With each passing year, the Asia Pacific region is becoming ever more significant for positive as well as negative reasons. Home to about half of the world’s population, diverse group of people, huge repository of natural resources and some of the world’s largest militaries, today, the APAC region is a key engine for the global economy (VOA, 2012). With a huge consumer base and major attraction for investors from all over the world, the region is one of the most dynamic and is expected to become a growth centre for the world by 2025 (APFED, 2005). Business and industries are changing at a rapid pace so is the HR profession and practices. Given each industry has its own complexities, is it not a necessity to assess and analyse industry specific HR challenges and best practices? Can then HR be responsible for the rise of industries, labour market efficiency and more? 'Like it or Loathe it', the game is changing and true HR professionals will have their say in sustaining the growth of industries across the APAC region...
This book is based on over two years of rigorous research conducted by Aei4eiA and co-authored by Dr. Jayantee Mukherjee Saha, Director and Principal Consultant, Aei4eiA.
Leveraging 'People' Power of Sustainability
Prof. Peter Cappelli (George W Taylor Professor of Management and Director, Centre for Human Resources at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania) says, ..."The story in this volume is a positive one about how good employment principles that have been developed elsewhere can both transform the burgeoning businesses in Asia and also the communities where they operate. It is a story that deserves to be taken seriously, not just by employers but by policy makers in those countries and the international agencies that advise them”....
Prof. Dave Ulrich (Rensis Likert Professor, Ross School of Business, University of Michigan) praises the work by saying, .."In this exceptional volume, we receive deep insights into six industries throughout Asia: Tourism/hospitality, retail, healthcare, education, security, and energy. By sharing insights across these industries and across countries, the authors show that Asian human resources can continue to provide insights that can be transferred to the rest of the world...".
Mr. Prabir Jha (President & Group CHRO, Reliance Industries Limited, India) says, "...The book has presented a wonderful collection of lucid stories that show the opportunity and challenges that industries in the region are confronted with.It also is an equally smart introspection on how the HR function increasingly can impact labour market efficiency.It presents a very comprehensive ring side view of the intersect of economics, business, labour markets and HR leadership in the region. Agility, comfort with ambiguity, creativity, customer-centricity and most of all combining the mind with the heart is what it will take to be a victor in the business battlefields of the Asia Pacific. For soldiers and generals alike, Jayantee has produced a master piece. One can ignore the wisdom only at one’s own peril”. [More]