Asian Education Group organizes a knowledge-packed human resource meet, the ‘AEG HR Conclave 1.0’
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Noida, 4th February 2019: Asian Education Group (AEG) organized a knowledge-packed human resource meet – the ‘AEG HR Conclave 1.0’ – on Saturday, 2nd February 2019 at its campus at Noida. The three Asian Education Group schools, viz., Asian Business School (ABS), Asian School of Business (ASB) and Asian Law College (ALC), co-hosted and participated in the Conclave.

In 90’s the role of Human Resource Manager was more of a ‘Personnel Manager’ – probably the one that hires a candidate and releases the salary on-time. But in the last decade, the HR function has changed from Personnel Management to HR Business Partner — HR is now a business partner which is a major link between employees, different business units, the top management and company goals.

Asian Education Group’s “HR Conclave 1.0” focused on recent changes in the industry in respect to employment and job market. More than 22 eminent HR leaders participated in the event and shared their valuable views.

The distinguished guest list included some of the most prominent names from across several industry verticals, like like Mr. Bhrigu Joshi, Director-HR- Make My Trip; Ms. Ruby Kumar, Head-HR-Macawber Beekey; Dr. Shafali Shah, Head-HR, Exicom Tele-systems; Mr. Rajeev Gupta, Head – HR, Kajaria Tiles; Mr. Vikas V.B. Lal, Vice President – HR, Moserbear; Mr. Ashish Mediratta, Head-Talent Acquisition, Tata Communications; Mr. Rajat Gupta, Head-HR, TCS (Life Sciences); Mr. Vikas Khoka, Director- HR, Zimmberbiomet; Dr. Kamal Singh Executive Director, United Nations Global Compact;Abhay Kapoor Sr. HR Leader Amazon; Dr. Shalini Lal Founder Infinity OD, Raj Gupta , Head-HR – TCS; Srinivas Reddy Director-HR, Metlife; Sahil Sharma AVP-HR, RateGain; Shrimi Saha Head-HR-Meyer India; Animesh Mishra Head-Business, Kent RO Systems; Rohan Nag Sr. Director Axtria; Varun Dixit Specialist – Talent Management -Times Group; Neeraj Kumar GM – HR Havells India Ltd.; Gurdeep Singh Head – HR SIMON India Ltd.

The conclave was inaugurated by Dr. Sandeep Marwah, President Asian Education Group, Dr. Lalitya Vir Srivastava, Director Asian Education Group and Dr. Shalini Lal, Founder OD Infinity & Mr. Abhay Kapoor, Sr. HR leaders- Amazon along with Mr. Romesh Srivastava, Editor-in-chief SightsIn Plus.

Apart from the illuminating keynote addresses, there were three immensely engaging ‘Panel Discussion’ sessions. The topics of these sessions were “Hiring Trends in 2019”, “How Technology is Transforming HR”, and “The Rise of GIG Economy”. Each key note topic was followed by an invigorating ‘Q & A’ session’.

The first panel was moderated by Mr. Bhrigu Joshi, Director-HR makemytrip and panel disseminated their thoughts on hiring trends in 2019. Panel shared their insights about various technologies which are going to be instrumental in talent acquisition into 2019.

The second panel which was led by Mr. Raj, GM-HR TCS discussed on how technology is transforming HR wherein Mr. Raj shared his viewpoints as he comes from one of technology giant along with Ms. Shrimi from Meyer India and Mr. Vikas VB Lal from Moser Baer and Mr. Varun Dixit from Bennett and Mr. Srinivas Reddy from Metlife. The panel shared their viewpoints and discussed about various technologies disrupting the hiring. Panel mentioned about the mobile application based hiring and many other disruptions taking place into HR space.

After that a key note was delivered by Ms. Poonam Shamra, CHRO Heidelberg cement on HR as a business partner.  Ms. Poonam shared how HR is now a part of business, gone are those days when HR was just a personnel department which used to maintain attendance and prepare the salaries.

Finally, the last panel of the day deliberated its thoughts on the Rise of GIG economy. The panel was moderated by Mr. Vikas Khoka, Director-HR, Zimmer Biomet with fellow panelists Mr. Niraj Kumar- GM-HR Havells India, Mr. Animesh from Kent RO, Mr. Rohan Nag from Axtria and Mr. Gurdeep from Simon India. The panel shared words of wisdom on GIG economy and its various perspectives. Mr. Niraj mentioned that the GIG economy concept is not new in india, this has been into existence since long time and Mr. Vikas Khoka said that GIG economy is rising because of the paradigm shift into industry as now there are more of project based work, the growth is happening at rapid speed.

At the end, the ‘AEG HR Conclave 2019’ turned out to be a totally absorbing and absolutely enriching experience for all. The event was concluded with the vote of thanks to all panelists and associates.

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