CII Chhattisgarh HR Conclave 2018: Gearing up for the Changing Environment

Human resources are also an essential part of organizational growth


CII Chhattisgarh State Office organized the 1st edition of HR Conclave on the theme of “Gearing up for the Changing Environment” on 11 September 2018 at Raipur.

The Inaugural Session was addressed by Mr Pankaj Sarda; Chairman CII Chhattisgarh State Council & Jt Managing Director, Sarda Energy & Minerals Ltd; Mr Narendra Goel, Vice Chairman CII Chhattisgarh State Council & Managing Director, Shri Bajrang Power & Ispat Ltd and other senior speakers including Mr Ravindra Dharkar; Head HR, Nuvoco Vistas Corp Ltd; Ms Manjusha Parial; Convener – CII Chhattisgarh HR and Education Panel & Director ANM Strategic & Management Consultants Pvt Ltd.

Pankaj Sarda, while delivering the welcome speech, said that new trends of managing human resources are redefining how human capital leaders and professionals create value for the organizations they serve.

Understanding the new trends in human capital management is the key factor in influencing HR for overall organizational accomplishment. He also gave the overview of the CII Panel on Education, HR & Skill Development.

Addressing participants at the Inaugural Session Mr Ravindra Dharkar; Head HR, Nuvoco Vistas Corp Ltd highlighted the importance of Human Resource as the most powerful tool to build knowledge based Industrial society for future.

He emphasized that like technology resources and physical resources, human resources are also an essential part of organizational growth. A change in course curriculum is much required and it should be matching with industry requirements.

Ms Manjusha Parial, Convener CII Chhattisgarh Education & HR Panel pointed-out that Cross Culture Collaboration will be the success mantra for tomorrow and in future multi generality in the work force will come.

Women leaders will have the attributes for future leaders. She added that collaboration with talent and innovation is the need of an hour. She also said that the change has started and we all need to keep pace.

Constant learning and upskilling is no longer the differentiator, it has now become a necessity we must keep ourselves relevant in the changing landscape. As per future jobs reports of world economic forum different skills are required as early as 2020 like complex problem solving, critical thinking, creativity, people management, emotional intelligence judgment & decision.

The Conclave was then taken forward through a series of panel discussion on the topics like “Is HR ready for Industry 4.0”; “Future of Work” – Managing Gen Y Employees, Digitalization HR should follow, Challenges & Threats, Advance HR Technology, Enabler to the Board and “ HR Challenges in bridging the gap between Industry & Institute”.

Dr Suman Bhattacharya, Director School of Career Advisory & Head NextGen Learning, KIIT University talked about today’s business, Industry 4.0 is driven by digital transformation in vertical/horizontal value chains and product/service offerings of the companies. The required key technologies for Industry 4.0 transformation such as artificial intelligence, internet of things, machine learning, cloud systems, cybersecurity & others like adaptive robotics cause radical changes in the business processes of organizations.

Mr Praveen Kumar, Senior Vice President – Human Resources Kalpataru Power Transmission Ltd belief that In the 21st century, Industry 4.0 connects the internet of things (IOT) with manufacturing techniques to enable systems to share information, analyse it and use it to guide intelligent actions. It also incorporates cutting-edge technologies including additive manufacturing, robotics, artificial intelligence and other cognitive technologies, advanced materials, and augmented reality.

Dr M K Verma, Vice Chancellor, Swami Vivekanand Technical University said that the HR can become a business influencer in future. The University is ready to accept & work with industries being CII as the bridge between them. He also said that industries should help the university and other technical colleges in framing syllabus for them which the university will put recommendations to the government for making a change towards better collaboration with industry 4.0.

Other senior speakers of the conclave include Prof Bharat Bhasker, Director IIM Raipur, Mr Viswanath Ch V K, Group Head IT & HR Sarda Energy & Minerals Ltd; Dr Parul Parmar, General Manager – HR VNR Seeds Pvt Ltd., Mr Sridhar Kalawala, Head HR Processes BALCO, Dr Siddharth Pandey, CEO HRD India, Mr Soumitra Chatterjee, MD Dhruvsatya Centre for Personal Transformation Pvt Ltd; Mr K Nagaraj, Head HR GMR Chhattisgarh.

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