Gnanam School of Business had organized power talk on "Importance of Human factor in organizations - Current Trends" by Dr. Shameem.S, Assistant Professor, Human Resources, Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai. The resource person the world of work has changed dramatically in the past decade, shaped by factors that include a brutal recession, technological advances, and a new generation of workers with very different ideas of what employment should look like. Ten years ago, companies surveyed by the SHRM Foundation said their top future challenges were succession planning and providing leaders with the skills needed to be successful. Today, employers say the increasing competition for skilled workers is a top concern. As a result, the workplace is much more employee-focused and individualized.