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Vishwanathan Babu is a dynamic Senior HR Leader & Alumni of IIM Bangalore, credited with building & leading multiple award winning best-in-class HR initiatives in the areas of cultural transformations, organization change and employee development across sales, R&D & supply chain business.
He is a Career expertise in designing, creating & launching and leading innovative programs to enhance corporate culture, improve employee performance and support change. A pivotal contributor to business, with a flair for problem solving, strategic decision making, strong communication, mentoring & integrating diverse teams around a common vision.
Over 30 years' experience both India and abroad, he provided leadership to HR in many multinational organizations and contributed significantly top & bottom line through organizational transformation programmes after M&A situation, building High performance organizations, setting up HR excellence center, HR processes & system. He is passionate about environment health & safety.
In order to build a rewarding employee experience, you need to understand what matters most to your people.
Mr. Jagannathan V, Senior Director of Human Resources at Biocon Limited, Mr. Jagannathan likes to be known as a Dynamic Transformational Leader. He is responsible for over 2500 people across three States - Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, and Telangana. Mr. Jagannathan has legecy of commercializing two firms from the greenfield phase, with his expertise in business operations and effective Human resources management. Based on his more than 22 years of perceptive experience in HR, IR, and administration, he believes that one can create a measurable impact on business by influencing, collaborating, and orchestrating networks to create effective people strategies. Mr. Jagannathan has also been recognized as one of the top 70 “Young HR Leader 2020” by the Great Manager Institute.
“Life is a journey not a destination. Don't compare yourself to others you are Unique.”
Naga Siddharth is an HR leader, Coach and Author. In his career, He has helped scale, build and accelerate organizations in the domains of aviation, information technology (services, product, cloud, support), healthcare, startups, retail and real estate.
Naga Siddharth is a credentialled Executive Coach (PCC, MGSCC), a member of the International Association of Facilitators and an author of psychometric tools. He has used design thinking for HR initiatives helping drive measurable business outcomes such as sales.
An author and researcher, four of his books are sold on Amazon. He has published books based on action research in areas of flow, roles, stress, organization citizenship behaviours. In 2017, he was recognized as under 40 HR leader.
“Stop trying to Cure. Try caring instead.”
1. One thing that makes you passionate about HR...
Nataraj: It is dynamic from the time in memory. Human responses are difficult to predict. The same scenario will have different responses from different people at different times. This zillion unpredictability is the beauty of managing human resources.
Ravi: HR helps to bring out the best in human beings and turn, helps to contribute to the society with better-cultured people.
Santosh: Really, I wasn't keen on making HR my profession. It's my luck, I'm in HR today. HR is a profession, which is people-centered and development-focused. In the process of developing people, HR contributes good citizens to society. Employee development means, a good employee, good son/daughter, good partner, good friend, good human being, etc.
2. What is more important, Experience or Attitude?
Nataraj: Both are important. However, proven experienced candidates are expected to deliver exceptional results. In most leadership positions, qualitative experience is necessary.
Ravi: Obviously, attitude. The right attitude can help you get the right experience. In the selection process, I give first priority to attitude and next to experience.
H. Balakrishna is a senior HR Leader with about 33 years of meritorious experience in the field of HR, IR, Legal & Administrative in various Indian and MNC companies.
Presently, Balakrishna heading HR & IR Academy as CEO and providing HR & IR services for industries and training the HR Professionals on various aspects of HR, IR, Legal & Administration. He was formerly heading Human Resources Department at Wipro Infrastructure Engineering. Previously associated with KDDL Limited, Saint-Gobain Abrasives, ICL Sugars Limited, and Ralectronics Limited.
Balakrishna holds an MBA, LLB, and PGDPM & IR from prestigious institutions. He carries a strong conceptual knowledge and contributed substantially in the areas of HR, IR, Compliance Management, Legal, Long-term Settlements, Administration, Safety, Business Development, and Policy formulation.
