AN INTERVIEW WITH HEAD OF HR - COMMUNICATION SOLUTIONS, TE SERVICES AND CRP FUNCTIONS, TE CONNECTIVITY INDIA
Sri. Madhukar Bhat is a Senior HR Leader having more than 25 years of experience in Indian and Multinational companies. Madhukar is a Post Graduate in Social Work from Karnataka University, Dharwad, and PG certificate in HRM from XLRI, Jamshedpur. Madhukar has various training and learning credentials like 66 hours of Coach training accredited by ICF-ACSTH, Certified HR Coaching Professional (CHCP) from NHRD, Certified MBTI –Trainer, Strategic HRM from IIM – Ahmedabad, and a few more.
Mr. Santhosh Rao is a strong HR leader having more than 25 years of rich experience as an HR Generalist in manufacturing sectors with a thorough exposure to global HR practices in fortune 100 companies. He is currently working as Associate Vice President with Toyota Industries Engine India and is responsible for HR, IR, Admin, and EHS functions.
Mr. Rao is a Post Graduate in Social Work with a specialization in Personnel Management from the School of Social Work, Mangalore. He has rich work experience of working with Indian Corporates and MNCs like Grasim, PepsiCo, and Toyota Kirloskar Auto Parts.
Prakash Shivanna is a versatile people leader with over 20 years of experience in designing, planning, and managing the entire life cycle management of people functions. He worked as a senior HR leader with SKF Technologies Private Limited and Otis Elevator Co. Presently, working as Head HR with Moog Controls India Private Limited.
Prakash is a strategic planner with proficiency in streamlining business, policy formulation and rationalization, automation, change management, and conceptualizing and implementing OD interventions.
Mr. Vinay M.S. is a seasoned agile HR & ER Leader with over two decades of experience that includes 13 years of leadership positions in various business verticals such as Pharmaceutical, Engineering, Automobile, and Electronics Industries.
Vinay is a postgraduate (MSW) in Human Resources and Industrial Relations from the University of Mysore and currently working as Head – Human Resources (Indian Operations) at AUMA India, a German MNC based in Bengaluru. He is a member of AUMA India’s Leadership Team.
AN INTERVIEW WITH Retd. Senior Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Deputy Medical Superintendent, NIMHANS
Dr. C.R. Chandrashekar (CRC), a respected name in Karnataka's medical health circuit - fondly called “People's Psychiatrist' - retired in 2013 as senior professor of psychiatry at NIMHANS, where he worked for three decades. CRC has about 5 decades of experience in this field. Now, CRC practices at Samadhana Centre in Arekere, Bengaluru. CRC treated freely more than 50,000 patients, gave more than 30,000 lectures, trained more than 20,000 lay counsellors, and donated Rs.1.09 Crore to Dementia Care Centre, NIMHANS. CRC authored more than 280 books in Kannada and more than 30 books in English on Health and Ill Health. CRC has received many recognitions, appreciations, and awards for his outstanding work in the field of mental health, patients care, teaching, training, and education. A few awards to quote are Honorary Fellowship of Karnataka Science & Technology Academy 2020, Life Time Achievement in Science (STEAM) Communication in Kannada 2020, Dr. B. C. Roy Award by I.M.A Bangalore – 1993, U.G.C. Award-2001, National Award by Government of India–2002, Eminent Psychiatrist Award by Indian Psychiatric Society - Karnataka Branch 2006 and Dr. Anupama Niranjana Award for Kannada Medical Science Literature given by Government of Karnataka – 2012.
Dr. Ummer Beejadakatte
Senior Executive Vice President – HR,
Training & Administration at Pharmed Limited
1. One thing that makes you passionate about HR?
The Human Element in Human Resource inspires me. The sheer dynamism and challenge of working in a complex &ever-changing environment owing to its human involvement intrigues me. My daily duties that involve working for employee welfare & happiness, ignites my passion and fuels my professional responsibility.
2. What is your success mantra?
I have a very simple approach and believe it to be an effective solution to gain success. “Take care of your job, that job will take care of you”, “Do justice to your profession that profession will look after you”.
A thorough professional approach and meeting the demands of profession is my success Mantra.
General Manager - HR & IR,
Bharat Fritz Werner Limited
1. One thing that makes you passionate about HR:
It is dynamic from the time in memory. Human responses are difficult to predict. The same scenario will have different responses from different people at different times. This zillion unpredictability is the beauty of managing human resources.
2. What is your success mantra?
Recognise and respect to others. Keeping a healthy distance from all. Continuous learning. Core professionalism.
3. The mistakes, HR should not do it.
Partial, unfair, unequal, or discriminatory treatment based on gender, caste, creed, religion, etc.
HR Director, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals
1. Challenging aspects of your Job…
Aligning the interests of individuals with the organization and ensuring the long-term career growth of each individual.
2. One thing that makes you passionate about HR
HR helps to bring out the best in human beings and turn, helps to contribute to the society better-cultured people.
3. Your significant achievements…
1.One thing that makes you passionate about HR?
2. What is your success mantra?
3. A few books, HR professionals must read.
4. The mistakes, HR should not do it.
5. What values, the future HR must have it?
6. Do you think the Artificial Intelligence will be a challenge for HR?
7. What makes you comfortable in the candidate interview?
8. One think, which you learnt from your mistake.
9. If not HR, which profession you like to work.
10. Do you say managing Gen. Z is easier than managing Gen. X?
11. “Trade Unions are abstracting the growth of the nation” – Do you agree?
12. How do you distinguish “Ordinary and Extraordinary” employees?
13. The best advice you gave to your team during Pandemic.
14. How do you connect with people in your busy schedules?
15. Do you think the present skills of HR professionals will be outdated in next a few years?
16. Name top five skills, the future HR Professionals must have it.
17. Your best movies.
18. What is your stress management mantra?
19. What is your time management mantra?
20. Do you agree the Data Analytics will be game changer?
21. For what trends HR should prepare the organisation in next a few years.
22. What will be the role of HR in 2025?
23. What the next generation of HR Leaders must know?
24. Do you agree the HR Leaders must be great storytellers?
25. How to get business leaders to value their HR leaders?
26. The # 1 competency for HR Survival is…
27. Workplace Diversity will be major challenge to manage in the future. How do you see this?
28. “The Labour Codes will ensure ease of doing business in India” – Is this practical?
29. How Corporate Social Responsibility is linked with HR?
30. Do you see the “Gig workforce” as solution to manage business uncertainties?
31. What is the role of corporate social responsibility in keeping employees more engaged at work?
32. What is your top tip for HR leaders battling it out in the war for talent?
33. HR Leaders aim to create an amazing candidate experience. Can you comment on this?
34. Do you think that the Candidate Experience is important?
35. Learning is a continuous process. What are five lessons you learned in the last a few months?
36.What's your roadmap to stay competitive beyond the pandemic?
37.One thing that makes you passionate about HR?
38.One Leader you closely follow and one hallmark of that leader?
39.Your advice for aspiring HR Professionals?
40.How do you make decisions when you don’t have all the necessary information?
41.One tech/Innovation that will transform HR?
42.HR as a business partner or HR as a business driver?
43.One perception you wish to change about the HR function?
44.One question you ask in every interview?
45.Things HR professionals must keep in mind while implementing tech in any HR process?
46.Best career advice you've ever got?
48.Core Hr competencies no technology can replace?
49.What's your learning Mantra?
50.One new aspect/element that you will embed in your workforce?
51.In the fast-paced world full of disruptions and challenges, what keeps you going?
37.What's the most important step you are taking to prepare for tomorrow?
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