Financial Well Being – A call to action

Dear Member,

According to a SHRM study on Financial Wellness in workplace 2014, seven out of 10 HR professionals indicated that personal financial challenges have a large or some impact on their employees’ performance, with about one-half reporting that employee stress (50%) and the ability to focus on work (47%) are the aspects of employee performance most negatively affected by personal financial challenges. In such scenarios it is imperative that HR professionals understand the impact of financial wellness of employees over their performance and longevity in the organization and design benefits accordingly.

The speaker for this month will be sharing her research on the topic of financial well-being in the context of long term savings for employees in the evolving cultural and macro-economic contours such as nuclear families, limited social security, sustained high inflation etc.

NHRDN Chennai Chapter
Presents
“Financial Well Being – A call to action”
Speaker
Anuradha Sriram
Director – Benefits (India), Towers Watson
At 07.00 pm, on Friday, 26 June, 2015
At Hotel Savera, Dr. Radhakrishnan Salai, Mylapore

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

anuradhaAnuradha is the head of Towers Watson India’s Employee Benefits practice. She is responsible for the Towers Watson India team to deliver value added actuarial and employee benefits consulting to both domestic and multi national companies.

She joined Towers Watson in India in Nov 2006. Prior to this, she was working for Life Corporation of India. She has 14 years of experience in Indian Insurance and pensions’ business. She is a regular speaker at client and industry events of financial and actuarial issues. She is a Fellow member and pension board member of the Institute of Actuaries of India.

She is a B.SC (Computer Science) graduate from Bharatidasan University and is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries of India in 2007

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.

Power of Networking

Dear Member,

Networking has long been recognized as a powerful tool for business people and professionals. Knowing more people gives you greater access, facilitates the sharing of information, and makes it easier to influence others for the simple reason that influencing people you know is easier than influencing strangers. The creators of LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter have built their empires on the presumption that their social networking tools help people build their networks and remain better connected than ever. Does it follow, then, that social networks, by making connectivity easier, make leaders more powerful? The answer is no.

Clearly, social networks allow you learn about other people you might never have known of otherwise. But these benefits of social networking, while valuable to some degree depending on how robustly you use these networks, miss the essence of what makes networking such a powerful tool for leaders and other highly influential people. This month our speaker will be focusing on that essence of networking especially for the HR fraternity in building stronger relationships, mutual trust and respect

NHRDN Chennai Chapter
Presents
“Power of Networking”
(Beyond Facebook)

Speaker
G D Sharma
Principal – Beeline HR Advisory
At 07.00 pm, on Friday, 24th April, 2015
At Hotel Savera, Dr. Radhakrishnan Salai, Mylapore

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

sharmaMr. G.D. Sharma is an Alumnus of Kendriya Vidyalaya, INS Shivaji-Lonavala. He took his B.Com. (Hons.)from Bombay University in 1976, and M.A in Personnel Management & Industrial Relations from the premier Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Bombay, in 1979.

He has over 35 years’ experience spanning over several industry verticals. He is currently Principal – Beeline HR Advisory, his own HR Consulting firm. In his Employment Career, he has worked in diverse Industry Verticals ranging from Commercial Banking, Chemicals & Fertilizers & Agro-Inputs; Sugar,Building Materials, Mining & Non-Ferrous Metals, Infrastructure & Construction, Power & PowerEquipments and IT.

Mr. Sharma has held several National and State-level positions in Professional & Industry Bodies like CII, EFSI, SICCI and MMA. He is a Master Trainer, having designed several innovative Programs & Seminars for Corporates and Professional Bodies.

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.

Beliefs & Excellence in NLP

Dear Member,

Beliefs are a set of powerful influencers of one’s behaviour and even shape one’s life. Many beliefs operate at the unconscious level. Some of them make our lives and a quite a number of them break. This session will explore from the Neuro-linguistic Programming(NLP) point of view and see how we can turn ourselves from a “Frog into Prince”. NLP offers rapid & practical methods for personal growth and influence. It is the study of how people think, process information & behave. NLP is used extensively in business, sports, sales, education, therapy & many other fields.

