Senior HR & ADMIN Professional
Senior management professional with over 28 years of experience in HR, Admin and Operations functions, including maintaining or improving employee relations, talent acquisition & development, compensation & benefits performance management, CSR amongst others. Exploring challenging senior managerial assignments with a professionally managed organization
Strategic HR Planning
Policies & Procedure Implementation
Recruitment / Talent Development
Compensation & Benefits Mgmt
Welfare Admin / CSR
MA in Social Work (Human Resources and Industrial Relations), Madurai Kamaraj University, 1991
B Sc. (Computer Science), Bharathidasan University, 1986
Languages Known: English and Tamil
Passport Availability: K7221693 valid till 2022
Date of Birth: 26 January 1966
Address: Flat-308, Block-39B, Bollineni Hillside, Township, Perumpakkam, Chennai - 600126
Exposed to working across domains of Manufacturing, Real Estate, Financial Services, Healthcare sector, Pharma Manufacturing, Catering, School (CBSE), Retail (Super Market), Trade Fair/Exhibition and Property Management. Adept at interacting external agencies and different stakeholders such as an Employee, Union, Government and Statutory Bodies. Proficient in formalizing, interpreting & implementing HR policies/regulations, performance management and HR process engineering/re-engineering, managing HR operations encompassing competency development, manpower planning, talent acquisition, organization capability building, performance management, rewards & recognition, welfare measures, statutory compliances.
L&T South City Projects Pvt. Ltd., Chennai, India May 2014 – Present
Currently (Pragnya South City Projects Pvt. Ltd.) Head – HR & Admin
Coordinate with internal and external stakeholders for recruitment and mobilization aligned to headcount requirements of organizations in compliance to company policies and procedures.
Reengineer recruitment process, streamline orientation and training program to ensure on-time hiring, performance enhancement and retention of best possible candidates.
Enhance employee satisfaction by managing day to day issues relating to employee grievances, appeals, requests, investigation, employee discipline / separation, leaves, ticketing, training and resolving other HR related queries.
Guide team members in preparing and processing payroll and conduct monthly audit against timesheets and overtime to enhance payroll transparency. Manage the annual salary review process of the company to align with industry standards.
Develop HR policies and conduct internal review of HR policies and procedures for implementing amendments based on statutory requirements.
Involved in issuing and evaluating HR and Admin – related memos, announcements, company-wide forms and standards for maintaining seamless operations.
Render specialist information and guidance to employees and managers on HR policy and practice and labor law for implementing the same in day to day operations.
Successfully led a team of 118+ employees on direct roll, 86 on outsource roll and above 2500 labors on contract in role as Head – HR & Administration.
Played a key role in setting up and managing HR function in the project environments in Chennai, Bangalore and Hyderabad.
Groomed and mentored the sales, marketing and CRM Team in Chennai in accomplishing target of having an average booking of 1 unit per day during 2014-15 and 2015-16.
Core member of the team involved in receiving the HR Excellence Award for the organization.
Actively involved in managing divestment of companies in Hyderabad and Chennai by negotiating and coordinating with the new management for smooth transition of staff members.
Defined and implemented new policies, procedures, pay structure, carrier path for SCPL and the group companies as well as enhanced existing infrastructure.
Instrumental in rolling out PPA evaluation of candidates in recruitment process and closing senior positions like for Business Head-L&T Reality South for Chennai, Bengaluru and Hyderabad
Significant contributed to NICMAR campus recruitment for L&T.
Hiranandani Realtors Pvt. Ltd., Chennai, India Nov 2005 – Mar 2014
General Manager – HR And Administration
Functioned as core team member of Phase I of the Chennai OMR 120 acres integrated township project involved in setting up the HPT (High Performance Team) core team.
Groomed and mentored the business head, Sales & Marketing and CRM team, project and service team to cater to the newly launched Bangalore project.
Set up and managed the core team for the Hyderabad Metro TOD Project. Developed HR strategy to meet short-term and long-term business challenges.
Catered to areas like talent & leadership, culture & values, engagement & connect, productivity and cost.
Involved in end to end management of HR and Administration (Wage/Salary) activities including recruitment process of Staff and Trainees/ Temporaries.
Assessed training effectiveness and promoted training activities based on business and operational requirements.
Focused on administration and maintenance of labour camp with more than 5000 labourers.
Rendered consultancy on reengineering employee engagement and productivity parameters in compliance to various statutory regulations.
Prepared and maintained manpower plans and worked on talent acquisition through multiple channels like campus, portals, vendors for closing multiple positions.
Ensured adequate coverage of employees in companies Group Health policies. Negotiated with the insurance companies for policy renewal with adequate coverage.
Convened and presided over canteen committee meetings. Maintained statutory records and under IMS specifications.
Organized mock drills, firefighting, safety training programs based statutory regulations under the factories act in coordination with the safety department.
Managed day to day administrative aspects related to housekeeping, environment & security, safety & firefighting, repairs & maintenance of the facility, transport management, statutory compliances, stationery, stores and supplies and contract management.
Guided the CSR Team in setting up and rolling out welfare activities as per the approved budget.
