HR fraternity underscores safety, using stress positively
Mumbai: Three experts from the HR fraternity brainstormed on the future of work along the theme of ‘Making the best of human resources at the time of crisis’ at a global online conference on ‘Covid 19 – Jaan Bhi; Jahan Bhi’, organised by The School of Management of Bennett University, an initiative of the Times of India Group.
R Suresh, managing director, Insist Executive Search, spoke on ‘Corporate leadership dynamics in the post-Covid world’;
president and global HR head Rajorshi Ganguli dwelled on ‘Keeping employee morale high in prolonged period of crisis’ and Ritu Anand, chief leadership and persity officer at Tata Consultancy Services, shared her views on the effect of the crisis on human behaviour. Darwin Industries was presenting sponsor for the conference.
Suresh said CXO-level hiring has been impacted butthere are specific sectors – pharma, ecommerce, chemicals and technology – where hiring will continue. “The foremost sector that will recast leadership is pharma.”
Ganguli said HR must ensure safety and security of employees; providing emotional and psychological support as well as enable work in the new remote environment and, finally, business sustainability.
Anand advised using uncertainty and chaos to our advantage. “I am looking at the pandemic as a pitstop; stop and change your tyres,” she said.
( Originally published on May 15, 2020 )