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Gen Next Workforce Summit 2013
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·         While addressing CII Gen Next Workforce Summit 2013 “Capability Building for Transformation and Innovation” on 23 August 2013 in New Delhi, Dr. Shashi Tharoor, Minister of State for Human Resource Development, Govt. of India, said that there is an urgent need to mainstream vocational education, so that a verifiable system of certification can be established for training in skills that the society finds valuable, as also to ensure that these skills are taught to willing learners by master craftsmen – who may otherwise teach only a handful of apprentices in their whole lives, surely a failure to apply their experience and talents to scale! It is a shame, for instance, that in a country of 1.2 billion people we have a shortage of certified masons.

Dr Tharoor expressed optimism that this Summit will provide a useful platform to develop good understanding about the aspirations of this new generation of professionals that will take India through these exciting and troublesome times.  
Referring to prediction by International Labour Organisation (ILO) that by 2020, India will have 116 million workers in the age bracket of 20 to 24 years, as compared to China’s 94 million. It is further estimated that the average age in India by the year 2020 will be 29 years as against 40 years in the USA, 46 years in Europe and 47 years in Japan. In fact, in 20 years the labour force in the industrialised world will decline by 4%, in China by 5%, while in India it will increase by 32%. According to Dr Tharoor, this demographic fact has the potential to be the biggest competitive advantage of India in the years to come. He also stated that this trend is significant because what matters in the long run is not merely the size of the population, but its age structure. By 2020 some 64% of our population will be of working age, between 15 and 59 years of age.  
 
Further, Dr Tharoor stated that “we can only do so if we educate and train these people to take advantage of the opportunities the 21st century offers us”. Drawing attention towards emerging new courses, Dr Tharoor said that these courses are producing graduates who are trained with a different thought process and work ethics. Emphasizing upon the role of social media forums, Dr Tharoor said that the need to work for change and to voice opinions has become an integral characteristic of this generation.  

·         In his welcome address, Mr. Chandrajit Banerjee, Director General, Confederation of Indian Industry, stressed that the workforce is a critical stakeholder to an organization’s growth and prosperity and as the complexion of India’s workforce grows younger, understanding and appreciating the upcoming generation for better engagement will be imperative for organisations to have sustainable growth and value creation for the economy.   

·         Mr Anil Sachdev, Chairman, CII National Committee on Human Resource and Founder, School of Inspired Leadership urged the need for all of us to identify one focus area of work which is beneficial to society and take responsibilities of our actions. He also stressed on the need of valuing the young generation and learning to harness their talent is a very important part of the role of leaders of today.   

·        “Globalization has played an important role in the generation of employment in India. This has also enabled in creation of a newer set of generation, who are technologically savvy, well informed and connected, I would probably call them “I” generation i.e. internet generation” said Mr Ashank Desai, Co-Chair, CII National Committee on Human Resource and Founder, Mastek Ltd., emphasizing the role of technology in shaping growth of new generation.

 
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Confederation of Indian Industry organized CII Gen Next Workforce Summit 2013 “Capability Building for Transformation and Innovation” on 23 August 2013 in New Delhi.

With the objective of understanding the next generation workforce, their aspirations, values and their expectations from work and workplace, CII has undertaken a study to exhibit the industry concern. The findings of the Study was shared at the Summit.

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Education and training are important to take advantage of the opportunities which 21st century offers India Shashi Tharoor
Empowering the Gen Next - An introduction by Mr. Chandrajit Banerjee, DG, CII
Release of Gen Next Workforce Study by Mr Shashi Tharoor, Minister of State for HRD, Govt. of India
Mr Shashi Tharoor, Minister of State for HRD, Govt. of India at the Inaugural Session of the Gen Next Workforce Summit 2013
Mr Anil Sachdev, Founder & CEO, School of Inspired Leadership (SOIL) at the Inaugural Session of the Gen Next Workforce Summit 2013
Mr Ashank Desai, Co-founder, Mastek Limited at the Inaugural Session of the Gen Next Workforce Summit 2013
Ms Anuranjita Kumar, Country Human Resource Officer, Citi India on “Defining and profiling-India’s Generation Next workforce”
Next Generation Research for India by Dr Vishalli Dongrie, Senior Director-Human Capital Advisory, Deloitte
Mr Suveen Sinha, Executive Editor, Business Today on “Defining and profiling-India’s Generation Next workforce”
Mr Sunder Rajan, President, Sona Koyo Steering Systems Ltd on “Defining and profiling-India’s Generation Next workforce”
An Open house discussion on “Defining and profiling-India’s Generation Next workforce”
Ms Anuranjita Kumar, Country Human Resource Officer, Citi India on “Defining and profiling-India’s Generation Next workforce”
Mr Prithvi Shergill, Chief Human Resource Officer, HCL Ltd on “Balancing of Expectations-Integrating Personal Aspiration with Organizational Vision”
Balancing of expectations-Integrating personal aspiration with organizational vision by Dr Mano Ramakrishnan, Head-Research & Consulting, Human Capital Leadership Institute, Singapore
Practice in Pharma and Health Care Sector by Mr Sandeep Girotra, Sr. VP & Global Head-HR, Ranbaxy Ltd
Ms Anjali Nair, Director-HR, SKF Ltd on “Balancing of Expectations-Integrating Personal Aspiration with Organizational Vision”
An Open house discussion on “Balancing of Expectations-Integrating Personal Aspiration with Organizational Vision”
Mr Prithvi Shergill, Chief Human Resource Officer, HCL Ltd on “Balancing of Expectations-Integrating Personal Aspiration with Organizational Vision”
Mr Jeff Schwartz, Senior Director, Deloitte on “Development and Retention Practices in Catalyzing Organic Growth-Innovative Solutions and Practices”
Development and retention practices in catalyzing organic growth- IT Industry Insights by Mr Manoj Biswas, MD - HR, Accenture India
Development & Retention of Gen Y by Mr Sarosh Patel, Head-HR, Godrej Interio
Development and Retention of Gen Y by Dr Shalini Lal, CHRO, Escorts Agri Machinery
Development & Retention of Gen Next by Mr Arunav Banerjee, President-Innovation Board, School of Inspired Leadership
An Open house discussion on “Development and Retention Practices in Catalyzing Organic Growth-Innovative Solutions and Practices”
Mr Jeff Schwartz, Senior Director, Deloitte on “Development and Retention Practices in Catalyzing Organic Growth-Innovative Solutions and Practices”
Mr Ashank Desai, Co-founder, Mastek Limited on “Development and Retention Practices in Catalyzing Organic Growth-Innovative Solutions and Practices”
Acceptable Inclusiveness-An aspect of social inclusion in involuntary displacement by Mr Rajesh Chintak, Chief-HRM, Tata Steel Ltd
Inclusivity in Technology by Mr S Deendayalan, Founder, Centre for Excellence in Organization
Mr Shishir Joshipura, Managing Director, SKF on “Development and Retention Practices in Catalyzing Organic Growth-Innovative Solutions and Practices”
People Practices and Policies which promotes the culture of inclusivity and growth-Innovative solutions & practices by Ms Kalpana Jaishankar, Group Head-HR, Mastek Ltd
An open house discussion on “People Practices and Policies which promotes the culture of inclusivity and growth-Innovative solutions & practices”
Mr Ashank Desai, Co-founder, Mastek Limited on “Development and Retention Practices in Catalyzing Organic Growth-Innovative Solutions and Practices”
 
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