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XLRI to host two-day HR conclave in Jamshedpur

Ranchi: XLRI, a premier B-school in Jamshedpur is set to host two day 11th national human resource conference from February 19. The event is the flagship programme of Sapphire, which is XLRI’s HR Committee and stands for Student Association for Promotion of Personnel Management, Human Resources, and Industrial Relations.

The event will be an opportunity for students and industry delegates to gain valuable insights about the industry climate and important trends from HR experts before they proceed for their summer internships, said the B-school in a statement.

This year’s theme for the conference is Crafting Transient Workplaces: HR Tenets on Balance, Performance and Productivity. Some of the speakers for the event include Mrinal Sinha (CHRO, Cars24), Madhavi Lall (MD Head-HR India, Deutsche Bank), Manu Wadhwa (CHRO, Sony Pictures Networks), Ashok Ramchandran (Group Executive President- HR, ABG), Saurabh Govil (President & CHRO, Wipro), Amita Maheshwari (Head HR-APAC & ME, Walt Disney), Sohini Dutt (Regional HR Director South Asia, Reckitt), Emmanuel David (Ex- Director, Tata Management Training Center), Deepti Varma (HR Leader – APAC & MENA, Amazon) and Pandiarajan (Former Minister of Education, Tamil Nadu).

“The conference is going to be a one stop platform that will offer panel discussions among industry veterans and HR Leaders from diverse industries. This is an endeavour to bring together the stalwarts from academia, industry, and activism to discuss the varied aspects of the HR function in shaping the strategic arena for the organizations in future,” it said.  

On February 19, the first panel discussion will be on “Managing Disruptions in Workflow: Finding a Balance between Flexibility and Sustainability.”

The panel will seek to dive into the omnipresence and inevitability of workflow disruptions. The discussion will intend to touch bases with the ways to materialize positive outcomes through a balance between flexibility and sustainability in policies, in crafting workplace cultures, in performance metrics and in any other area relevant to inculcating a positive impact out of the disruptions.

The second panel discussion on February 20 will be themed on “The Great Resignation: Lasting Ripples on The Future of Work.”