LIVE talk with Dr. Pallab Bandyopadhyay on Managing Gen Y Careerists

India HR LIVE is honored to have Dr. Pallab Bandyopadhyay, Director Human Resources,Citrix Systems to talk about What and How of deploying a successful Organizational Career Management System on September 11th, 2013, at 8PM IST

He shares a few thoughts here on ‘What and How of deploying a successful Organizational Career Management System’ Read on!

The fast pace of change that is driving social, political and business context in today’s India has already created an unprecedented variety of psychological impact on individuals. This impact coupled with relentless globalization of economy, over last few years has lead to a progressive disintegration between employee(s) and organization(s) as against a backdrop of long tenured and sustained symbiotic relationship that was the hallmark of Indian industries across the country. With frequent reorganizing, rightsizing, delayering, teaming, flattening the pyramid, outsourcing and M&A’s taking place more regularly on one hand, and steady increase in Gen Y Population with easy access to information on the other have significantly impacted careers and career development processes in organizations. Career has assumed a new meaning among the Gen Y population in India in recent years. The expectations of these Gen Y careerists from organizations have changed significantly and thus ways to engage them have also changed significantly. This has created a big challenge to HR professionals in terms of designing and delivering new tools and processes that are required for successful deployment of organizational career Management System.

The more challenging, complex and contrasting are becoming the needs of Gen Y professionals from organizations, more pressure are being build in the internal organizational system to enable leaders and HR professionals to think out of box, to change the traditional rule of engagement that are based on external perspective and build innovative career management system that has roots more on internal career perspective.

Under this backdrop, there is a fundamental need to design innovative organizational career management system comprising innovative practices that are aligned with organizational values and integrate them with other HR practices, to fulfill the diverse internal career needs of Gen Y employees in organizations. Both Line and HR Managers need to play an important role in ensuring that career management practices are designed to cater to pluralistic career orientations of Gen Y professionals by taking into account both their personal and professional growth.  They should build such effective career management practices that enables an individual to fulfill his/her career aspirations in the context of achieving the organization goals and in turn impacts his/her organizational commitment and finally the decision to stay or quit the organization.

Meet Dr. Pallab Bandyopadhyay 

Dr. Pallab Bandyopadhyay currently heads the country HR function for India for both R&D and Sales as Director-Human resources for Citrix based at Bangalore.  Citrix Systems (NASDAQ listed 2.6 billion US$ revenue) is a leading provider of virtualization, networking and software as a service (SaaS) technologies for more than 230,000 organizations worldwide. Citrix customers include the world’s largest internet companies, ninety percent of fortune global 500 enterprises and the hundreds of thousands of small businesses and prosumers worldwide. Citrix partners with over 10,000 companies worldwide in more than 100 countries. Citrix India R&D centre is among the first companies in India to set up a model where the team in India plays an integral part of the global R&D team at all levels, concentrating on the core development of the flagship products instead of offering only software services.

A doctoral fellow in HRD from XLRI, Jamshedpur, Dr. Bandyopadhyay has also been trained at various human process and organization development interventions at NTL, USA as well as adult learning theories at Interactive consultants, Canada. Dr Pallab has more than twenty four years of professional experience managing entire gamut of Human Resources Development function including Learning and Development, Workforce Management, HR Business Partnering, Compensation & Benefit, Immigration, HR operations, Shared Services, HRIS, Recruiting services, Employee Communications and engagement.

Before joining Citrix, he headed HR function at Dell services, Perot systems, Cambridge Solutions, Sasken Communication Technologies and Ashok Leyland Information Technology. He and his team have been instrumental in making Sasken winner of the prestigious BT-Hewitt Best Employer/National HRD Excellence Award. He was also conferred the Super Achievers Award twice by Centre of Change Management/Institute of Fun and Joy at Work  and Indira Group and HR Leadership Award by Institute of Public Enterprise for outstanding achievements in the field of HR.

He has vast expertise in Change and Transition management having participated in twenty five M&A deals across the globe. Dr Pallab was the past-President of NHRD Bangalore chapter and a member at the National HR and IR/ER committee of CII. He has been the member of the CII and NHRD team that developed the first HR competency model HR Compass in India. He has published several papers in leading HR journals and also the guest editor for NHRD Journal. He is also a visiting faculty in number of reputed business schools in India in the area of HRM/OB. He is an honorary member of the HR Academic Area Advisory Council of Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Bangalore , a research guide for PhD students under the Faculty of Management Symbiosis International, a deemed University and also a member of board of studies for IFIM, Bangalore, MS Ramaiah Institute of Management, Sona School of Management, Salem and BIMHRD, Pune. He is also an expert reviewer at Harvard Business School (HBR) Press and an advisory member of the board for “Sukrut” a unique psychotherapeutic clinic and professional development centre based at Bangalore. Dr Pallab is also a certified executive coach and spends considerable time in coaching both senior business leaders as well as young HR professionals across the country.

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