American Chamber of Commerce in India
Apex Chamber of U.S. Industry in India
HR Committee Meeting: HR Challenges Post COVID– 12 August 2021
On August 12th, AMCHAM’s HR Committee organized a committee meeting with the theme ‘HR Challenges Post COVID.’ The discussion covered pertinent sub topics like – return to office, travel, skilling/re-skilling, staying flexible, psychological adaptation, mental wellness and routine work, amongst others. The meeting was led by Mr. Chaitanya N. Sreenivas, Chairman – HR Committee, AMCHAM and VP HR & HR Head India South Asia, IBM and Ms. Achal Khanna, Co-Chairperson – HR Committee, AMCHAM and CEO, Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) & Business Head, Asia Pacific and MENA. During the meeting members observed that the need of the hour is to focus upon return to work which includes a vaccination program, hybrid or flexible work places, employee productivity and compensation. The right of an employee to opt for vaccination versus work from home was also discussed. Members brought forward the importance of leadership and manager enablement in these testing times. The committee also discussed learning and development of employees, especially for new employees. Mr. Sreenivas concluded the meeting by outlining the main agenda points for the next year. The agenda would include return to work, manager enablement/transformative leadership and labor codes.