Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) announces 2nd Automotive HR Conclave 2012

The Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) 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, 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.

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 SIAMs 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.