Jay Thakkar, Head of Compensation & Benefits and HR Operations at Aditya Birla Housing Finance Ltd
In his own words, this is what the ‘Are You In The List’ 2015 winner has to say about himself.
I lead Compensation and Benefits and HR Operations for Aditya Birla Housing Finance Limited. In my 5-years at Aditya Birla Group, I have been a part of the strategic team in Compensation and Benefits as well as BUHR for various units. Prior to ABG, I worked for 2.5 years with Aon Hewitt as a Senior Consultant.
Core differentiator: I have approached every initiative that I have undertaken with the premise that the output needs to bring measurable positive change. This in turn has enabled me to connect with the business functions.
Biggest talent priority: Providing clarity on career paths
Providing clarity on career paths is a priority and I think this can be achieved by focusing on building dedicated programs for talent development that are linked to vertical and lateral employee movement.
The one thing that I will:
-Change in HR: Use HR to define leading indicators for business
I would partner with business and create leading indicators which can help define the way business can be run. For example, I would measure L&D success by enhanced productivity which can be used in manpower planning rather than measuring number of man-days.
-Retain in HR: Keep it a combination of science and art
My ideas to disrupt HR: I want to ensure that HR function also impacts the top and bottom line of an organization. Akin to a balance sheet, companies should also have a talent sheet which captures the intrinsic value of its people. The time has come for the HR function to be recognized as a value creation center.
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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.