Author: Sreekumaran N | HRKatha


Sreekumaran N. is a senior business journalist. In a career spanning more than two decades, he has worked with several financial dailies such as Hindu Business Line, The Financial Express, Financial Chronicle, Press Trust of India and BusinessWorld.

Career progression has never been easy for middle-level HR. Hurdles are far too stiff when it comes to growing organically. Fewer positions at the top and a crowded middle rung make the competition really fierce. Ambitious HR professionals typically move up the career ladder as companies expand in a growing economy. Some enterprising professionals even switch industries. Alas, the present situation is not favourable for such a switch anymore. The economy is growing at nail’s pace. Expansions are few and far between. Even the option of switching the industry is fast fading out, as entities now are more firm than…

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