Organizations know that they must have the best talent in order to succeed in a hyper-competitive and increasingly complex global economy. Along with understanding the need to hire, develop, and retain talented people, organizations must manage talent as a critical resource to achieve the best possible results. However, few, if any, organizations have an adequate supply of talent. Gaps exist at all levels. Talent is an increasingly scarce resource, so it must be managed to the fullest.
Through objective assessment and feedback, managers need to activate the potential in individuals by helping them identify their strengths and development priorities to align with current performance, tomorrow’s readiness, and future capabilities.
In this interactive dialogue with top HR leaders, we'll discuss:
- The impact and implications of a rapidly changing business landscape on our approaches to leadership potential and succession planning.
- Expert opinions on how to surface potential, activate it, and, finally, convert that potential into performance with accelerated development options.
- How managers need to move beyond relying on a few “high-potential heroes” to unleash the full potential of their organization.
- How managers can be better equipped with the tools, insights, and skills to scout for potential.
Ayaskant Sarangi – Senior Vice President - Leadership and Talent Management, Wipro Limited
Ayaskant currently heads Leadership Hiring and Redeployment, Talent Management, L and D and Talent Analytics and Systems for Wipro Limited globally. Prior to this role, he was heading the HR function for all Service Lines of Wipro Technologies, providing HR Leadership to 80,000 employees globally.
Ayaskant has spent more than 20 years in the area of Human Resources and brings with him significant global experience in areas like work force planning, talent acquisition, talent management, C and B, M and A, Learning and Development, and Analytics over the years.
Ayaskant completed his engineering degree at NIT Surat and his master’s in Human Resources from Xavier Institute of Management.
Anu Zachariah – Chief People Officer, Sasken Technologies Limited
At Sasken, Anu leads the human capital function in building a performance and values driven culture that attracts and inspires passionate talent. She is responsible for diverse HR functions including HR governance and partnership, Compensation and Beneﬁts, Performance Management, Talent, and Organizational Development.
Anu brings over 23 years of experience in leading industry and consulting environments. She has designed and led high-impact engagements in organization design and development and culture renewal, and has vast experience in leadership assessment and coaching, talent acceleration, and succession management.
Anu holds a master’s degree in Personnel Management and Industrial Relations from Tata Institute of Social Sciences. She is passionate about art and design, an interest she actively pursues in her leisure time.