Hone newcomers like newborns, HR professionals told

Hone newcomers like newborns, HR professionals told

Additional Chief Secretary K Jairaj inaugurates the Global CLO Summit-2011 organised by the Global HR Chamber in the City on Tuesday. G Varagha Swamy, O P Goel, Raise Global President Meera Venkat and Hari Kumar Jha are seen. DH photo

Speaking about how ‘freshers’ need to be inducted by the HR departments in companies, Rupak Agarwal, CEO, Reliance Communication (Karnataka) said: “They are like newborns. Newcomers need help in blending with the surroundings.”

Most of the speakers stressed the importance of proper induction methods so as to ensure the current generation doesn’t have a problem. Mike McMohan, Air Marshal for 42 years, answered questions from the audience. He said: “Most of the youth today are getting into IT and other service sectors and not into the HR field. This is a shortcoming on our side”. He added that working with corporate HR professionals was important in finding solutions.

The summit, conducted by the Global HR Chamber to discuss corporate laws for better performance of human resources, had directors and CEOs from Future Group, Reliance Infocom, Landmark Group and other companies attending.

Chairman of Champions group, Stanley Rao, told Deccan Herald that for any organisation to function well, it needs good people and people need recognition to be good. Rao, who has pioneered many successful HR programmes in his company, feels that fun and recognition go hand-in-hand with growth. The event was categorised into three segments – the first on people and sectors and finding new styles of induction to reduce attrition rates; the second on e-learning programmes, on the job training, virtual classrooms; the final being on linking all the programmes with business strategies.

K Jairaj, Additional Chief Secretary, spoke at length on the importance of new standards within corporate structures to improve performance.

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