MAHINDRA AUTO

BasilTree becomes an integral talent partner to Mahindra Auto and Farm sectors

Transformation of the HR Function

Context

  • Legacy HR systems, processes and people at the mainstay Auto and Farm Business
  • Need was to transform HR from being an administrative service provider to a true Business Partner, through superior and simple processes, leveraging technology, and high calibre capability

Approach

  • HR Functional Capability Framework
  • Simulated functional assessments and structured feedback for 200 individuals
  • Strategic Influencing Skills workshops to improve business partnership skills
  • Streamlining and alignment of HR processes to the Functional Capability Framework
  • HR development handbook
  • Technology based Knowledge Management System
  • Ongoing support in selecting best-fit HR professionals

Impact

  • HR talent aligned to business needs
  • Significantly improved business-HR connect
  • Improved employer brand for HR
  • Marked improvement in consistent delivery of HR processes for line managers

Client Feedback

“We successfully partnered with BasilTree in our HR Transformation exercise. The approach they brought in was that of in-depth understanding of the business and cultural context, and relate it to HR Delivery. The project has helped us in positioning the HR function as a true business partner.”

– Rajeshwar Tripathi, EVP – HR, Mahindra Auto & Farm Sector

First Time Manager Potential Assessments

Context

  • The progression to managerial levels has been largely based on line manager’s functional assessments. Most people made the low functional mark and were promoted
  • Mid-career behavioural assessments were showing wide gaps in managerial capabilities, which resulted in the need for a more robust assessment early on in the career

Approach

  • Design of a virtual Assessment Centre, including a series of simulation instruments as well as assessment by the immediate and skip managers
  • Assessments of over 600 assessments each year on the technology platform
  • Backend assessments and reporting by BasilTree
  • Individual participant report with development guidelines
  • Analytics at the division and function level with insights that prepare the organisation for evidence based capability building

Impact

  • Improved leadership calibre of first time managers
  • Move from generic behavioural development at this level to business, function and individual driven development
  • Improvement in line manager capability and engagement with talent decisions

Client Feedback

“BasilTree Consulting is an integral part of our early stage potential assessment process to identify individuals who will move into our managerial workforce. They have brought in the required objectivity and rigour into the process, while keeping it simple and easy to administer and manage.”

– Rajeshwar Tripathi, EVP – HR, Mahindra Auto & Farm Sector