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Topic: Culture

Recognition and Inclusion: The Missing Link in your DE&I Strategy

Dr. Alexander Lovell and Samik Basu with Moderator Nida Shahid

What a multi-generational workforce really wants
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Wednesday, 11 August 2021
10:30 AM IST

Inclusion is top of mind for many organisations, as it should be. Yet, many employees still report ineffective and inauthentic inclusion strategies and initiatives. The 2021 Global Culture Report found that 83% of those who self-identify with any minority group are more likely to feel their organisation talks about diversity in ways that box employees into traditional categories that don’t accurately express who they are. HR Leaders continue to be at a loss for where to go next.  

Join Dr. Alexander Lovell – Director, O.C. Tanner Institute, Samik Basu – CHRO, Hindalco Industries Limited and Nida Shahid – Associate Director-Advisory Services, SHRM India, as they share strategies for improving inclusion and equity in the workplace from the lens of employee recognition. Learn about key factors to building successful inclusion initiatives, including: 

• The critical connection between inclusion, equity, and employee recognition
• Core considerations for an inclusive, effective, and equitable recognition program
• How to measure inclusion through your recognition program


About the speakers:

Dr. Alexander Lovell, Director, Research and Assessment, O.C. Tanner Institute

A political sociologist with more than a decade’s worth of deep methodological, research, and practitioner experience, Dr. Alexander Lovell conducts extensive research on workplace culture, employee experience, and assessment methodologies for the O.C. Tanner Institute. He also curates the perspectives of more than 40,000 leaders and employees, revealing relevant workplace trends for the Institute’s annual Global Culture Report, which is informed by his research in field theory, inter-generational dynamics, and culture change.  

His dynamic insights transform the cultures of numerous Fortune 100 and Global 2000 companies as he works to develop targeted culture assessment programs, predictive models, evaluation plans, and listening strategies that help people thrive at work. He finished his doctoral training at the University of Utah and holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from American Military University.


Samik Basu
, CHRO, Hindalco Industries Limited

Samik Birla is the Chief Human Resources Officer of Hindalco Industries Limited. During the last five years, he has focused on enhancing capability and evolving the culture to be more open, inclusive, and collaborative in line with the evolving business plans and priorities.

He is a collaborative HR leader with 32 years of diverse experiences in reputed CPG companies including Unilever and PepsiCo, across multiple geographies and cultures in India and the Asia Pacific Region. His career as an HR Professional encompasses enriching experience in Strategic Business Partnership, Change Management, Employee Relations, Organisation Design, Diversity & Inclusion, and Leadership Development.

Samik has been a member of the Asia Pacific Talent Development and Organizational Effectiveness Council. He holds a Post-graduate in Human Resources from XLRI Jamshedpur.


Nida Shahid
, Associate Director, Advisory Services, SHRM India

Nida is a passionate and an entrepreneurial HR Professional with over a decade of experience across diverse areas of the human capital lifecycle. Prior to her current stint with SHRM India, she was working independently and associated with several firms like Great Place to Work Research and Consultancy, School of Inspired Leadership, and Institution Builders. She has also been previously employed as a Project Leader with Right Management India. Nida has worked on projects involving both high level strategy and ground level execution. Combination of subject matter expertise with operational understanding and effective stakeholder management has always ensured business impact of HR interventions. Her domain expertise lies in the areas of Competency Management, Talent Assessment, Leader Development, Employee Engagement and Performance Management.


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