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Seminar talk by Mr. Nishith Mohanty, Chief HR Officer, Manipal Group

featured-Nishith-MohantyTopic: Identification of Training Needs & Creating the Models for Development

Date: July 30, 2011

Speaker Profile :

After completing PGDM & IR from XLRI he joined HMT Ltd. as a Personnel Officer. At HMT he grew to Head HR at Aurangabad. From there he shifted to Good Year Tyre and subsequently to Max India Ltd. as Head HR. He then joined Britannia Industries Ltd. as Head HR. He was Head HR at Bayer India Pvt. Ltd. before joining Manipal Group.



In his interaction with HRM students, Mr. Nishith Mohanty, shared the Learning and Development practices of Manipal Group. He elucidated on the stages of the L&D cycle, which are: training needs analysis, design and development of programs, delivery of programs and the evaluation of the effectiveness of the programs. Mr. Mohanty stressed on the importance of need analysis which is to analyze and map the resources needed by an employee to perform better. He threw light upon the types of needs that are analyzed and the factors that drive these needs.

Mr. Mohanty also spoke about the planning approaches that are used by organizations for need analysis and the variables that are studied during this process. He explained in detail the differences amongst the need analyses done for all three levels in an organization and the corresponding approaches that are taken up by HR managers to conduct need analyses. Further, Mr. Mohanty also enhanced the students’ understanding of performance appraisals and the implementation of consequent decisions. The HRM students, benefitted immensely by getting to know how the industry implements Learning and Development.