People Matters Magazine May 2022: A New Take on Employee Empowerment

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Adecco Group’s Shubha Shridharan on five hard truths of HR Good HR is serious business. It requires deep expertise of the subject and an equal measure of understanding of the business - along with the right level of sensitivity towards people. Shubha Shridharan, Group SVP, HR, APAC, The Adecco Group shares some hard truths about this key function that all need to know and understand By Mamta Sharma

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uman resources (HR) has seen a paradigm shift from being merely an administrative function to compliance custodianship to now emerging as an integral business enabler. The vital role played by it, in wake of the pandemic, to steer sustainable business success, has increased multifold. But do we still understand it in all its aspects? Good HR is not just about hiring/ firing but serious business. It is a subtle combination of deep expertise in the subject matter and an equal measure of understanding of business, with last but not the least, the right level of sensitivity towards people. However, there still remain some myths about the function that need to be busted. In an interaction with People Matters, Shubha Shridharan, Group SVP, HR, APAC, at leading HR solutions company, The Adecco Group, who oversees all interventions in this vertical in the region, with her team of highly talented leaders located in 11 countries, shares five hard truths about the key sphere. Here's what she said:

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