Involved in design, evaluation and implementation of policies for POSH, Security and Disaster Management in the organization.
Interacted with various statutory authorities and government departments like Labour, Inspector of Factories, Police, Revenue, Health Department, pollution Control Board, School Education, Forest, Drug, Agriculture, and MOEA.
Evaluated and presented various status reports at senior management reviews to enable effective decision making.
Played a key role in implementing the succession planning process including talent review, identification of critical talent and incentive planning for critical talent including comprehensive performance management and compensation framework.
Developed recruitment and engagement processes, Reward & Recognition/appreciation program and value based performance driven organization culture.
Successfully conducted in-house/external training for improving people's skills as per training plan and Skills Matrix, Training Needs Identification in compliance to ISO-14001, OSHAS, EMS, TPM, 5S and IATF-16949 requirements.
Acknowledged for developing HR Departments and functions for HIRCO and other associate companies, setting up the Hiranandani Upscale school with required approvals in the shortest possible time. Obtained HSC affiliation from CBSE Board.
Set up Bloom & Gold supermarket a retail outlet of the group including recruitment, induction of required manpower in the shortest possible time.
Distinguished for retaining 90% of staff for < 5 years and maintaining minimal attrition rate of less than 4.5% as well as managing labour unrest.
Actively coordinated with NGO like Blue cross, crocodile bank society, Irular Welfare Society, Rural Welfare Trust, Lions Blood Bank, Jeevan Blood Bank and a lot of others organizations/institutions and Government bodies for various CSR activities of the organization.
Manager – Human Resources, Akshaya Homes, Chennai, India Jul 2004 – Oct 2005
Head – Human Resources, Arvind Eye Care Systems, Madurai, India Sep 2002 – Jun 2004
Head – Human Resources, Premier Housing & Industrial Enterprises Ltd., Chennai, India Aug 1993 – Aug 2002
Junior Personnel Officer, Anabond Pvt. Ltd., Chennai, India Feb 1992 – Jul 1993
Block Placement Trainee, Titan Watches Ltd., Hosur, India Jun 1991 – Dec 1991
TRAININGS & CERTIFICATIONS
PPA-HJA certification by Thomas International
“SAP – HR Beginners” Training (2014) by L&T Training and Event Management, Mumbai, duration 8 Days.
“Introduction to Project Management Concepts” Training conducted by L&T Institute of Project Management, Chennai, duration 5 Days.
Training on “Innovation to Success”, (2012) by Dr. Rekha Shetty, Farstar Distribution Network Ltd.
International HR Summit in Singapore in 2008 and 2010
Training Program on Managerial Grid, Homi Mulliah, 2008, Lonawalla
ISO 9000: 2000 QMS – Lead Auditor course (2004), EIAMS, Chennai
Training on “7 habits of highly effective people”, (2003) Steven Covey Foundation, AECS, Madurai, duration 5 Days
Management Development Program on Human Resource Information System (HRIMS), in XLRI, Jamshedpur
Management Development Program on Effective Communication conducted by CETC, Chennai
TRAINING PROGRAMS CONDUCTED / ORGANISED
Revit Architecture course for Engineers & Architect Team members, of L&T Realty, Chennai and Bangalore, 21 days program.
Program on Motivation & Teamwork for Hazel Realty Pvt. Ltd., Chennai – one Day program
Women’s Right at Work Place Training for L&T South City Projects, Chennai
“Success Through Customer Centric Culture Across Teams” – workshop for L&T South City Projects, Chennai
Conducted Think Tank – to improve Sales Training for the Sales and CRM Team of L&T South City Projects, Chennai.
Training on “Innovation to Success”, (2012) by Dr. Rekha Shetty, Farstar Distribution Network Ltd. For Hiranandani Chennai, Bangalore and Hyderabad Team
Organized and conducted, Training Program on Managerial Grid, along with Mr. Chander Tapar, Gr. VP-HR for Line Managers of Hiranandani Chennai, Bangalore and Hyderabad Team
Conducted ISO certification Training for the employees of Akshaya Homes, Chennai
Lead faculty for the Hospital Management Course (M.K. University Affiliated Course) Conducted by LAICO, Training division of Aravind Eye Care System, Madurai
Faculty for various regular training programs conducted by LAICO
Training on “7 habits of highly effective people”, (2003) Steven Covey Foundation, AECS, Madurai, duration 5 Days
Conducted various tailor-made Management Development Programs or through various training organizations
Training Programs Representing Skills India and CETC, Chennai in various areas for the following organizations; NEPC Group, Commercial Laws of India Pvt. Ltd., Vasu Group of companies
Managed lecture classes for Library and Information Science Department of Chennai University, Chennai
Compensation Survey and Restructuring for Enfield Motors, Bengal Tiger Shipping, Britannia Biscuits, Commercial Laws
Develop Supply Chain Management Systems for Vasu Agarbathies, Mysore
Develop Business Plan and Content for www.IndiaFresh.com / www.Currimbhoys.com
Cane Accounting Systems for Dharani Sugars and Chemicals Ltd., Vasudevanallur
Development and implementation of Financial Information Systems for Madras Cements Ltd., Chennai
REFERENCES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST