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SAPPHIRE, HR Committee of XLRI will be hosting 11th National HR Conference

15th February, 2022

SAPPHIRE, the HR Committee of XLRI is the Student Association for Promotion of Personnel Management, Human Resources and Industrial Relations. Sapphire is all set to host its flagship event for the year, The 11th National HR Conference on the 19th and 20th of February, 2022. The National HR Conference is SAPPHIRE’s flagship event with a history of over a decade, hosting industry stalwarts, CHRO’s, hands on sessions, academic interactions and so on staying true to XLRI’s legacy in promoting the field of Human Resource, educating and garnering interest in towards the same. The 11th National HR Conference, in line with a rich history, is a great opportunity for students and industry delegates to gain valuable insights about the industry climate and important trends from HR experts before they proceed for their summer internships.

Keeping up with the pertinent trends in the business climate, the theme for the Conference is Crafting Transient Workplaces: HR Tenets on Balance, Performance and Productivity. The lineup of the speakers and workshop resource experts includes: Mrinal Sinha (CHRO, Cars24), Madhavi Lall (MD Head-HR India, Deutsche Bank), Manu Wadhwa (CHRO, Sony Pictures Networks), Ashok Ramchandran (Group Executive President- HR, ABG), Saurabh Govil (President & CHRO, Wipro), Amita Maheshwari (Head HR-APAC & ME, Walt Disney), Sohini Dutt (Regional HR Director South Asia, Reckitt), Emmanuel David (Ex- Director, Tata Management Training Center), Deepti Varma (HR Leader – APAC & MENA, Amazon) and Pandiarajan (Former Minister of Education, Tamil Nadu).

SAPPHIRE, HR Committee of XLRI will be hosting 11th National HR Conference
"An exploration of the transient shifts that the workplace is going through in recent times.
A deep dive into the tenet of an HR in striking an inclusive and yet performance-oriented workspace creation and crafting of policies that are fair and extendable to all the involved stakeholders."

The 11th National HR Conference is going to be a one stop platform that offers panel discussions that witness discussions among industry veterans and HR Leaders from diverse industries. This is an endeavor to bring together the stalwarts from academia, industry, and activism to discuss the varied aspects of the HR function in shaping the strategic arena for the organizations in future. The Conference is definitely a culmination of multiple segments that intends to platform all things HR.

The first panel discussion scheduled on 19th February, 2022 is “Managing Disruptions in Workflow: Finding a Balance between Flexibility and Sustainability.” The panel seeks to dive into the omnipresence and inevitability of workflow disruptions. The discussion intends to touch bases with the ways to materialize positive outcomes through a balance between flexibility and sustainability in policies, in crafting workplace cultures, in performance metrics and in any other area relevant to inculcating a positive impact out of the disruptions. The second panel discussion scheduled on 20th February, 2022 is “The Great Resignation: Lasting Ripples on The Future of Work.” The Great Resignation, or ‘The Big Quit’ recorded a historic number of employees leaving their jobs during the pandemic. In India, the technology sectors are already witnessing the effects of The Great Resignation with record attrition rates, and other industries are fast following suit. The panel seeks to deep-dive and understand the reason behind this phenomenon in a global and Indian context, and further details regarding the panels and events of the 11th National HR Conference can be found on SAPPHIRE’s website, sapphire-xlri.com.cuss the roadmap to create workplaces that can survive this trend.

The vision and ideas shared will be further enriched with the curiosity, ingenuity, and perspectives of the brightest HR minds from the best institutions of the country. The event includes discussions, paper presentations, workshops & leadership talks. Exciting reveals about the workshop topics, speaks and many are happening every day and the same can be found in SAPPHIRE’s social media platforms and Conference website. Mark your calendars, this Conference brings to you 2 days of all things HR.

Further details regarding the panels and events of the 11th National HR Conference can be found on SAPPHIRE’s website: sapphire-xlri.com

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