HR Conclave - 2015 HR Tomorrow - Challenges Ahead

February 21, 2015

School of Management, Manipal Academy of Higher Education Manipal, February 21, 2015 –‘ HR Tomorrow - Challenges Ahead ’ was the theme for the HR Conclave organized by  HURRICANE, the  HR forum of  School of Management, Manipal  is a platform for fostering business and aimed at academia integration exclusively at corporate organizations. Mr. Shashikanth Jayaraman, Head- HR, TVS Automobile Solutions, Ltd, Chennai was the chief guest for the inaugural function. Dr.K.Ramnarayan, Vice Chancellor, Manipal Academy of Higher Education presided over the function. Dr.K.V.M.Varambally, Director, School of Management, Manipal welcomed the eminent speakers and guests. Prof. S.Lakshmi Narayanan, gave an overview of the HR Conclave. Prof. Naveen Kumar and Prof. Ranjith introduced the guests and resource persons to the gathering. Mr.Shahsikanth Jayaraman Head- HR, TVS Automobile Solutions, Ltd, Chennai in his introductory speech emphasized the importance of harnessing diversity in today’s organization which will give a competitive edge to the organization by strengthening cultural values within the organization. He stressed that the organization should also focus on other forms of diversity like diversity in terms of attitude, expectations, needs and careers.

The second speaker, Mr. Sridhar Murthy, Senior Executive-HR, SPAN Infotech (India), Pvt. Ltd. started his talk by introducing the concept of Human Capital Management to the audience. He further spoke about the need for linking business strategy and human capital management, the importance of measuring the value and impact of human capital. He also discussed the various approaches to measure Human Capital.

The last speaker, Ms.Roopa Patil, Manager-Talent Acquisition, Mindtree, Bangalore started off with a discussion on various contemporary challenges in the area of HRM. She listed out the various myriad challenges faced by the HR Managers in managing the present day work force. Some of the challenges faced by the HR managers include diverse workforce, legislation affecting the workplace and technology. She also said that the latest developments like Green HRM, IHRM, SHRM, Chronic Health Issues, Organizational Development and Change, Career management and Development of Employee Benefits and Compensation also possess a new set of challenge to the HR Managers.

Event Concluded with mementoes presented to our esteemed guest members and Special Vote of thanks given by Prof. Suraj Francis Noronha.