The Department of Industry Interface and Placements of Jain (Deemed-to-be University) organised an HR Conclave on 8 June, 2019 at the CMS Business School, JAIN (CMS-B), Seshadri Road. The theme of the well attended event was “Untouched Paradise of Hiring and Retaining Pivotal Talent” and it brought together HR professionals from different firms in the city and beyond. Dr. Dinesh Nilkant – Dean of Faculty of Management and Director Admissions, JAIN made the opening remarks while Mr. Mahalingam C (Mali) – Strategic HR Advisor and Executive Coach in his keynoted address delved on the war of talent, talent needing greater attention, the paradise of hiring by finding the right people and how talent can be the competitive edge for organisations. The keynote address was followed by a panel discussion on “Higher Education Landscape and Increasing Workforce Diversity. The panellists were drawn from some of the top hiring companies. Amongst them was Mr. Lakshminarayanan – Chief Strategic Advisor, iNurture Education Solutions, Mr. Varadharaju – Vice President & Head, HR, India, Australia & Sweden at 7 Innovation Labs, Ms. Sahana Sankar – Head, HR, Palidion Networks and Mr. Vishwanadh Raju – Global Head, Talent Acquisition, AXISCADES. The session was moderated by Ms. Vijayanthi, GM, HR.
The Plenary session featured interesting conversations between the panellists and an audience comprising HR professionals. Diversity, millennials, changing needs of individuals and organizations, creating employee experience, unconscious bias, involvement, organisation culture, ethics, were a few issues covered.
While felicitating the keynote speaker, panellists and delegates at the HR Conclave, Dr. Chenraj Roychand – Chairman, JAIN expressed his gratitude to the participants. I can foresee extraordinary future with university-industry collaborations as the norm,” he stated. “We at JAIN understand these concerns and every effort will be made to bridge the gap through timely updates on the syllabus and academic engagements.”