Jamshedpur: XLRI- Xavier School of Management is all set to host the ‘National HR-IR Conference 2016’ on December 3 and 4at XLRI Campus. The theme of conference is “Dynamics of HR-IR: Realigning skills, systems and practices in the face of globalization”.
This is for the first time the SAPPHIRE (Students Association for Promotion of Personnel Management, Human Resources and Industrial Relations) – XLRI and FIRE@X (Forum for Indus-trial Relations at XLRI) have joined together to conduct this 2-days long joint conference on HR and IR at XLRI.
The conference aims to provide a platform for the bigwigs and authorities from various industries, academics and legal practitioners to discuss and debate on the various challenges in India’s HR-IR land-scape.
The conference will consist of lectures by industry experts along with line-ups of panel discussions and paper presentations.
The speakers at the conference to include – Vivek Patwardhan (Executive Coach and Eminent HR Consultant) as the keynote speaker for the inaugural session with Suresh Dutt Tripathi (VP-HR, Tata Steel Ltd.), Dr. Subesh Kumar Das (Director General, Administrative Training Institute, West Bengal), Anindya Shee (Global Head, Organization Development, Cipla) and Dr. Pravin Sinha (Senior Project Advisor – Labor and Industrial Relations, FES and member of the World Economic Association).
Three panel discussions would be organized in a span of the two days conference.
The panelists at the three sessions to include – Dr. Shio Kumar Singh (Chief of Capability Development, Tata Steel Ltd), Neeraj Sanan (CMO, Spire Technologies), George Thomas (VP- Corporate HR and Administration, MSP Steel and Power Ltd.), Prakash Rao (Founding Member, PeopleStrong) and Prof. Gloryson R.B. Chalil (Co-ordinator, OB Area, XLRI Jamshedpur) in the first panel discussion session on the topic – ‘Changes in Technology and its effect on HR’, dwelling upon the growing presence of the Digital natives in the workforce, and how the HR professionals must keep pace with their needs, in this age of big data, cloud, and HR analytics.
The Paper Presentations would be on the tracks – ‘Emerging Metrics to Track Workforce Effectiveness’, ‘Rewriting the Roles: Advancing Employment Relations in Work Environment’.
Prof. K. R. Shyam Sundar, Professor, HRM Area, XLRI said, “Over the last decade, various industries have undergone massive changes. Techno-logical changes, generational changes and most importantly changes in the mindset of employees and employers have rendered the existing skills and systems in place archaic and somewhat obsolete.
The challenge that HR-IR professionals now face is to redevelop, redesign and realign these systems and practices to combat these changes.”
“XLRI has been at the forefront in the field of Human Resources and Industrial Relations since its inception in 1949. This conference will have industry dignitaries discuss on new approach to adapt to the changes in their fields and talk about their experiences to adapt to these changes,” he added.