HR Meet brings professionals under single platformThe tenth iteration of the annual HR Meet was held in the Capital last week. Organised by Growth Sellers consultancy and the HR Society of Nepal, this year’s two-day conference was themed “HR for All, All for HR”.
The tenth iteration of the annual HR Meet was held in the Capital last week. Organised by Growth Sellers consultancy, this year’s two-day conference was themed “HR for All, All for HR”.
Human Resource management has seen its stock rise in Nepal’s corporate sector in the past decade. If an HR department once used to be just a sub-division within the larger administration department, today, they have become vital cogs in every organisation.
Which is why, Mohan Ojha, the managing director at Growth Sellers, believes that platforms like the HR Meet, which bring HR professionals from many different sectors together at a single platform, are vital. Speaking to the Post, Ojha said, “When we first started this meet in 2008, there were hardly a few dozen HR professionals in the country, but over the last ten years, Nepali companies have begun to fully understand the value and importance of HR management in an organisation. Today, there are over a 1000 HR professionals in Nepal, which is indicative of the exponential growth the sector has experienced.”
With the aim of bringing the growing number of HR professionals together, this year’s HR Meet saw a variety of workshops, panel discussions and two keynote sessions by Indian academics Dr TV Rao and Dr ISF Raj. Rao, the chairman of TVRLS-India and an author of several books, led a session on 360 Degree Feedback and its role in organisations and the various leadership and managerial styles at any workplace. Meanwhile ISF Raj, a faculty member of XLRI-India, presented a session on the emerging roles and responsibilities of HR professionals.
The meet also saw two engaging panel discussions with business leaders and HR professionals from Nepal. A panel led by Narottam Aryal saw HR experts Debashish Hait (Surya Nepal), Bina Rana (Standard Chartered) and Moon Gurung (UNDP) in conversation with CEOs Richard Howard (ILO), Sameer Kaiwar (JGI) and Sanjib Subba (NBI).
Another panel, moderated by Manish Jha, saw Swarnim Wagle, a member of the National Planning Commission, and Dr Govind Raj Pokharel, CEO of the National Reconstruction Authority, speak about human capital and HR management in Nepal’s public sector.
Attended by 250 HR professionals from around the country, the Meet was held on March 29 and 30 at Crowne Plaza Hotel-Soaltee.