In this month’s session the speaker will help understand NLP as an explicit and powerful tool of human experience, excellence and communication which will help us HR professionals to deal with employees and communicate better.

NHRDN Chennai Chapter
Presents
“Beliefs & Excellence in NLP”
Speaker
K Aravamootham
Management Consultant & Corporate Trainer
At 07.00 pm, on Friday, 22 May, 2015
At Hotel Savera, Dr. Radhakrishnan Salai, Mylapore

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

aravamoothamMr. K. ARAVAMOOTHAM is a Management Consultant, Corporate trainer having over 25 years of rich experience in automobile and industrial selling and over 20 years in teaching and training all over India. He is certified Master Gold Trainer of NFNLP, USA. He has conducted several NLP practitioner and master practitioner workshops in the last twelve years. He has trained in NLP under Dr Richard Bandler, Dr William Horton, Dr Richard McHugh, Dr Reza Borr & Mr. Mick Lawrence and has undergone over 200 days of NLP workshop training.

He is a Licensed Workshop Leader of “Love Yourself, Heal Your Life” workshops, based on the philosophy of Louise L.Hay. He is the President of T.A. Study Circle (Madras) and former President of The Hypnotique Circle (Madras)

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.

Managing High Performance & Leadership

Dear Member,

For HR professionals, the challenge increasingly is how to do more with less. The driving force behind organizations is people. To that end, the success of organizations largely revolves around the quality of their senior leaders, support functions, and staff. The demands placed on HR to source, develop, and retain quality talent are greater than ever before.

The speaker’s key areas of delivery in creating and maintaining High Performance teams, and how individuals can better use a coaching methodology to sustain a high performance culture will give us key learnings from a sporting context on the strategies for creating a high performance culture at work. With combined strengths in domain, analytics and technology, the speaker will speak to us on how we can use analytics build and manage high performance and promote leadership.

NHRDN Chennai Chapter
Presents
“Managing High Performance & Leadership”
(Learnings from a sporting context)

Speaker
C K M Dhananjai (DJ)
Vice President of SportsMechanics
At 07.00 pm, on Friday, 16 October, 2015
At Hotel Savera, Dr. Radhakrishnan Salai, Mylapore

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

DhananjaiMr. C K M Dhananjai became the Indian Cricket Team’s performance Analyst in June 2007 and in 2014 finished a very successful campaign as the most successful analyst.

Dhananjai along with MS Dhoni are the only 2 people to have been part of winning teams in the (all 3 ICC Titles) ICC Twenty 20 2007 World Cup, 2011 World Cup and the ICC Champions trophy to the team becoming No 1 in Test cricket in 2010. Dhananjai is also member of the leadership team of Mumbai Indians and has been associated with the franchise since inception.

He has a Degree in Commerce and has done his MBA from ISB, Hyderabad with 8 years of unparalleled education with the Indian Cricket team. He has worked, mentored and trained by Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, VVS Laxman, Anil Kumble, Saurav Ganguly, Ricky Ponting, Gary Kirsten ,Shaun Pollock and Duncan Fletcher etc.

Look forward to meeting you.
Warm regards,
Sujith Kumar
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.

Relevance of HR in today's context

Dear Member,

We conducted the first One day Design Thinking Workshop for our NHRDN Chennai HR Youth Council members on October 31st, 2015. We had close to 20 members participating in the workshop representing different Industry segments. Most of them are new to NHRD and that particular aspect came in handy when they came out with some brilliant ideas which can be executed in the next few years. At the end of the day’s workshop, we have close to 30 plus ideas which can be nurtured and executed. The whole idea of forming this group was to make our NHRD Value proposition more appealing to all segment of HR professionals and to bring in the much needed vibrancy.

This young team of Chennai HR Youth Council will be formally inducted on November 5th, 2015 when our National President – Mr.Krish Ramkumar is visiting our Chennai Chapter. Some of the proto types and charts used for Idea generation will put up on display for our members to have a look and give suggestions. Attached below is a small collage of this workshop for your reference.

Request you to kindly block your dates for November 5th,2015 and do participate in this meeting to encourage this energetic group of youngsters in our chapter.