A National Seminar on ‘The Voice of Human Resources’ was organized by the Human Resources Department, Lala Lajpatrai Institute of Management on 4th March,2017 from 9.00 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. in the Institute’s auditorium. The Seminar began with the lighting of the lamp and garlanding of Shri Lalaji’s bust.
The themes of the Seminar were:
Building a high performance culture;
Disruptions in HR technology;
Leadership in multi-generational approach;
New age talent acquisition;
Power of people analytics;
Work life Balance;
Repositioning HR in changing business scenarios;
Developing internal talent and leadership;
Cultivating relationships in organizations and Building trust factor and innovative disruptions in HR.
The resource persons were Mr. Leslie Rebello, Director - LRMEI and L.R. Associates; Mr. Mukul Joshi - Partner in Transformation, Organization Development; Mr. Firdosh Mistry, Head - Corporate Technology & Engineering Academy, Larsen & Toubro; Ms. Soniya Mistry-Business Partner, Accenture and Ms. Sonali Narbariya, Assistant Manager, Talent Acquisition, Thomson Reuters.
Mr. Leslie Rebello delivered the key note address. He emphasized that the new work place is re-defined by balance of work & quality of life; Authority with expertise and Talent with criticality. Freedom, autonomy, space, risk taking have undergone change and one needs to develop Humility to support the less gifted people.
The next speaker, Mr. Mukul Joshi, spoke about Repositioning HR in Current Business Scenario. To play a more relevant and strategic role in the organization, he opined that the HR function needs to move beyond mere reporting to accurate prediction. Instead of just generating reactive reports, it needs to embrace advanced analytics and predictive techniques that support strategic organizational goals. Business and HR leaders who move aggressively to address these trends will likely gain an advantage over their competitors and find themselves on the winning side in the global competition for talent.
Mr. Firdosh Mistry spoke about The Changing Landscape of Learning & Development. He shared the effective learning practices at L & T .He opined that Collaborative and Activity Based Learning lead to more effective outcomes.
Dr.Arati Kale expressed her gratitude to the speakers for taking time off their busy schedule to address the delegates.
Post lunch, Smt. Soniya Mistry spoke about Building a High Performance Culture through Professionalism, Responsibility, Fairness, Respect and Ethical behavior .She was of the view that cultivating a zero tolerance for violations would help sustain a high performance culture in organizations.
This was followed by a session on ‘Mentoring in Organizations’ by Dr.Nilesh Thakre. He shared that Mentoring is a process, where a person volunteers to assist another with their learning and general development. According to him: A mentor is an experienced adviser or colleague, supervisor or trainer/instructor who adopts a shared and integral role in the learning process. He/she is responsible for coaching, guiding and supporting the learner through a structured learning program or a series of experiences designed to be developmental for the mentoree. Creating a mentoring culture or pairing people with mentors helps build relationships, breaks down silos and connects employees with the larger mission. In turn, employees feel more engaged, are more likely to be productive and satisfied.
The subsequent session was about Technical paper presentations where 13 groups of students made their presentations covering the different themes of the Seminar.
This was followed by a Dubsmash Competition.Mr.Zeeshan Nevrekar, Ms. Sneha Marva and Mr. Pranav Khatri were the winners.
The valedictory session was chaired by the Director, Dr.V.B.Angadi. Certificates were distributed to all the paper presenters and a special prize was given to the winners of the Dubsmash Competition.
The seminar concluded with a vote of thanks by Prof.Anusha Patil, the Seminar Coordinator.
More than 227 delegates attended the Seminar and it was a huge success.