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Putting the Human in Human Resources  – Human Talks 2017 recap


The HR industry undergoes change just like any other industry. Technology and trends influence the way it acts and reacts to the workforce available to them as well as the workforce currently employed. A stronger grasp of tech, trends and new initiatives means better engagement and retention while growing one’s career. Upskilling yourself as a human resources executive means more trust and growth being placed in you.


We felt this was the optimum time to kick off our HR community initiative – Human Talks. We wanted to help those in the industry upskill themselves, connect with their community and expand their professional circles. So we decided to put our best foot forward.


On May 23rd Thought Factory hosted the 1st session of Human Talks. We found registrations flowing in thanks to the esteemed speakers we had tied up with – Mrs Annapurna, Director HR at Inspirage & Starley Varghese, Senior Talent Advisor at LinkedIn. Between them was 25 years of experience in HR trends & technology and piles of experience in bettering yourself as an HR professional.

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The talk kicked off Tuesday evening with Megha, Head of HR at Venturesity, giving all attendees a warm introduction.

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Mrs. Annapoorna dived into her detailed dissection of how far the industry has come and the direction it is taking. She specifically spoke on new avenues to access top talent and how talent is behaving these days with regards to jobs. A truly insightful session in which her experience was on full display.


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Ms Starley Varghese’s talk consisted on the 4 fundamental areas through which employee retention and engagement takes place. Concise and to the point, Ms Varghese’s talk had important takeaways that smaller companies could apply to their strategy.


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The session concluded with a Q&A session that everyone shared their queries and walked away with answers from our 2 speakers.



All in all, a great 1st session. Human Talks  is now kicking off in a big way and needs YOU to help grow and contribute to being a reliable source of information, good advice and help.


Register here to be kept in the loop about future Human Talks events:



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