The Second International HR Conference on the theme “Re-thinking People Management” of Xavier School of Human Resource Management, Xavier University Bhubaneswar, will be held on 3rd-4th February, 2017. This is one of the largest annual events in the country that works as a bridge between all stakeholders of Human Resource Management and the students. The theme has expanded from “Industrial Relations” in 2016 to the above mentioned one, in 2017.

The HR Conference will comprise of a pre-conference workshop on “Research Methods for Behavioural Research” on the 2nd February 2017 by Prof. Satyabhushan Dash, IIM Lucknow. Day 1 and Day 2 of the conference will witness eminent panelists from various domains of HR engaging in discussions in a plethora of topics.

Esteemed speakers will share ideas, concerns, knowledge and insights from research and experience, and discuss innovations and multifarious challenges in the different arenas of action. The speakers will be covering a multitude of topics, like Talent Management, Organizational Designs, Indigenous approaches to HR, Holacracy, Indian HR, HR Analytics and handling workplace diversity. Some of the panelists include – Prof. Neharika Vohra, IIM Ahmedabad, Mr. Richard Lobo, EVP and Head HR- Infosys, Mr. Sunil Jha, President-HR  at ACG Worldwide, Mr. Parthasarathi Mishra, CHRM, Tata Steel, Ms. Bobby Pattnaik, Location HR and Senior Unit HR Manager, Infosys, Mr. Bijay Sahoo, Group President, HR-Reliance Industries, Dr. Saroj Mahapatra, Director, Jaipuria School of Business, Mr. P Dwarakanath, Director, Group Human Capital Max Life, Mr. Vijay Sinha, VP HR,, JSW, Mr. Bineshwan Dash, HR Manager, Microsoft and Dr. Rajeshwari Narendran, Director, Academy of HRD. The moderators of the two day conference will be Prof. FM Sahoo, Research Professor, Xavier University, and Mr. G.P. Rao, Founder and Managing Partner, Good People Relations (GPR HR Consulting).

The event will focus on a wide range of themes such as –  Harnessing Human Capabilities for the Modern Workplace, Redefining Work: HR in VUCA and SMAC World and Employment Relations: Moving Forward Towards Greater Effectiveness. The Conference also will be an opportunity to participate in paper presentations. For this, a multitude of topics are provided covering every aspect in the world of HR. The audience shall have the fantastic opportunity to interact with the speakers and panelists through a question and answer session, after which a vote of thanks will be meted out by the conference advisor.