Bangalore, Oct 28: With attrition rates in the IT sector recording a continuously increasing trend despite the attractive package, the Conference of Human Resources, being organised as part of the IT mega exposition 'Bangalore IT.in' here, will focus on talent sourcing and retention.
''With the advent of IT revolution in the country, the genesis of HR has seen a sea change. From a small office in the factory, it had now entered the board room. From carrying out the main task of preparation of pay rolls, the HR department has assumed a strategic role,'' Datacore Technologies COO Raghav said today.
Briefing the media on the conference to be held on October 30, he said the highlight of the conference would be a CEO session, in which five officials of top IT companies would discuss on 'What CEOs expect from HR'.
Elaborating on the changes that had come about in HR, Mr Raghav said maintenance of labour and industrial dispute were the main works carried out by the HR department three decades ago when the focus was on machinery. Now the dynamics had underwent a sea change with the main focus being on the employees. ''You can easily understand the mind of a machine, but to understand the mind of a man is very difficult. This is where the HR in the modern sense comes into the picture,'' he added.
Challenges, delivery pressure and target achievement had become the watchwords of the industry. People, unlike earlier, were giving priority to career growth more than the growth of an organisation.
This had led to higher attrition rates, which was affecting even the reputed IT players, he added.