As we mark this International HR Day to celebrate the work of HR professionals who make our workplaces stimulating and play a crucial role in shaping modern-day offices, nurturing a progressive work culture for achieving the overall organizational Goals.

This year’s HR Day is themed around HR professionals’ role in shaping the new future, armed with new-age technologies like Artificial Intelligence to build a cohesive ecosystem conducive for developing future corporate leaders. ‘HR leaders feel a sense of urgency about moving forward with artificial intelligence (AI) in the HR function. 38% of HR leaders have explored or implemented AI solutions to improve process efficiency within their organization. Global IT – research & consulting firm Gartner outlines, 76% of HR leaders believe that if their organization does not adopt and implement AI solutions, such as generative AI, in the next 12 to 24 months, they will be lagging in organizational success compared to those that do.’

We capture the views of a couple of global leaders in the related role, expressing their views on the indispensable part that such technologies play in shaping future workplaces:

International HR Day 2024

Mr. Amit Chincholikar – Chief Human Resources Officer, at Yokohama Off-Highway Tires, says – “At Yokohama, we’re committed to leveraging the power of our people to deliver meaningful solutions for our customers, stakeholders and communities. We understand the pivotal role that human capital plays in driving inclusive growth. Our focus is on fostering a progressive and dynamic culture – one that nurtures a workforce that is future-focused. This forward-looking strategy isn’t just about incorporating cutting-edge tools; it’s about fundamentally redefining our workplaces and practices to be more innovative, inclusive, technology-enabled and path breaking. By leading these advancements, we’re committed to creating environments where our colleagues and teams are empowered to excel, and challenged to innovate. We are committed to building a future powered by our human capital – one that offers with a world of opportunities and a sustainable ecosystem for everyone.”

International HR Day 2024

Mr. Sumit Kumar, Chief Strategy Officer, TeamLease Degree Apprenticeship, explained – “On HR Day, it’s important to acknowledge the evolving role of HR professionals which is no longer confined to basic administrative tasks, HR now plays a strategic and business-centric role, essential for preparing organizations for the future. HR professionals are the linchpin in developing a future-ready talent pool, crucial for companies to thrive in a competitive landscape.”

“In today’s technological era, HR faces the challenge of building teams of skilled professionals capable of competing with advanced AI models. Their focus is on fostering synergy through a Tripartite Agreement model, which brings together industry, academia, and the youth. This collaboration ensures that the workforce is equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge, making the organization resilient and innovative in the face of technological advancements.” added Mr. Sumit.