HR is about building futures. When one is hiring for their company, they should focus on hiring someone who has the capability as well as the willingness to think. Those who have the potential to think, will also be able to find solutions. The HRs need to look beyond the given personality of a human being. It is not necessary to hire the most outstanding candidate, what one needs to guage is that the person is the right fit according to the requirements of the company. One should look for qualities in employees like assertiveness, resilience, tenacity, among others. This was stated by Chief of Staff, South Western Command, Indian Army, Lt Gen A Arun, YSM, SM, VSM at the 8th HR & Skills summit organized by FICCI Rajasthan State Council. It was themed on ‘Rajasthan Mission 2030: Unleashing Human Potential’.
Earlier during the inaugural session, HR Thought Leader & Former Executive Advisor, Maruti Suzuki India Ltd., Mr SY Siddiqui delivered the special address. He said that the nature of work, workplace and even workforce is changing in a big way. The business framework is also undergoing a huge transformation. With these changes, a new DNA of leadership is needed. A compassionate and empathetic leadership is the need of the hour with the ability to listen to employees. With regards to technology, he added that even though there is huge digitalization, one must customize the new technology as per the company’s requirement instead of imitating other companies.
President, The ICFAI University, Jaipur, Prof (Dr) HP Singh, VSM said that role of the HR is not static and limited to recruiting anymore. It has become dynamic due to technological interventions and inventions. Highlighting some important points with regard to the optimum utilization of HR resources he emphasized the importance of skill gap management, employee engagement, diversity and inclusion management as well as flexibility and remote working.
President, Manipal University, Dr. GK Prabhu said each individual has huge potential to be ‘advitiya’ (inimitable) in some or the work. The role of the HR lies in transforming that potential into performance. He laid emphasis on the importance of quality education with a competent and relevant curriculum in order to have an employable workforce. In addition to education and skill development, he also laid stress on personal development, work life balance, resilience and adaptability, among others.
While setting the context, Chairman, FICCI Rajasthan Sub Committee on HR & Skills and Director, Honda Cars India Ltd, Mr. Praveen Paranjape said that the role of HR has become even more critical now owing to factors like ongoing digital revolution, emergence of AI, etc. Covid-19 also provided an opportunity for innovation and resilience, he added.
Earlier in his Welcome Remarks, Chairman, FICCI Rajasthan State Council & CMD, Mandawa Hotels, Mr. Randhir Vikram Singh said that the theme of the summit is in sync with the vision of the Chief Minister for Rajasthan Mission 2030. The realization of the vision depends upon the strength and capability of our Human Resources.
There were also plenary sessions on ‘HR Strategies for Building Agile Organizations’ and ‘Crafting Tomorrow’s Talent through Skill Development’.