The AmCham HR Committee met on 14th June 2016 in Mumbai for the first committee meeting under the new leadership of Mr. DP Singh, Chairman, AmCham HR Committee and VP – HR (India/South Asia), IBM India, and Mr. Sameer Mathur, Co-Chair, AmCham HR Committee and SVP – HR, Citibank. The committee discussed at length some of the latest challenges American companies face in India and took some important decisions on new subcommittees to be formed and issues to be addressed as per the following:

1. Digitization of HR – Companies that agreed to part of the core group were Microsoft, IBM, Textron, KPMG and J&J
a. SMAC (social, mobile, analytics, cloud)
b. Future of work (FOW)

i. Human capital analytics (HCA)
ii. Candidate intelligence
iii. Talent bin
iv. Gamification

2. Labor Reforms – Companies that agreed to be a part of the core group were KPMG, Microsoft and J&J
a. Government role
b. Contingent staff
c. Health and safety

3. Fraud – Companies that agreed to be a part of the core group were IBM, Citibank, Morgan Stanley and Turner
a. Employee related fraud
b. How to handle fraudulent situations
c. Fear of destroying careers
d. Performance and tolerance levels
e. Data privacy
f. Technologies involved

The meeting concluded with an engaging discussion for which the committee mutually decided to address the question- can we influence the HR environment to make considerable changes to U.S. MNC’s operating in India?


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