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Meet focus on talent trends

The bright minds of XLRI, Jamshedpur, will get a chance to rub shoulders with corporate bigwigs and learn the tricks of HR trade from them.

The premier management school is gearing up to host the 6th National HR Conference from January 19. Conceptualised and organised by SAPPHIRE, the flagship HR committee at XLRI, the theme of the two-day conference that will witness participation from corporate bigwigs is “Emerging Trends in Talent Management”.

According to XLRI officials, the objective of the conference is to address some of the most potent concerns faced by the industry. Several aspects of people management will be discussed, providing a holistic view of the realm of human resource management with issues ranging from “employee development during turbulent times” to “employer branding through various platforms”.

The conference will feature industry leaders like S.V. Nathan, director (talent) of Deloitte Consulting India Pvt Ltd; N.S. Rajan, partner and global leader of Ernst and Young; and Abhijit Bhaduri, chief learning officer of Wipro Group. The leaders will come face-to-face with the eager, young minds and share their insights into problems that organisations have to put up with in turbulent times.

“Human resource management plays a key role in the success and performance of a company. It is the strategic management of employees, who, individually and collectively, contribute to the achievement of the organisation’s objectives. At the two-day conference, we intend to bring forth several aspects of people management and try addressing some of the most potent concerns faced by the industry today,” said Pranabesh Roy, dean (academics) at XLRI.

The deliberations will also focus on venturing into yet obscure areas of “managing employee expectations” and “protecting talent from the assaults of the market”. Social issues such as “skill gap reduction” and “managing diversity” will also be part of the discussions.

Students and scholars will present research articles and deliberate to unravel new and radical ideas that will pave the way for the future of HR management.

“The event will bring forth questions never asked before and answers never offered before. In short, it will offer a glimpse of the potential the future of human resource professionals holds,” summed up Roy.