Tuesday, March 9, 2010

A brief history of HR Managers ( of sorts )

Human Resource management is not a new concept. Thou, I believe it has been standardized much recently, the railway applications or the Ford motor company etc models. Nevertheless, it has been around since the stone age.

Imagine group hunting expeditions.

The recruitment and or temporary staffing based on skills or previous success of individuals.
Compensation based on hierarchy in the group.
Rewards or bonuses based on involvement in the sucess of the hunt.
Certificates or "employee of the month" in the form of celebrations or victory paintings on walls with reference to one hunter.
Retirement benifits for older group members who are not able to hunt ( work ).

See the similarity... thats why I always say that being an HR manager is not being an MBA or CHRP certified... its about an attitude, a set of behavioral skills that make the difference between an ordinary number puncher and an exceptional HR visionary.

Monday, March 8, 2010

In memory of my friend Qadiryar...

My dear friend Qadiryar Jhakar passed away on the 4th of March 2010 at 9:45am from cardiac failure. He was 26 years old.

The shock has not passed, and I don't see any way of comprehending "why"!

Memorable habits, may it be our future plans of pool parties with foreign babes, or business partnerships or him and me hanging out with our wives and then our kids being friends and then me telling his kids all the silly things he did... I cant any more.

It bothers me, it really does. He reaches office at 9am, gives his wedding cards to his colleagues ( yes he was supposed to get married on the 4th of April 2010) sits down to start his work. There he is, talking about the wedding dances with his coworkers and during his word...he collapses takes 2-3 small heaves and moves on to the next world.

Simple... he left so easy...it wasn't that simple nor easy to watch his family when his body was brought in.

Life is so... unpredictable, to choose a suitable word is impossible at the moment. We were planning...yes planning.

He wrote a card for me and my wife for his wedding. No wedding, no friend.

That's life. I would only say that please call your near and dear ones today, right now and tell them how much you care for them. All this ego and status is left behind and we go in to the dirt. I cannot say anymore.

Rest in peace old friend!