[Webinar] Best Practices in Compensation and Benefits


Radhika Singh joined Tata Steel as the Head of Total Rewards for the group. Prior to Tata Steel, Radhika led Rewards for the Oil and Gas and SCM (manufacturing and sourcing) business of General Electric (GE) – South Asia. At GE, Radhika worked on several initiatives in the areas of variable pay harmonization, flexible benefits launch, harmonization of allowances and employee branding of total rewards and workmen compensation. Radhika also worked with Exl Service and Aon Hewitt . Radhika is a post graduate from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), and has completed her graduate studies from Lady Shri Ram College, Delhi University.

Ms Pratichi Choudhary heads Global Compensation & Benefit and HRIS for Wipro BPS. She has been working with Wipro since 2003 and has experience in all HR Verticals – Talent Acquisition, HR Operations, HR Analytics & Business HR. Prior to working with Wipro, she was working with TCIL. Pratichi is a Post Graduate in Human Resources and has a total experience of 15 years.

Mr Purushottam Singh has overall 15+ years of experience in Human Resources. Joined CSC in 2004 from one of the top Confectionery companies Cadbury India. Handled factory HR including recruitment, training, TPM implementation, Recognition Model, Skill-will matrix, Union negotiations, and liaison with Govt. authorities. Have done multiple roles in CSC starting with college hire program, MIS & reporting, SAP HR & Financials implementation, Automation of HR, Implementation of shared services at Chennai , lead for Compensation and program management for HR transformation.

Webinar Registration Details:

Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 1500hrs.

Theme: “Best Practices in Compensation & Benefits”

Registration URL: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7612359167973330434

[Webinar] Campus Hiring Ecosystem – Staying Relevant


About the Speaker:

Sudeep Kunnumal is the Head of Talent Acquisition for Tata Consultancy Services Limited since May 2009.

Prior to this he was the Director HR for TCS Europe based in Amsterdam. In his previous roles Sudeep was heading the Immigration function for TCS in the North America geography and was based in Washington DC. Sudeep has been associated with TCS over the last 14 years.

He has worked with the Matsushita Industrial Corporation and with Ciba Specialty chemicals in India in the past and has over 19 years of HR Experience. Sudeep has done his masters in Human Resource Management and Post Graduate Diploma in International Business and Strategy from University of Amsterdam in The Netherlands. Sudeep’s profile features as one of the most powerful and viewed profiles in the Human Resource category across the country on LinkedIn and was also awarded “HR PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR” 2012 – 2013 by Employer Branding Institute – India.

Webinar Registration Details:

Time: 24th January 2015, 11 am IST

Registration Link: http://goo.gl/sevn9Y

[Webinar] Business and Society: A Time of Transition.



Theme: Business and Society: A Time of Transition

The ‘and’ in the title indicates a hitherto conventional notion that business and society are separate…and that the relationship between them is one of social contract that is legislative and punitive in spirit. However, the global trends and patterns of the last couple of decades indicate that a fundamental transition is happening – a transition where the ‘And’ is progressively moving towards ‘In and For’. The notion of a ‘Responsible Business’ today is much more widespread and well established. The talk will examine the various facets of what a ‘responsible business’ means and the fine dividing line between business and social responsibility. The central role of people in ushering in deep rooted change of this kind and in steering this crucial transition is also discussed.

Speaker: P.S.Naryan

Narayan5P.S.Narayan is the Vice President and Head of Sustainability at Wipro Ltd. He has been instrumental in the creation of Wipro’s sustainability initiative and has stewarded it since its inception in early 2008. Wipro’s sustainability charter is built on the core principle that business and social purpose must reinforce each other in addressing several key challenges around ecology and the environment, education and communities.

A graduate in Electrical Engineering with a post-graduation in Management, Narayan has more than twenty years of cross-disciplinary experience in consulting, business development, Enterprise Systems and most recently, in Corporate Sustainability. In addition, Narayan is guest faculty at the Azim Premji University where he teaches ‘Ecology and Development’ as part of the Masters in Development course.

Prior to the current role, Narayan was the global head of Information Systems for Wipro’s IT business, when he was chosen as one of CIO’s global 25 Ones to Watch in 2007.

Webinar Details:

As always registration for the webinar is free.

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Webinar ID: 104-057-275



[Webinar] Competency based Career Progression.

Webinar_Kwench_SocialMediaStream_August_v1_SeemaBangia_-01About the Speaker:

SeemaBangiaProfilePic_Seema Bangia,

Head HR, Mahindra Defence Systems

Seema Bangia, a Human Resource Professional graduated from First Business School, Chicago, USA in 1988 in HRM followed by a post graduation from Delhi University in Economics and Business Studies, 1991.

Presently she is working with Mahindra Defence System (A Division of Mahindra & Mahindra) as Head – HR.

Prior to M&M, she has worked with Carlsberg India, ZTE Telecom, Canon India, Keane Inc. (Formally Metamor Inc.), Lucent Technologies, Motorola Information Systems, Nestle India, Triangle Camera Inc., Chicago

 She has successfully designed many strategic initiatives for these high-performing organizations and brands through:

  •  Results-driven staffing function in a highly competitive and rapid-growth sales environment
  • Devised a comprehensive succession planning and leadership development program
  • Diversity management in multi-cultural, complex, sensitive staff-relations issues
  • Coached executive management team on planning and communications skills to increase productivity levels through her knowledge and expertise on Strategic Planning/Implementation
  • Successfully managed other HR levers including but not limited to Leadership Development , Selection Techniques/Assessment Tools, Recruitment & Selection, Employee Relations, Organizational Development/Change, HRIS Technology, Statutory & Regulatory Compliance, Succession Planning, Benefits/Compensation Management, Climate Surveys, Training/Employee Development, Both Corporate & Plant Operations, Corporate Social Responsibility, Internal Communication, Rewards and Recognition Program

She is a certified  Lead Auditor for ISO 9001-2000 version, certified by Thomas International for Psychometric Evaluation, Association of Psychologists for different psychometric tools viz; MBTI, Firo B, PF 16., SEI CMM implementation training & P-CMM assessor training, Six Sigma, Seven Habits for highly effective people also In-house Trainer for various Management Competencies

 She has Co-authored a book on Management Competencies – 18 Management Competencies – A Business Professional Cannot Ignore.

 A proud Rotarian – Seema has initiated many Social Welfare Projects – served as a President of one of the prestigious Clubs now serving at the District level

To register for the session:

The webinar will be streamed on 23rd August at 1100hrs. The registration link is:


[Webinar] Technology in HR & the disruptive role that Big Data is playing in driving talent personalization


About the Speaker:

Dheeraj has over 25 years’ experience in Talent Management, Education, Business Development and Global Technology Services. He brings a unique experience of both HR and Business leadership. He is leading the global human resources function as well as customer advocacy, as the Vice President & Head of Human Resources, Customer Advocacy & Production Engineering Operations at MetricStream, a Global Technology Leader in GRC – Governance Risk and Compliance solutions.

He has been a community and organization builder and has successfully led transformational start-ups like Andale Inc. in India, and Global Services teams in large technology companies like Symantec Corp and Microsoft Corp. In his most recent role, he was heading the education business segment at Microsoft India.

An industry leader, he founded the Enterprise Product Support Group under NASSCOM. He also chaired a Global Talent Community on Talent Management in India under TSIA (Technology Services Industry Association), a worldwide industry group for technology services companies.

He has been a regular contributor on themes such as Talent Reclamation, Talent Staging, Classroom without Walls and Emerging Careers in national dailies and international journals.

Also been a Panel Speaker at TieCON Delhi 2011 Education & Skills Panel and other Industry Meets and Roundtables. Dheeraj also presented the Global Study on Talent in India and Emerging Markets at TSIA Leadership Summits in Santa Clara and New Orleans.

Dheeraj is passionate about communities, co-creation, education and youth power. He was awarded by Microsoft with an MVP Award for Management Excellence for his contributions in strategic thinking and deployment of Management Development initiatives and building the Community for Management Excellence.

To register for the webinar:

Registration URL: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1229076238586590466
Webinar ID: 111-802-843

‘kwench HR VLZ Webinar on “Traits of Future Ready Leaders”

Webinar_Kwench_Social_Banner_May2014_About the Speaker:

HSoin_Harshvendra Soin,

Head – Global Leadership Acquisition & Development,Tech Mahindra

Harshvendra Soin is a Gold Medalist in Personnel Management and Industrial

Relations from University Business School, Chandigarh. He has also completed his Bachelor of Law from Punjab University. He has 19 years of experience in Indian and Multinational Companies.

Harsh leads Leadership Acquisition and Development for Tech Mahindra, looking after all facets of Leadership hiring and development globally, including the ‘Global Leadership Cadre’,‘Young CEO’ programme and the Learning World for the Organisation.

 Before moving to his current role, Harsh was the Chief People Officer for Fortis Healthcare Limited, based out of Gurgaon, looking after all areas of Human Resources.

He was working with Aditya Birla Retail Limited as President & Chief People Officer before Fortis and was responsible for the rapid scale up of the Organization from no Stores on the ground to 700 Supermarkets & 5 Hypermarkets in two and a half years

Prior to Aditya Birla Retail Limited, Harsh has worked extensively in the introduction of innovative HR Processes and Policies in Bharti Enterprises where he held many senior positions in the Corporate Office where he was designated as Senior Vice President – People Excellence before moving as the Head – HR for Bharti Retail Ltd.

