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Proficiency in Analytics important to show change 

The intent to use analytics in measurement of change to give an edge to HR processes 
Proficiency in Analytics important to show change 

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.

Here’s the list of other winners:

NEHA SHARMA - Senior Employee Relations Manager, ICICI Bank

AMIT PAPNEJA - Manager-Field Readiness, Asian Paints Ltd.

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.

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