Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), has launched the 11th edition of its annual India conference ‘Cause the Effect’, at Hotel Taj Palace in the Capital.
The two-day conference seeks to hone and innovate diverse aspects of human resource including talent, and leadership by catalysing a positive change in the workplace, through individual actions.
Ms. Achal Khanna, CEO, SHRM India, APAC & MENA said, “The New Reality of workplaces is all about collaboration, innovation, creativity and finding opportunities in the face of toughest challenges. It’s not just about individual growth but about the collective growth of people and their organizations.”
“Often, we can lead by example and as HR professionals, it’s critical to evaluate how we can lead our people with positive changes, keep them more engaged, value their contribution and undertake new initiatives”, Achal Khanna added.
“Each one of us can create a ripple, and together these ripples can become waves which collectively become a tsunami of change,” said Achal Khanna.
The conference kicked off with a keynote address by Dr Ram Charan, Business Consultant, Author, CEO Advisor. The conference will look at skill upgrades, evolving with industry changes and provide insights and best practices to continuously make a positive impact on the workplace.
The conference will feature diverse speakers from different fields including, Hemang Jani Secretary at Capacity Building Commission, Government of India Cricketer Ajinkya Rahane, Actor Mandira Bedi, P Dwarakanath Former Chairman, GSK Consumer Healthcare and other prominent stalwarts.
Dr Ram Charan, Business Consultant, Author, CEO Advisor in a special keynote session highlighted how re-imagining the role of leaders is an important aspect of leadership success and organizational growth.
He mentioned that every day, leaders actively look for ways to use their employees’ capabilities; but in the process, a bulk of organizational talent goes untapped and in order to avoid such adversity leaders should focus on learning new skills and innovations.
In a spotlight session, Independent Journalist Faye D’souza and Anisha Dossa Aibara, Co-Founder & CEO, Jify discussed how Earned Wage Access (EWA) is soon becoming a boon in the ever-changing workplace and how it is not only an easy to implement task, but also a welcome move for employees.
During the session, Achal Khanna CEO SHRM India, APAC & MENA launched a report on financial wellbeing which talks about the feasibility of implementing better financial practices to improve the overall well-being of employees.
The sessions include Harnessing the Power of Raw Talent, The Great Power of Shift: Exploring New Possibilities, Opportunity to Reinvent, Fairness and Equality: Defining Workplace of the Future, Creating Opportunities with Minimized Risk, Should India Inc. Make Room for Moonlighting and a host of other burning issues.
The participants will be updated on the current workplace issues, compliance requirements and the latest HR technologies, network with industry professionals and business leaders, gain access to solution providers showcasing a wide range of innovative HR products & services.
Day one of the conference concluded with a gala award ceremony to recognize organizations that put people first, deliver future focused excellence in the field of People Management and understand the importance of human capital as a key contributor to business outcomes.
The Awards recognized excellence in the following categories:
- Excellence in HR Analytics
- Excellence in Diversity & Inclusion
- Excellence in Community Impact
- Excellence in Developing Leaders of Tomorrow
- Excellence in Talent Acquisition
- Excellence in Learning & Development
- Excellence in Health and Wellness Initiatives
- Excellence in Leveraging HR Technology
- Excellence in Managing the Hybrid Workplace – The HR Lens