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Recruiting Professionals with the Mindset of Hanuman

Author(s): Akshay Goel | Saurabh Shrivastava | Suresh Singhal

Journal: Journal of Economics, Business and Management
ISSN 2301-3567

Volume: 2;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 214;
Date: 2014;
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Keywords: Hanuman circle | management | organization | professionals | recruitment.

Since organizational success depends upon having the right people, an effective recruitment strategy that is integrated in to the business strategy is essential. When discussing personnel needs, an axiom that is often shared to remain in sharp focus as the talent is evaluated is: Hire character, train for skill and pay for talent. Therefore the most critical aspect to hire great professionals is to know about the features of their character. One may look for religious or cultural scriptures for determining infallible character. One such ideal model happens to be Hanuman, a God-like Fig, who is worshipped by a large number of people throughout the world, primarily in India. Numerous leadership and professional qualities can be found in his persona, which are necessary for professionals in today’s world to achieve success in business. In this paper, these qualities have been explored with the help of conceptual framework routing through ‘HANUMAN Circle’ showcasing seven characteristics (i) Humility (ii) Adaptability (iii) Net ownership of task (iv) Unidirectional dedication (v) Managerial skills (vi) Aiding Intuition (vii) Notional Strategic Thinking. The comprehensive study of these qualities in the character of Hanuman proves that he is a fit ideal role model for today’s era professional. The findings of the paper are quite relevant, meaningful and motivating for a number of those professionals and organizations who aspire to achieve success in their respective fields.
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