What you really need to do to get a job as an HR Executive

Are you looking for a job as an HR Executive? Learn what you need to do to build a career in the Human Resources section.

HR/Human Resources or Human Resources Management (HRM) forms an important aspect of any industry today. Be it a pharmaceutical company or a hospital or a giant tech firm or a business organization, every company ranging from small scale to large scale, has an HR department/HRM team or an HR consultant depending on the size of the company. It forms the crux of any organization and is required for the organization to function in an effective and smooth manner.

One must be aware of the skill sets required to pursue a career in this field as well as the must-need prerequisites to bag a job which satiates you. The job description of an HR consultant or specialist should also be known to you when applying for a job, to minimize the burden of any surprises. With this article, we will provide you with all you need to get a job in HR.

HR is related to management and administrative duties in an organization. An HR team has the core responsibility of managing employees. This includes recruitment, training and placement, salary management, resolving complaints, maintaining records, rules and regulations, deciding the code of conduct, policy formulation for leaves and compensation, documentation, health and safety, employee relations, etc. The degree of doing each of these jobs varies with the company as well as the type of HR you do. The types include corporate HR and industrial HR and this segregation is evident only in the manufacturing industry. In corporate HR, an HRM team manages all the employees of that firm and is concerned with strategic planning and aligning policies of the organization to match the best interests of the employees. Industrial HR is concerned with communication, employee relations and strategies for daily labour, shop floor employees, workmen at small scale facilities, etc.

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To do any type of HR, there are certain skills required, which will enable you to decide whether you fit the role or not. The most important quality would be management. Human Resources Management is crucial to be learnt and specializing in it will help you get a decently paid job, even at the entry level. Planning skills work hand in hand with management.

Critical thinking and problem solving are required to be able to resolve any issues that employees come up with regarding the organization they work in.

Being a team player and showing empathy are also critical for maintaining employee relations. Along with it, a friendly personality, approachable nature, and good communication skills are key to facilitating smooth communication in an organization.

To join the HR industry, you need certain educational qualifications using which you can begin your career. There are various options for human resource management in Mumbai as well as in all other major cities. There are options available to pursue a career in this field. They include the following:
  • Diploma: A student can do a diploma in Human Resources Management after completing 10+2 grade of education from a recognized board. Every institute offering a diploma can conduct their own entrance examination and therefore, it is advised to look up the entry requirements for each institution from where you plan to do the course. A diploma is suitable for entry level and basic administrative jobs with salaries on the lower end. It will require clerical knowledge like typing, Word Document, Excel, etc.
  • Bachelor's Degree: A better alternative to doing a diploma is a bachelor's degree. To pursue an undergraduate course, a student must have scored a minimum of 50% marks in their 10+2. Courses that can be taken up by a student include BBA in HR or BA in HRM. The course is usually for 3 years and every institute can take their own admission tests. With this degree, you can decide whether you want to be an HR generalist or a specialist. Generalists must possess overall knowledge in all fields of HR, whereas specialists can do in depth study in one particular field which could include leadership in training, employee relations management, policy designing, healthcare, record and management and many more. A bachelor's degree can provide a better paid job and job profile which would include professional writing, managing, accounting and interaction with employees.
  • Master's degree: After doing Bachelor's, a student can apply for postgraduate studies. An MBA in HR is the most suitable degree to be pursued. The course is generally for a period of 2 years. To get into a good college, you must give entrance exams, the most famous one being CAT (Common Admission Test). Along with this test, one must score 50% marks in the final year of Bachelor's. The master's degree gives you an edge and makes you ready for management level positions. It allows you to advance to the position of a manager much faster. It will help you get a decently paid job.
  • Doctoral degree: A PhD will help you earn the title of "Dr" in front of your name. A suitable course option would be Doctorate of Philosophy in Human Resource Management. It will usually take about 3-4 years to complete the doctoral degree. You must give certain entrance exams to get into a doctoral program. This degree will not only help you to specialize in specific fields of your interest, but will also provide you with knowledge to start your own HR consultancy firm/company.

There are several job opportunities in the field of HR, but a lot of vacancies get filled up quickly. A lot of the job requirements include having an experience of 1-5 years.

In conclusion, tick all the important points off your list before applying for an HR job.

Article by Tony John
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Author: Umesh26 Aug 2019 Member Level: Platinum   Points : 4

The HR department is the most crucial department in any organisation and people working there get hidden respect from all the staff and executives working in the organisation as time to time everyone has some issue with the HR department. The administration and day to day necessities are all taken care of by the HR wing of the organisation and they have complete monitoring of the working system and administrative policy adherence by the employees. The confidential reports and other records of the employee are kept by the HR department only and the management takes help of the HR people in all the administrative matter. HR people have a very crucial role in taking action against the erring employees and to that extent, they should know the basic code of the conduct which the employees are supposed to adhere to during their working in the organisation. Those students who want to join the HR services in any company or organisation should know all these aspects of HR jobs.

Author: DR.N.V. Srinivasa Rao25 Sep 2019 Member Level: Platinum   Points : 6

Out of the four Ms, Money, Material, Machine and Man, it is very difficult to manage the last M that is Man. A machine will work in a designed way but a man will never work the way we want. So Human Resource developments department is very important for any type of business. In earlier days there was no HR but only IR&PM. (Industrial relations and personnel management). But slowly the concept of manpower as a resource developed and HR departments came into existence. The HR department should work in a pro-worker way.
The author has brought out a good article about the various courses that can take you to a career in the HR department and a person with those qualifications can enter into the HR career. An HR person should have more patience and he should be able to deal with different people of different mentalities and see that their thought process will get into use for the organisation. So in addition to the qualifications, they should also have more mental stability and be less emotional and should be able to reserve their waves of anger.

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