Sanam Shiekh, Head HR, Pioneer Pakistan Seed Limited, was the guest speaker during a seminar describing HR practices. Sanam is a silver medalist in Public Administration from Punjab University and has almost 11 years of experience in HR. She is a certified expert on Personality and Preference Inventory (PAPI) Tests, designed and developed by Cubiks, PA Group Consulting, UK, and the Mercer International Position Evaluation (IPE) Tool by Mercer USA.
Sanam shared what the corporate sector expects from the students and how they may develop themselves to meet the changing requirements of the corporate world. She said that the true HR spirit is how we handle people. Machines are easier to handle because they are manmade and can be managed according to the specification but people do not come with a manual. One of the biggest challenges of HR lies in taking difficult decisions and communicating them. Predicting the future of HR professionals, Sanam said that HR is the only field that will never be outdated.
A question and answer session followed the lecture. The guest speaker answered all the queries of students and gave them details of the practical side of HR. Sanam also asked questioned the students regarding HR related terminology and concepts. At the end, she advised the students on important points to consider while deciding their careers. She appreciated the knowledge of UMT students and said that they were better academically than their counterparts in other educational institutions.