The afternoon sessions of the second annual FMCC Human Capital Forum dwelled on more issues related to human resource management in the media and communication industry.
Two interesting sessions held in the post-lunch period included ‘HR Best Practices - Can these be replicated in Media Industry?’ and ‘Incubating Entrepreneurial Talent – Are Indian Media Owners becoming partners in growth and sharing Wealth?’ Anurag Batra, MD and Editor-in-Chief, exchange4mediagroup, was the moderator for both these sessions.
Speakers for these sessions included Sandeep Bidani, Group Head HR, NDTV Group; Sameer Verma, MD, Myraid Consulting; Rajneesh Singh, Group Head HR, Network18; Dhruv Sen, Head HR, INX Media; Rohinton Maloo, MD, Cutting Edge Media Pvt Ltd; Dilip Venkatraman, CMO, IBN Network, and COO IBN Focus; Pramath Raj Sinha, MD, 9.9 Mediawrox Pvt Ltd; and Suresh Balakrishnan, COO, Mail Today.
Talking on HR best practices Myraid Consulting’s Verma stressed on the importance of understanding the business first and later getting involved in it with proper knowledge. According to him, this was the hallmark of a professional HR policy.
INX Media’s Sen said, “HR thinks as a business partner because we have interactive standards.”
Mail Today’s Balakrishnan observed that as far as other companies were concerned, there should be communal understanding between the employees and company to share long lasting relationship.
According to Rohinton Maloo, “Smart work and luck at the right time and the right place helped one become a successful entrepreneur.” Dilip Venkatraman, CMO, IBN Network, added here, “You have to be a risk taker to be an entrepreneur. If the expectation is low then more people would be willing to come to the business.”