Aug 10, 2012

The search for India's emerging HR leaders - Are You In The List?



I have been invited to be part of the Jury for the search for India's emerging HR Leaders. 

People Matters in partnership with NHRDN, DDI and Harvard Business Publishing has launched "Are you in the List?", a platform for emerging HR managers in the age group of 26 to 35 years.

Participants will undergo a 5 stage process over a period of six months, wherein they will be judged on various competencies by industry veterans to identify the ‘Future 25’ potential HR Leaders.

My fellow jury members are luminaries from the HR fraternity like P. Dwarakanath, N.S Rajan, Elango R, S.Y. Siddiqui, Dr. Aquil Busrai, Sonali Roy Chowdhury, Rajesh Rai, Gautam Chainani and others. Richard Wellins of DDI brings the global perspective to the jury.

Currently at Stage 1 in the competition, more than 300 HR have applied by sending answers to a small online questionnaire which asks them to share their experience and achievements in the field of HR.You can nominate deserving HR professionals until the 18th of August. And if you are an HR leader in the age group, then you can self-nominate yourself too.

This will be followed by screening 100 applicants in Stage 2 who will undergo the Leadership Insight Inventory test which will be a quick test to assess the candidates' leadership orientation.

Stage 3 will see further screening to arrive at 50 participants who then undergo Leadership Assessment, which is a situational test, asking candidates to solve case studies.

35 candidates move to Stage 4 which is a video round where the panel will judge the videos made by participants to answer a common question presented.

Finally these candidates will be interviewed personally by the jury across three cities - Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore to arrive at the final 25 who make it to the list.

These 25 will then be recognized in an awards ceremony and personal interviews will be featured in People Matters.

The winners also get access to free HBR webinars and management courses. NHRD as the community partner also will provide a platform to connect with veterans and develop skills to be a leader.
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