Summary

Khalid is a Talent Development evangelist in IBM, focused on leading the talent strategy for India Sales and Distribution & Cross Brands business by leveraging early professional hiring and journey. Along with that he is leading HR and influencing IBM to accelerate the adoption of social business as a better way to work, allowing for collaboration, culture change and greater productivity. Key focus of his work to date has been, Learning Strategy and Operations, People Management, Talent Development, OD and Social Business Consulting.

He is IBM Accredited Associate Project Manager, Learning Professional and a Certified IBM Recruiter. He is also an IBM Corporate Service Corps member, where his work as part of the Colombia1 team in 2014 includes proud contribution to social and economic reintegration of the demobilized people from the Organized Illegal Armed Groups (OIAG).

In 2013, he was recognized to be in the top 50 HR Professionals in India, by People Matters. Khalid is named as one of India’s top 100 HR influencers by many agencies.

He is an avid blogger who speaks frequently at events, including NHRD, IBM Events, HR and MBA College Conclaves, Local events etc. on the topics of HR, Talent and Social.

Work History

Work History
Apr 2008 - Present

Talent Development Manager

IBM India Pvt Ltd

As part of India South Asia Talent team, I lead the entire Early Professional Hiring and Journey for IBM India Sales and Distribution. Under this transformation, I create the strategy and execute the plans to identify skills gaps, recruit, upskill, grow and sustain EPH in India. In this role, the key focus is on:

  • Talent & Skills Gap identification and fulfillment
  • Learning and Development
  • Talent Engagement and Retention

Before this, I was part of the HR Talent Development and Resources team, with IBM Central Headquarters team, Armonk, NY, reporting to Director, HR Talent Development & Resources. In my role, I was leading the Learning and Development for IBM's global HR organization of 9,000+ employees. In this role, I created and drove the L&D plan by effectively deploying blended learning to address capability gaps and solve business challenges.

Earlier, I lead the Learning and Organization Development Portfolio for IBM GTS SD of 18k+ employees, to effectively on-board and up-skill employees. I also Lead the implementation of Org-wide education and career framework to streamline up skilling of employees on technical and non-technical front.

Special Projects

  • #SocialHRSuccess is a global culture change initiative for more than 8,000 HR professionals in IBM HR. Led by a diverse team of 80+ volunteer Social HR Advocates, #SocialHRSuccess has been transformational. IBM is a world leader in enterprise social collaboration, and IBM HR is broadly seen as leading the change. In 2014, #SocialHRSuccess led multiple projects -- executive reverse mentoring, social learning roadmap, social design award, social tip campaign, and a namesake weekly blog sharing use cases and success stories, all done via an open, social community. During the year, community membership grew more than 1,000%, giving IBMers a window into how our team operates socially.
  • Manager Assimilation Program: Developed immersive learning solution for Manager Assimilation, using MOOCs and social learning. The program helped the organization save huge travel cost and resulted in better manager ratings.
  • Global Leadership Mentoring: Strategized & managed global leadership mentoring program for 7 IBM growth markets. This program has benefited 1700+ leaders and been featured as a top story in IBM portal worldwide
  • Capsule Sized Learning: Conceptualized and managed a special virtual program for all managers which focuses on Soft Skills and People Management, Business Processes, Delivery Excellence and Best Practices/Learn from the Learner

Rewards and Recognition

  • Won the Manager Choice Award in 2015 for IBM India Sales EPH Program
  • Won the First prize in IBM India Sharenet event for an abstract and poster on ‘Virtual learning for employees
  • Bravo Awards & Thank you Awards by the senior management for displaying  commitment to work and for stepping out from the call of duty, significantly impacting growth, productivity and compliance
May 2005 - Dec 2007

Training Manager

Nipuna Services Pvt Ltd

Lead a team of trainers and coaches to deliver signature technical support delivery solutions for the clients, ensuring greater client satisfaction and continued service. The role entailed, recruitment, content development and design, classroom effectiveness and throughput and performance management on the floor.

Rewards and Recognition

  • Awarded Customer Excellence Award by Client for ensuring Communication scores above client expectations
Dec 2003 - Dec 2004

Specialist Customer Support

Daksh e-services Pvt Ltd

Took calls to resolve technical issues in using the products and services of the client

Education

Education
Apr 2000 - May 2003

Bachelor of Commerce (Honors)

Punjab University, Chandigarh

Certification / Accreditation / MOOCs

Certified IBM RecruiterIBM GSAT
IBM Accredited Learning ProfessionalIBM Worldwide Learning Profession
IBM Accredited Associate project Manager IBM PM Center of Excellence
ITIL Foundation V3                   OGC
Critical Thinking in Global Challenges    University of Edinburgh, UK
Gamification                         The Wharton School, Pennsylvania
Critical Perspectives on Management      IE Business School, Madrid