Somnath Baishya

Head - People , TESCO

A growth-minded professional with expertise in impacting organizational scaling and renewal through transformations. He presently heads HR for Global Business Services at Tesco. Previously he has played Global Leadership roles in HR with acclaimed brands like Intuit, Adobe, Nokia, Infosys and Tata Motors accelerating business outcomes.
He has been an influencer for Academia, Industry and Start-ups through his coaching, mentorship and thought leadership and believer of ‘Learn, Teach, Learn’!

11:15 - 12:00

Friday 19th Nov 2021

Agile Talent Management Strategies for Changing Workplace Reskilling Our Workforce for Success Including Exploring GIG

Call it an aftermath of a widespread pandemic or an opportunity to look at the way Talent is attracted, developed and retained. Reskilling of Talent and shift towards GIG culture are the two key aspects that would feature into the vision of every organization. Welcome to the most demanding ‘Reskilling phase’ of the century! Whether it is due to demographic shifts or gradually increasing demand along with decreasing supply of talent; talent management practices through reskilling have evolved over the years to cater to organization-specific trends. The World Economic Forum estimates that over half of all employees (54%) will require ‘significant’ reskilling by 2022. As demand for new capabilities gathers pace, reskilling and upskilling comes to the rescue of the organizations. It lets them remain in the battlefield by being competitive. Organizations such as Airbnb, Grofers, Ola cabs and likes have meaning fully implemented agile Talent management techniques through reskilling and made the most of GIG culture. Owing to On-demand platforms based on the digital economy and ease of work based on convenience, in the economy created a new labor force characterized by independent and contractual labor and thus the GIG culture popped up in the last few decades, and this trend accelerated during the 2020 economic crisis. Join the session to find out if all of this is at its peak, can organizations even imagine staying silent when it comes to reskilling of talent and its GIG culture!