SCMS Cochin School of Business will be hosting Humane 2015, a one day conference on the 20th of Feb that will focus on the level of Talent Engagement in organizations today and the strategies employed by them to enable full engagement. Humane is an annual initiative from the institute that brings together noted industry experts and academicians from all over to discuss and share ideas on a crucial topic. Humane 2014 (Humane 21) organized last year, an International conference on cultural diversity was a huge success and this year seems to be no different.
The theme for the 2015 edition of Humane is Talent Engagement: The Need of the Hour and the organizers, MBA Department of SSTM and the HR Department of SCMS Cochin School of Business are leaving no stone unturned to ensure that it is a fruitful and enriching experience for all. This industry-relevant theme of the conference is already drawing the desired attention amongst all and the list of participants, which will include renowned academicians, researchers and industry practitioners can only be the icing on the cake.
It’s a known fact that businesses today are operating in the VUCA (Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity) environment that brings in challenges from economic, technological, demographic and social trends. It’s particularly true for Talent Engagement because strategies that seemed to have worked in the past have to be evolved with changing times. It’s important for leaders now to manage different aspirations in organizations by engaging their talent in the right behaviours for now and the future.
These are just some of the crucial issues that Humane 22 will focus on, offering a huge knowledge resource for the participants to learn and grow from. Through the academics and the practitioners, participants can learn about the initiatives taken by the organizations to define and identify the level of Talent Engagement. Moreover it will also serve as an opportunity for one to know more about why it is imperative for organizations to make the most out of behavioural strategies that can lead to comprehensive engagement.
Humane 2015 is also offering a platform for papers on Empirical Analysis, Literature Review, Background Note, Works in Progress and Case Studies, which can be presented during the conference. Different areas, from Rules of Engagement: Challenges of Engagement to Performance Management: Engagement Activities and Measuring ROI can be covered in the papers. They will then be selected by peer review to be published in a special edition of the SCMS Journal of Indian Management.
Overall, the conference aims to highlight the importance of changing strategies that are practically imperative for the industry as far as Talent Management is concerned. According to Professor Shalini Nandwani, “The conference is designed for academicians, researchers and industry practitioners who want to present their analysis and discuss their findings. At the same time it can prove to be an information resource on a subject that’s literally the need of the hour for the industry.” Clearly, there’s a lot to look forward to on the day.