Sweden India Noble Memorial Week 2012, Bengaluru

Today It was a wonderful day with Sweden India in their one day workshop named as  SWEDEN INDIA NOBEL MEMORIAL WEEK  on the topic of  ‘ Education , innovation , Entrepreneurship & research  at Hotel Lalit Ashok , Golf Course road , Bengaluru .we had overwhelmed experience in seminar. The program had begun at 10.30 am with a beautiful introduction  of  Sweden, Swedish people and there wonderful culture , followed by presentation on Sweden’s education system, later on seminar was given by SWEDEN’S KTH UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR DONNIE SC LYGONY ON TOPIC OF INNOVATION IN BUSINESS, various business plans were presented by students of different universities of Karnataka. Finally panel discussion was held by professors ‘of top 7 Swedish universities on ideas of entrepreneurs and closed.

Seminar was all about the innovation in business. We learned all about the cross culture business between Sweden & India.


All HR Students got the opportunity to have an industrial visit at hotel “CLARK EXOTICA” Bangalore. Clarks Exotica President Hotel is closely located to the International Airport in Bangalore. It takes just 9-10 minutes from the airport to arrive at the hotel. Clarks Exotica, Bangalore. Set amidst a sprawling 50 acres, it’s a world of luxury complemented by lush foliage.Number of employees are 220 employees out of which 100 is basic employees &120 is classic. It is ISO certified company.

We alongwith  our Faculty Prof. Kanagaraj and Prof.Kirti Singh had first interaction with Mr.Syyed HR Assistant at Clark Exoctica.

First session: He was briefed about the Hotel, that it was opened on 2007 under the command of           Mr. M. Balaji (Director) and Mr. Vaibhav Tandoor (Managing director).He was also briefed about the other branches of the hotel, strength of the staff, Standing orders where he defined some key terms like management,manager,disciplinary authority, Employees, Notice board, Badge  according to Clark Exoctica, Bangalore.

Second session was totally based on the interaction between  Mr.Syyed and  the students, it was good experience for all of us.Everyone were actively participated and asked lots of  question regarding the problems, achievement, key functions, Handling the staff and dealing with the customers etc.

Third session was based on HR function and policy .Various HR policy that Clark Exotica follows are clearly mentioned below:

  • Recruitment & Selection: There was different process ofrecruitment and selection for different levels like managers, chef,employees,basically they recruit the candidates on the basis of reference and others  through  formal interview.
  • Training programs: On job training for freshers,3 days induction program in that employees briefed about the company policies and programs, Every month first aid training are provided to the employees.
  • Awards: “Best employee award” andHonesty award for doing work sincerely and honestly.
  •  Employment Engagement programs are:

Town hall parties

Games / Gingle bells for employees kids

Suggestion box

Sports activities / inter hotel

Best Groomed male/female award

Monthly once ‘food festival’

  • Staff retention policies are:


Non financial recognition programs

  • HR systems Tools

SMART for attendance register

IDS – Payroll

Etool – PF

Register maintained: Pension register, medical register,complain register,customer feedback register etc.

Clark Exotica’s major competitors are Mou & Pick,Taj hotel,Leela Palace,Maithan etc. and the main customer are Corporates, Indigo, Spicejet, Tata.

It was wonderful experience for all HR students .It was new learning for us.


“Connect with Leaders who create Leaders”

” Thoughts are magnets that energize possibilities, and attract the circumstances and people we need. “- – Ian Fari

Today on this day the ISBR Bangalore witnessed a great voyage of thoughts in the form of Leadership Development Programme organized by the HR Community. The LDP is an annual event hosted by ISBR under the leadership of Prof Preeja Sreedhar where in  a series of events are held in collaboration with the industry experts to enhance the skills sets of the students and the faculty members.

The voyage started at 10 AM with the inaugural and key note address by Motivational guru Ian Faria father of Miss Earth 2010 Miss Nicole Faria. He empowered the audience with his thoughts on leadership and attitude enhancement with a simple but effective example of a black balloon also rising in air and demonstrating that what you have inside matter not the outer side or outer colour. His talk bought a new wave of energy and enthusiasm as he believes-For friendship: smile & share, For relationship: love and care and For Leadership: empower & dare.

The second remarkable event was the panel discussion on “the need for creating leaders with competency, capabilities, creativity with a human touch- a challenge”. With the panelist Dr. Balaji Sr. HR Manager SIEMENS, Mr. Sandipan Mitra Entrepreneur Just eat & Hungry zone; Mr. Amit Punjabi Sr trainer Sankalp academy: Mr. Amar Rajan Psychologist MindCarter : Ms Satya Employment Engagement Officer Sasken : Ms Uma Sreedhar Sr. Faculty IBS & corporate trainer : and Jacob Kurien,HR Partner IBM. The panelist brainstormed on the topic and focused on the human touch in leadership is a must to create a good balance in the business. And human touch is also about authenticity and honesty. They had also put emphasis on the presence of mind for an effective leadership.

The session resumed with the release of VOICE the magazine of ISBR Bangalore by Sangeeth Varghese- a world leadership thinker. The day later witnesses some of the enriching sessions by Mr. Athikkal an NLP Trainer and a simulation session by CBT trainer Ms Shobha Managoli The programme was concluded by a cultural program presented by the organizers as a tribute to all the unsung heroes in the world.