Transforming HR for Today's Manufacturing Organizations

As the global business and economic landscape continues to evolve, business leaders are facing a talent crisis that threatens growth and economic prosperity Manufacturing organizations are waking up to the reality that they must rethink their approach to talent acquisition and management. HR professionals need to equip their operations, and themselves, to function in a rapidly changing global environment. This month, our speaker will share his insights on the direction in which the HR organization needs to head to suit the ever dynamic business environment.

Speaker’s Profile

6MR MUTHU KUMAR THANU A post-graduate from MSSW batch with a career graph moving from public sector BHEL, Whirlpool, Bharti, Murugappa Group and presently as Group Chief HR Officer for the merged entity of TAFE & Eicher. Has varied HR & TQ experience in Engineering, FMCG, Telecom and presently in Farm/Auto industry. Certified assessor in Malcolm Baldrige Award, CII Business Excellence Model and both Hays and Mercer models of Job Evaluation. Has attended the Advanced Human Resource Executive Program from Ross School of Business, Michigan. Has received recognition for best HR practices in Air-Tel and in Tube Investments of India and has been part of “Best Employer India Award” from Aon-Hewitt. Held the positions of Southern Regional Chairman for HR with CII & Vice President of HRD Network and presently with CII Tamilnadu as HR Panel Chairman His pastimes include travelling, heritage site visits and related history.

This month’s meeting will be followed by the Annual General Meeting of the Chapter, which is open only to Members.

NHRDN Chennai Chapter
Presents
“Transforming HR for Today’s Manufacturing Organizations”
Speaker
MR MUTHU KUMAR THANU A

At 07.00 pm, on Friday, 26th Aug, 2016
At Hotel Savera, Dr. Radhakrishnan Salai, Mylapore

P.S.
Registration Fee of Rs. 400/- will apply to Non-Members attending the program.
Networking over tea begins at 6.30 pm.

“The Amazing Auto” Anna Durai

Long before taxi services with fancy apps started wooing commuters with special offers, discounts and customer-friendly moves, a 20-something auto driver in Chennai was winning over folks….

amazing-annaduraiAnnadurai, is 29 and plies a share auto on the Thiruvanmiyur-Sholinganallur route. His auto is equipped with wi-fi and mobile-charging point and he stocks a dozen-plus magazines and the newspapers of the day. He also has a tablet handy for Those who do not have smart phones.

Annadurai is a philanthropist-on-wheels. All teachers get free rides with him, as do nurses..
He is business-savvy, too, and has a loyalty programme. Every time a passenger boards his auto, he gets a token. Collect 20 tokens and you get Rs. 250 bonus.

Annadurai has become a Chennai icon since, and has given a Tedx talk (link given below), been interviewed more times than he can remember …
Quick to realize that the curiosity about him isn’t about to die down any time soon, Annadurai has launched his website (www.amazingauto.in).
A documentary has been taken on him by the name

NHRDN Chennai Chapter
Presents
“Redefining Customer Satisfaction & Experience”
Speaker
“The Amazing Auto” Anna Durai

At 07.00 pm, on Friday, 24th June, 2016
At Hotel Savera, Dr. Radhakrishnan Salai, Mylapore

P.S.
Registration Fee of Rs. 400/- will apply to Non-Members attending the program.
Networking over tea begins at 6.30 pm.

NHRD Chennai Chapter – 5th November, 2015 – Hotel Savera

Mr. Ramkumar Executive Director – ICICI Bank and National President NHRDN

The monthly meeting of NHRD Chennai Chapter that was held on 5th November, 2015 at Hotel Savera, Mylapore was an action packed evening with Mr. Ramkumar Executive Director – ICICI Bank and National President NHRDN having the audience blown away with his straight from the heart, inspirational address on expanding the thinking horizons of HR professionals beyond HR and focus on business as a whole, believing in oneself and being true to self with focus on continuous learning.This was one of the largely attended meeting with many of the past EC members including the first NHRD Chennai Chapter President also making his presence for the meeting.

This was followed by the induction of Youth Council and Student Council members of the Chennai chapter who will be driving various initiatives of the Chennai Chapter along with the EC members. The Youth Council members are a group of young dynamic HR professionals from various companies across the city who have been nominated by their respective organizations to be part of this Council.

Awards for the chapter patrons were also given out by Mr. Ramkumar.

Regards,
Punitha Anthony

NHRD Chennai – February Monthly meeting Talent : The Game Changer – by Naveen Narayanan – HCL Technologies

NHRD Chennai – February Monthly meeting – Feb – 2014

Talent : The Game Changer – by Naveen Narayanan – HCL Technologies

This session was a special feast as the speaker put forth a lot of questions for the audience to ponder upon, rather than giving just plain suggestions tailor-made for specific situations.

