Today:- New Delhi,Aug – Dr K P Krishnan, Secretary, Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Government of India, today invited the Industry to partner in the government schemes. Skills have been allocated enough resources but the industry needs to come forward to give inputs on the skill sets it requires and work with the government on long-term policies. He was addressing the CII HR Crystal Ball 2017 organized by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in New Delhi today.
Dr Krishnan also highlighted that the formal set up on vocational education and training infrastructure doesn’t have the bandwidth to give an output of skilled workforce that matches neither the required numbers nor the quality for the job creation in the nation. He also stressed on the skills gap which is increasing and will have a major impact.
Dr Krishnan lamented the fact that the vocational education was still not a part of regular education and was still considered an option for those who were unable to go further in regular streams, conveniently forgetting the importance of skilled workforce in growth of industry. The Secretary also gave insights into the policy-level interventions by the government.Ms Rumjhum Chatterjee, Immediate Past Chairman, Northern Region, CII touched upon certain trends that would impact the industry. Be it labour laws & compliance, role of women in the workforce both in the organized, unorganized and micro sectors, usage of social media and its impact of employer branding. She also stressed on the need for the Industry to gear itself up for the impact on business models with the advent of Digital age.
Inaugurating the CII HR Crystal Ball 2017, an initiative by CII Northern Region which will have an annual research & conference to deliberate the issues that would impact industry in the future, Ms Chatterjee termed it as a rare initiative in a way deciding next year’s theme almost a year in advance as per the choice of research topic. She also requested the industry to come forward and participate actively.
Sharing his thoughts, Mr T.V. Narendran, Chairman, CII National Committee on Leadership & HR, and Managing Director, Tata Steel Ltd, stressed on the need for the industry to have robust HR policies and processes, so as to have quality output, irrespective of the human talent involved. Mr Narendran also highlighted the convergence of business models of Manufacturing and Services owing to ‘transformational’ improvement in the supply chain logistics which has negated the need to have the “manufacturing” unit near the delivery location. The technological revolution has impacted the industry immensely and the need to undergo a formal 18-20 year education cycle is no longer needed since the knowledge is now available at the press of a button. He also stressed upon the need to change the formal school training to prepare a workforce with the right skill set.
Mr S Y Siddiqui, Conference Chairman and Chief Mentor, Maruti Suzuki India Ltd, emphasized on the need of HR to break from the past and focus on future for designing people strategy to create a feeling of ownership and have a high level of engagement for customer satisfaction. The way we are going to deal with people has to change and is going to change. The three critical inputs for the same would be Leadership Style; Continuous tweaking and reworking of the people strategy and an ability to handle change whatever be the aspect.
The CII India HR Crystal Ball 2017 attracted a galaxy of speakers, thought leaders and industry titans and has sparked of the interest among the HR fraternity on the research output.
Country needs right skills, speed, scale for a ‘Skills Revolution’: Dr K P Krishnan, Secretary, Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship
By Teennews1 Network Team