಸಿ ಈ ವಿಷಯದಲ್ಲಿ ಸಲಹೆ, ಸೂಚನೆ ಹಾಗೂ ತರ್ಜುಮೆಗಳಿಗೆ ಕೇಳುತ್ತಿದ್ದು ಇದರ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ಚಿಕ್ಕ ಕೃತಿ ಹೊರತರಲೇಬೇಕೆಂದು ಪಣತೊಟ್ಟು ಹನ್ನೆರಡು ತಿಂಗಳಿನಿಂದ ಕಾರ್ಯೋನ್ಮುಖನಾಗಿ ಈ ಕೃತಿಯನ್ನು ತಂದಿದ್ದೇನೆ.
ಲೇಖಕರು - ರಾಮ್ ಕೆ ನವರತ್ನ
Author – Ram K Navaratna
Pages: x - 186, Price: Rs.225/-
YEAR OF PUBLICATION 2017
In legal jurisprudence lot of literature and books are available on Domestic Enquiry and its procedure. From time to time various courts also clarified on principals of natural justice and its importance in the conduct of domestic enquiry. The author made an attempt to bring the said literature in simple Kannada language to the benefit of the needy and filled the gap in this field by this book.
K.N. Ajith, pp. 144, Rs. 150, Eeswaar Books
Corporate dominance of global trade is neither new nor recent. Students of India’s history know that the East India Company was indeed a global trading corporation, chartered in December 1600 by Queen Elizabeth I to expand colonial markets. The Company quickly established military and administrative control over territories in India to dominate trade, especially in opium, tea, cotton, silk, and spices. In fact, English imperialism in India began as a form of corporate colonialism that lasted for 100 years following the East India Company’s victory in the Battle of Plassey in 1757. The Government of India Act of 1858 established the British Raj as the English monarchy’s surrogate to control colonial trade across the Indian subcontinent.
The Dutch East India Company was another mega- corporation that traded in spices with Asia and colonized Indonesia and parts of Africa. In fact, it established the Cape Colony in South Africa as early as 1652. To be sure, these mega-corporations were the architects of colonialism and all the suffering that accompanied it in occupied countries. Parallels exist with US corporations in Central America in the 19th century, in examples such as the United Fruit Company in Guatemala, where repressive military dictatorships emerged and partnered with the US military to serve corporate interests. The South Manchurian Railway Company did the same for Japanese imperialism in China. As the great Chilean Poet Pablo Neruda wrote:
United Fruit Co.
When the trumpet sounded everything was prepared on earth, and Jehovah gave the world
to Coca-Cola Inc., Anaconda,
Ford Motors, and other corporations. The United Fruit Company
reserved for itself the most juicy piece, the central coast of my world, the delicate waist of America.
It rebaptized these countries
Banana Republics …
General Smedley Butler (1881-1940) of the US Marines, a two-time winner of the Congressional Medal of Honor, and author of the famous book War is Racket (1935), in a speech in 1933, described himself as a...
high-class muscle man for big business, for Wall Street and the bankers. … I helped make Mexico safe for American oil interests in 1914 and Haiti and Cuba decent places for the National City Bank boys. I helped purify Nicaragua for the International banking house of Brown Brothers in 1909-1012. In China I helped Standard Oil operate unmolested.
Sadly, very little has changed to this day. In recent years John Perkins, a global corporate insider and an economist by training, wrote two confessional autobiographies to assuage his guilt. InThe Confessions of an Economic Hit Man (2005) and The Secret History of the American Empire: The Truth about Economic Hit Men, Jackals, and How to Change the World (2008) Perkins shows how billions of dollars of wealth is transferred from poor countries using deceptive tools of economic forecasting, predatory lending and unending debt obligations, bloated corporate contracts, bribery, pimping, assassinations, and when those fail, even military interventions.
Corporations were also charted by states, for a limited time to serve the common good for a specific purpose, such as building a rail road or a bridge, and once this was done, those corporations were dissolved. In the US the Santa Clara County v. Southern Pacific Railroad decision bestowed on corporations rights of persons (life, liberty, property, and speedy trial by jury, among others) and freedoms (speech, press, assembly, religion and others) guaranteed in the first ten amendments (known as the Bill of Rights) to the US Constitution. Those permitted corporations to enjoy all the rights of persons without either the responsibilities or the consequences expected of actual persons. When you apply standards of human behavior to corporations, as the award-winning documentary, The Corporation, does through case analysis of criminally pathological corporate behavior and applying the criteria, as psychologists and psychiatrists do, from Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), conclude that corporations would be unquestionably diagnosed as psychopaths, if they were persons.
