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Interactive session for HR fraternity held

Mysuru, August 31:- HR/IR panel had organised an interactive session on “HR Here and Now” on Thursday (August 29) at a private hotel for the benefit of CII members especially for the HR fraternity.

Harish Devarajan, co-author of the book titled “HR Here and Now,” engrossed HR professionals of Mysuru with his talk that deliberated on what present-day HR leaders have to do. He felt that HR has come a long way and developed as a practice in corporates today. Many organisations believe HR leaders being strategic business partners of the company. If there are organisations that do not allow HR function to be at the decision-making table, it is for HR leaders to build that credibility and seek that place for themselves.

He took the audience through the main functions that HR deals from what it was two to three decades ago to what is happening in contemporary corporate world – such as competency building, challenge of attrition and acquisition, talent management, training and development, capability building, etc., – with examples and case studies that were quoted from the book. He has also emphasised that Indian Industry’s HR practices are not less than any other countries in terms of execution.

“To continue the dynamic changes in the industry, human touch and technology both have to complement each other,” he said. It was a highly interactive session that was enjoyed by the HR fraternity.

“Human resources involves complex functions and is an undermined segment but on the contrary it involves processes like talent acquisition, skilling, cultural bridge and makes the work environment live and kicking. Use of social media for employee engagement will play a crucial role in the HR functions soon,”  said Bhaskar Kalale chairman, CII Mysuru

HR/IR panel convener Dr K Anantha Gowda welcomed the gathering.  Amit Kumar, vice-chairman, CII Mysuru, Zone gave his initial remarks to kick-start the programme. MR Suresh, COO of NRR Group, Girinarayan, former head, HR of GE, were present. Gopalkrishna Sastry, co-convener proposed vote of thanks.

There were about 85 participants in the programme spread from different industries of Mysuru and Nanjangud. (MR)

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