Indian Institute of Management, Ranchi organized its annual ‘HR Conclave 2019’, the flagship event of HiRe, the HR Club of IIM Ranchi, on 10 November 2019. The event was held at Aryabhatta Auditorium, Ranchi University. The theme for this year’s conclave was “FUTURE OF WORK, WORKFORCE & WORKPLACE,” taking inspiration from the proliferation of changes in the Indian employment relations and the transformation from a combative, adversarial position to a more collaborative scenario.

IIM Ranchi hosted an elite panel of CHROs and HR Heads of several reputed organizations in the likes of Ms. Rashmi Mansharamani, CHRO, The Wave Group, Mr. Satyajit Mohanty, CHRO, Crompton Greaves, Mr. Sujitesh Das, Senior VP-HR, Microland, Mr.Deepayan Sensharma, Director HR, Marsh & McLennan, Mr. Chandrashekhar Deshmukh, CHRO, Kokuyo Camlin and Mr. Ramesh Kumar, Head HR, Wells Fargo. Dr. Debi Saini, Professor Emeritus, IIM Ranchi, was the keynote speaker for the event. 

The conclave witnessed the interaction of these dynamic HR leaders across top industries who shared their insights on invaluable industry experience with the aspiring students of IIM Ranchi. HR Conclave 2019 had an encapsulating question and answers session (QnA) about our future work systems and presented an opportunity to discuss and absorb the business acumen of our corporate intelligentsia. Panel discussion and interactive sessions had all the great minds brainstorming over various trending topics. 

“Challenging status quo is what leads to the disruption in business and eventually transformation” – Ms. Rashmi Mansharamani, CHRO, The Wave Group

People don’t work from home, people work for home. But trust is what .People need to be taught the meta-skills to be successful.

“‘Human cloud – you plug and play’, which forms the basis of the gig economy will be major change in the workforce for the future.”- Mr.Deepayan Sensharma, Director HR, March

“Digital disruption as an opportunity and not a threat is how an aspiring student needs to look at it. Innovation and Digital disruption are the weapons in our arsenal that will help us shape the future. The conclave was insightful and got to learn a lot” – Saumya Sachdeva, 1st year student, IIM Ranchi

This year’s ‘HR Conclave’, saw a footfall of over 200 students, 7 corporate leaders, 10 corporate professionals and multiple media houses reporting the events across the nation. The event went live on social media as we put to practice the learning of digital disruption from the session itself to propagate the annual extravaganza to masses.


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