National Seminar “Emerging Trends in HR” 15th September 2012
September 15, 2012
To deliberate on the intricacies of modern HR challenges and practices and to gain a deeper insight into emerging trends in HR, a one-day seminar was organized by ITS, Mohan Nagar, Ghaziabad on 15th September (Saturday), 2012. The discussion revolved around the ‘EMERGING TRENDS IN HR’. It was organized by the students under the able guidance of HR faculty Fraternity. The chief guest of the seminar was Mr. Debaprasad Bhattacharya, who is the Advisor (Learning & Development) at Corporate Office of Indian Fertiliser Cooperative Limited ( IFFCO), New Delhi. The key-note speaker of the seminar was Dr. Aquil Busrai, who is the CEO of AQUIL BUSRAI CONSULTING.
The Seminar was demarcated into three sessions: Inaugural Session, Technical Session-I and Technical Session-II. During the Inaugural Session, Director General of ITS - Mr A. K. Puri; Director Management of ITS - Dr. A.K.S. Suryavanshi, Chief Guest Mr D. Bhattacharya and Keynote speaker- Dr. Aquil Busrai inaugurate the seminar with the ceremonial lighting of lamp and chant of mantra by student. This was followed by felicitation of guests with bouquets duly presented by Director General-Mr. A.K. Puri and Dr. A.K.S. Suryavanshi. The Director General of ITS- Mr. A.K. Puri then gave a welcome address to all the dignitaries, Faculty members, guests and students present in the auditorium. After that the key-note speaker initiated an enlightening talk on the current scenario in HR.
In the Inaugural Session Dr. Aquil Busrai,CEO Of AQUIL BUSRAI CONSULTING, in his deliberations touched major issues concerning HR, such as: why HR is becoming important in corporate?, how should HR overcome the challenges ?, how do we upgrade HR?, and how do companies hire candidates? He also shared the mantra ‘CAR’, which was the abbreviated form of the three basic attributes and skills an employer looks for in a candidate : C- Capacity of mind (How much one absorbs and comprehend), A-Application of knowledge (How much one learns and applies it in various situations) R- Relationship (how well does one connect at work and networks.)
The chief guest of the seminar Mr. Debaprasad Bhattacharya, Advisor at IFFCO gave his views on how Indian population is booming and it is expected that 40% of total population will comprise of citizens less than 25 years by year 2020. Also more than half of total population are not studying. He informed about 17 Countries which have been counted as successful and China is no. 1 whereas India stands at no. 17. He also took the example of Japanese organisation who adopted Indian values .He also talked about our culture which is highly inspired by the principles and values of Mahatma Gandhi. In today’s world Intellectual skills can be built easily, but it is difficult to build values.
First TECHNICAL SESSION-I is titled as “STRATEGIC ALLIGNMENT IN HUMAN CAPITAL”
The objective of this session was to analyse the role of HR as a strategic partner for ensuring organisational excellence. HR practices can resolve and address real business issues of the organisation.
First speaker Mr. Murli Dhar Shyam the HR Head- India, ATC Tower Corporation Pvt. Ltd. shared his knowledge on the topic “Strategic Alignment in Human Capital”. He said that, the organization should focus on the strategic planning to achieve the goals as strategy creates friction in our work. So, the work force planning in the organization should be strong and enough to achieve the target. Customers are the most important assets of the organization. As there are 2 sets of employees – one belonging to Generation X and the other to Generation Y, they both are different from each other in their thought process and working but their main objectives are the same. They should be co-operative but need for transparency and ethics stand at different pedestals for Gen X and Gen Y. He quoted the example of Mr. Ramcharan. He stressed that an essential leadership characteristic in management is managing people.
The second speakerMr Sharad Aggarwala (Sr. Vice President- Godfrey Philips India Ltd.) shared his experiences with the audience on the topic “Strategic Alignment in Human Capital”. He said that Human Capital is the stock of competencies, knowledge, workforces etc. He also talked about his company & discussed Core Values of Godfrey Philips India Ltd.He concluded his speech by sharing that Long Term Agreement with employees should be appreciated by HR and the ‘Mantra’ should be to “Give & Take”.
The third speaker Ms Harpreet Dutta, Executive Director & Chief People Officer (ABC consultant) shared her experiences and knowledge on the topic “Strategic Alignment in Human Capital”. She enlightened us about 6 steps towards strategic alignment in HR.She concluded her speech by saying that HR department needs to align its working with employees needs.
The TECHNICAL SESSION-II is titled as “INNOVATIVE HR FRAMEWORKS” The purpose of this session was to provide an insight into innovative practices being followed to meet the challenges in HR such as managing a diverse workforce, integrating impact of new technologies on business, parameters of fulfilling the rising customer expectations etc.
MR. SUBHASH JAGOTA, Managing Director, of Jabro Advertising & Marketing Pvt. Limited, informed the gathering about three principles which one should cherish and follow relentlessly - are (1)Never underestimate yourself, (2)Have a fire in your belly and(3) Learn to challenge yourself He reiterated that we have to be best otherwise somebody else will replace us to win in life. He concluded by adding that all Organisations need positive managers who can generate wealth.
MR.RAJNEESH SINGH,Managing Partner of Simply HR Solutions, said that HR has the beauty of being holistic and not just an individualistic concept. He also said that HR personnel should behave responsibly as they are the role model for the entire world of people.He told us that flexibility leads to Innovation. In the ensuing discussion it was emphasised that preparing for challenges by promoting a flexible and agile workforce, should be a recurring theme.
MR. ARUNAV BANERJEE, Director, Executive Education and Chair, HR Leadership Programme at SOIL, shared that PEOPLE are the most important resources in an organisation. HR is the platform where PEOPLE deal with PEOPLE. An Employer & Employee in HR are both people. He also added that the HR personnel should be very innovative in thoughts and action. He elaborated on the difference between Creativity & Innovation. Innovation is the action of creativity.
The Seminar culminated with a Valedictory session wherein Dr. Mona Sahay, Chief Seminar Convener, gave an overview of the proceedings of the entire seminar. Then Dr. A.K.S. Suryavanshi, Director Management of ITS, addressing to all those present, expressed his gratefulness to the speakers for sharing their views and opinion, thereby leading to value addition. The Seminar thus concluded on a satisfying note with valuable and enriching knowledge sharing.