JAMMU: The Indian Institute of Management Jammu, continued its flagship event after the success of the first day of HR Conclave 5.0.
The second day of HR Conclave 5.0 began with the keynote address by Dr. Prem Singh, Group CHRO, JK Organization. Dr. Singh inspired the audience with his keynote address and shared his knowledge with the students. He encouraged students to focus on learning during their formative years and prepare to enter the job market as professionals. Dr. Prem Singh’s insightful words – “What matters is what you do with the resources you have” – set the tone for further group discussions.
The event continued with a round table on the theme “Psychological safety at work: inculcating the DEIB”. Dr. Pankaj Agarwal, Associate Professor, IIM Jammu, moderated Roundtable 4, chaired by Sahil Nayar, Country Manager – Early Career Recruitment and Tech Support Transformation, KPMG, Harsh Dave, CEO and Co-Founder, ASTRA Labs , Priya Ranjan Kumar, Vice President – HR, JSW Steel, and Suvro Raychaudhuri, Director – HR, CGI India. The panel discussed the importance of a psychologically safe workplace and the steps taken to implement DIEB at the organizational level. The conversation also focused on the importance of a sense of community at work, which fuels the shift towards psychological safety and real inclusion. As a long-term project, DEIB is a crucial part of the organization, and the panel agreed that it should be implemented at all levels. This is the consensus reached by the panel at the end of the discussion.
The conversation was followed by another enriching discussion on “R&D in HR – Transformation in the Workplace” by Panel 5. The panel was comprised of Vishwanadh Raju, Head India Talent Acquisition – Dun & Bradstreet who also moderated the panel, Vinay Agrawal, Global Head – Business HR, Tech Mahindra, Priyanka Jain, Sr. Director – People & Talent, ZestMoney, Kushal Bhat, Director HR, RazorPay, Ashish Bhalla, Head – Campus Relations, HCL Technologies, and Bhavesh Patel, Head Talent Acquisition – MIG, CGI. A discussion of current trends in the HR industry served as a starting point for the discussion. The conversation also touched on the impending reality of an ever-changing workplace and the need for R&D and HR to work together to determine the best course of action. The panel felt that we should look beyond traditional ideas of HR and move towards supporting and improving the business.
The discussion of the last panel, Panel 6, revolved around the theme “Conflict Resolution: Need of the Hour”. The panel was chaired by Mehak Mahajan, CRED, Joshua David MD, Managing Talent Acquisition – India Campus Hiring, Mphasis, Rahul Purushothaman, Associate Principal and Head, University Hirings and Engagements, TheMathCompany, Vishal Bansal, Head Talent Acquisition, Lenovo and Samsundar Palaparthi , Global Head – Talent Acquisition, UPL Limited, who also served as moderator. The panel discussed conflict management strategies and how to use them in a professional setting. Panelists later agreed that it is imperative for HR to identify the root cause of conflict and understand both its potential for positive and negative outcomes. They also urged students not to be afraid to fail and to always aim for the best.
The farewell ceremony concluded the flagship event of IIM Jammu during which Dr. Baljeet Singh, Co-chairman of Placements, IIM Jammu reaffirmed the summary report of the success of HRC 5.0 and the agenda of the HR 6.0 conclave “HR in Dynamic Business Environments”. Prof. Jabir Ali, Dean of Academics at IIM Jammu spoke about strengthening the relationship between IIM Jammu, IIT Jammu and AIIMS Jammu. Prof. BS Sahay, Director of IIM Jammu and Prof. Manoj Singh Gaur, Director of IIT Jammu shared how the collaboration between the three institutions will help each institute to grow and develop at an even faster pace and will help develop Jammu and Kashmir. . Professor Shakti Gupta, Director of AIIMS Jammu, explained how AIIMS’ mission of developing medical education, teaching and patient care develops society and motivates students to take further steps to grow in life.
Dr. Pankaj Agarwal, Associate Professor, IIM Jammu, concluded the event by expressing his gratitude to all the revered panelists.