AU Vice Chancellor stresses need for discipline among HR managers
The Hans India | 26 July 2013 12:12 AM GMT
Visakhapatnam: A manager or a top leader of Human Resource Management (HRM) wing of any organisation should be different from others and an ideal for...
Visakhapatnam: A manager or a top leader of Human Resource Management (HRM) wing of any organisation should be different from others and an ideal for his subordinates. Besides being punctual with a time sense, the HR managers should work for more hours than the other employees to help run the organisation smoothly with expected results, said Andhra University (AU) Vice Chancellor Prof GSN Raju. Prof Raju was addressing the inaugural function of 'Genio Fiesta', a festival of intellectuals, organised by HRM department of the University, here on Thursday. He said in the yesteryear, kings were respected by all as they were able to maintain intellectuals in their kingdoms with their knowledge in academics, finance, administration and governance. Now-a-days just by virtue of qualification, HR appointments are made. "Since the role of a HR manager is vital in running the organisation, he should be able to meet all employees frequently to know what was going on, should get feedback from subordinates, should be approachable and visible to all irrespective of a genuine case or not and should never claim that he is cleverer than others," he elaborated on the pre-requisites that a manager should possess. Stating that documentation of the features of all important products is very poor in the country, the VC said that the consumers will not get any record of the material while it is purchased. He called upon the HR managers and leaders to appreciate their subordinates for the work done whether it was up to the mark or not which will help increase the morale of the employees. He advised the students of HR department to fix goals in life and try to attain them through hard work as there was no substitute for hard work. Assistant General Manager, HRM, Visakhapatnam Steel Plant (VSP) and the alumni of the University KV Rao said that Human Resource Management plays a very important role in every sphere of life without limiting its scope to organisations or companies. He said that Japan gives utmost importance to HR values, which is missing in India and there is no use for a HR manager or leader if he was not disciplined. "Placing of right people at the right places is the role of a HR man after choosing them and they should not feel casual once they are comfortable," he added. Head of the Department of HRM Prof K John said the AU HR department has the strongest alumni in the country and now-a-days there was no awareness among the student community about the HRM courses. Principal of AU College of Arts and Commerce Prof D Prabhakara Rao presided over the function. A large number of students and scholars attended. Associate Prof Dr P Arun Kumar was also present. A song, 'Vandanam-Abhivandanam', composed by Mr Chandrasekhar on the history and greatness of the University presented by the HRM department students, enthralled the audience and the composer Chandrasekhar was felicitated.