National HR Seminar on “Unleashing Human Capital in the Era of Disruptive Innovation”
September 19, 2015
The Seminar proceedings began at 11.00am with Prof Shikha introducing and inviting the ITS group Vice Chairman Shri Arpit Chadha, Chief Guest Mr.G.P.Rao, Management Advisor & Motivational Speaker, Founder, GPHR Consulting, Key Note Speaker Dr.Kavita Singh, Professor-OB, Faculty of Management Studies (FMS), Delhi University(DU), Dr.Sapna Rakesh (Director-Management, Dr.Anita Mathew, Professor – OB/HR &Convenor- HR Seminar for the lighting of lamp and floral welcome to the Resource Speakers of the session.
The inaugural session opened with Dr.Sapna Rakesh’s address on the 11th edition of National Seminar of HR at ITS, Ghaziabad. She talked about organizations being about people and technology and the how organizations are innovating to be connected with the youth of today followed by Dr.Anita Mathew’s highlight on the theme of the seminar. She talked about the changing mindset of millennials with entrepreneurial orientation, setting an era of innovations that has disrupted the established market leaders. Essentially the theme of the Seminar was to address and prepare the young minds for a changed organizational scenario.
The dias was handed over to Dr.Kavita Singh for her keynote address and she talked about the shift from command and control to consultation and participation era in organizations. She also build around the concept of Disruptive Innovation with examples of organization in the lead. LEAPS model and psychology of disruptive innovation through S shaped curve wasefficiently explained by her while mentioning about associated mindest, behaviour, uncertainity, inevitable future and the human capital competencies required for disruptive innovation.
Mr.G.P.Rao in his address mentioned various ways to unleash human capital. Some of them were finding the potential in self, vision, doing a SWOT, having a strategic mindset with inclusive orientation and business acumen. Also emphasized on developing faith and practicing ethical values. He also talked about what organizations could do to develop human capital of the organization like providing an enabling climate, being flexible, encouraging risk and experimentation among employees and designing supportive policies.
The Second session at 1400hrs was a Panel Discussion on “Career vs Compensation-Perspectives of Millenials and the student anchors were Ms.RenuAdhikari (PGDM14-16)and Mr.AnimeshSaraswat (PGDM-15-17). The Panelists were Mr.RajnishJhulka, Founder-Thought @ Work, Mr.Indranil Gupta, CEO & Director- Meritt Consultants, Mr.ManmohanBhutani, Head-HR & VP-Business Operations, American Cyber Systems (ACS) Inc. and Mr.Kaushik Chakraborty, Director-HR, Business Partner, Head-L&D, Jones Lang LaSalle. The session witnessed a research presentation on a global research study on millennials and what they expect from their respective organizations. The key points that came out of the discussion were issues like the integration of generation gap that existed among Baby boomers, GenX and GenY, millennials affable nature towards technology, transparency and openness, leadership, work life balance, shift from compensation to total rewards and life-long learning. Three important competencies on behavioural, technical and business related skills were identified as important factor for millennials. The need to face VUCA was also discussed and the session was facilitated by Mr. RajnishJhulka.
The third session at 1630 hrs was a Panel Discussion on “ Changing Paradigm of Recruitment” and the session anchors were Ms. Nishtha Tiwari (PGDM 14-16) and Mr.Khushpreet Singh (PGDM 15-17). The panel members were Ms. Wilma Dadel Gupta, Director & Principal Consultant, Qwest HR ServicesMr.Yuvraj Bhatnagar, Global Leader (AVP) – Talent Acquisition, Evalueserve, Mr.ArunavBannerjee, President and Chief Researcher,Mr.Prateek Dubey, Head-HR, Coca Cola and Mr.Murleedhar Sharma, Director-HR, RJ Corp. The session highlights included discussion on the shift from traditional to web based hiring. The format of interviews and some of the commonly used platforms for search by recruiters and thereby the students’ imperative to be present and allied to latest technology to make the best use of medium was discussed at length. An activity of mock interview session with frequently asked questions through an activity titled “HOT SEAT” was effected to sensitize the students on the veracity with which they should prepare and present themselves in front of recruiters. The session was moderated by Mr.ArunavBannerjee.
The Seminar was also graced by aluminus of ITS, Mr.ArnabMustafi( EA - MD ) Eastman Auto & Power Ltd., Faculty members of other institutes in NCR and industry representatives – Mr. Vijay Kumar Bhatt, HR Manager, Albert David Limited, Mr. Kaushik Basu, Business HR, PI Industries Ltd., Mr. ParveenNagpal, AM- HR Continental Carbon India Ltd., Mr.Sudhir Singh Bisht, Asst. Mgr, Continental Carbon India Ltd, Mr. BabuKhan, AGM- RCEL, CEL/Aura Green Technologies, Mr. Asish Das, Director, AKD Infotech (P) Ltd.
The Seminar concluded with the valedictory session and the student anchors thanked all the panelists and mementoes were presented on behalf of ITSparivar to all the resource speakers and vote of thanks was proposed by Dr.Anita Mathew.