The conceptualization and implementation of human resource management practices require highly competent human resource professionals who possess holistic understanding of business, society and government. The employment market globally is however facing the ironic reality of a huge demand as well as an acute shortage of competent human resource professionals. XIMAHR – The HR Association of XUB successfully conducted the annual HR business conclave ‘Kshitij’ on 6 September, 2015 which focused on the topic ‘Emerging trends in Recruitment’. It addressedrecruitment related issues and potential areas by promoting a discussion forum for interaction between HR leaders and HR students who will step into industry in next couple of years.
The discussion panel consisted of four eminent personalities:
The illumination of the lamp marked the beginning of the conclave followed by the moderator’s address to the gathering. Prof. Kar began his speech with an interesting analogy “As blood is to the body, recruitment is to an organization.” He focused on the fact that the essence of recruitment is to get the right people in the right place at the right time. He emphasized on the three major determinants of a successful recruitment process – quality of hire, time to hire and cost to hire. He also highlighted portals, referrals and social media as important sources of recruitment and strongly advocated the urgent need to attract and retain the passive job seekers. He also emphasized the growing prominenceof HR analytics and cited it as a big challenge for the HR managers. Furthermore, Prof. Kar touched upon areas of match-making to tap the behavioral aspects of candidates for determining the fit with the organization for better employee retention.
Thereafter, the ninth edition of HR’Xxpert, the magazine was unveiled by the honorable guests. This was followed by their felicitation as a token of gratitude on behalf of the Institute. Finally the conclave ended with the vote of thanks to the speakers and other guests. The annual HR summit ‘Kshitij’ was a grand success and it unambiguously paved the way for thought-provoking and potentially powerful game changing ideas that will mold the thinking of next generation HR managers.