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National HR Conclave held at KIIT School of Management in Odisha

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Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Aug 27:

The 5th National HR Conclave was organised at KIIT School of Management on August 23.

DSC_0037aThe theme of the Conclave was “Psychological Contract – A Competitive Advantage”.

The conclave was inaugurated by Ambarish Dasgupta, partner and head of management consulting, KPMG, Dr Sumit Chowdhary, president, Reliance Jio, Dr Sanjay Muthal, executive director, RGF Management Search and Paramita Mohapatra, president, NHRDN Bhubaneswar Chapter.

The theme is important from an Employer- Employee relationship perspective in today’s dynamic market conditions. Given the rapidly evolving employment conditions, the psychological contract dealing with the unwritten and undefined understanding between an employer and the employee plays a key role in their relationship.

Mohapatra introduced the conclave theme to the audience, underlining relevance of psychological contract in organizations while Dasgupta, in his keynote address, threw light on the importance of unadulterated honesty, sincerity to objectives and complete dispassion towards oneself.

Psychological Contract is an oxymoron and one should compete only with one’s dishonesty, he pointed out.

Speaking on the concept of success and career, Chowdhary said a “leadership stance” and being someone who is optimistic and is willing to take on seemingly impossible challenges is the way forward.

Dr Muthal spoke about the uniqueness of KIIT & KISS as on organization for serving the society. He suggested that the students should have an “abundant” mindset and respect themselves. In respect to the theme, he emphasised on the point that instead of having exit interviews companies should rather conduct ‘stay-in’ interviews, asking people what makes them continue with their organizations.

The inaugural ceremony was graced by Prof NL Mitra, chancellor, KIIT University, Prof PP Mathur, vice chancellor, KIIT University, Prof Anil Bajpai, director, KSOM.

On the occasion, a souvenir was released containing articles and messages by corporate leaders, academicians and students.

A panel discussion on the theme was held with renowned panelists including Rajeshwar Tripathi, chief people officer, Automotive and Farm Equipment sector, Mahindra and Mahindra; Satyadeep Mishra, head of HR – Logistics & Control at RBS; Rohit Kapoor, Geo HR director and academia program director, Dassault Systems and Dr Sanjay Muthal.

There were more than 10 workshops conducted during the Conclave on topics like “Proactive Alignment of the Employee/ Employer Perspective”, “Business ethics theory of whistle blowing and organization social responsibility”, covering several aspects of Human Resource management.

The conclave was a part of the three national level events in the areas of HR, marketing and finance conducted by KSOM, to bring the industry closer to the academia and facilitate exchange of ideas and practices.