"HR in PSUs need to play a more strategic role in order to stay ahead in the race", says Achal Khanna, CEO, SHRM India
The second SHRM India Public Enterprises conference concluded recently at Scope Complex, New Delhi. The event brought together over 300 HR Leaders, Functional Heads, and Experts & Decision-makers of Public Enterprises. With the theme 'Unite to Ignite', the leaders networked and discussed diverse elements of business, strategy, and people, to harnesses the power of unity, thus redefining the future of HR in public enterprises.
Achal Khanna, CEO, SHRM India and Business Head, MENA & APAC, said, “In this fast-changing competitive environment, organizations in the public sector are faced with the same challenges and headwinds as their private sector counterparts. SHRM is committed to powering better workplaces across sectors and this event is a part of our commitment to improving the HR landscape in the country. In this context, HR in PSUs need to play a more strategic role in order to stay ahead in the race. It is now time to integrate HR with other business functions.”
Suresh Sethi, MD & CEO, India Post Payments Bank shared insights on how to drive change at a transformational level in the organization. Drawing from his experience of connecting over 390 million customers of India Post to the banking system, Suresh laid bare the basics of transformational change being sometimes as basic as accessibility, training and adoption of technology. Of course, a favourable regulation is an important foundation for such a change.
The launch of the SHRM-Talent edge Virtual Academy was one of the highlights of the conference. The academy offers courses in over 20 domains with faculty drawn from top institutes like IIMs, XLRI, MICA, and industry experts from top corporations. With a blend of live classes, virtual classes, online modules and offline materials, the academy will reach even remote locations and will be of great help to the learning and training needs of organizations.