A few of what was discussed are presented here:

  • Ascertaining from your employees as to what they perceive the performance of your organization to be!
  • Imagining the level of transparency required for the organization, across levels.
  • What the role of HR is in today’s scenario.
  • How much of the workforce is contingent.
  • Facets of social sourcing and its options available for HR use.
  • Reversing the trend of HR by each level working for the lower rung!
  • Checking out the top grosser on the social media and searching for search optimizers.
  • As a company, how visible or accessible are you?
  • Plotting the HR changes every decade and seeing a pattern evolve!
  • Are we missing out on the tangential crowd due to technological enhancements?
  • Technology providing a leveler to all companies on pitting themselves along with the top ones.
  • What is your state of readiness to meet future needs?
  • Continuous company updates to the talent pool.
  • Facets of digital branding index and talent brand index
  • JD writing by offering a host of choice of skills and descriptions to the techie
  • Sharply defining the profile and the analytics.
  • Evolving toolboxes for the HR Managers
  • Usage and development of smart Applicant Tracking Systems
  • Application of gamification on a technical platform.
  • Usage of trawler engines for hiring services.

A panel Discussion on The Art and Science of Teams – what differentiates the 'Great' team from a merely 'Good' one?

NHRDN Chennai Chapter
Presents
A panel Discussion on
The Art and Science of Teams
what differentiates the ‘Great’ team from a merely ‘Good’ one?


At 07.00 pm, on Wednesday, 21st December, 2016
At Hotel Savera, Dr. Radhakrishnan Salai, Mylapore

P.S.
Registration Fee of Rs. 400/- will apply to Non-Members attending the program.
Networking over tea begins at 6.30 pm.

Drawing Parallels – Life of Police vs Life of HR

Dear Member,

Police officers maintain law and order: protect members of the public and their property; prevent, detect and investigate crime. They are an integral part of the community. HR professionals maintain the culture and value system of the organization: protecting the interests of the employees and management, executing welfare measures, prevent and investigate disciplinary incidents. They are an integral part of the organization. With a lot of similarities in the roles, there is a lot of cross learning that each of us can take away.

During the session this month, our speaker will be talking about recruitment and performance management in the police force, what are the motivation factors for them – is it the power and authority or is it working for the larger cause?, what are the challenges in handling public especially when they do not have a very positive image about you etc. He will share interesting anecdotes from his personal experience and draw parallels with the HR profession on how we can handle employees, motivate them and overcome some of the challenges of the role.

The newly elected team of NHRD Chennai Chapter invites all its members for the very first session with a Super Cop who is also a motivational speaker, an avid fitness enthusiast, an athlete and an author who will enthrall us with his insights coupled with great persona and style.

NHRDN Chennai Chapter
Presents
“Drawing Parallels – Life of Police vs Life of HR”
Speaker
Dr. C Sylendra Babu IPS
ADGP, Coastline Security, Tamil Nadu
At 07.00 pm, on Wednesday, 30 Sep, 2015
At Hotel Savera, Dr. Radhakrishnan Salai, Mylapore

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

SylendraDr. C Sylendra Babu IPS is the Additional Director General of Police, Coastline Security, Tamil Nadu. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in General Law, Masters Degree in Agricultural Science. He has also done his MBA from Bharathidasan University and Phd from Madras University along with a PG Diploma in Cyber-crime Investigation.

He was the ASP of Gobichettipalayam, Salem and Dharmapuri, SP of Dindugul, Sivagangai, Chengalpattu, CUddalore and Kanchipuram districts, DCP of Adyar, Chennai, IG of Special Task Force of TN, Commissioner of Police, Coimbatore city etc in his previous postings.

He has won the PM’s medal for life saving in ’97, CM’s Police Medal for Gallantry for armed encounter with a Naxalite in 1993, President’s Police Medal for Meritorious Service in ’05 and President’s Police Medal for Distinguished Services in ’13.

He has participated in the joint coastal security operation called “Operation Hamla” in three occasions. He formed a Marine Police Commando team and trained them in swimming, SCUBA diving, rowing, wave surfing, boarding and un boarding, search and rescue, survival UAC and use of fire arms on board a vessel etc.

Look forward to meeting you.
Warm regards,
Sriram V Rajagopal
Hon. President

P.S.
Registration Fee of Rs. 400/- will apply to Non-Members attending the program.
Networking over tea begins at 6.30 pm.