Become A Human Resource Manager: Let?s Know More About it!

Human Resource Manager

It is assumed that in a company, employees are the tools. What human resource management does is understand and maintain the status quo between all existing humans in the organization, be it employees or senior management members. It won?t be an exaggeration to say that HR holds the life of the organization.

Who is a human resource manager? What do they do?

Human resource management involves developing and administering programs that are designed to increase the effectiveness of an organization or business. It includes the entire spectrum of creating, managing, and cultivating the employer-employee relationship

What is it?

A human resource manager (HRM) is someone who oversees the process of recruiting employees, imparting training, appraising the performance of employees, deciding compensation and providing benefits, motivating employees, maintaining proper relations with and within employees, ensuring employees safety, welfare and health measures, thus the HRM involves overseeing all things related to managing an organization?s human capital.

How to become a human resource manager?

Generally, most of the universities in India have a course for HRM only at the postgraduate level. The candidate should be a bachelor's degree holder (10+2+3 of the pattern) in any discipline from a recognized university with at least 50% marks in aggregate.

In the case of SC/ST/OBC, the minimum marks can be 45%. The selection procedure consists of an entrance examination.

What skills would one require to become a human resource manager?

  • An outgoing, friendly personality with the ability to handle people and pressure
  • It should be a great team player and a source of inspiration and motivation for the subordinates.
  • Plan and coordinate an organization?s workforce to best use employees? talents
  • Link an organization?s management with its employees
  • Plan and oversee employee benefit programs
  • Serve as a consultant with other managers advising them on human resource issues, such as equal employment opportunity and sexual harassment
  • Coordinate and supervise the work of specialists and support staff
  • Oversee an organization?s recruitment, interview, selection, and hiring processes
  • Handle staffing issues, such as mediating disputes and directing disciplinary procedures

What should your core subjects be?

Being such an incredibly important job, the areas of content one should be familiar with is labor relations, employment law, ethics, globalization, job analysis, workplace diversity, organizational behavior, performance management, staffing, recruitment, strategic HR, compensation and benefits, training development, talent management, and workforce planning. In some cases, undergraduate programs will also deal with secondary content areas like career planning, human resource information systems, mergers and acquisitions, corporate social responsibility, outscoring, and workplace health changing or depending on the nature of the organization you choose to work for.

A major booster would be additional courses related to gender studies, sociology, industrial/organizational psychology, international business, economics, public relations, organization theory, ethical leadership, information systems, computer science, and politics.

What to do after graduation?

Being only a post-grad course, there is either a diploma in HRM or an MBA in human resources available. For MBA you need to give entrance exams like CAT (Common Admission Test), AIMA-MAT (Management Aptitude Test), IIFT (Indian Institute of Foreign Trade), CMAT (Common Management Admission Test).

Frame seven ? career prospects

What are my various career prospects in this?

There are various prospects for this career, like;

  • HR Generalist
  • HR recruiter
  • HR specialist
  • Compensation Manager
  • Employee Relations Manager
  • Training and Development Manager
  • Change consultant
  • Technical Recruiter

What are the best institutes for pursuing this career?

Human Resource Certification by the University of Minnesota (Coursera)

People Management by Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (edX)

Xavier Labour Relations institute, Jamshedpur

Human Resources Certificate Programs (eCornell)


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