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KRONOS'21 Human Resources Conclave Concluded Successfully During 1st Aug - 2nd Aug 2021

XLRI, Jamshedpur ExPGDM's Conclave Committee successfully concluded its conclave KRONOS'21 XLRI's flagship Human Resources Conclave themed "Redefining the Role of Human Resources for the Future" during 1st Aug - 2nd Aug 2021. KRONOS'21 is the maiden Human Resource Conclave initiative by ExPGDM batch 2021-22. The conclave commenced with the inaugural address by Dean Academics, Dr. Ashish K. Pani, who addressed the theme of the conclave. The inaugural address was followed by a welcome address by Dr. Anita Sarkar, Chairperson, HRM Area, XLRI Jamshedpur, who welcomed all the guest speakers, industry professionals, and students present during the conclave.

The session started with the keynote address by the Chief Guest, Ms. Deepa Narayan, VP, Employee Success at Salesforce on 'Rethinking HRM Amidst Disruptions.' She shared her experiences and views on the changes and hardships faced across the globe during the pandemic and how it has forced us to redefine our thoughts and priorities.

An interactive keynote session by Ms. Rajlakshmi Saikia, Vice President, Global Learning Operations, Genpact on "Next-Gen HRM" was the day's second event. During her session, Ms. Saikia shared her thoughts on how learning and development have evolved to match its pace with technological advancements. The key highlight of the session was the engaging interaction between Ms. Saikia and the audience.

As the day progressed, an illustrious panel comprising Dr. Sweta Mohapatra, Ms. Shriya Dutt, Ms. Monica Dhar, and Ms. Puneet Rajput engaged to 'Decode Diversity and Inclusion', where Dr. Shreyashi Chakraborty, Chairperson, Centre for Gender Equality & Inclusive Leadership, XLRI moderated the session. The discussion was a deep dive into how diversity and inclusivity differ, how both the issues are the need of the hour and witnessed participation from a very interactive audience.

Post-lunch, Ms. Susan Mathew, HR Head India, LinkedIn, shared her experience on Human Resources Planning During COVID-19, where she illustrated examples from her own life. The concluding session for the day, Experts ki Paathshaala, by Mr. Anish Raj, Director HR, Sentio, Mr. Vipin Sharma, Head HR - Strategy, Analytics, and HR Innovation Lab, Tata Steel busted the myths around HR, HR analytics and analysis, and OKR, and day one of the conclave concluded.

KRONOS'21 re-connected the audience on Day Two with the theme "#Stay Connected with Nestle," where Mr. Suresh Narayanan, Chairman & Managing Director, Nestle addressed the topic 'Leadership Agility'. A highly engaging and energy-filled session where he gave a glimpse of 'how a leader should lead his people' and 'the qualities that make a person a leader.' The association with Nestle continued when Mr. Anurag Patnaik, Head HR, Nestle India, an alumnus of XLRI Jamshedpur, shared his 'two cents' on 'how to be the best candidate for hiring'. He emphasized that rather than being the best candidate, the focus should be on 'how one can choose the right to for himself.'

Other highlights of Day Two were a Plenary address by Mr. Abhijit Bhaduri on Careers in a Hybrid Corporate World and a Heart-to-Heart Chat with Mr.K.Pandiarajan, Ma Foi Group, and Ceil Services founder where he relived his journey from being a tinsel town resident to a successful entrepreneur.

The Day concluded with a Placement committee presentation on the Batch Profile and a vote of thanks by the Associate Dean Academics, Dr. Debasis Pradhan.

KRONOS'21- Human Resources Conclave was organized under the sponsorship of CIEL. The conclave was organized by the student-driven Conclave Committee in collaboration with the Social Media Team. The student conclave committee consisted of Charulata Jerai, Manish Budhwar, Noopur Shrivastava, Piyush Bawane, Sarika Singh Katiyar, and Shrish Gopal Upadhyay.

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XLRI ExPGDM 2021-22 HR Conclave KRONOS Day 1 (Part 1)

XLRI ExPGDM 2021-22 HR Conclave KRONOS Day 1 (Part 2)

XLRI ExPGDM 2021-22 HR Conclave KRONOS Day 2

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