Career as a Human Resource Manager

Career  as a Human Resource Manager


What HR means? You normally hear the "human resources" in organizations or the real corporate world. Human resources are the people who make up the workforce of an organization or business sector.
A human resources department (HR department) of a company performs human resource management, overseeing various aspects of employment, such as compliance with labour law and employment standards, administration of employee benefits, and some aspects of recruitment and dismissal. The person who manages all these operations of the HR department is called a Human Resource Manager or HR Manager.

Duties of  HR Manager:
In the early days, HR's work was limited to handling the employees' paperwork and personnel files. But these days, the role of HR has become more complex and dynamic for business.

  • Develops and maintains a human resources system that meets top management information needs
  • Oversee the recruiting, interviewing and hiring new staff process
  • Managing the training programs for new or old employees 
  • Plan and oversee the employee benefit programs
  • Maintains management guidelines by preparing, updating, and recommending human resource policies and procedures
  • Discuss and advises management in appropriate resolution of employee relations issues
  • Responds to inquiries regarding policies, procedures, and programs
  • Consults legal counsel to ensure that policies comply with federal and state law
  • Oversees the analysis, maintenance, and communication of records required by law or local governing bodies, or other departments in the organization
  • Oversee the performance review, appraisal and promotions process
  • Ensuring the organisation's workforce, culture, values and environment will enable it to meet goals and perform well in the future.
  • Supporting employees in maintaining a positive connection with their work, colleagues and the broader organisation, with a particular focus on good relationships between staff and their line managers
  • Ensure that the relationship between the organisation and staff is managed within a clear and appropriate framework.

As a HR Manager you need to demonstrate a wide range of skills as given below:

Strong communication skills
Strong interpersonal skills
Strong understanding of employment law
Must have the skills to handle multitask as in a working day the HR needs to do many unrelated tasks like employee issues, interview or meeting with officials etc.
Strong time management skills
Quick Analysis and decision making skills
Should have good leadership skills


MBA in HR is a must for a career in this field.

Work Hours

They normally work as per the office hours. But on the higher posts in big organizations, they may have to work long hours and need to travel also for office work.


HR salary in India is very lucrative and comes with a lot of non-monetary benefits and other perks. Your salary depends on the organization and your role in the organization.
A fresher can earn an average salary of 3 - 5 lakhs per annum or an experienced person can earn 7 - 10 lakhs per annum.
But it can more or you can say much more depends on the organizations and your role.


Nowadays, in all either its small or big organization, you will see a separate HR department. In small organizations, it can be a single person who handles all activities, but in big origination, you find a team to handle all work. So there is lots of scope in this field if you have the desired skills and dreaming about this career this go for it without a second thought.

Pros and Cons


1. High earning potentials

2. Job exists in almost all type of industries

3. Opportunities to learn new things everyday

4. Meeting with new people can help you in getting more experience and understanding the human nature

5. Other non-monetary benefits also


1. Often required experience to get high salary and job in good organization

2.Work related travel

3. Stress involved in dealing with employee conflicts

4. Maintaining work-life balance is a challenge


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1 comment(s)

Sourav sasmal - Wed 24 May 2017

Sir .. Ple... Give me a one job

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