He has also worked with the Oberoi Group and Punwire Limited

Some of the recent awards/recognitions he has received are :-

  • Pride of HR Profession Award – India Human Capital Summit 2011
  • HR Leadership Award – Asia Pacific HRM Congress and Ascent
  • Most Powerful HR Professionals of India Award – World HRD Congress
  • Currently the President of NHRD ( Hyderabad Chapter)

Harsh is passionate about sports, loves to travel and describes himself as a creative and a high energy person.Harsh is Married to Mansi and they have a lovely daughter Inayat.

To register for the webinar please use the following URL:



‘kwench HR VLZ Webinar on “Creating Leaders: The HR Way”


Join us for a webinar on “Creating Leaders – the HR Way”, focus on a holistic HR approach towards organizational strategy. 

The Speakers:

A. Krishna, Senior Vice President (HR), Bosch Ltd.

Krishna_Mr. Krishna is a Science graduate and a Cost Accountant. He started his career as a Management Trainee (Finance) in HAL.  He held various capacities in the plants and in the Corporate office in the accounts/ finance / controlling / treasury departments.

 He joined Bosch Limited in 1993. Has varied experience with Bosch, at different locations in India and overseas:

  • Head of Accounts, Controlling and Costing at Nashik
  • International assignment in Germany in the Materials function
  • Responsible for two plants of Bosch, as Commercial Plant Manager for over 7 years
  • Head of HR for Bosch Ltd. India and Head HR for the 6  legal entities of Bosch in India. covering 6 companies (over 27000 Employees)

 His interests are:

  • Leadership  and People development
  • Corporate culture and related topics


Raghavendra K, VP & Head – Human Resource Development, Infosys BPO

Raghvendra_Raghavendra currently holds office as Vice President and Head of Human Resources (HR) and is in the Executive Council of Infosys BPO. His expertise lies in aligning HR’s functional role to dovetail business plans. His areas of interest are development of HR competencies, managing cultural diversity and change management, especially in the context of mergers and acquisitions.

He has created strong synergies between performance management systems and employee development platforms, ensuring that Infosys has a readily available and competent internal talent pool to meet business challenges. A strong proponent of the “Learn while you earn”, he has institutionalized a number of interventions whereby there is a huge value add for a person to move up the value chain while continuing to pursue one’s career.

Raghavendra has anchored numerous initiatives to support the development of strategic Human Resources (HR) and is a frequent speaker in HR thought leadership sessions and seminars in India and globally.

Raghavendra comes with a wealth of experience of over 28 years straddling different industry verticals and organizations such as J.K. Synthetics (core manufacturing and process), Blue Dart Express (service industry) and Ramco Systems (IT), and was last heading the Human Resources function at Strides Arcolab Ltd. (pharmaceutical operations and R&D) before joining Infosys.

He is a commerce graduate and a PG Dip (Hons) in PM & IR from the Madras School of Social Work. He has also undergone the 1 year AMP from IIM Bangalore.

To register for the session: 

Please register using the below URL. There are no charges for the session!


Webinar: Social Learning, A relevant approach to making it happen (22 Feb, 11am)


Key Topics Covered:

  • Social Learning– Need to know or Good to know?
  • · Top three trends of Social Learning – 2014
  • · Social Learning – Means or End?
  • · Social Learning is only for techies – Not really!
  • · Connect, Create & Brand!

The Speaker:

Mr Alok Narain (Executive Vice President, Quatrro Global Services)

The time:

February 22, 2014 at 1100hrs.

Registration required. To register please use the link below:


Join the VLZ Webinar on ‘Leveraging Social Media for Employee Engagement’

VLZ_Jan2014_Mailer_v1_(3)Sign up for the 1st Virtual Learning Zone (VLZ) in 2014 where we will explore the topic of Leveraging Social  Media for Employee Engagement.

To register click here

The Speaker:

Anand PillaiAnand Pillai

Senior Vice President and Chief Learning Officer,

Reliance Industries Limited.


About the session:

In-house social platforms can help build new approaches to collaboration, co-creation, and act as a crucial tacit-knowledge attractor & collector. Organizations are increasingly using the secret sauce called “Social Media” in different ways to influence employee engagement and dramatically accelerate problem solving, productivity, and innovation.

Businesses bank on “good ideas” and it’s now within every business’s grasp to dramatically accelerate this process using social media. Good ideas will still originate from talented individuals, but now these ideas can be amplified and expanded with remarkable efficiency. Social Media should become a part of your “business as usual” – by employees becoming the voice of your brands – and that’s when you will say you have achieved optimum employee engagement!

Attendee seats are limited. Please register early. Registrations are on a first-come-first-serve basis and will be closed as soon as all the slots are filled.

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Webinar ID: 153-194-035