`HR policy can prevent strikes'

VISAKHAPATNAM, MARCH. 3. Human resource (HR) management is crucial in public enterprises and evolving pragmatic HR policies and steady involvement of unions would create a strike-free environment, according to the Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd. (BHEL) deputy general manager (personnel), Anjani Kumar.

Addressing the HR management students of Andhra University here on Tuesday, he said HR practices in public sector organisations were different from the private sector.

Explaining the secret behind the success of BHEL, he said it was mainly on account of envisaging joint negotiating committee involving workmen's representatives at the national level thus helping to create a strike-free environment.

Such harmonious climate, according to Mr. Kumar, could help a company earn profits from its inception. He pointed out that BHEL was competing with units that already had 25 per cent of global market share. Though BHEL was having four to five per cent of world's market share, by adopting successful HR practices, it could penetrate into Middle East and Malayasian markets.