As a Human Resource Manager, you will be responsible for planning, directing and coordinating the functions related to human resources such as recruitment, training, compensation etc. in an organization.
Human resource managers with an expertise in each core disciplines of HRM are responsible for formulation and approval of policies regarding human resources, directing and managing the department and the employees, preparation of handbooks, dealing with complaints and disciplinary procedures etc. HR managers serve as a link between the organization’s management and the its employees.
Candidates who have chosen any stream at the plus two level is eligible for higher studies in management subjects. But a plus two in commerce is always an added advantage.
To build a career in Human Resources Management, you can either opt any bachelor's’ degree or opt the common courses offered at the UG level in the field of management like BBA/BMS/BBM. Afterwards you can choose core specialisation courses in Human Resources at the PG level. The duration of the bachelor’s programs is usually 3 years.
Choice of a reputed institute for management degree courses sometimes plays a greater role than the choice of a particular program of study.
The most common and recommendable path way to an HR Career is MBA/PGDM in Human Resources. MHRM (Masters in Human Resources Management) from reputed institutes are also equally good. The IIMs, the top management institutes in the country, offer various specialisations in management under the name ‘Post graduate Programs’. The duration masters in any management specialisation is usually 2 years.Note: MSW - Human Resource Management
A few institutions provide MSW (Master of Social Work) in human resource management.
MPhil & PhD in Human Resources are available in different institutes. MPhil is a one year program suitable for candidates who wish to pursue their careers as academicians and researchers. PhD aspirants can do in-depth research works in different functional areas.Note: FPM (Fellow Program in Management)
FPM is a 5 year full time Doctoral programme provided by Indian Institutes of Management(IIMs).
Requirements for admission into a PG course in one of the top institutions to help you get an overall picture
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It is necessary for human resource managers to possess the ability to manage conflict and be an advocate for both the employer and its employees.
Skills in setting expectations for employees, monitoring performance, developing their capacity to perform and rating performance is very essential for an HR manager and these skills rely heavily on strong communication and interpersonal abilities.
This skill requires a mix of interpersonal, problem solving, and communication skills needed for a group to work together towards a common goal.
Managers are required to direct,a team towards pre-set goals.
An essential skill required in this field as managers analyse situations and reports to provide solutions to complex problems.
According to the changing trends and needs of people, managers need to adopt new techniques and methods to deal with them.
Managers must plan tasks and make sure efficiency is maintained in its completion, thus management of time is highly important.