International Journal of Research in Human Resource Management
2020, Vol. 2, Issue 1, Part A
Managing manpower amid and post pandemic in India; An evocative study
Bighnesh Dash Mohapatra
This is no longer a health crisis; it is a far reaching and unprecedented economic crisis that impacts global labour market and employment, economic activity detrimentally. (Ryder, G. ILO Director General). Since beginning of this new decade the world is moving through perhaps the greatest medical cum economic catastrophe ever. At the end of 2019 a virus originated in China named Corona (widely acknowledged as COVID-19) has now left no country unscathed. The deadly pandemic has reported cases of more than 19 lakhs infected, deceased crossed 1 lakh, and 13 lakhs in mild or severe condition caused half of the world’s population locked at their home shocking entire humanity. The pandemic is not yet ended; some countries have seen some resurgence and yet others at critical stage of outbreak. Business practices and strategies around the globe more or less have compelled to be changed after devastation of this pandemic. A reason to breathe for India at least now that unlike many parts of the globe the fatal virus has neither massacre nor catastrophic recession. At this juncture needless to say, both public health and economic health of the country is in under proficient surveillance. The immediate priority of government, business houses and public administration is wellbeing of people during and following the crisis phase. The study highlights exclusively the panorama of India during the outbreak of COVID-19, influence on human resource as a gross. Furthermore, it proposes implications for corporate and government to revitalise manpower in a post pandemic time.