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IIM Jammu organises international HR Conclave

JAMMU: Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Jammu kickstarted its 5th chapter of the 3rd HR Conclave with Professor Rajni Ranjan's welcome address followed by Professor Jabir Ali's brief introduction of the present batches of IIM Jammu.

Prof BS Sahay in his conclave address talked about the vision of IIM Jammu to develop leaders and entrepreneurs who can contribute globally and IIM Jammu's mission to establish itself as one of the finest B-schools in the world.

The discussion in the first panel revolved around the topic, "Borderless Offices of Tomorrow". Surya Rai, (Region HR Director- Singapore- Reckitt Benckiser), the keynote speaker for the session, started the discussion by raising some important questions in front of the panel like ‘What things have changed, How the companies are supposed to create new work arrangements and governance models and create high performing collaborative teams?' He asked the other panel members to share with the students the key challenges that they faced along with the insights they got from these challenges.

Kaustav Chakravarthy, (Executive Director- Global HR Head- Johnson Controls- Hitachi Air Conditioning, Singapore) shared his views on how it has become difficult for employees to achieve their career as well as family goals at the same time. Overworking has become a problem and the importance of maintaining work-life balance by the companies. He shared his insights on how trusting employees motivates them to go a step ahead for the company.

Andrews Koshy, (Country Lead - Talent Acquisition- TCS- Singapore & South Korea), shared his thoughts on how COVID has led the tech transformation of the companies, while highlighting challenges of adapting to this change and developing a secure borderless workforce and ensuring the well-being of the employees. At the same time, he talked about how the pandemic has opened up opportunities like never before, where talent has no geographical constraint and students can get opportunities to work in global companies, sitting in the comfort of their homes.

Sampatkumar B Aratt, (Head of HR APAC, LAPP Asia Pacific, Singapore), talked about the importance of clear communication, as being deprived of information can degrade employee productivity to a great extent. Arul Savio Pinto, (CHRO- DarkMatter LLC, UAE), highlighted the challenge of creating an office environment in people's personal space, and how leaders need to train themselves to include all team members in the digital space.

Mohd Haffejee, (Regional HR Head- Clariant, UAE),Nioharica Mehta, (Talent Management and OD- CBLD, Singapore), Jaiprakash Singh Hasrajani, (Co-Founder & CEO, ValuerHR Singapore), also shared their views.

In the second international panel of HR Conclave, the discussion revolved around the topic "Gender, Ethnicity and Nation: Modern workplace and employment relationships". The keynote speaker for the second round was Prakul Kumar, Head HR- International Business, Dabur International Ltd.- Dubai, UAE. He started the discussion by explaining about the need for diversity and inclusion (D&I) in a workplace and how if an organization wants to grow beyond boundaries, D&I is the key.

Shybu Padmanabhan, CHRO- ETG Group, Dubai, UAE, talked about multicultural environment in his organization and explained how emphasis on diversity began with diversification was needed to manage different markets when companies went beyond geographical borders.

Samir Kaul, Senior Director - HR, STC Bahrain and Brijendra Chaudhary, Manager HR- Terrazzo Dubai Co. LLC- Dubai, UAE and others also spoke on the subject.



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