The NHRD Network Journal has been publishing since 2006, and has systematically built knowledge in the HR arena and made it available to current & future generations of HR professionals by including contributions from various eminent authors and by drawing the attention of chief executives of different organisations, agencies and Government departments to HRD philosophy and processes and their benefits. The Journal has evolved over time and facilitated professional development by stimulating the HR Professional thought process, disseminating HRD knowledge and skills among HR professionals and practitioners, and sharing information and experiences relating to HRD.
The NHRD Network Journal is committed to promoting the HRD movement in the country and enhancing the capability of human resource professionals to compete globally and thereby creating value for society.
The Special Issues of the Journal have been varied and focused on a number of research areas relating to Human Resource Development such as:
· Attracting and Retaining Talent
· Career Management
· Organizational Change
· Global HRM
· Women in Corporate Leadership Roles
· Organization Development
· Learning and Development
· Work-Life Balance
· Institution Building
· Coaching For Performance and Development
· Human Resources Management in Rapid Growth Organizations
· HR Competence
· HR and Employee Relations
· CEO and HR
· Skill Building and HR
· Technology and HR
The NHRD Network Journal is the official publication of the National HRD Network. The aim of the journal is to compile and publish the research and professional views and experiences of reputed HR professionals, line professionals, CEOs, researchers and academicians in different specialised areas within the field of human resource development. Extensive research is carried out to identify themes of current interest to HR fraternity for each issue. Each issue is guest-edited by an expert in the concerned theme area. The Journal continuously strives to generate new knowledge in HR by thriving active collaboration between practitioners and academics.
The Journal publishes primarily three categories of articles:
· Conceptual and Research-based Articles
· Contributions from thought leaders
· Organizational Experiences in HR interventions/mechanisms
The Journal also publishes book reviews, interviews of eminent professionals of the field and case studies.
The scope of the journal includes multiple HR-related themes: IT in HR, Performance Management, Attracting and Retaining Talent, Career Management, Women in Corporate Leadership Roles, Work-Life Balance, Human Resources Management in Rapid Growth Organizations, etc.
|Pallab Bandyopadhyay||National HRD Network, Gurgaon, India and Founder, HR Plus, Bengaluru, India|
|Srinath Jagannathan||Associate Professor, IIM Indore, Indore, India|
|Gopal Mohapatra||Professor, IIM Bangalore, India|
|PNSV Narasimham||Senior Vice President and Global HR Head, Cyient , Hyderabad, India|
|Raj Raghavan||National Treasurer, NHRDN, Gurgaon, India and Senior Vice President & Head HR – IndiGo (Interglobe Aviation Ltd.)|
|Ashok Ramachandran||National Secretary, NHRDN, Gurgaon, India and Group Executive President – Human Resources, Aditya Birla Group, Mumbai, India|
|Krish Shankar||National President, NHRDN, Gurgaon, India and Group Head - Human Resources, Infosys, Bengaluru, India|
|Dhananjay Singh||Director General, NHRDN, Gurgaon, India|
NHRD Network Journal
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- A 100–150 word Abstract along with 4 to 5 relevant keywords should be a part of the content.
- All notes must be listed as
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2.3.1 Writing assistance
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It is the policy of NHRD Network Journal to require a declaration of conflicting interests from all authors enabling a statement to be carried within the paginated pages of all published articles.
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