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Empowering change : The future of workplaces


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Relive the moments of 2nd SHRM India Annual Conference held at Gurgaon in 2013. Check out quotes from top HR influencers, their thoughts, top tweets, HR awards and other happenings from the event.

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Empowering change : The future of workplaces

  2. 2. 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. PARTICIPATING COMPANIES Aircel Deloitte ITC NTPC AON Hewitt Essar Oil Jones Lang LaSalle Philips Aviva Life Insurance Fragomen India KIIT University Reliance Industries Bennett Coleman Genpact KPMG Schneider Bharti Wal-Mart HCL Technologies LG SriLankan Air Lines Britannia Industries HSBC Maruti Suzuki India Tata Consultancy Services Capgemini ICICI Prudential Mindtree United Breweries Citibank Infosys Ministry of Railways Videocon Coca-Cola InterGLobe NIIT Yahoo TOP TWEETS Harlina Sodhi @HarlinaSodhi Awesome energy in the room #SHRMI13 conference at Gurgaon. 500/+ #HR professions. #RIL team, happy to be here. Dr. Shirley Davis @DrShirleyDavis @SHRMindia Thx for the great tweets and for being in my session today. Yash Mahadik @IndianYash #SHRMI13 opening session by @bencasnocha in progress! Great gathering of 500 HR Professionals! @SHRMindia @HRPhilips Vivek Paranjpe @vivekparanjpe On way to #Mumbai. Met some excellent people at #SHRMI13 great interactions & networking. Highlight - lots of great young minds at venue.
  3. 3. CEO SPEAK “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 SESSIONS DAY-1 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.
  4. 4. 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. SESSIONS DAY-2 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.
  5. 5. SHRM India HR Awards 2013 HR AWARDS 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. Certificate of Special Recognition: Capgemini SOCIAL MEDIA PEOPLE CAMPAIGN Winner: Arbitron Runners up: CA Technologies WORKPLACE FLEXIBILITY Winner: Cognizant Winner: Aegis Global Runners up: Mahindra Finance Runners up: Capgemini DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION COMMUNITY IMPACT Winner: Pepsico Winner: School of Inspired Leadership Runners up: Genpact, Aegis Global ACADEMIC INSTITUTE OF THE YEAR DEVELOPING LEADERS OF TOMORROW Winner: SCOPE International Winner: ADP – Shakti Sagar Runners up: SAP Labs, Reliance Industries Limited Runners up: Sears, Alok Kumar EMPLOYEE HEALTH AND WELLNESS INITIATIVES CEO OF THE YEAR
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