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Date: 04 May 2011   Posted By: Rick     Group: Career Guidance    Category: HR Jobs   

Hi expert
This is rick ,my question is that what qualification is exactly necessary for HR jobs
Would you think that for HR job employee must be from management background?
And last but not the least how much a employee should be creative by nature for HR jobs?




Author: Krishnadas    05 May 2011      Member Level: Gold     Points : 2  (Rs 1)    Voting Score: 0

Dear Rick,

For a HR job one has to have Masters degree like MBA, MSW, etc., specialised in Human Resource Management. For Government job or jobs in PSU's the candidates should have two years full time masters degree specialised in HR Management. However in private sectors it depends the policy oin each Company. In some private company's they hire candidates with Post Graduate Diploma specialised in HR Management also.


Author: Venkatasubramani    05 May 2011      Member Level: Gold     Points : 3  (Rs 1)    Voting Score: 0

Dear Rick,

Nowadays, job competition based on two things. One is Educational qualification and the other one is skills even though if you do not have good qualification background. But the second one is very rare in which organisations offering jobs based on only skill set.

So most of the organisations prefer good educational background, even to say related field is a must. So for HR jobs, one should possess Master degree in Management studies. This educational qualification is not only for competition but also to express the ideas in a different way, being differentiate from others with respect of their ideas, decision making techniques under pressure situations, like the list goes on.

Human Resource management is a unique course, one should be qualified not only from the books but also through practical knowledge by handling situations. It deals with communicating with lot of people, with organisations, negotiation, etc. So a Master degree in HR qualification is a must for HR Jobs.


Author: vaibhav raghuvanshi    11 May 2011      Member Level: Bronze     Points : 3  (Rs 1)    Voting Score: 0

Dear Rick,

for being an HR professional there are two ways

1. Get the required education i.e either a MBA in HR, an MLL&LW etc. degree.

2. Start as a trainee in the administration department of a firm (as getting directly into HR wont be an easy fish) and wait to get promoted into HR.

frankly the latter will make you slog your brains really hard and then also wont provide any guarantee of you getting one of the good positions in HR. So my suggestion to you would be not play with the precious years of your life and get the required degree.

Creativity in today's world is an essential for every job available on the planet.In HR if you are doing the regular Administration work then creativity is not that important but if you are into core HR functions (training,recruitment,Grievance etc) then creativity is a must as it gives not only the employees but the whole organization an extra edge over other firms.



Author: Pramod Dabholkar    28 Jun 2011      Member Level: Diamond     Points : 2    Voting Score: 0

Hello Rick,

if you need build your career in HR then either you have to do MBA in HR Or PG Course in MBA. Normally major companies give preference to regular/full time education.

HR has many functions, if you want to focus on specific role of HR then accordingly you have to do studies.

HR i a person who is coordinating between employees and employer. Hence person required good command on English and communication skills.


Author: Ramachandran Pattabiraman    28 Jun 2011      Member Level: Gold     Points : 2    Voting Score: 0

I am a Personnel?HR manager since 1981 and according to me, more than qualification, the following are highly required for a HR job.
1.Patience: On no account one should exhibit his anger on the otherside.
2.Hearing: One should have the habit of hearing otherside,then only he can come to a good decision.
3.Judging: He should be impartial and his decision is to comply the legality/natural justice.





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