Kathmandu, September 12 The Sixth National Human Resources Conference concluded here today, presenting a gamut of issues including emerging trends of employer branding, evolving work place, future of working cultures and labour related legal provisions in Nepal. As a key note speaker on the theme ‘Emerging Trends of Employer Branding’, Colvyn Harris stressed that the organizations/companies should devise human resource focused strategy to realize the organizational goals. Another keynote speaker Sandeep Bidani shared his experiences on how to address HR challenges to stay relevant in today’s context. Likewise, Karmath Dangol delivered his key note speech on the theme on ‘Future of Working Cultures in Nepal’. When asked about the motivation to participate in the conference, Asbin Pudasaini said, “I am working as a manager at training and development department in Nepal Bank Limited where I have to engage in capacity building and development activities of human resource working in the bank. Such conference helps enrich knowledge and provides insights on trends of HR for tomorrow”. Similarly, another participant Sagar Prasai, project coordinator of Employment Creation for People with Disabilities, shared that the event offered networking opportunities which would be utilised in exploring suitable jobs for people living with disabilities. Sonika Dhakal highlighted that the discussion on a wide range of HR issues has updated participants on the policies and practices around it. Bishal Dahal, who has been taking part in the HR conference since its third edition, commented that, “It has given wider perspective on how HR would be crucial in managing work at local levels including cities in the changed context of Nepal”. Earlier highlighting the objectives, HR Society Nepal President Kumar Joshi said the conference was organised to create awareness on the importance of human capital by empowering and supporting HR professionals. “The theme has come to explore new areas in the horizon of HR practices in Nepal. This is a timely initiative to create a platform for all of us to have proper HR strategies in future”, he said, adding, “We want our professionals become one of the important stakeholders in the nation-building process”. Around 250 participants representing private sector, I/NGOs, policy advocates, universities, professional training providers and HR professionals across the country took part in the conference.