What do they do?
An HR manager has to handle all aspects pertaining to human resources in an organisation. These include recruiting, training, team building, performance updates, employee policy, salary, benefits and increments, employee health and safety as well as staff amenities. The manager is also responsible for mobilising the workforce towards the company’s accomplishment plans and objectives, by creating a work environment where people are motivated. Their role varies as per the organisation.
Pros & Cons about this career
- High earning potential HR manager jobs exist in nearly every industry Opportunities to specialize in different aspects of HR management (payroll, staffing, etc.)
- Often requires years of experience Stress involved in dealing with employee conflict or tension Work-related travel could be expected
Skills and Education needed
- Ability to work under pressure, demonstrate discretion and integrity while being fair-minded
- Strong domain knowledge
- Be able to align people resource strategy with business goals
- Strong communication skills
How do I get there?
One can obtain a bachelor’s degree in human resources administration and management. Follow this up with a master’s or MBA programme in human resources. A summer internship in a company’s HR department will give you thatv extra edge