Our very special guest on this episode of MVP, the Master’s Voice Podcast -- our series based on conversations with MVPs (Most Valued Players) across important sectors of the Industry -- is Priya Chakravarty, Senior Director – HR at Essar Capital Limited!
Essar Capital is at the threshold of another big growth spurt, and of course, its biggest strength has always been its People, and as Senior Director – HR, Priya plays a crucial role in strengthening the People practices across Essar Capital.
Priya is responsible for managing HR for International businesses and Corporate Functions, and also handles Learning & Development there. So, championing and empowering the diverse talent required at Essar Capital Limited across multiple sectors and sub sectors and levels is a large and truly complex mandate that Priya has been excelling at delivering on.
A post-graduate in Organisational Dynamics from the University of Pennsylvania, Priya deploys rich learnings from more than 20 years of experience in Human Resources, bringing in to bear her work experience from across industries like Manufacturing, Pharma, IT and Retail. In her previous assignment as Chief People Officer – Hometown & Ezone, Priya was responsible for driving a transformational HR agenda that focused on organisational culture, building a talent pipeline, and initiating and aligning all people practices to business achievement.
In this, the 42nd episode the Master’s Voice Podcast, our MVP conversation ranges across how Priya and her team rose to meet the first shock and challenge of the lockdown and how they kept all Essarites reassured, protected, connected and productive. Priya speaks of how her HR team at Essar Capital Ltd worked to get the individual and collective mindsets to a place of comfort with change, which, she says, became the bedrock for engagement, productivity, reassurance and protection.
Priya speaks of important deployments such as real-time communication, the in-house Radio Essar, empowering of employees with the tech and training to continue working from home comfortably and effectively, also providing them with ppen communication channels with doctors, counsellors, leaders and management, plus substantial work on renewing learning methodology by building digital training programs and creating an ecosystem of learning partners to produce and deliver content rapidly to a broad base of employees.
So here's a fascinating account of how Priya Chakravarty, Senior Director - Human Resources at Essar Capital Ltd, and her team kept employees informed, engaged reassured and productive. I hope you find it as insightful and beneficial as I did.
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