|Organization||BNM INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY|
|Audience||4th semester & 2nd semester MBA students|
|Mode of Guest Lecture||Online through Microsoft Teams|
|Profile||Ms. Harshitha has an experience of 10 years in TCS. She started working as a performance management specialist and is currently the program manager in Leadership and Diversity space. She has won the award for best HR in 2019.She is continuously engaged in CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) Initiative of TCS.|
|Report||A guest lecture on “HR Strategies in IT Industry” was conducted for the MBA students of 4th semester and 2nd semester. This lecture was delivered by Ms. Harshitha Bapat and was scheduled to start at 12:00 pm through online mode. She began her lecture with introduction about various HR strategies and emphasized more on being cognizant and vigilant while taking strategic decisions as an HR professional.|
The Speaker started with explanation of diversity and inclusion and its importance in the IT sector. She gave insights about the following HR strategies:
The strategies used for retention purposes are mentoring, individual development plans etc.
It includes up skilling, vendor management, realization etc.
She suggested a Book -6 Thinking Hats by Edward de Bono
To Wrap Up:
She threw light on various diversity programs like that of: women specific, people with disabilities, people from different background, community and how proper inclusion of such diversified personnel leads to much better productivity. She gave crucial and real-life HR examples from TCS itself and students were able to understand the situation in a better way by sharing their own thoughts and perspectives regarding the same. By the end of the session students were given chance to clarify their doubts and the guest lecture ended by feedback from Dr. Neetha Mahadev and other students. The lecture was a great success. It helped the students to know about use of HR strategies and its impact on the working of company.