Ashok K. Bhat obtained his Master’s Degree with specialization in Personnel Management & Industrial Relations, from Delhi University in 1974. He has, in addition, received training in faculty development at IIM-Ahmedabad. Ashok was a British Council Scholar at Templeton College, Oxford University, UK, where he completed a long duration course in Advanced Human Resource Development. He is also an alumnus of London Business School, UK, where he attended the flagship programme of the school, namely Accelerated Development Programme. He has also completed the Balanced Scorecard Professional Certification Program of Balanced Scorecard Institute, USA and George Washington University.
Ashok spent his early years in the country’s FORTUNE listed oil and gas company in human resource management function, and among other assignments, was a key member of the nucleus team in the corporate office which anchored the HRD action research programme during the 1990s and later conceptualized and set up the company’s apex centre of learning, (the Institute of Petroleum Management). Following his resignation from the company in 1998 to pursue a career in consulting and teaching, Ashok joined Feedback Ventures as Executive Director where he headed the HR consulting and training practice. He is currently Director of MindShare HR Consultancy Pvt. Ltd.
Set up in the year 2002, MindShare was incorporated as a private limited company. Promoted by Ashok, the company does niche work in organization review, and HR strategies and systems and training and development.
Ashok has more than three decades of experience in anchoring a large number of initiatives in HR systems and processes, change management, training and development, organizational diagnosis and redesign across private, public, government and non-government organizations. Some of the organizations where he has handled consulting assignments include Indian Oil Corporation, RITES, CASA, HCL, C-DOT, HLL, Metzeler, Grasim Industries, Indian Newspaper Society, Wildlife Trust of India, CII, M&M, TERI, etc. He has also been involved in anchoring organization development initiatives in the Health Sector in the states of Uttarakhand and Madhya Pradesh and the Power Sector in Assam.
The assignments handled by Ashok include redesign of performance management systems, role profiling, multi-rater appraisal for leadership development, design and facilitation of assessment centres for identification of talent, psychometric testing for recruitment of scientists, training needs identification and transfer of learning, job evaluation, review of compensation structures, career planning and promotion policies, employee engagement surveys, organizational review, cadre restructuring, etc.
Ashok is an Adjunct Professor of human resource management at the country’s leading business school namely IMT, Ghaziabad. He is also a visiting professor in the area of human resource management at IIM-Lucknow and International Management Institute (IMI). The courses he has taught include, Performance Management, Competency Mapping and Assessment Centres, Training and Development, Human Resource Systems and Processes, Strategic Staffing, HR Analytics, etc.
Over the last three years Ashok has also been involved as a faculty in the on-line programme of IIM-Lucknow on Human Resource Management and in the Institute’s many Management Development Programmes.
He is actively associated with Indian Society for Training and Development (ISTD). He has been its past Vice President (North), Chairman (Delhi Chapter), Vice Chairman (Diploma Programme Committee) and Member (Research and Consultancy Committee). He has also been on the panel of judges constituted to evaluate organizations in India for the best HR practices award.
Ashok was commissioned by the International Labour Organization (ILO) to research and compile the country report on industrial relations in Petroleum and Oil companies in India. He has earlier this year authored a research based report on Performance Management Practices in 13 Public Sector organizations in India on a research grant provided by the ILO.
Ashok has widely traveled through Europe including UK, France, Germany, Spain, etc. and South East Asia in connection with Educational and Professional pursuits.
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Anuradha brings in her profile a wide ranging experience in the domain of training and other HR Processes. She holds a Masters degree in Business Administration (with specialization in HRM) and has more than 10 years of experience in consulting and Training.
Some of the key features of Anuradha’s experience include:
Psychometric profiling – Conducting psychometric tests based on relevant tools (16PF, MBTI, etc.) in processes of recruitment, assessment centre, succession planning and individual development.
Counseling – Facilitating individual and group counseling for growth and development using different methods.
Core HR Projects – Managing core HR solutions for client companies in the following areas:
Organizational review, growth and development
Training and development solutions
Integrated performance management system
Training – Responsible for activities in research, coordination and enhancement of training process.
Providing training to the client organizations on the basis of training needs identification.
Conducting BEI, one-to-one discussion, and organization survey to assess the training needs.
Developing training needs identification design and programme workshops for clients.
Providing training programs on Team Building, Negotiation, Leadership, Result/Achievement Orientation, Communication and Interpersonal Skills, etc. depending on organization need.
Evaluating the training benefits and streamlining training to organization growth
Anuradha has been involved in consulting and training assignments with a large number of organizations including CASA, IOCL, NHPC, Talent Equity, SG Cricket, Ngenox (BPO of Vipul), Mahindra Lifespaces, Wildlife Trust of India, ISTD, etc.
Anuradha has been actively involved with India’s leading professional organization namely Indian Society for Training and Development. She has been formerly a member of the management committee of its Delhi Chapter.
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