“The value of a business is a function of how well the financial capital and the intellectual capital are managed by the human capital. You better get the human capital part right!”
HR Direction, the HR academic club of MDI is a student body aiming to integrate the experiences of practitioners with the theoretical knowledge of academicians in the area of human resource development providing a strong thrust to the domain of HR. Having held numerous inter b-school competitions, industry interface sessions, it has made a name for itself in the corridors of Human Resource Management education in the country.
The Club organises “Eleusis” an event, every year before & during Imperium. It consists of an initial quiz round which witnesses a participation of about 180+ teams across various campuses. This is followed by a case study round which puts the participants in real life problems and aims at obtaining innovative sustainable solutions of the same. Finalists are invited on campus during Imperium where they battle it out across 3 rounds of Business Simulation, IR Challenge and Audio-Visual Quiz.
An area of intense focus for club HR Direction is facilitating the application of theory to real world scenarios and to prepare the HR student for the rigors of the work environment. We aim to achieve this by bringing in Live Projects in the HR domain from reputed companies for the students of HR in MDI. Companies like Airtel, Times OOH, TATA, Interglobe have offered live projects in HR domain in the past.
Besides these, the club also releases annual compendiums before summers and final placements to help students ace the process. In addition to this, an academic GD-PI compendium is also released in the month of February which helps the aspirants get a brief overview of HR domain. A quarterly magazine “HRScape” is also released by the club having a wide readership.
At the heart of the club is the annual Conclave in which top HR heads are invited as key note speakers to talk about leadership, change management, strategic HR, etc. This year it was organised on 15th September.
Last year the event saw participation of major industry leaders like Suchitra Rajendra (CHRO PepsiCo), Sabih Kidwai ( Director HR Schneider Electric) , Sanil Sachar (Co- Founder and Partner Huddle, TedX Speaker), Vinay Jaiswal (Vice President HR Interglobe Enterprises), Vijay Sethi (CHRO Hero Moto Corp).
As we are slowly moving towards the era of Gig Economy the session started with the talk about the fourth Industrial Revolution called the Uberization of Work. The discussion went on about how there’s a shift from a full time job to a dynamic workforce and contemplating the answer to the question “Couldn’t we be anywhere in the world and still deliver the same output”.
The subsequent sessions involved a workshop on Leadership Management by Anand Nair (Founder Anand Nair Leadership Foundation) followed by a panel discussion on ‘Road to HR Digitisation’ focusing on moving beyond descriptive data and adopting analytics to impact the business. The Conclave ended with a Simulation event that involved understanding the concepts of leadership through simulation games coducted by Vinod Dumblekar (Founder and CEO Mantis).
Secretary – Amisha
HR Conclave: 18Th January 2020
Eluesis: November, 2019