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Managing Employees Through Human Resources:

Anushka Thacker



We often hear the term Human Resource Management, Employee Relations, and Personnel Management used in the conventional press as well as by Industry specialists. Whenever we hear these terms, we manipulate images of efficient executives busily going about their work in glitzy offices. However, here we're going to discuss what is HR and scope of it.


Human resources is an area of the business world where a trained professional is accountable for recruiting, selecting, hiring, onboarding, training, promoting, paying, administering employee-benefit programs, and firing employees. An HR department is essential, as it focuses on maximizing employee productivity and safeguarding the company from any issues that may arise from the workforce. 


Responsibilities of an HR:



A well-functioning HR unit ensures that a business has all of the right employees it needs, at the right time and at an affordable cost. It helps in supporting the continued development of those workers, providing the company with appreciable human assets.


Skills a Human Resource Manager needs:

  • Communication Skills - Must be able to express themselves clearly - both orally and verbally.
  • Organizational Skills - Must be capable of supervising all the protocols and must have an organized way of going through the procedures.
  • Decision Making Skills - Finding a good fit for the company requires strategy, intuition, and experience.
  • Training and Developmental Skills - In order to maximize the accomplishment of the employees. (Eg, organizing leadership and management skills)
  • Budgeting Skills - Compensation and benefits, social activities, performance appraisal all go through HR.
  • Empathetic Skills - To ensure knowledge of where the person is coming from before rendering any conclusion.


How to become an HR manager:


The basic criterion is graduation from any field (10+2+3). Today many psychology students are opting for this option through Industrial/Organizational Psychology.


Degree level: Bachelor's degree, sometimes Masters.

Degree fields: Human resources management, business administration, or a related field.

Where to work?

Every industry, business, and trade needs Human Resource Development Managers for upholding their workforce. So a job in human resources management holds a good promise. 

  • Major businesses and corporate houses
  • MNCs
  • Airlines
  • Government Departments
  • Government Ministries etc can be a good place to work.

Career options:

  • Nonprofit Human Resources Expert
  • International Human Resources Professional
  • Training & Development Manager
  • Employee Education Consultant

Institutes/Universities offering Human Resource Management course:

The following India Universities offer courses that the students may pursue if they wish to seek a career in Human Resource Management 
  1. XLRI, Jamshedpur
  2. Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai
  3. Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya, Instt. of Management Studies, Indore
  4. Symbiosis, Pune
  5. Amity School of Management, New Delhi
  6. NMIMS Institute, Mumbai



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