Past Events

Learn n Share: Return to Travel – 27 October 2020

AMCHAM’s HR Committee organized a Learn n Share session on ‘Return to Travel’ on October 27th. The session focused upon return to work and return to travel post COVID and shed light on some of the best practices being followed by HR professionals across sectors. Ms. Ranjana Khanna, Director General CEO, AMCHAM welcomed participants and gave opening remarks. The speakers included Ms. Rekha Gairola, India Lead & Regional Security Advisor, India & South Asia, Boeing India, Ms. Achal Khanna, Co-Chairperson – HR Committee, AMCHAM and CEO, SHRM India & Business Head, Asia Pacific and MENA and Mr. Chaitanya N. Sreenivas, Chairman – HR Committee, AMCHAM and VP HR & HR Head India South Asia, IBM. Ms. Rekha Gairola gave a presentation on ‘Return to Travel’ and explained the country status decision matrix in taking decisions pertaining to business travel.

She also talked about returning to normal in business travel, challenges involved, considerations to be undertaken and the way forward. Ms. Achal Khanna gave a comprehensive presentation on post COVID work life. She also discussed some of the key findings from SHRM research, 2020. She highlighted the key factors for mitigating — communication, recall process and mental health resources. Mr. Chaitanya N. Sreenivas gave a presentation on return to work and travel with a special focus on the IT & ITES sector. He shared best practices of his organization with participants. He also shared that it has to be a safe and prioritized progression based on business needs and local conditions. Mr. Salil Gupte, Chairman, AMCHAM and President Boeing India shared his observations with the audience. It was followed by an open house discussion where various questions pertaining to data on safe traveling, role of HR professionals in critical times, medical insurance and work life balance, among other topics, were discussed. Ms. Ranjana Khanna thanked panelists and gave the vote of thanks.