Corporations are amoral legal entities. Their primary function is not to produce goods or services for consumers. Most importantly, they are legally obligated to maximize returns for their shareholders. In fact, the notion of social responsibility is not a part of the DNA of corporate structures. Occasionally, programs of social responsibility are put forth as a public relation ploy to deal with growing public resentment. From time to time, people had to intervene to rein in the corporations in from their exploitative practices through legislation to control their powers, such as the break-up of Standard Oil following passage of the Sherman Anti-trust Act in the US. There is a movement to abolish corporate personhood and return to a time when they were mere legal instruments to serve the public good. Yet, if we look back at history, the notion of corporate social responsibility appears to be an oxymoron.
In this book, Ajith , after conducting a survey of corporate executives in Chennai, gives a glimpse into how these functionaries view CSR. His findings make clear that there is very little understanding of CSR and imply that CSR is still viewed in traditional terms of providing education and health care. While those services may earn the goodwill of people in their communities, they are also largely self-serving. Although such CSR programs may provide companies with a healthy and educated workforce, they also serve as a public relations strategy to bolster the companies’ image.
Capitalists like Warren Buffett realize the imminent political, economic, and ecological dangers of accumulating unlimited wealth in few hands. They have much to lose when there is an apocalyptic collapse. The recent global economic meltdown, barely rescued by the U.S. tax-payer bailout of giant corporations like AIG , Solomon Brothers, Citibank, Bank of America and huge mortgage companies like Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae, was a clear indication of the extent of economic risk. Capitalism is unsustainable economically if it impoverishes the working class that forms the bulk of its consumers. When it impoverishes large sections of the population, as Ajith observes about India, capitalism inevitably leads to political turmoil.
The rise of politically destabilizing Naxals in rural areas of 22 states in India, and the recent electoral victory of the Maoists in the adjoining country of Nepal after a protracted armed struggle, have not escaped the attention of some shrewd capitalists and perceptive politicians . The question is whether 0.2 to 2 per cent of money that is recommended by Karmayog for CSR is adequate. I am afraid that the answer is definitely no. Nation states do redistribute wealth, often to those who control it. In India, corruption has been a long- lasting practice of controlling the nation state. Obviously, the poor who form the majority do not have the means either to control the nation state or to use it as a means of redistributing wealth in its favor.
Finally, can mother Earth—Bhoodevi Laxmi—bear an unrelenting assault on her capacity for capitalist accumulation that knows no limits? The severe sickness and fever—global warming, that the Earth Goddess is suffering is alarming, and she begs us to heal it. The CSR initiative in India is certainly a response that parallels Kyoto and other feeble protocols by the nations of the world. We, indeed, are consuming ourselves out of existence, a paradox that calls to mind a Zen Buddhist meditation imagery of a snake coiled in a circle beginning to eat its tail in four quadrants of a window; in the second, it had eaten a fourth of its length, in the third, three fourths, and the last quadrant, was blank—there was no snake. That picture did not make any sense to me until I read about how we are destroying the planet in pursuit of insatiable profits and consumption. Certainly, there is much wisdom in the nursery story I remember about the greedy farmer who killed the goose that laid golden eggs.
Given the environmental degradation and enormous poverty that still victimizes the majority of the population in India, as author Ajith urges, CSR has to emerge beyond its current charitable framework and look toward how corporations can change their structure to reduce environmental degradation, growing inequalities, poverty, and hunger. Paradoxical as this task is given the logic of capitalist accumulation, there is no escaping it. We will need to set up corporations that are legally bound to improve the quality of air, water, food, shelter and quality of life for all or else we will be speeding toward an apocalyptic doom—a shamefully short evolutionary life for a species that makes scriptural claims to be the crown of creation or— as in the ancient Hindu Advaita tradition— Aham Brahmasmi.
Dr.Henry J. D’Souza
Professor, Grace Abbott School of Social Work University of Nebraska at Omaha Omaha, Nebraska, 68182 USA