The arena of IMNU reached a new intellectual level with delegates and students, not only from all across the country, but also different parts of the continent showed up for the 18th Nirma International Conference on Management (NICOM). The conference commenced on 8th January, 2015, providing a platform for an interactive discussion between academicians and industry veterans on a plethora of topics under a common theme. The theme this year was “Transforming HR for Enhanced Organizational Capability” .Parallel to the conference, various track sessions were also organized where researchers from across the continent submitted research papers on various topics including Technology and HR, HR outsourcing and Business Performance, Culture and Behavior at Work and many more.
The inaugural session was addressed by the Guest of Honor, Mr Maheshwar Sahu – Chairman, Gujarat State CSR Authority Ahmedabad. He focused his discussion on how CSR is seen as a social responsibility by almost all the major organisations. He also spoke about the challenge of HR for balancing work with entertainment and delivery. The Chief Guest of the inaugural session,Dr. S Chandrasekhar– President and Global Head- HR, Dr Reddy’s Laboratory, Hyderabad acknowledged the audience about five trends prevailing in India and discussed the key transformations required in the field of HR. He laid a special focus on his vision and opinion that the growth of HR lies in the hands of the youth.
The plenary sessions were graced by a number of prominent speakers from different industries like Mr.Sushant Vats from HAL, Mr.M.Rama Krishna from ZCS consulting Ltd.,Mr. Siddhartha Naga from Cloud nine, Mr PankajSinha from Hindustan Coca- Cola beverages Pvt Ltd, Mr Himank Priyadars from Adani, Che-Jen Su, Mr H N Shrinivas from Taj Hotel .The speakers enlightened audience over a wide range of themes including “Judgments on HR issues”, “Succession Management and Career Planning”, “Implementing Strategic HR in a company”, “Grooming Future Leaders”, “Integrated talent management process”,” A change in value of life caused by consumption”, “How HR practices blend with CSR” and many more.
Along with plenary sessions, different track sessions provided a platform to industry delegates, academicians and students from different parts of the world to showcase their research findings and knowledge . A whopping total of 107 papers were received encompassing various themes like Strategic Human Resource management, Competency mapping, Employment trends, Employee retention, CT tools for HR management, API based reward models and so on.
These three days served as a cluster of knowledge and exposure for everyone who was a part of it.Everyone,be it the speakers,the delegates,the academicians or the students,gained from the exposure and knowledge imparted via NICOM 2015.
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