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Manivannan J

Strategic Human Capital professional specialised in Consulting, Research & HC Analytics.


  • An IIT Research Scholar having equal expertise in academic excellence & professional experience in Human Capital Management & Organisation Behaviour.
  • Work closely with business leader to identify and build capabilities, behaviours, structures, and processes in sync with business priorities.
  • Support business managers and help in forecasting and planning their talent pipeline requirements in line with business requirement.
  • Facilitate and help business implement appropriate employee training and manage its delivery in partnership with L&D team .
  • Work with managers across business and help to build development plans with need to provide opportunities with focus on current and future performance standards.
  • Work closely with HR leadership to improve the policies and lead initiatives that drive continuous improvement in line with industry best practices.
  • Conversant with advanced HR practices like Recruitment techniques, cost effective Training & Development, Competency Mapping, Performance Management, KPI/KRA, Attrition management, etc.

Work experience

July 2015Present

Senior Manager Human Capital

Janalakshmi Financial Services Ltd

Talent Acquisition : Adhere and drive the optimal sourcing mix to optimize cost per hire and build capability - Consistently maintaining cost per hire  at optimum level & best among region (less than 3500 for all career levels)- 62% of internal movements best among regions.

Talent Management & performance Management:  Partnering with Rewards team to develop the KPIs in line with organisation balance score card for all critical positions & identify the core competencies for various functions and sub functions - Seamlessly conducting Goal setting process, Midterm review and annual performance review, successfully managing the quarterly promotion cycles - average revenue per employee 1.5 and above & portfolio vs employee cost is 400 - best among regions.

Learning & Development : Liaise with the Learning and Development function in creating various kinds of development, learning programs for identified target groups - successfully maintaining 0.5 & above  training man-days per employee m-o-m .

HC Operations : Ensure 100 % HR compliance (payroll and labour compliance) across all branches and verticals manage back ground verification, Exit and settlement process. Facilitate payroll and audit process- Consistently scoring in top 3 positions in balance score card for HC operations.

Business Partnering:  Partnering with business and engaging employees through open house visits & skip level meetings - Manpower budgeting - Career Planning -  Attrition Management - Competency Mapping - Quarterly promotions and annual appraisal cycle.

Employee Engagement:   Conducting Employee engagement surveys - conducting skip level meetings - branch visits - town hall meetings- implementing the effective communication strategy through channel J- Intranet based professional network.


Sep 2013Apr 2015

Senior Consultant- HR Advisory (Consultant)

FIrstMAN Corporate Services
  • Strategic Consulting for Inception, HR System Setup, Recruitment, Performance management and statutory compliance (ESIC, EPF, PT, Labor Laws etc.) for the MSME.
  • Conducting business impact analysis of various HR and L&D initiatives by the organisation
  • Profuture Tech Solutions Private Limited, Chennai - Texas Engineering services Private Limited, Chennai - Gowebez solutions, ChennaiMaestro Steel Detailing Private Limited, Chennai -FirstMan Corporate Services , Chennai
Jan 2012Jul 2012

Regional HR Manager-Business HR Partner

FEDBANK Financial Services Ltd
  • Independently responsible for the end to end recruitment process
  • Budgeting and MIS
  • Accountable for various HR initiatives and employee engagement programs
  • Taking care of new joinee induction& Driving mentorship programme for new joinees
  • Act as the Single Point of Contact (SPOC) for the employees for their queries/concerns
  • Initiatives, group and one on one sessions with employees
  • Performance Management &Talent planning and Management
  • Rewards and Recognition & Employee relations
  • Exit interviews and proactive intervention
  • HR operations hygiene , Driving training initiatives &Reporting
Apr 2007Jan 2012

Associate Manager- HR 

Shriram Value Services Pvt Ltd, Chennai
  • Implemented Management Education scheme - corporate university program- Successfully completed 200 employees across India in first batch. Campus branding and University relationship – Established relationship with more than 150 colleges  / B – schools across India.Integral part in setup new strategic business unit- Learning and development solutions.

  • HR Analytics & Management Information system.
  • Providing Strategic Direction for PAN India HR Operation and Talent Acquisition

  • PAN India Campus Recruitment Process across Engineering colleges, B-schools and Universities

  • Various Talent Management Initiatives: Carrying out functional reviews for various departments as a part of Talent Management Process so as to enhance employee efficiency and morale.

  • Conceptualising & developing training & development initiatives for improved productivity, building capability and quality enhancement in the organisational structure.

  • Design and Developed Management Education Scheme to increase the Knowledge Potential of the Employees

  • OD Initiatives : Constant Recruitment & Induction of additional basic level entrants to match the normal turnover and more importantly to cope with increased business operations- Revised induction programs to focus on quality and effective product service delivery
  • Fresh management trainees with newer orientation to get along with increased knowledge based processing and developed training in internalisation product/quality orientation of the organisation
  • Implemented formats and model assessment worksheets supported for practical classroom training for internalisation of newer approach.


Jan 2013Jan 2016

M. S. (by Research) - HRM & OB

Indian Institute of Technology Madras

Thesis: Occupational Stress & its relationship with work life balance & Job satisfaction in construction industry

Sep 2008Apr 2010


SYmbiosi, Pune
Aug 2002Apr 2006

B.E. (E E E)

Anna University (EGSP Engg. College)

Course Work & Technical skills

  • Human Resources Management ; Organisation structure and design ; Individual Dynamics in Organisation ; Data analysis for Management ; Business Research Methodology; Global Construction Management; Advanced Industrial Psychology; Organisation Structure and design ; Managing work Groups; Organisation Development; Leadership Development;  Performance Management
  • R Programming & SPSS 
  • Latex 


Member (Janalkshmi )

Performance Score card for functions & Job roles

Lead  (Shriram Value Services)

Development of Online Assessment Tool-E-assess Guide

Lead (Shriram Value Services)

Pan India Management Education Scheme (Corporate University Program)

Lead (Shriram Value Service)s

Pan India Graduate Management Trainee Programme for Graduates

Lead (Shriram Value Services)

Pan India Management Trainee/Software engineer Trainee -Recruitment of BE/B tech/MCA and MBA

Publications / Working papers

  • Understanding Human Resources Management in Indian Construction Industry with special emphasise on occupational stress & Work life balance.
  • Does Work Interference to personal life mediate the relationship between occupational stressor and job satisfaction in Indian construction Industry.

Professional References 

Prof . T . J. Kamalanabhan , Dept. of Management Studies, Indian Institute of Technology Madras

Prof. K. N. Satyanarayana , Dept of Civil Engineering , Indian Institute of Technology Madras

Dr. V. Prasanna Bhat, Indipendent Corporate Advisor, Chennai