Apeejay School of Management (ASM) organised the 4th National HR Conference on Human Resource Management Practices and Research recently at its Campus in Dwarka. The conference served as an interactive platform for discussion on HR interface with automation, robotics and Artificial Intelligence, managing work-life balance, E- HRM and gender issues at workplace, contemporary issues and innovations in the evolving global business environment. The conference brought together more than 40 delegates from corporate and various national institutes who shared their views and experiences through paper presentations and discussions.
In the inaugural session, Mr. O P Khnduja, Executive Director ASM, along with Prof. Amit Sareen, Officiating Director ASM welcomed the guests and wished all the participants a great learning experience in the conference. Mr. Khanduja emphasised that in a business imperative organisation, imbibe and manage change at a much faster rate than in the past. To face this challenge, organisations, large or small, must ensure that they have the right people capable of delivering the strategy, and emphasised the role of HR manager in shifting from that of a protector and counselor to that of a mentor and change agent.
Prof Amit Sareen said that the HR conference at ASM was an attempt at understanding the external factors that are determining the contours of HR and how organisations are responding to such exigencies.
In the inaugural conference address Mr. Rajeev Gupta Managing Director Research Development International, Sr. Advisor to European Business Group India, highlighted the issues of HR and the road ahead. Ms. Monica Marwah, University Hiring Leader, NCR, Corp, delivered the key note address.
The inaugural session was followed by technical sessions with multiple tracks wherein academicians, researchers, practicing managers and other scholars presented their research findings and perspectives, raising a number of questions relevant for academics as well as practicing managers and inspired a discourse on the most pressing themes in HR. All the sessions were thought provoking and were appreciated by the participants.
A conference preceding containing research papers presented in the conference, bearing an International Standard Book Number (ISBN) was also released on the occasion. In the end, Dr. Ishita Adhikari, the Convener of the conference presented a vote of thanks.