Balakrishna has conducted several training programs covering various functions of HR, IR & Safety. He trained more than 1000 young HR Professionals so far and guided them as Mentor. Balakrishna believes in continuous learning and is passionate about developing young HR Professionals.
The 'hot stove rule' is one of the methods that can help you to avoid awkwardness and hard feelings if you use it in the right way. Nowadays, managers in various businesses regularly use it and it is more than a simple disciplinary method.
Mr. Ajay M.S is a senior HR Leader with over two decades of experience in all gamut of HR functions with wide exposure to industries like Chemical, Automobile, and Engineering, both in large Indian and Multi-National companies.
Ajay is a Postgraduate (MSW) in Human Resources and Industrial Relations from Karnataka University and Diploma in Training & Development from ISTD, New Delhi. Obtained Certification of Coaching from Erickson International and is a Certified Assessor for leadership assessments.
Ajay is currently working with M/s. ABB India Limited as Vice President HR for Robotics & Discrete Automation Division, Bangalore. Previously associated with Mysore Kirloskar Limited, Hindalco Industries, TATA Marcopolo Motors, and Volvo Buses.
Ajay is a versatile charming HR Leader with internal and external customer-centricity. He is a tactical and strategic business partner in conceptualizing and driving initiatives to manage the entire gamut of HR Business Partnering & Labor Relations, spearheading multicultural teams, and collaborating with Global and Business leaders to facilitate the changing environment with various HR interventions.
“In the way of facilitating employees to succeed in their careers, helping them for performing better, and to create a strong sense of belongingness within organization which will add to individual as well as organizational growth."
Ms. Pooja Prabhakar as CEO & Managing Partner, develops and drives the vision and strategy at BCP Associates and is a dynamic innovative leader and legal influencer – with a career spanning 2 diversely different countries and fields over 2 decades in the US and India. Pooja Prabhakar is a highly competent Risk Management specialist and is the recipient of the LexFalcon Legal Award 2021 & 2022 which befittingly recognises her accomplishments as an influencer and pathbreaker in the legal and tech fields. After she moved back from the US, where she held leadership positions at Fortune 50 companies, she took over the reins of BCP Associates where she envisioned and successfully rolled out enterprise programs in Legal Audit & Advisory, POSH & People Strategy across several large companies in India including the creation of innovative Legal Technology that has widespread use in the industry today. While in the US, Pooja was part of the core team that implemented the first Sarbanes-Oxley audit and compliance program and led several initiatives including enterprise e-Discovery, nation-wide launches of health insurance products and was a member of the Emerging Leadership program at CIGNA Healthcare.
Pooja holds a Master of Science degree in Management from Central Connecticut State University and a Bachelor of Engineering in Information Science & Technology from Bangalore University, India. Pooja is certified in Risk Management from London School of Economics and is a ‘Certified Corporate Director’, World Council for Corporate Governance, UK (Institute of Directors). Additionally, she is the Vice-President of Karnataka Employers’ Association (KEA); Expert Committee Member – Young BCIC; Member – CII, EODB Task Force & CEO Forum, BCIC-Entrepreneurship Committee, FICCI FLO – Head of MSME Vertical and member of NASSCOM. Earlier, she was the Vice-Chairman of Young Entrepreneurs Committee, FKCCI and has been a speaker at several National Forums including National Law School on topics she is passionate about such as the Migrant Labour Crisis and Social Security for the Unorganised sector. Pooja has also won awards in 2 prestigious categories: Woman Achiever Award & Woman Leadership Award – Excellence in Legal at the 7th edition of Future Woman Leader Digital Summit & Awards 2021 held by Transformance Forums which recognizes and celebrates Woman Leadership from across India.
“Never view anyone as a female or male leader. A leader is a leader and that is the bottom line. Once viewed neutrally this way, it sets one up for success no matter what the circumstances...”
