Volume 1, Issue 4, 2022




Strategic Human Resource Management in Kautilya’s Arthashastra

Venoth Nallisamy, Rajantheran Muniandy

Being largely an administrative manual, it comes as no surprise that Kautilya’s Arthashastra touches on various aspects of human resource management, such as recruitment, training, performance management, job promotion, compensation and benefits, and employee relations. In this qualitative article, the author uses hermeneutic techniques to analyse the various aspects of HRM covered in the verses of this ancient Indian treatise on statecraft, as well as their relevance in the modern corporate context. Furthermore, the author explores the possibility that these aspects of human resource management in the Arthashastra could have been a precursor to Strategic Human Resource Management (SHRM) due to the strategic nature of the treatise. Pages 1 to 10



Leadership and the Impact of Covid-19 on Remote Working

Theressa Athiah, Andrisha Beharry-Ramraj,  University of Natal, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

During periods of crisis, such as a rampant worldwide pandemic, many organizations and their employees are adversely affected. Furthermore, they are coerced to change the way things are done, such as remote working. This study aims to ascertain the challenges organizations and employees face while working remotely at home amid the COVID-19 pandemic and ascertain the leadership changes to adapt to the nature of remote work within organizations.  A desktop study was employed for this research paper as the nature of the research is to examine what other academics have collected on the subject of Human Resource Development (HRD) in organizations and COVID-19. By comparing the findings of this study to prior research, it is concluded that challenges do indeed occur in remote work, particularly within the aspect of work-life balance and communication. Furthermore, findings reveal a shift from the ‘traditional’ leadership approach to an approach well-adapted to the COVID-19 pandemic. This research paper is intended to aid organizations in learning and acquiring knowledge about challenges associated with remote work and leadership amid the pandemic and fill literature gaps. Pages 11 to 29