30 May 2019 17:00 IST

IIM Sirmaur organises its first HR Conclave

Disruption is here to stay, and dealing with it requires HR efficiency, says director Neelu Rohmetra

Indian Institute of Management Sirmaur successfully organised its first HR conclave themed ‘Leading disruptions in HR world’ at the India International Centre, New Delhi on May 26. The theme revolved around HR trends and skill requirements that will be essential to be at leading edge of innovation, and digital and technological disruption.

Managing disruption

Prof Neelu Rohmetra, Director, IIM Sirmaur, stressed that in a data-driven world, human resource management practices must align with analytics for an organisation to stay ahead successfully and face the challenges posed by various kinds of disruption. She laid out a roadmap for greater coordination and partnership between industry and academia, emphasising the relevance of ‘acceptance’ through appropriate action and decisions for efficient HR management.

“Disruption in various forms is here to stay, and coming up with the competency and strategy to wade through these smoothly is governed by HR efficiency,” Dr Rohmetra said.

Tech trends

S Roy Choudhury, Chief Human Resource Officer (CHRO), Vodafone Idea, talked about emerging technological trends in the human resource sector around the world. Abhra Banerjee, Vice-President & SBU Head, Havells India, spoke on “Entrepreneurial leadership culture at Havells India’. Dr Jimmy Kansal, Deputy Director & Head (HR), DRDO Chandigarh, enlightened the audience about competency interventions for scientific organisations. Pankaj Dubey, CEO & MD, Eicher Polaris, shared his ideas on ‘Road to human excellence’.

The panel discussion on, “How to manage disruptions and make the workforce adaptive” was moderated by Dr Sanjay Singh, faculty: OB & HRM, IIM Sirmaur. The panelists were Nivedita Dubey, GM, HR, Airports Authority of India, Abhishek Nag, Country HR Head, SDG Corporation; Ayush Gupta, Chief General Manager (HRD), GAIL; Satyakki Bhattacharjee, Founder Growthsqapes, Former VP, and CXO HR, ABP News; and Prof Nidhi Bisht, Professor (HR), MDI Gurgaon. The panel deliberated upon the issues related to artificial intelligence, productivity, workplace and so on.

The event concluded with a valedictory address by Daljit Singh, President, Fortis Healthcare, who shared leadership lessons for achieving a successful and fulfilling life.