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Friday, February 27, 2015
Students participation in NHRD Meet
Report for NHRD Meet held
on 21st January, 2015
36th National Human Resources Meet was conducted on 21st
Jan in order to celebrate the....anniversary. Over
130 companies from Bharuch, Ankleshvar, Panoli, Dahej, Zagadia and many more
across the state participated in the National HRD meet which was conducted at
The Lords Plaza Hotel in Ankleshvar. It is usually conducted on the 3rd
Monday of every month. The chief guest for the event was Mr. Vivek Patvardhan,
General Manager, Asian Paints. The event was based on the theme of “Happiness
is in giving”
registration process started at 5:15 p.m. The registration desk was attended by
students of second year MBA from Narmada College of Management, Bharuch. The
snacks with refreshments were arranged for the guests and the participants. The
event started with an opening note and introduction to the event delivered by
Mrs. Namarata Pandya. The dignitaries carried out the lamp lightening ceremony
and the event was further taken forward. Mr. Himanshu Bhatt threw light on the
theme of the event – “Happiness is in giving”.
chief guests were welcomed with warm greetings. Mr Vivek Patvardhan was
requested to address all the participants and share his valuable insights. Mr.
Patvardhan called ‘Human Resources’ as the employee champion, as an expert in
engagement levels and encouraged them to become an agent of change in an
organization. He clearly explained giving various examples of Maruti Case
(refer block 6 of his blog) that it is the responsibility of the HR managers to
see that the employees are fully engaged.
Patvardhan expressed his concern about the exploitation of trainees. Unions, to
a large extent are responsible for their degradation. Thus HR mangers should try
to stay in touch with the ground level so as to ensure fair treatment at all
ethical issues were also raised by Mr.Patvardhan. He expressed his despair by
saying that there is no substitute for the short-sightedness of the managers.
He explained this by giving an example that when a high level manager does
sexual harassment, the CEOs even ignore. He emphasised to introspect and ask
oneself “Do you want to be a mediocre or want to make a difference?”
important point raised by Mr. Patvardhan was that “Are we sensitive?” Ideally
the ratio of payment to worker is to top level managers should be 1:20 but
practically the ratio has extended up to 1:300 or 1:450. This he refers to as a
bomb which may explode any time thereby causing harm to the entire
organization. Thus, he urges all HR managers to become more sensitive and
practice good values. HR managers should not ignore problems but religiously
and unanimously work towards solving the same.
encouraged all the participants to learn to create a dialogue and understand
the need to identify and reflect HR issues. He emphasised on practicing the
cherished values and once that happens what takes place is evolution.
various issues raised by Mr. Patvardhan were welcomed by all the participated
and they instilled immense encouragement in them. It was a huge hit with the
audience was now to be addresses by another chief guest for the event Ms Sneha
Khandekar. She addressed the participants on the topic of “Issues of gender diversity
at workplace”. She beautifully explained the various diversities that exist at
workplace. Gender diversity, geographic and area diversity, culture and ethnic
diversity all exist at the workplace, but more importantly diversity in terms
of ‘values’ is what affects our behaviour and communication.
defines gender diversity, and talked about issues like gender sensitivity and
gender inclusive. She highlighted that women prefer to remain at lower levels
because of more stringent time constraints and responsibility conflicts. So she
requested a few changes in the system so as to encourage women employees at all
levels. Three major solutions for overcoming the problem mentioned by her were
incorporating these changes she foresees that there will improved
understanding, create an environment where everyone has equal access to full
protection, better perspective on problem solving, thereby leading better
expressed her disappointment by stating a figure according to word band that 2/3rd
of the women of the world are not employed and the major reasons that women
leave jobs largely because of family pressures and unaccommodating workplace
policies. Sexual harassment is certainly a sensitive issue and a serious matter
of concern, but according to her it is not an HR issue but an issue dealing
to her, HR can be a great help in building more and more women friendly
organizations. This can be achieved by increasing the number of women, raising
awareness of unconscious business, and inclusion of more policies catering
ended her speech by saying that diversity is only FAIR:
F – Feedback
A – Assist
I – Inclusion
echoed the entire hall with a great round of applause. The audience gave an
overwhelming response and the small prayer left all mesmerised.
event was then followed by a question and answer session whereby participant
raised their questions and eminent speakers cleared their queries efficiently.
Soon after the question and answer round ended the sponsors for the event
extended their blessings and good wishes and also presented about their
Deepak Dhomse shared his plans of organizing future events and Mr. Tushar
Upadhyay delivered a vote of thanks.
event was concluded by Mr Kamal Naik and Mrs Namarata Pandya who requested to
support women employees and encouraged them to work and grow.
students it was a very enriching experience to meet such eminent speaker and
well known names in the corporate world. We thank Mr Rakesh, GM-Hr, ABC
bearings to have believed in us and giving us this opportunity. It was a
firsthand experience to meet and interact with the executives and imbibe
knowledge from the same.
The Following 10 students extended their support in the form of handling of the registration desk. Mr. Himanshu Bhatt, chapter president acknowledge their support by giving each one of them a certificate of gratitude and appreciation: