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Seventh HR Conference concludes

- Post Report, Kathmandu

Aiming to elevate the discourse around human resource management to the national level, the seventh iteration of the HR Society of Nepal’s national HR conference, organised around the theme ‘Unleash HR for Development’ concluded on Friday at the premises of the Soaltee Crowne Plaza. Having explored themes such as ‘Managing People during Crisis’, ‘Employee Care for Higher Productivity’ and ‘HR for Tomorrow, Trends and Transformation’ in the past, this year’s conference was intended to effect a national change in policy.

“In today’s social media world, one needs to be good at marketing. It is only through marketing that the country can become successful,” said RL Bhatia, one of the keynote speakers. Bhatia is a ‘change management and organisation turnaround specialist’ with work experience at organisations such as Ernst & Young, Standard Chartered Bank and Tata Exports. “Nepali youth can also help the country grow by promoting a ‘Make Nepal Campaign’,” he said.

The other keynote speaker, Abhijit Bhaduri, spoke about the significance of the digital world in the development of a country. “The world is changing, with that work spaces and the definition of time is changing. For development, you need to move swiftly if you want to adapt,” said Bhaduri, who is an advisor to the executive doctoral programme at Wharton Business School in the US.

Along with international speakers such as Bhatia and Bhaduri, local speakers such as Dilli Raj Khanal and Dyuti Baral spoke on regional social protection and its direct implications on HR by 2030, respectively.

The event also had various delegates participating in a panel discussion on ‘How HR can be a part of GDP’.  The conference saw more than 200 participants representing different sectors such as I/NGOs, banks and policy advocates partake in a full day of talks, workshops and networking clusters.

Published: 2018-08-28 10:19:49