"Aligning HR with Business Strategy" - 1st HR Summit is being organised by IIM Raipur

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Published : Friday, 19 September, 2014 11:49 AM
 
Indian Institute of Management Raipur is organizing 1st HR Summit on September 19-20, 2014 in Raipur on “Aligning HR with Business Strategy”. Addressing a gathering of media persons at New Circuit house Raipur, B.S Sahay, Director IIM Raipur, said “HR is expected to diagnose with precision the human capabilities needed to support the current and future business strategies of the organization. Summits like this will help generate interest for greater research into HR related subjects.”Elaborating upon the HR function, Dr. Sahay said that HR is no longer a function that records attendance and manages facilities, “It is a complex process of understanding, evaluating and analyzing to take viable managerial decisions to retain and nurture human capital”. 
 
Over top 50 HR Directors and Vice-Presidents from MNCs, Public and Private sectors will address the two day Summit which is likely to see participation by over 300 delegates from different parts of the country. Professor Sanjeev Prashar introduced the speakers most of them who were senior HR representatives of the Indian corporate scene
 
Over the course of the two day summit, six panel discussions will be conducted on themes ranging from Managing the Intangible to Leadership in Volatile Times. 
 
“In today’s highly competitive environment, sustainability is a major challenge for the organizations. Market leaders have understood the relevance of human capital to earn sustainable competitive advantage. The days are gone when HR was just as a support function. Today the HR discipline is constantly evolving to keep pace with the rapid change in global trends”, said Dr. Atri Sengupta, professor IIM Raipur.
 
The first day of the summit will witness 6 panels deliberating on key HR issues like the importance of building the employees, need to build organization capabilities in turbulent times and ways in which HR acts as a strategic business partner. It will also critically evaluate the current contribution of HR to organizational objectives, The first theme of the day two will stress on the need to build a sustainable high performance culture in the organization which can act as HR issues faced by SMEs a key differentiator and a competitive advantage. Focus on building future-ready leaders in today’s highly competitive environment, sustainability is a major challenge for the organizations. Market leaders have understood the relevance of human capital to earn sustainable competitive advantage.  - The days are gone when HR was just as a support function. In the current order of the day, the HR discipline is constantly evolving to keep pace with the rapid change in global trends.
 
Some of the big names for this year’s summit are Mr. Narendra Kothari, CMD, NMDC, Mr. K. D. Diwan, CMD, Hindustan Copper Ltd, Mr. S Chandrasekaran, CEO, Bhiali Steel Plant, SAIL, Mr. K. Ramkumar, Executive Director, ICICI, Mr. A. Thirunavukkarasu, President (Corp. Develop.), Vedanta Group, Dr. SantoshBhave, Sr. VP (HR, IR & Admin.) Bharat Forge Ltd., Mr. Anupam Anand, Director (Personnel) Hindustan Copper Ltd.,  Dr. K. P. Kumar, President (HRM), JayaswalNeco Industries Ltd., Mr. Prashant Srivastava, President (Group HR and People Excellence), Reliance ADA. The other distinguished panel members to be participating are industry leaders from the organizations such as NCDEX, Infosys BPO, Deloitte, Hetero Drugs, VSoft Corporation, ATOS India, Bluestar, People Metrics, Expedia Inc, Suzuki Motorcycle, Mahindra Finance, Lafarge, Airports Authority of India, DION Global, Yodlee, CMI FPE Ltd., JSPL, Fedders Lloyd Corporation Ltd., Ultratech Cement, PowerCon, Hindustan Zinc Ltd., People Strong, Deloitte Consulting, Absotherm India, Madison Street Capital, Lapp India, Oberoi Group, Samsung India, Barclay's, EduSports, Capital IQ, Infiniti Retail, Kurlon.
 
The Summit will go a long way in kindling the minds of HR practitioners on the best practices of Strategic Human Resource Management. The summit is likely to bring about a shift in HR processes, practices and procedures.
 
Prof. Sanjeev Prashar, Prof. Pankaj Singh and Prof. UmeshBamel also addressed the gathering.
 
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