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XLRI ExPGDM hosts ‘Kronos 21’

XLRI ExPGDM  recently organised ‘Kronos’21’, XLRI’s flagship Human Resources Conclave. The theme for the two-day virtual conclave was “Re-de...

XLRI ExPGDM recently organised ‘Kronos’21’, XLRI’s flagship Human Resources Conclave. The theme for the two-day virtual conclave was “Re-defining the Role of Human Resources for the Future”. 

As the boundaries of HR have extended beyond horizons, the way HR practices are managed and run is becoming vigorous, agile, and embedded with digital interventions. The whole idea of work, workplace, and human resources has evolved in the prevailing covid pandemic. This conclave aimed at providing a platform and brought leading HR professionals and academicians to share experiences and insights on the ever-changing dynamics of the industry.

The conclave was inaugurated with the Dean Academics Dr. Ashish K. Pani’s speech followed by a welcome address by Dr. Anita Sarkar, Chairperson, HRM Area, XLRI Jamshedpur and an address by chief guest Deepa Narayan, VP, Employee Success at Salesforce on ‘Rethinking HRM Amidst Disruptions’.

A keynote session followed the inaugural session Address by Rajlakshmi Saikia, Vice=President, Global Learning Operations, Genpact on “Next-Gen HRM”.

After the keynote session Sweta Mohapatra, Shriya Dutt, Monica Dhar, Puneet Rajput, engaged in a panel discussion on ‘Decoding Diversity and Inclusion’ and the session was moderated by Dr. Shreyashi Chakraborty, Chairperson, Centre for Gender Equality & Inclusive Leadership, XLRI. The discussion elaborated upon how diversity and inclusivity differ from each other and is the need of the hour.    

There was an Experience Sharing session by Susan Mathew, HR Head India, LinkedIn - Human Resources Planning During COVID-19.

Day 1 concluded with Experts ki Pathshala by Anish Raj, Director HR, Sentieo Vipin Sharma, Head HR – Strategy, Analytics, and HR Innovation Lab, Tata Steel. 

The audience comprised an eclectic mix of professionals and students across various fields viz., IT, Manufacturing, BFSI, Construction, etc., faculty members, and guests.  

Day 2 started with the keynote session on ‘Leadership Agility’ by Suresh Narayanan, Chairman and Managing Director, Nestle India Ltd and ‘How to be the best candidate for hiring?’ by Anurag Patnaik, Head of Human Resource, Nestle.  

The plenary address by Abhijit Bhaduri, Founder & CEO Abhijit Bhaduri & Associates, Leadership & Personal Branding Coach was on ‘Careers in a Hybrid Corporate World’ and a Heart-to-Heart Chat followed by plenary address with Ma Foi K. Pandiarajan, FounderMa Foi Management Consultant Ltd. and CIEL HR Services, reliving his journey from a small village boy to a successful entrepreneur. 

The day concluded with a placement committee presentation on the Batch Profile and a vote of thanks by the Associate Dean Academics, Dr. Debashis Pradhan. 


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