Jamshedpur: XLRI- Xavier School of Management is all set to host ‘International Conference on the Changing Nature of Careers’ on December 14 and 15, at XLRI campus. The conference is anchored by the Centre for Human Resource Development (CHRD), XLRI, which also hosted a similar conference on Assessment Centres and Talent Management in December of last year.
The two-day Conference, titled ‘International Conference on The Changing Nature of Careers: Implications for a Sustainable World’, will be chaired by Prof. Michael Arthur (Suffolk University, USA), Dr. Anneleen Forrier (KU Leaven, Belgium), and Dr. R K Premarajan (XLRI, India).
The event will see participation from both scholars and industry practitioners. On the agenda are paper presentations, practitioner sessions and panel discussions. “The conference will be unique in terms of the strong emphasis placed on linking practitioners from the world of corporate careers and scholars from the world of academics” says Dr. R K Premarajan, Chairperson, Centre for HRD, XLRI and one of the Co-chairs of the conference.
“A woefully inadequate focus on industry-academia collaboration is indeed holding back effective interventions premised on sound theory in the field of career and talent management” added Prof. Premarajan.
Besides scholars and researchers from top level institutes of India– including various IIMs (Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Calcutta, Indore), TISS, XLRI, and Xavier University – the conference will have scholars representing Universities and Business Schools from the USA, Canada, Europe, and Australia.
Elaborating about the conference, Co-chair and Professor Emeritus at Suffolk University, Dr. Michael Arthur stated “If the world is to become a safer place, we need to invest more deeply in the careers of its workers and help them become more successful – not only in their careers but in their contributions to a wider peace. It will be a peace nurtured by shared understanding across nations – where career opportunities are open to all people, and markets are responsive to the skills those people can bring.”
Among the industry experts attending will be CHROs of Deutche Bank, Infosys, ITC and the Manipal Group. Besides, a long list of practitioners representing a wide range of organizations are expected to make presentations on their perspectives on Career and Talent Management challenges in a Gig economy – including those from Accenture Strategy, Adobe, Aon, Citibank, Coca Cola, Colgate Palmolive, Deloitte, Facebook, Korn Ferry, P&G, Quess, Reliance, and SHL.