In his own words, this is what the ‘Are You In The List’ 2015 winner has to say about himself.
Amit Papneja, Manager - Field Readiness, Asian Paints Ltd.
I am in a functional training role at Asian Paints Ltd, currently. I have led a plant HR team for 2.5 years, which has been an addition to the leadership exposure I experienced as a Head Boy and also lead student groups during my college years.
I identify with simplicity and integrity. I love taking up responsibilities. Change management, facilitation and training are my domains of interest. Personal interests include writing, reading fiction, photography and cricket.
Core differentiator: Contextualization of problems
I pride myself on my ability and commitment to understand and appreciate the complete context before suggesting a solution.
Biggest talent priority: Talent development
Talent development impacts retention, overall engagement and morale of the workforce. It also impacts talent acquisition as the best employer brands are the ones that focus on developing and retaining talent.
It can be effectively achieved by empowering and enabling direct supervisors and line managers to use different tools to analyze and develop people; using mechanisms for training that enable real-time performance support; and by providing adequate inputs to people to enable them to visualize their career path in the organization.
The one thing I will:
Change in HR: Processes-oriented approach with no innovation
I believe HR should not follow HR processes just because they have been in existence. We, as experts, need to innovate and un-learn and re-learn so that our processes have the maximum impact to the organization.
Retain in HR: Autonomy for management of ethical issues
Here’s the list of other winners:
JAY THAKKAR - Head - Compensation & Benefits and HR Operations, Aditya Birla Housing Finance Limited
NEHA SHARMA - Senior Employee Relations Manager, ICICI Bank
AVIJIT SHASTRI - Divisional Manager - Channel HR, Commercial Vehicle TATA Motors
NIRANJANA HARIKUMAR - Lead- Learning and Organizational Development, Piramal Group
AANCHAL BHUGRA KOTHARI - Senior HR Business Partner, Reliance Industries Ltd.
SOUMITRA ACHARYA - Head HR Analytics, Mahindra & Mahindra
KUMAR ABHIMANYU - Participant - Career Acceleration Program, Reliance Industries Ltd
ALI IMRAN SYED -Global Learning & Organization Development Manager, Avery Dennison
RICHA SINGH - Senior HR Officer, HPCL
VARUN TANDON - Associate Consultant, Salto Dee Fe Consulting
BHRIGU JOSHI - Head - Talent Management & Development, MakeMyTrip.com
SHAILY RAMPAL MISRA - Associate General Manager, HCL Technologies Ltd.
ABHINAV IYER - Senior Manager - Leadership & People Sciences, Wipro
BENJAMIN RAJKUMAR - Manager - Leadership Development, Titan Company Ltd
NEHA SAXENA - Senior HR Business Partner, Adobe.