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Prajakta Bagwe

Executive - HR Business Partner 


A resourceful and successful HR professional, operating as a strategic partner in the formulation and implementation of business strategy and sharing accountability for the success of the organization.

        Self motivated and ability to achieve challenging targets and produce excellent work under pressure while focusing on stimulating innovation and development with emphasis on communicative teamwork. 

3.5+ years exp in supporting diversified business belonging to Power, Manufacturing,Trading industry. 


M.L.S (Specialization in H.R & I.R) from M. I. L.S, Mumbai University.                                                                Apr, 2012

Diploma in H.R.M from Welingkar Institute of Management.                                                                             Apr, 2011

B.E (Biomedical) from M.G.M College of Engg &Technology, Mumbai University                                            May, 2009

H.S.C from Bhavans College, Mumbai University.                                                                                                Feb, 2004

S.S.C from St. Thomas Academy, Goregaon (W).                                                                                                 Mar, 2002

Work experience

Mar 2014Present

Executive - HRBP (Metals Business)

Tata International Limited

HR Business Partner responsible for providing services,support & programs that enhance the performance capability of the employees & enable achievement of key Business results.

  • Partner with business leaders  to integrate and implement HR processes, practices and systems that align with TIL business strategy and corporate goals.
  • Lead the HR function to be a strategic & reliable partner for business
  • Design & Drive the people agenda at the centre of the leadership agenda
  • Support business to meet its key objectives through people strategy and effective organization structures
  • Ensure high performance culture
  • Facilitate recruitment efforts by understanding the priority vacancies through business and liaise with the talent acquisition team to ensure fulfilment of the same
  • Train & Coach the Talent acquisition team to understand business roles to reduce turn around time in filling resource gaps.
  • Understand key drivers of performance, metrics and review with the Divisional heads on the same.
  • Drive employee engagement initiatives through maximizing employee reach and various rewards and recognition initiatives. 
  • Working closely with leaders and managers to ensure high team engagement via Team Building Activities, Sessions and other interventions.
  • Consult employees with grievances through employee reach
  • Lead the various projects within HR which include preparing, managing and distributing the annual Employee Survey and revising various HR policies.
  • Lead in addressing issues out of the surveys (Gallup Surveys / Internal Surveys) and developing action plans for implementation of the same
  • To analyze and share formal and informal employee feedback, which can be highly significant for the line managers as well as improvement of HR processes
  • Improving Manager's effectiveness for giving appropriate feedback to employees through workshops "Conversations that matters".
  • Drive Performance appraisal process by facilitating Goal Setting Workshop and reinforce performance appraisal philosophy through awareness sessions.
  • Facilitate effective and dynamic interface between the business and Centre of Excellence (CoE) verticals like Talent Acquisition, Learning and Development for ensuring desired outcome.
  •  Oversee and ensure efficient operational support to managers,investigate and resolve issues of first level inquiries and assist employees by providing prompt responses.
  • Managing administration, planning and implementation of compensation programs- working with leaders and their managers to help them with Salary Budgeting to effectively distribute the Compensation Budgets amongst their teams.
  • Communication champion - ensure the necessary information flows to each team member through townhall, meetings & mailers.
Nov 2012Feb 2014

Executive - HR (Talent Acquisition & Employee Engagement)

Tata International Limited

Part of the Corporate HR team & was solely responsible to drive the function of Talent Acquisition of all PAN India business of Tata International. Experienced in hiring people across levels - entry level till Business Heads.

  • Lead the end-to-end Lateral Hiring process for Engineering, Aluminium trading, Metallics & Rolls,Steel trading, Chemical trading, Solar, Bicycle, Leather, Footwear business.
  • Support the Manpower Planning activities along with Strategic Business Planning Unit, Recruitment MIS
  • Weekly reporting to all the Business heads & CFO of the hiring plans & status.
  • Lead the Recruitment Diagnostics project in order to streamline the recruitment activities by defining SLA & Process flow.
  • Lead the Hiring process through External agencies (Consultants), References, In house portals, group transfers, etc.
  • Instrumental in saving a substantial hiring cost for Solar business by strategic implementation of referral hiring process.
  • Lead the Corporate level Employee Engagement activities while driving the engagement activities of other branch offices, too.
  • Lead various CSR Activities too like Blood Donation Camps, Joy of Giving, Scholarship programs, etc.


Jun 2012Oct 2012

Management Trainee 

CMI FPE Limited
  • Responsibilities included Recruitment, Joining, Time office, Training Co-ordination for Worker & Management Staff.
  • Ensured Safety of Workers by Conducting Regular Safety & Awareness sessions &
  • Ensured Welfare by arranging Health Check – up Camps, Employee Assistance Program, etc
  • Employee Engagement. 


  • Business Partnering
  • Employee Engagement
  • Project Management    
  • Talent Acquisition & Management
  • MIS Leadership
  • Organizational Development
  • Change Management
  • Performance Management
  • Analytical Skills


Photography, Travelling, Trekking, Adventure Sports, Karaoke Singing, Attending trainings & Seminars for continuous learning.

Trainings & Certifications

  • Tata Business Excellence Stewardship Program                                                                                            Jan,  2016
  • The High Impact HR BP Professional Development Program, by Inconnectiva                                          July, 2015
  • TMTC Harvard Management Mentor E Learning Course on “Performance Appraisal”                              Jan,  2015
  • TMTC Harvard Management Mentor E Learning Course on “Finance Essentials”                                      June,2014
  • Personal Brand Equity.                                                                                                                                     May, 2014
  • Competency Based Interviewing Skills conducted by CII                                                                              Apr, 2014
  • Tata Rewards +Core program at TMTC (Tata Management & Training Centre), Pune.                             Aug, 2013


Post Graduation Projects

Engineering Project

In-plant Trainee at Siemens Healthcare                                                                                                          Jul - Dec 2008

In-plant trainee at Siemens Ltd.,Worli, Mumbai for a duration of 6months in the Customer Service and Project Management department (Medical division). • Initiated my project systematically by learning about entire range of Bio medical products and their pricing – servicing etc. I also studied about products in designing stages. • Served as assistant to installation engineer and attended several calls in major hospitals of Mumbai. • Assisted in installation and servicing of high end and complex instruments. • Studied and worked on preventive maintenance required for these expensive machines and handled few calls with maintenance department.. • Handled the responsibility of creating database of vendors dealing in Medical Equipments. I also took opportunity with seniors to understand the quotations and how things work in the industry. • Played a significant role in visiting site, taking measurements, preparing layout of machine to be installed with the help of my theoretical knowledge and guidance from seniors from Siemens. I even supervised the execution of installations according to plans.


  • Represented LNML MILS & Hosted the TISS-NIPM National Conference held at The Convention Centre, TISS in August, 2011.

 National level Certificates in

    • Himalayan Trekking Expedition
    • Desert Terrain Expedition
    • Mountain Biking Expedition

Organized by Youth Hostels Association of India.