The single-most competitive edge for an organization is its people. However, many times organizations fall short of managing their people well, probably because formal education in HR does not prepare the young, would-be HR manager to face and deal with the reality at the workplace. This book has been written for this very purpose. 'Reality Bytes – The role of HR in Today's World' has something for everyone. Whether you are a HR student, a budding HR manager (1-3 years), a line manager who needs to manage people, a teacher, or an entrepreneur trying to understand what HR is all about – this book is for you! It is simple, contemporary ready reckoner covering the employee life cycle in an organization ('What' & 'Why' aspects) and balancing it with practical caselets illustrating concepts that work in organizations in today's times. The book gives the reader a clear idea of the strategic role that HR plays in attaining the business goals of the organization.