Shri. Govindaraju NS. comes with more than two decades of industry experience in Human Resource Management & Labour Law Compliance. He is currently working as GM – HR, IR, Legal & EHS for a German Subsidiary M/s.Kern Liebers (India) Pvt. Ltd. Govind is closely associated with professional bodies and industry associations like CII, FKCCI & KASSIA and is the current President of Tumakuru HR Forum and immediate past President of the Greater Nelamangala Industries Association in the Bengaluru Area. Govind holds a Postgraduate degree in Social Work with a Human Resource Management Specialisation from Bangalore University and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Mysore University. He also holds a degree in Bachelor of Law (LLB) from Bangalore University.
Govind worked with different Indian and Multinational industries, which include textile, food and beverages, pharmaceuticals, and engineering. He has been in a top management position and travelled to Asian countries and Europe for Human Resource training and strategy discussions. Govind has been leading industry awareness initiatives on changing situations, especially in regulatory compliances and emerging trends in labour law. He is known for blogs, literary works and also shares knowledge on Labour Law and Labour Relations through his YouTube Channel '3LR Partner' (Labour Law and Labour Relations).
Govind has authored two books titled "Managing Labour Relations – A Practical Handbook with Strategies and Techniques" and another book in the Kannada language on Industrial Relations. He has published many articles and quizzes in the area of labour law and labour relations and delivered lectures and training programs on Labour Law and Labour Relations on various platforms.
“I strongly believe that anything is possible to achieve provided you have the right mindset and positive attitude. Being in HR gives you more opportunities to connect with people and make an impact on your company, society, and family. If you are in HR, think that you have been gifted with something special.”
Shri. Prashanth B.K. is a young, dynamic, and charismatic practicing Advocate in the High Court, Labour Courts, Industrial Tribunals, Commercial Courts, City Civil/Sessions Courts, and NCLT. He is heading the law firm CCI in Bengaluru.
Advocate Prashanth holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Personnel Management and IR from Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, MSW from School of Social Work, Roshni Nilaya, Mangalore, and LLB from SDM Law College, Mangalore.
Prashanth started his career as an HR Professional at Bharath Electronics, Bengaluru, and later worked at various prestigious MNC and Indian companies for over 8 years. During this period of his HR career, his contributions in establishing HR practices, labour law compliances, working with unions, and culture-building were significant and remarkable. His value addition to companies made him to reach the top position in HR at a young age itself.
A few years ago, Prashanth's inclination, in-depth knowledge of labour laws, presentation skills, systematic approach, and aptitude for taking risks made him to move from his comfort zone and take up the profession of advocacy. This decision and alleyway were not easy for him. He spent many sleepless nights with a hunger to prove his stamina and today, Mr. Prashanth is a successful advocate and management consultant. He is an inspiration to HR professionals, those interested in building a career as advocates.
You are here to achieve something special and incredible, to realize your potential, to think big, to take risks, to explore the milestones of success, and to inspire the future. Get ready…!
Mr. Dinesh A.U. is an agile HR & IR Leader with over three decades of experience, working with Federal Moghul, Dynamitic Technologies, Shell Renewables, Centum Electronics, and Rittal India Private Limited.
Dinesh is a postgraduate (MSW) in Human Resources and Industrial Relations from the School of Social Work, Roshni Nilaya, Mangalore. He is presently working as Director – HR & Admin at Rittal India Private Limited, a German MNC based in Bengaluru. He is Honorary Secretary of the National Institute of Personnel Management (NIPM), Karnataka Chapter since 2018.
Dinesh is an expert in managing policy formulation and implementation, conceptualizing and implementing OD interventions, skill and competency development strategies, talent acquisition, management and development, employee experience and employer branding activities, strategic IR management, HR marketing, and CSR projects.
Dinesh with his service-oriented approach has been mentoring and coaching many young HR professionals and providing his honorary services to various organizations voluntarily.
“In a retirement chair, we cherish memories of "people success stories," not "business success stories." HR is a profession that provides a treasury of "people success stories" for our better tomorrows.”
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