· Prof. Debdas Banerjee, Vice Chancellor, Central University of Bihar was the Guest of Honour of this conference. During his address, Prof. Banerjee said that for an organization its Human Resource (employees) is a strength and their skill & knowledge development is necessary to help an organization to adept ongoing change and compete . He added that it is the HR Personnel who prepares a team to take forward an organizational goal forward and its role of HR which motivate other for achieve the deadline. He emphasized on the industry-institutional partnership and said that institutions should impart training based on Industries current skill requirements and also prepare curriculum in the same regard. Prof Banerjee stressed on the need of training to develop professional capability of employees by an organization.
· In his adderss, Mr Shiv Shankar Choudhary, Chief Conservator of Forest, Department of Environment & Forest, Government of Bihar said the responsibility of HR has increased to great extent. He added that in an organization now a day HR has become a crucial business partner but other than all the responsibility their important roles should be of a motivator , leader developer and a person in a organization who thinks about the employee comfort and benefit. He said that HR should always response to employee grievances and problems in timely manner because its employees who build an organization.
· Mr Ratnakar Mishra, President, NHRD Network, Patna Chapter, in his special address, gave importance to the knowledge development of HR personnel. He said that it is very necessary for HR personnel to learn new approach to contribute towards the organizational goal. He added that beside goal specific HR has other evolving role to play and he has a different responsibility towards its employee. He elaborated few points on which stress has to be given.
· Earlier, Mr P K Sinha, Vice-Chairman, CII Bihar State council has welcomed all the participants & speakers for their presence. In his address, he said that if organization is a body then HR is its soul so both are equally important to each other and proper functioning of both can only lead forward the organization motto.
· The Inaugural Session was followed by two technical sessions namely “Evolving Role of HR- As a Change A gent” and “HR as a Strategic Business Partner”.
· Speakers at the technical session were Mr A M Prasad, Retd. Special Secretary, Govt of India; Dr Janardan Jee, Retd. Principal Scientist, ICAR; Mr V R Pandey, Senior DGM (HR, R&A and IR) Jindal Steel & Power Ltd; Mr B R Chatterjee, Head HR & Branch Manager, Times of India (Bihar & Jharkhand); Mr D P Singh, Managing Director, MARS Group; Mr K N Sahu, Manager HR, ITC Munger; Mr Amitava Kumar, Senior GM (HR & Facilities), Idea; Dr Vijay Agarwal, HOD (MBA), BIT-Patna; Ms Sweta Singh, HR Manager, Future Group.
The role of human resources has been evolving for some time. The shift from personnel" to "human resources," for example, was part of the movement to acknowledge the value of employees as an organizational resource, and was an attempt to remove some of the stigma that was coming to be associated with slow, bureaucratic personnel departments. This shift in label was accompanied by a call for HR to become a strategic partner with the leaders of the business-to contribute to significant business decisions, advise on critical transitions, and develop the value of the employees-in short, to have a seat at the table.
The role of HR as a strategic business partner is in a sense similar to the essence of dharma in business fraternity. Dharma relates to equity, justice, conduct, and righteous duty, among others, and exemplifies the essence of truth and wisdom. Ideally, HR should be espousing the same principles in order to be an effective strategic business partner.
For any organization looking to bring about culture of change, Human Resources Department is best placed to bring in employee management, engagement, motivation and commitment. Hence, HR managers have the strategic ability to be the change agent for successful organizations by incorporating change in its own functioning, developing change leaders in organization, anticipating resistance, planning accordingly to develop sustainable change culture and bringing in change in organizational structure.
HR is instrumental in implementing effective organizational development through human development. The successful management of these valuable human resources will drive the organization to optimum success. The various roles of HR in organizational development must be implemented in alignment with the overall strategic planning process of the organization.
Against this backdrop, CII Bihar State Council organized HR Conclave in Patna on 19 July 2014.
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