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Guest Lecture – Best HR Practices and Emerging Trends

11 Jul 2014, by Team IBA in Guest Lectures/Industry Visits

Date: 9th July 2014

Ms. Rekha Santosh, Head – Retail HR at ING Vysya Bankinteracted with students over the topic Best HR practices and Emerging trends’. Ms. Rekha is a seasoned HR Professional with over 12+ years of experience in Financial / Service industry spanning across specialist functions like Comp & Ben, Recruitments and Business partnering.

Ms. Rekha started off the session by asking students regarding the reason for them doing MBA and went on to elaborate that it is of no use to be doing something if we don’t love it or are not passionate about. She went on to detail the students about the “Arjuna Moment”, when person does something exemplary and the world around stands up to recognise and appreciate their feat. She also emphasised about the importance of Networking and how important it is to earn respect of peers.

Ms. Rekha then pointed out that Failure is not a matter abomination anymore, but it is important to learn from our failures because that is going to make us a better professional as well as a better person which ultimately paves way to growth and better opportunities. She reiterated the importance to keep learning all along life and be adaptive, because the world is changing rapidly; specially owing to Technology and hence who keep learning will ever remain in demand.

At the end Ms. Rekha discussed about the current emerging trends in the market and opined that Technology, Customer focussed services, Flat organisation hierarchy, Skill based hiring and High emergence of entrepreneurs were some of the trends to look out for. She concluded the session by giving advice to students about the growth sectors in India and expressed that those looking for high growth rate should be looking towards opportunities in Infrastructure and Retail where as those looking for a steady growth should be looking into Banking, Insurance or Data Analytics space. In the end she congratulated students for making the correct choice of doing MBA now as growth prospects are rife and Fresher hiring is the buzz word in most of the industries these days.


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