The annual flagship event of HR, HR-O-SCOPE- 2014 was held on 13th December, 2014 at the Durgadevi Saraf Institute of Management Studies. The theme this year was “Redefining HR Strategies to Enhance Organisational Effectiveness” stressingthe importance of HR’s strategic role in supporting the business and redefining the approach towards HR Transformation.Keynote speaker Mr. Devrajan R, Director HR at GlobeOp Financial Services opened the conclave by articulating the need for alignment of the HR with business. The event saw active participation both from industry and academia.
The esteemed list of speakers and panellists included some of the highly respected and seasoned personnel from the HR community: Ms. Minakshi Samant, Director- HR (South Asia ) Millward Brown, Mr. R. Padmanabhan, Senior Vice President, Learning & Development, HDFC Bank, Mr. Rahul Pinjarkar, Vice President & Head of Human Resources, Saint-Gobain , Ms. Hemalakshmi Raju, Head( L&D), Tata Motors, Dr. Ajoy V Kurup, Head (HR), PSIPL, Kalpataru Group. Panel gave their valuable insights on contextual factors emphasizing HR strategy changes through a moderated open panel discussions. The discussions provided tremendous insights from HR veterans who shared their vast experience with the audience.
The second half of this full day event was HRANNBHOOMI an intercollegiate event across best of the B-schools in Mumbai. Schools like K. J. Somaiya, Mumbai, Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Pune, Thakur Institute of Management Studies and Research, Mumbai and St. Francis Institute of Management Studies and Research, Mumbai participated in a series of Management Games that challenged the students to showcase best of their managerial skills and leadership qualities. The end of the event was a prize distribution ceremony were prizes for all the activities were declared and SIBM, Pune emerged out to be the winner.