Symbiosis Centre for Management Studies, NOIDA organized the HR e-Conclave on 12th September 2020 virtually on Zoom Meeting App. The event brought together eminent and thoughtful professionals from the industry on a single platform, where they shared their opinions, life experiences and knowledge pertaining to the evolution of Human Resources Management in organizations. The conclave was hosted by the HR Club, SCMS NOIDA and Dr. Ruby Sengar, Area Chair of the HR Department, welcomed all the guests with a welcoming address. The event had great participation from students, faculties and academicians from across the country. Dr. K. P. Venugopala Rao, Director, SCMS, NOIDA, gave the opening note of the event and spoke about the intent of the Conclave.
The event was inaugurated by Mr. Atulya Goswami, HR Head India Region UPL Ltd. In his keynote address, he spoke about how in future companies will be able to dive into the rising role of analytics in HR and how an overwhelming amount of effort will go into collation of data. The keynote was followed by the Panel Discussion and the Mid-Day Keynote was delivered by Mr. Ramanand Puttige, Head of Global Talent Management and Head HR (India and APAC), Cyient Ltd. He talked about the technologies disrupting the traditional HR roles. The Mid-Day Keynote was followed by a Panel Discussion.
Mr. Atulaya Goswami (HR Head India Region, UPL Ltd.) started his keynote by saying that HR is all about humans as HR starts with a ‘H’ not ‘T’ which is technology or ‘D’ as is in digital. The digital era is not an idea to replace humans, but to improve efficiency. He also highlighted the skills needed that will be prominent in the next 15-20 years: User and entity big data analytics, App and web enabled markets, Internet of things and Machine learning.
Mr. Ramanand Puttige (Head – Global Talent Management and Head HR, India and APAC, Cyient Ltd.) started his mid-day keynote with a briefing on Cyient Ltd. Further, he talked about Industry 4.0 and the major disruptors. He also outlined some contributing digital technologies to Industry 4.0 like IOT, Augmented Reality, Mobile Devices, etc. He continued his discussion about Analytics and addressed how zillions of data is stored and accessed using Analytics, which tells how to reap the benefits of it with proper usage. Towards the end, he also spoke about Talent Management, a mix of sustainable recruitment, sustainable development, and sustainable retention. He also added that the technology used in Talent Acquisition is an optimization of 3 processes i.e. Cognitive Insights, Cognitive Engagement (Chat Bots), and Process Automation. The highlight of the Keynote speech can be heard at the following link: https://youtu.be/_QbwjnCdm5Y
Mr. Kingshuk Nag (Editor In Chief Khabarstreet.com and Chairman & MD Words Worth Printing Pvt. Ltd.) was the moderator and kept the panel discussion interactive through his questions to various panellists.
Mr. V.V. Parsuram (CFO, Viyash Lifesciences Pvt. Ltd) addressed topics like Businesses require reconstruction for improved efficiency of the employees especially in times of uncertainty, and also emphasized on how change is good for both employees and the organisation.
Dr. Rajesh Parekh (Executive Coach, Assessor, Leadership Development, OD & Change Practitioner & Training Consultant, Bayer) talked about how planning for his company changed as a result of lockdown, but they had to adapt rather quickly and redesign their strategies to align with present day needs. He also stressed on how they utilized the blended learning programs and connected with large companies. He also talked about how his organization was able to identify the need for certain competencies required to continue working and learning during the pandemic and how flexibility towards technology became important and should be a priority for working individuals.
While the discussion about the recent pandemic and its consequences on the corporate world was going on, Mr. A.C. Joshi (Director, ISTD) spoke about how it varied across different industries. He further added how these are the times where the HR can lead everyone’s way out of the dilemma and how it becomes their duty to redefine roles and responsibilities for everyone and ensure that the company does not suffer. He further used an example of his own workplace, ISTD to explain how they overcame certain issues. To listen to the highlights of the panel discussion are: https://youtu.be/zM2TDoWwtWI
According to Mr. Abhay Kapoor (Senior HR Leader), proper management of human resources is the only key to the long-term success of any organisation. He specifically emphasised on the importance of workforce management and people management. In addition to that, he mentioned how a well-managed workforce contributes to the improvised performance of employees both as a team and individually. He highlighted how technology enables the organization to grow and relevance of employee engagement and employee interaction.
Mr. Gautam Mehra (National Head & Vice President – Talent Management, OD & Performance Management, Bajaj Capital) started off by throwing light on the current situation where companies are coming up with hybrid roles for their employees, combining different tasks to reduce the workload but at the same time, keep the company on the priority. Mr. Mehra also discussed about adapting to the changing work environment. He also clarified the doubts of students regarding their future job uncertainty in times of distress and how they should strive to fulfil their dreams.
The E-Conclave by Symbiosis Noida was a huge success and had insightful discussions in which all the panellists echoed in on the fact that the workplace has changed and organizations are constantly adjusting to it. The HR E-Conclave ended with a vote of thanks presented by Dr. Sunita Dwivedi, Faculty In-Charge – CITP, SCMS NOIDA.
The Human Resource function has the responsibility for attracting, motivating and retaining employees of choice and for developing and managing an organizational culture that enables the organization to deliver superior performance in a sustainable manner. The combination of increasing global presence, pressures to reduce costs, and innovations in information technology have resulted in a perfect storm challenging the delivery of HR within multinational companies (MNCs). In addition, both efficiency and effectiveness of HR processes often stem from innovation and knowledge sharing within the global HR function. This Seminar intends to bring leading practitioners together on a single platform so that a meaningful dialogue is initiated for adopting the best International practices, domestically. In a country like India, wedded to the concept of a Welfare State, it has become even more important that these practices are adapted to local conditions to ensure the optimum impact on the lives of the masses and their dependents.