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SHRM India Talent Conference 2021:Experts discuss about talent wellbeing and development on the second and concluding day of the event


New Delhi, 16th April 2021:SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management) India, as the voice of all things work, workers and the workplacetoday concluded #SHRMITalent21, one of the biggest HR conference in India which puts people first. The two day conference saw a confluence of ideas from the foremost expert, convener and thought leader on issues impacting today’s evolving workplaces

The two Day Virtual Conference was attended by 2500+ attendees, 100+ Speakers and Industry experts and unparalleled learning across 50+ In-depth Knowledge Sessions.

Kicking off Day 2 with an energetic keynote session by Marc Effron, President, The Talent Strategy Group enlightened the attendees on how to create a holistic & effective talent strategy and the right approach to focus on the learning & development curve of employees.

Factors determining employees’ mental health have evolved, tricking evaluation of personal and professional milieu. The stakes are higher than ever, in an insightful session, “Smart Steps Make the Biggest Impacts : Planning for Employee wellbeing”, Shiv Nath Singh, Country Director & Senior Vice President , Prriti Narayan, Market HR Leader – Google India discussed the same.
In the closing Session of wellbeing conclave, “The future of workplace wellbeing – Ensuring quality employment in an ever-changing context’, Dr.Naresh Trehan, Chairman and MD, Medanta – The Medicity discussed the on current #pandemic situation and said we will sail through this, it will take us six to eight weeks, we’ll have to pay a price for it, but we will still make it.

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“We need to revisit all our protocols and take out some key learnings to understand, what went wrong”, he added.

Speaking about the conference, Ms. Khanna said,


“We are delighted to see the overwhelming response to the conference. In the midst of the various challenges posed by the current pandemic situation, the role of HR has become much more critical for businesses. I am hopeful that the delegates benefitted immensely from the expert sessions and insights delivered by the globally renowned experts on the nature and trajectory of change that is taking place in the profession. This truly is HR’s moment and as HR professionals we must step up and deliver. Towards this goal, I believe our two day conference is a step in the right direction.”


Some of the globally renowned speakers who contributed at the event today were,  Santosh Desai, MD & CEO, Future Brands Ltd; Alpana Parida, Managing Director – CEO & Founder Tiivra Ventures; Rajan Kalia, SHRM Advisor & Co-Founder, Salto Dee Fe; Raghav Gupta, Managing Director, India & APAC, Coursera; Nilesh Modi, Chief of Staff, Chairman’s Office, Reliance Industries Ltd.; Manu Narang Wadhwa, CHRO, Sony Pictures Networks India; Seema Ajwani, MD – Employee Relations, Policies & Statutory Compliances, Accenture India; Ayaskant Sarangi, CLO, Wipro; Chandrashekarr BS, Head – Total Rewards, India, Adobe; Raga Olga D’silva, Co-Founder & Director, Speaking Minds; Abhijit Bhaduri, Founder, Abhijit Bhaduri & Associates

In another inspiring keynote session, “Human Connections in a Digital World: Building Brand Connection, Santosh Desai, MD & CEO, Future Brands Ltd, Author, Columnist, Social Commentator Conversed with Alpana Parida, Managing Director – CEO & Founder Tiivra Ventures on how Building human connections is the need of the hour, in an era of digital networking.

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The two day event ended with Closing Keynote Address “From Chaos to Control – Expect the Unexpected”, panellists David Lobo, Executive Coach & Organization Consultant; Dr. Anish Sha, Managing Director & CEO, Mahindra Group and Manoj Kohli, Country Head, Softbank India, Softbank Group International discussed about how being proactive, thinking holistically, and communicating strategically can help you handle the unexpected.

Some of the other exciting sessions of the day were:

  • Connectedness in a Remote World!
  • The Journey to Well-Being – A Holistic Approach to Employee Wellness
  • Decoding the future of Learning
  • It’s no Longer a workforce – It’s a Skillforce
  • Masterclass – Building Ownership: The Success Mantra for navigating the new world of Hybrid work
  • Enabling an Agile Workforce with AI-powered Learning
  • Smart Steps Make the Biggest Impacts : Planning for Employee wellbeing

About SHRM

SHRM, the Society for Human Resource Management, creates better workplaces where employers and employees thrive together. As the voice of all things work, workers and the workplace, SHRM is the foremost expert, convener and thought leader on issues impacting today’s evolving workplaces. With 300,000+ HR and business executive members in 165 countries, SHRM impacts the lives of more than 115 million workers and families globally. See more at:


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