Rajni Bala and Dr. Shilpa Rana
The present study is focused on analyzing the existing human resource management practices in public and private sectors with special emphasis on floriculture in the state of Himachal Pradesh. A total of 12 public and another 12 private flower nurseries located in different agro ecological were randomly selected for making it a representative sample of the state of Himachal Pradesh. A well designed questionnaire was administered among the respondents to collect the required information. Data was analyzed through Statistical Program for the Social Science (SPSS 20) software. The concept of human resource planning was observed to be seriously entering into the nursery management both under the private and public flower nurseries. Workers have started feeling the importance of human resource planning. Compensation and incentive policy of human resource management was found to be an important factor for ensuring loyalty of employees towards the organization. It was suggested that the working conditions must be made gender sensitive as most of the nurseries are in isolated field situations with restricted privacy and security issues for the females. It was reported by the respondents of the public sector that there is need to examine and motivate employees for skill upgradation so that individual performance levels may be maximized.
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