Press Release
New Delhi
November 10, 2009

IIM Lucknow‘s Noida campus announces the first Annual Human Resource Summit: Current & Future State of HR:Decisions & Directions

The summit will be held on Saturday, November 21, 2009

IIM Lucknow announces the holding of the first Annual Human Resource Summit 2009, organized by its Noida Campus on Saturday, the 21st of November 2009. The theme of the HR Summit will be: Current & Future State of HR: Decisions & Directions. The Summit aims at bringing together most influential and knowledgeable leaders from industry to share their success stories, learning experiences, latest updates and smart innovative HR strategies.

The HR summit will deliberate on developing effective strategies that are key to the success of all organizations. It will offer a platform for debate, questions, answers, creativity and knowledge sharing. This will be an endeavor to bring forth the most influential industry leaders and experts to share their success stories, learning experiences, latest updates and smart innovative HR strategies that will ensure a thought provoking and tangibly beneficial experience for all.

The key speakers who have already confirmed participation include Mr. Tim Huiting, VP HR, Convergys, Mr. Asim Talukdar, VP HR, NIIT, Ms. Anju Talwar, Senior VP, Hiring and Training, Genpact, Mr. D.K. Srivastava, Corp VP - HR, HCL Technologies Limited, Mr. Joby Joseph, Business Leader - India Business Unit, Hewitt Associates, Mr. Manmohan Bhutani, Vice President - People & Operations, Global Services, Fiserv and Mr. Saugata Mitra, CPO & Group HR, Mother Dairy Fruits & Vegetables Limited. In addition, around 400 people including HR practitioners, senior & mid level HR resources and students of HR are expected to participate in the summit.

“The role of an HR practitioner has evolved in the current scenario where issues like corporate governance and outsourcing have changed the way businesses look at their manpower resources. The HR summit will bring together specialists in the field to consider the roles and responsibilities of HR in the current business ethos and the place that it will occupy in the future”, SAYS Prof. Ajay Singh, Professor HRM, IIM Lucknow..

The Opening Plenary will be a session on Role of HR in Corporate Governance. HR‘s role has often been seen as peripheral when it comes to corporate governance. It examines its role and investigates how HR can make a meaningful and more strategic contribution to corporate governance within organizations. Now that the dust has settled from the corporate governance crises of the past few years, government and business have had some time to try and address the underlying problems that often lead to corporate governance problems. Corporate governance requirements can often be satisfied when it comes to the letter of the law, but the spirit of the law is another matter altogether. Much has been said and written about cultural change of late. After the corporate governance disasters of companies a strong correlation was found between a failure to embrace the spirit of corporate governance and deep-seated organizational culture problems. The esteemed leaders of HR industry will discuss that How HR can play the key role in maintaining the corporate governance in this highly competitive Global arena.

The Closing Plenary will be a session on Human Resource Outsourcing a Competitive Advantage? Outsourcing is a key topic of debate in most human resources (HR) departments. As HR functions look to reduce costs, introduce employee self- service and reduce administration activity, they are taking a hard look at their outsourcing options. The outsourcing debate has been heightened over the last couple of years. By outsourcing a company can focus on its core competencies while retaining its competitive advantage. However a company must also consider the disadvantages of outsourcing. There are risks that need to be analyzed whenever a company embarks on a new business venture. Even though outsourcing is often the right solution for companies, one should not outsource simply for the sake of outsourcing.

For more information, please contact:
Vinita Dhawan / Nidhi Gupta
+91-11-43056200 (30 lines)
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