Indian Institute of Management, Udaipur successfully hosted the third
edition of its annual HR Conclave – Spandan 2015 on 20th June, 2015.
Carrying forward the legacy from the last year’s HR Conclave, this
year’s conclave was conceptualized around the central umbrella theme,
“Connect" focused on deliberating the ever evolving roles and
responsibilities of the HR function. The event began with an opening
address by Prof. Janat Shah – Director, IIM Udaipur. Prof. Shah talked
about the conclave’s agenda of being a platform for global HR leaders to
share their expertise and experiences in the ever-changing fields.
Prof. Shah also laid stress on the IIMU's strong focus on Research,
Analytics, and Immersion in the three forms of Rural, Corporate &
Global Immersion and Entrepreneurship & Intrapreneurship in his
Mr. Santosh Bhave - Senior VP – HR/IR Bharat Forge, a global metal
forging company gave the inaugural speech for the panel discussions. In
his address, Mr. Bhave shared his knowledge on the Human resource
innovation in India. He also educated the students on the importance of
HR innovation in development of the firm.
The event then proceeded with panel discussions on the two sub-themes for the summit:
Connecting creativity with profession: Role of HR in fostering innovation in organizations
Connecting to Mainstream: Role of HR as a strategic partner in businesses
The event saw stalwarts from the top firms of India expressing their
knowledge and views regarding transformation in the industry due to
innovation and HR strategy. The participating corporate leaders in the
discussions were Mr. Santosh Bhave - Senior VP – HR/IR Bharat Forge, Mr.
Harjeet Khanduja - Vice President Human Resources Reliance Jio, Ms.
Kavita Kurup- Head Learning & Organizational Development, Axis Bank,
Mr. Ashutosh Tipnis- Head - HR (West and South) Hindustan Times, Ms.
Meenaa Sharma- Chief Human Resource Officer Reliance Money.
The key things highlighted in the discussions were HR facilitation
program- connecting HR skills with innovation, importance of having a
human mind over a technological mind, Role of HR in bringing the right
people, creating customer experience through driving innovation,
fundamental beliefs and values of an organization, importance of
database people management, significance of analytics in HR Practice
area, Innovation at the grass root level, creating and delivering value,
aligning the HR strategies with the business strategies to succeed in
the long run, employee engagement, best industry practices, learning and
organizational department, differences between people dependent and
process dependent organizations.
The event is a completely student driven initiative of IIM Udaipur which
aims to bridge the gap between the corporate and academics and to give a
common platform where exchange of knowledge and insights is
facilitated. The panel discussion as well as the quality interaction
with the industry leaders was an enriching experience for the students
of IIM Udaipur. The event was very well received by the IIMU community.
The event concluded with the felicitation of the eminent speakers of the
event and a vote of thanks.
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