SIAM announces 2nd Automotive HR Conclave 2012

The Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) today announced the 2nd Automotive HR Conclave 2012 to be held in association with Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India (ACMA), Federation of Automotive Dealer Association (FADA) and National HRD Network (NHRDN), which would be held on June 15th 2012 in Mumbai. This Automotive HR Conclave has been designed to inspire dialogue on the many challenges facing future ready organizations and leaders today, in the automotive space.

Dr. Pawan Goenka, President-Automotive and Farm Equipment Sectors, Mahindra and Mahindra Limited would be the key note speaker and, would share his perspectives from the point of view of a leader of the automotive industry. He would create a shared understanding with the audience on how employees and customers together can co-create the organization to be future ready, through the brand they work for and the brand they buy.

Speaking on the upcoming HR Conclave, Prince Augustin, Chairman SIAM Human Capital Group & Executive Vice President – Group Human Capital and Leadership Development, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. said, “A decade of astonishing growth that catapulted India and China past other global leaders to become two of the largest growth markets in the world for automobiles along with the quickening pace of globalization, has presented organizations with a huge challenge of learning to play in an economy where the old rules no longer apply, yet where the new rules are still being created. Although, while globalization opportunities have grown in this buoyant phase, organizations are faced with scarcity in their most critical resource – people, hence creating a War for Talent.”

Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) announces 2nd Automotive HR Conclave 2012
Mr. Vishnu Mathur, Director General, SIAM, said, “Automobile Industry is growing rapidly and so is the workforce across auto industry. Thus, the key challenge lies in creating the tech savvy environment around employees at the work place where synergy is built through team work, trust and collaboration. The 2nd Automotive HR Conclave has been designed to discuss such various challenges and come up with possible solutions to create leaders who are future ready.  It gives me great pleasure to have the eminent leaders from the auto industry sharing their experiences and thoughts which would make SIAM’s 2nd Automotive HR conclave a success and find a solution to strengthen employer-employee relationship.”

Mr. SY Siddiqui, Chief Operating Officer (Administration (HR, Fin, IT & COSL), Maruti Suzuki India Limited, said “As India integrates more closely with the globe, the HR profession will have to enhance its strategic role. Skill and talent, from being critical factors for business, have now become the key source of competitive advantage. As such, people strategy aligned to business strategy will become more and more critical for the success of any organization. Shortening business cycles, volatility and tougher competitive complexities are becoming the norm, creating ever new challenges for business leaders and teams, thus calling upon the HR domain to meet these complex demands.

At the conclave, eight challenges identified in the automotive space would be analysed in detail:

  • Co-Creating the organization to be Future Ready
  • Expanding the Pool
  • Transforming the Shop Floor
  • Transforming the Workplace
  • Weaving Fun and Passion in the Workplace
  • Future Ready Leaders
  • Opening up the Vistas
  • Mentoring Session

In addition, SIAM in association with NHRDN would present Global HR Practices Award in the automotive industry, among members of OEM, Component Manufacturers and Dealerships. The Award will recognize excellence in HR in large, medium and small organizations. The aim is to capture knowledge and best practices and share the learning with the automotive community.

Mr. F. R. Singhvi, Chairman of Human Resource and Skill Development Committee, ACMA, said “In the last three decades the Auto Industry in India has grown to a large size and is accelerating  to multiply itself 3 to 5 times in the next 8 to 10 years. To manage this growth and reaching Global Quality Standard, the human relation becomes extremely important for the component manufacturers. A shift is required from industrial relation to total human management. It is also equally important to make Auto Industry the most preferred employer in the country to attract the talent. We need to be therefore FUTURE READY.”

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