Keeping employees engaged is more than a pat on the back or saying ‘Good Job’ every once and a while. It needs to be something that is incorporated into the company’s culture and values. If you take, a look at any type of list that has the best places to work there is a common theme.
They value their employees and their work (they do not treat employees as numbers.);
- They show regular appreciation to their employees;
- They find innovative ways to provide perks and rewards to employees;
- They provide growth and learning opportunities within the organization and the employees’ roles.
Speaking on the occasion of 10th Mega HR Conclave of DMA (Delhi Management Association) Mr. Rajiv Kapoor, Executive Director-Group HRM, Minda Industries Limited the Conclave Director & Mr. Rajan Pandhi Director DMA informed People and Management that engagement in an organization needs to come from the top down. Employees do not leave jobs. They leave managers. Sometimes starting is the hardest part but if you can incorporate small, genuine actions regularly it should go a long way into turning your work environment into a more engaged and happy one. DMA has organized the one-day conclave around this theme “From Engagement to Inspiration.”
Mr Rajeev Kapoor has set the tone of Conclave began with welcome address & an overview on the agenda quoting various examples including that of Indian Army where leadership has been able to truly inspire their troupes even to an extent of lying down one’s life for the nation.
The Conclave was graced by esteemed speakers from “Best Employers of India” such as Anand Automotive Pvt. Ltd., NTPC Limited, Bharti Foundation, Indus Towers Limited, Adobe, Schneider Electric, GHCL Limited, Ericsson, JLL India & EBEX.
The Conclave has been designed in three tracks covered the three experience sharing sessions.
In first session, Mr. K.S. Bhullar, Advisor – Group HR, ANAND Automotive Private Limited presented the keynote address. Other eminent speakers were Mr. Vijay Chadda, CEO, Bharti Foundation and Mr. Pranav Kumar Sinha, GM & Head (PMI), NTPC Limited.
Mr. Bhuller with his almost 40 years’ experience. He specified the foresight and action of the management in which they were able to balance between Diversity & Inclusion. Mr. Chadda explained the work being done by Bharti Foundation in the education sector. He cited the example some of the teacher is working with them who went beyond call of duty and kept inspiring the students and parents by their deeds. Mr. Sinha laid the emphasis on the “Walk the Talk” concept in his organization & its commitment towards people growth.
In second experience sharing session, Ms. Ruchira Garg, Director-Employee Experience, Adobe, has shared the practices like Acknowledging the innovation, patents with the name of employees, cascading objectives, Dinner with founder, Fellow@ adobe, outstading young engineers award which sets Adobe as engaged employer inspiring the staff to stay to become an enriched professional.
Mr. Vishal Manchanda, National Head-Learning & Development & Employee Engagement, Indus Towers Limited, Mr. Ahmad Sabih Kidwai, Director Learning Solutions – Greater India, Schneider Electric. They have talked about how alignment with the philanthropic arm of their organization is inspiring individuals & how it’s taking up the engagement level. Also, mentioned about employees taking up individual assignment & organization funding and supporting them.
In third and last Session, Ms Meenakshi Cornelius, Head HR, JLL India IFM, Mr. Rajesh Tripathi, Vice President-HR, GHCL Limited, Mr. Kulpreet Sawhney, Head HR Common Functions, MOAI, Ericsson and Mr. Yogesh Saigal, Vice President-Talent Acquisition, EBEX (shared services for the Essel Group) were present as esteemed speakers.
They shared their views on the topic, and how their respective companies are striving to reach from Engagement to Inspiration.
All the sessions have engaged the participants until the conclusion of the conclave, and it touched upon every aspect of engagement that leads to an inspiration to give more productivity on each day, various speakers have shared their best practices with the challenges.
The Conclave ended with the vote of thanks proposed by Dr. Ekta Saxena, Conclave Convener for the 10th Mega HR Conclave and Vice President, DMA. The conclave was very well organized and coordinated by Conclave Convener Mr. Rajan Pandhi, Director-DMA.Each participant took away many inspiring stories of success from the Best Employers of India with implementable ideas for their organization.
DMA is coming up with the next event on 22 Feb’19 on Women Entrepreneurship under the guidance of Ms. Veena Swarup, Former Director HR, EIL at New Delhi. To salute the soul of entrepreneurship in women, the 9th Women Entrepreneurs Conference on “Define Your Roadmap Innovate, Create and Celebrate.”
Driven with thrust on Skill India Mission, Make in India & Start up India, with a view to give impetus to Women Entrepreneurs, an effort to guide them through various sessions of experience sharing, besides preparing them for future opportunities and challenges.
Eminent entrepreneurs will grace the conference by sharing their valuable entrepreneurial insights and experiences in four different tracks.
For more details on the conference and its agenda, please stay tuned on People and Management website.