If we could summarize Unconference #7 in one word, we would say ‘wow’!
It was such a fantastic and super-charged Collaborative and Informal Peer learning experience.
May 27th was the day when we had another set of HR and Business leaders come together, brain-storm and learn on the topic of Digitisation of HR.
For our Unconferences, we invite Business and HR Leaders from across organizations and industries to discuss relevant topics pertaining to People Development in an Organization. We also have Pace Setters to set the pace for the discussion and invite responses.
Mr Amit Avasthi, Associate Director HR at HCL Technologies, was the Pace Setter who literally overwhelmed us with not only his knowledge but also his cutting-edge HR Practices at HCL. Moreover, as the perfect Pace Setter, he also encouraged participation for best-practices and questions. He primarily spoke about the Digital HR practices at HCL in the areas of Employee Experiences, Adaptive Career Paths, ELearning Platforms and HR Life-cycle.
Mr Navdeep Thandi, AVP HR at HDFC, too talked about Technology Enabled Business Transformation (TEBT) project at HDFC where they are digitizing every task. He also mentioned MConnect, an internal site at HDFC, where they provide online support to employees anywhere in the world.
Mr Agniwesh Thakur, Associate Manager at Accenture, spoke about the ‘IAspire’ project, amongst many others, to monitor consistency of performance.
Ms Ruchika Mehra, Principal Consultant at Collaborative Climate, spoke about need to have digital recruitment practices. And the kind of Digital HR practices that she has observed while she interned at Sweden.
Ms. Sandhya Jindal, AM Talent Management at Integreon, shared the opportunities and challenges that lie with online recruitment practices.
Mr Jaspreet Dhingra, Director at Outgrowth Consulting, and Mr Ajay Bhatia, Ex-HR Head at Innodata, contributed much to support the need for online hiring practices.
Ms Shilpa Dhingra, AVP Finance at Genpact, shared how she’s seen robots take over the operational jobs and the kind of digital frame-works they are designing in the Finance industry.
We also spoke much about the need for Digitizing HR and People Development. For example:
Mr. RR Sinha, Chief GM at PEC and Mr. N Suresh, Sr GM HR at Lanco, shared their perspectives on how they have seen HR getting digitized over the years and the best practices adopted in their organizations. This really helped us build a great context to the need to add structure to the Digital Revolution in HR.
To this Ritu Mahajan, Principal Consultant at Collaborative Climate, added that we can’t eliminate personal touch and which is why this Unconference too!
Dr Rupinder Kaur, Founder & Partner at Collaborative Climate, reflected here that we need to be more experimental in nature in the world of Human Development and that how western countries insist on innovation.
Ms Priyanka Dutta, Manager HR at Soul Tree, commented that it’s very important to consider ‘what we want to achieve’ when we get into digitizing HR.
Ms Shweta Sharma, Founder & Partner at Collaborative Climate, shared the different areas HR can be digitized on, such as Growth & Learning, KRA Monitoring, Team and Work Culture etc.
Quick Feedback Quotes:
Mr Sinha: This is a great initiative.
Mr Suresh: I totally un-winded and really fortunate to have attended this forum.
Mr Avasthi: It was a fantastic experience.
Ms Jindal: Am so glad that I came here.
The Unconferences that we host are a medium to facilitate collaborative and informal peer learning; and we don’t charge our guests for that! These are small group (up to 10 participants at a time) and informal get-togethers. We genuinely want real and meaty discussions to happen so everybody gets to take back their share of authentic learning.
Look forward to more in this space and if you would like to be invited for an Unconference, please write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org