IIM Jammu inaugurates 3rd HR conclave on ‘Rethinking & rebooting corporate’

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, Aug 22: Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Jammu today kick started virtually “HR Conclave 3.1”, the 3rd edition of the HR Conclave of the Institute, which resonates with the Institute’s vision to develop leaders and entrepreneurs who can perform globally to make a valuable difference to the society and the corporate world.
This year, the HR Conclave 3.1 is conceptualized around the theme ‘Rethinking and Rebooting Corporate’. The HR conclave witnessed well-known business leaders, industry experts and visionaries from across the corporate fraternity where ingenuous and innovative expertise was shared on the virtual platform.
The conclave commenced with Rajni Ranjan (Placement Officer, IIM Jammu), introducing the panelists. Prof Jabir Ali (Chairperson, Placements, IIM Jammu) presented the Institute and the batch profiles of the students.
Prof B S Sahay, Director, IIM Jammu, addressed the conclave and talked about bright spots of the new normal, and highlighted how he expects all his students to get the opportunities of being mentored by the industry stalwarts, helping them to enhance their learning arc and thus bridge the gap between academia and the corporate.
Harjeet Khanduja, Vice President, HR, Reliance Jio, was the chief guest for the event. He shared interesting insights from his life. He addressed how the society has evolved and adapted itself in the unprecedented times. He believed that it is time to move away from the fixated idea. In the turbulent tides of today, he asserted that digital transformation comes with adaptability and agility towards the changing trends along with digital infrastructure and it’s important that we ‘reboot’ towards the new normal.
The theme for the first-panel discussion this year was ‘Work Culture: Drift from office desk to your dining table’. In the first panel, Harjeet Khanduja opened the forum for discussion about the business scenario, the current drift and nuances of work culture.
In the second panel, discussion revolved around the topic “Social vocalism- Should organizations play activists”. The session was moderated by Vivek Tripathi, CHRO of SBFC Finance, who started the discussion by raising a question, on how organizations can reboot and rethink themselves on how to come out on social issues.
The discussion was followed by Q&A session. The discussions were made highly interactive through an engaging rapid fire session with the panelists and a healthy Q&A session between the panelists and students. Prof Baljeet Singh of IIM Jammu delivered the vote of thanks.

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