R&R matters and matters much more to the deprived sections like HR, the much critiqued function. People like @Ram Charan and now @Vinit Nayar with @Richard Rekhy pronounced its demise by 2020. Awards may save this function, at-least this is what the Kodak Moment of HR may be believing in!
The Oscar of HR awards as the compere and some mafia HR leaders on stage on People Matters AYIL 2017 award show called these awards for Emerging HR Leaders below the age of 35 yrs. Leaders on and off stage took pride in calling themselves HR mafia! Welcome @Godfathers! You truly deserve seats in the Khap panchayats now!
This year 13 jury members (only 3 women) selected 11 winners and 9 are women! Interestingly none of the winners come from any company that jury members represent! Is that a rule or real outcome People Matters?
In last 6 years of People Matters AYIL awards number of winners have fallen consistently each year from 35 to 11 this year. Does this mean, we have poorer lots falling into HR function? When jury members are the same as Dwarkanath mentioned during the show, selection bar too must have been consistent. There are mix of MBAs from top tier to MSW graduates in the list. Some with 3 years of experience and some with 14 years plus got recognized as Emerging Leader. One MSW took 14 years to get where top tier folks reached in 3 to 4 years! Some presenters called the 9:2 winner ratio an outcome of @building-diversity? In other words can we call this a forced-selection or simply gender-based reservation?