HR Conclave organized at Manav Rachna deliberated upon the issues of Employability & Technology in HR Industry
Faculty of Management Studies, Manav Rachna International Institute of Research and Studies (MRIIRS) in association with NHRDN (Delhi-NCR Chapter) and Faridabad Management Association organized HR Conclave today. There were two panel discussions on ‘Impact of Technology on People Management’ and ‘Employability under current Education System’. Who’s who of the HR industry, students of Faculty of Management Studies, MRIIRS, and senior functionaries of MRIIRS were present during the conclave to take away the best and rational inputs from the minded people of the industry.
Panel Discussion on ‘Impact of Technology on People Management’
Mr. Rajiv Kapoor, Executive Director & CEO- Group Head- HR, Uno Minda Group was the moderator of the panel discussion. Other panelists included Mr. Gyanendra Kumar, Head-HR (CBO), TCS; Ms. Indrani Ghosh, Chief HR Officer, Eli India; Ms. Puja Kapoor, Head-HR, OLX Group; Mr. Amitabh Kumar, Head-HR Servuces, People Bridge Consulting; and Dr. Anil Sarin, Professor of Management and Contrinomics, FMS, MRIIRS.
Mr. Rajiv Kapoor started the discussion by saying HR Technology is 15 Billion Dollar industry and is growing. He shared the topics that would be touched upon during the discussion which included attracting talent retaining talent, and how technology can impact them in real time. Ms. Indrani Ghosh said, “More jobs will be created in the HR department, and in the coming years, people will end up doing jobs that don’t even exist today”. Dr. Anil Sarin emphasized upon the evolution of Robotics and Artificial Intelligence. Ms. Puja Kapoor talked about the skills of future, and said with the evolution of technology, High Touch will not go away, just that HR people will become tech-savvy. Mr. Amitabh Kumar talked about the digitization of HR processes, and said that the more technology you adopt, a more human touch will be required.
Panel Discussion on ‘Employability under current Education System’
Mr. Harbhajan Singh, Director General & Corporate Affairs, Honda Motorcycles & Scooters was the moderator of the panel discussion. Other panelists included Mr. Pradyumna Pandey, VP & Head-HR, JK Tyres & Industries; Mr. Varinder Verma, Head TA (COE) & HR Transformation, Maruti Suzuki India; Mr. Rajeev Khatri, Group Head-HR, ASIAN Healthcare; Mr. S.K. Dwivedi, GM-HR, TAFE Motors & Tractors; Mr. Devasheesh Kumar, GM-HR- CMO, C&S Electric; and Dr. Amit Seth, Professor of Strategy & Entrepreneurship, FMS, MRIIRS.
Setting the context right for the discussion, Mr. Harbhajan Singh emphasized upon how employability under current education system stands dubious and there is a huge gap between industry and academia. Mr. Devasheesh Kumar said, “Final year students should study more technical courses and should be very focused in their approach”. Mr. Pradyumna Pandey opined that industry-academia interface is the answer to the industry academia gap and right training can bridge the gap. He said that an HR looks for three things in a candidate including Intelligence Maturity, Social Maturity, and Emotional Maturity. He added that curriculum needs to be more skill based inclusive of industrial trainings. Dr. Amit Seth said, “We need to inculcate independent decision making in our students in which parents are the major contributors”. Quoting Jack Ma, he added that we need to change the teaching method, let students realize their passion and work towards it.
Concluding Remarks and Vote of Thanks was presented by Mr. Abhay Kapoor, Sr. HR Leader- India Operation (North), Amazon; President- FMA and Head- Faridabad Zone, NHRDN- Delhi-NCR Chapter.