THE FUTURE OF
RELIVING THE MOMENTS
The 2nd SHRM India Annual Conference was held at the Hyatt Regency, Gurgaon on September 19-20, 2013.
The two-day conference hosted at India’s millennium city brought together over 500 participants – HR
practitioners, industry heads, management gurus, academicians and thought leaders from India and abroad.
Jones Lang LaSalle
Aviva Life Insurance
SriLankan Air Lines
Maruti Suzuki India
Tata Consultancy Services
Ministry of Railways
@HarlinaSodhi Awesome energy
in the room #SHRMI13
conference at Gurgaon. 500/+
#HR professions. #RIL team,
happy to be here.
Dr. Shirley Davis
@SHRMindia Thx for the
great tweets and for being
in my session today.
@IndianYash #SHRMI13 opening
session by @bencasnocha in
progress! Great gathering of 500
HR Professionals! @SHRMindia
@vivekparanjpe On way to
#Mumbai. Met some excellent
people at #SHRMI13 great
interactions & networking.
Highlight - lots of great young
minds at venue.
“By focusing on aspects like workplace trends, assessment, skill enhancement etc.,
we strive to present new dimensions of discussion to reach conclusive ideas that will
simplify HR best practices in the emerging industry. The HR practitioners of the
future would be business partners, talent developers and people who would be in
the hot seat themselves.”
Achal Khanna, CEO-SHRM India
A noted entrepreneur and expert on the 'Future of Work',
Ben Casnocha has inspired conversations on
entrepreneurship, careers and the future of work.
Ben presented ‘The New People Pact’ for future
ready corporations and suggested a symbiotic
relationship between the employer and the employees, whereby both
of them mutually benefit from each other’s capabilities and resources.
He also discussed strategies and made recommendations to achieve this.
In addition, he also made a strong case for encouraging network
development, including setting up of corporate alumni associations.
Jeff Pon, Chief Human Resources and Strategy Officer, brings with him
years of experience in developing HR standards across organizations.
In his session he shared his perspective on ‘Emerging Workplace Trends’.
He felt in addition to knowledge expertise, future ready HR professionals
should have various behavioral competencies including relationship
management, ethical practice, consultation skills and global outlook to name a few. He
remarked: “Going forward HR will need both a physical and a virtual people strategy.”
David Lewis, CEO of Pinnacle Performance, delivered an energetic
master class on ‘Intention- based Communication‘ – a session that spoke
of influencing all kinds of an audience with powerful communication
skills, a glimpse of which was demonstrated through exercises he
conducted. The panel discussion on HR Analytics effectively explored
current trends and prospects in predictive analytics, enabling role of HR technology and also
showcased the strengths of SAP HR software in decision making scenarios.
A thought leader on global workplace diversity and
inclusion Dr. Shirley Davis Sheppard has been
responsible for positioning SHRM as the leader
in the diversity and inclusion field.
Day two began with her session on the
'Transformation of HR' where she brought to light the fact that more
than 55% of CEOs in emerging markets faced a real crisis in recruiting
and retaining high potential middle managers. She advocated work flex
as a business imperative and outlined indispensible competencies for the
new age workforce.
Chief executives, business leaders and conference participants took center-stage in the
CEOs in the Arena session that focused on ‘How to Turn Generosity into Social
Responsibility’. Enforced social welfare, challenges of integration into core functions of
business and rise of bureaucratic hurdles were some of the major themes covered in the session.
The entertainment at the Conference included a live performance by Contraband,
a stand-up comedy act by Raghav Mandava and an engaging HR Quiz, hosted by Raj Dam
and Prof. Vijayan.
SHRM India HR Awards 2013
The SHRM India HR Awards were instituted in 2012. The awards recognize
organizations that put people first and raise the bar for the HR profession
through constant innovation.
Winners for all the 12 categories this year were selected through a rigorous
process, managed by our process advisor, KPMG. The jury comprised of HR
leaders from consulting, academia and the industry.
Winner: Aegis Global
Runners up: Capgemini
Winner: School of
Runners up: Genpact,
INSTITUTE OF THE YEAR
ADP – Shakti Sagar
Runners up: SAP Labs,
Reliance Industries Limited
Runners up: Sears,
OF THE YEAR