IE India representatives have been involved in business events that aim at networking with HR professionals and hiring manager across India, in order to increase possibilities of partnerships for recruiting and hiring from IE.
Some of the events IE representatives in India attended were:
Human Resources Infotech Association (HRIA) Overnight Get Together – 22& 23 March 2013
This was IE’s first outbound event with HR professionals across Mumbai. The event was highly applauded by industry veterans and the venue was perfect for a Saturday evening. The photos below do not do justice to the networking happened on that evening. The next day was followed up with a Cricket tournament which IE almost won as a team event.
Talent Economics – The fine line between winning and losing the Global War for Talent – 8 March 2013
A spectacular event presented by Mr. Gyan Nagpal. Talent Economics maps out what the workforce will look like in 2013.Presenting data from 45 countries, he used economic inquiry – the study of how the forces of supply and demand allocate scarce resources. Attended by almost 150 HR professionals in Pune, it acted as a medium to present a brand new perspective for finding and retaining talent.
Human Resources Infotech Association – Interactive & Learning Evening Conference – 7 Feb 2013
Topics & Speakers:
- Futuristic Crimes by D Sivanandhan, Former Police Commissioner of Mumbai
- Harnessing Creative Talent for Corporate Change by Sanjeev Parida, Sr VP HR – Tech Mahindra
Human Resources Infotech Association (HRIA) had arranged another event with more than 150 attendees in Mumbai. Two very credible speakers were hosting the same. It was more than 3 hrs of fascinating stories by Mr. Sivanandhan and an exchange of corporate ideas with Mr. Parida. Both speakers came from very different backgrounds but spoke of general awareness one should posses when she/he is in a corporate setting.
Mr. Parida discussed about the harmony between different generations which come together to run a company. The Baby boomers – at the peak of the hierarchy, Generation X – at the middle management levels and Generation Y – The current line managers who actually gets the work done. How different mindsets, ideas and cultures need to be harnessed together to make the company move ahead.
Mr. Sivanandan spoke of the modern day criminal minds. How today’s law breakers are more technologically advanced than the law makers. He gave many examples ranging from terrorist attacks in Mumbai to how a simple bug can be hidden in a MNC’s mainframe servers can help its competition leaps and bound. It was really surprising to see how easy it is to bend the laws and what limitations today’s police faces to stay a step ahead of the criminals.
The core HRIA team partnered with IE for the events happening in Mumbai.
NHRD Session – Chanakya and his relevance for HR – 16 Jan 2013
IE was invited to attend an interesting HR meet with National Human Resource Development (NHRD). The topic was ‘Chanakya and his relevance for HR’ and the speaker was Mr.Radhakrishnan Pillai, the author of the bestselling book ‘Corporate Chanakya’. Chanakya was an Indian teacher, philosopher and royal advisor and his book on economics called ‘Arthashastra’ is one of the oldest of its kind dedicated to the art of running a state.
The session discussed various teachings of Chanakya and how they can be used in today’s corporate world.
This highly interactive session was attended by 90 HR professionals from various companies. Mr. Pillai spoke extensively on how to tackle problems faced by companies, mainly in man management, by adopting Chanakyas way of teaching.
Human Resource Infotech Association (HRIA) conference – 29 Nov 2012
IE India Rep office arranged an HR conference with HRIA (Human Resource Infotech Association) – a body with HR representatives of IT and ITeS companies across India.
The event was attended by HR representatives of over 40 companies based in Mumbai but having presence all over India. There were two keynote speakers Mr. Rajeev Kumar – Global HR Head – TCS Financial Solutions and Ms. Kalpana Jaishankar – Sr. VP & Global HR Head – Mastek Ltd. Both the speakers spoke on various HR topics namely how to handle Gen-Y employees, leadership development, reverse mentorship and was followed by a Q&A session.
Joel McConell, Regional Director Asia Pacific at IE Business school spoke to the audience about IE and the type of students that attend IE. He discussed the core values of IE, the distribution of candidate profiles and the employment trends over the past few years.
The corporate sector enjoyed the event and the networking dinner following the event was fruitful with us getting many invitations to personal meetings with the companies. A few companies discussed the possibility of employment of IE alumni in western countries as well.