The National Institute of Personnnel Management (NIPM) in collaboration with Don Bosco College of Engineering, Fatorda, organised a human resource (HR) summit recently.
Manoj Kharde, chairman, NIPM, Goa chapter was the chief guest of the event while Prof Nila Nayak, visiting faculty, Goa Institute of Management, Durguesh Pai Angle, head of human resources & CSR, Unichem Laboratories and George Ninan, ex- general manager HR, Zuari Agro Chemicals were the resource persons.
Speaking on the latest trends in recruitment, Nayak said, “HR professionals have moved from the analogue age of the 1980s to the age of spray and pray in the 1990s and further to the digital age which is now underway. The digital age requires managers to embrace attributes from the analogue age like, interpersonal communication, relationship building and networking but in a different way.”
According to Nayak, modern recruiters have to be not only subject matter experts but also marketers and networkers of their company. They need to be digitally aware. “The need of the day is to use analytics for decision making in hiring,” she said.
Pai Angle, highlighted the evolution in the workspaces over the years. Tracing the journey of the profession from its nascent days to the modern age of artificial intelligence, he drew a parallel between the evolution of HR and the concurrent changes in the role of the HR manager. Ninan explained three levels or concerns that an HR person should have on the people scale namely, facilitation, fairness and appreciation.
Earlier, Dr Neena Panandikar, principal of the college welcomed the gathering . Fr Kinley D’Cruz, director, expalined the features and facilities available in the college while Rajesh Gaonkar, executive member, NIPM and training and placement officer of the college explained the various training programmes and placement assistance conducted by college. The programme was compered by Roselne Fernandes.