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Are you interested in a career in Human Resources Management? Do you want to be a human resources manager who oversees the personnel functions at organizations including recruitment, employee engagement, training & development, compensation, and health/safety? AND, do you love to work with people?

If your answer is YES, then read further and take a look at the job description, work environment, qualification and salaries for human resources managers.

Given your lack of background in HR, it is therefore recommended that we must take a close look into what Human resource is. It is an organizational function that deals with people and issues related to people that includes, recruitment, performance management, compensation, training & development, employee relations, grievance handling.

Organizations are established to achieve specific goals. These goals may be achieved depending on the motivation & abilities of its employees. Human resource plays a vital role in helping companies deal with the fast changing environment and the demand for quality workforce. The size of the HR department is directly proportional to the size of the company. In a small firm, HR may be managed by a single person. The bigger the organization, the more elaborate the HR department.

Besides the functions listed above, some of the other functions that an HR department performs background checks, exit interviews, risk management, dispute resolution, and safety inspection and office policies. Increasingly many organizations are outsourcing these activities to external companies that specialize in those areas and are cost effective.

Job Description; what HR managers do?

  • Ensure policies, procedures and HR programs are aligned with organizational goals and are in compliance with professional standards, regulatory requirements and laws.
  • Plan, manage and coordinate all human resources initiatives; recruitment, compensation, benefits, training and employee relations of an organization.
  • Coach employees on HR policies and programs.
  • Develop strategic plans to help create a workforce strong enough to meet the future goals of the organization.
  • Serve as link between management & employees.


Work Environment:

HR managers work in private companies, non-profit organizations, governmental agencies, and educational institutions. The shift timings are general i.e. 9 am till 6 pm. A typical day in the life of an HR executive / manager involves interviewing candidates, organizing recruitment, drafting job descriptions, processing paperwork. As one moves up the ladder, an HR professional may take up a specific HR discipline such as training & development, succession planning, employee relations etc.


  • A bachelor’s degree.
  • Experience in HR department is a must.
  • Some jobs require a master’s degree.
  • Excellent communication & interpersonal skills.
  • Leadership skills.

HR is a popular choice of specialization for students who wish to pursue higher education. All well know universities and institutes offer various courses in Human Resources.


HR is a successful career option. An HR manager may earn the following salaries or more depending upon their knowledge, skill and abilities, industry and organization.

With 5 years of work experience                                                              Rs. 4, 50,000/- per annum.

With 5 to 10 years of experience                                                               Rs. 8, 50,000/- per annum.

With 10 to 20 years of experience                                                            Rs. 15, 00,000/- per annum.


One of the key benefits of a career in Human Resources is that there are many different expertises to choose from such as talent acquisition, labor relations, payroll & compensation, training & development, employee engagement.

Employment of human resources managers is projected to grow at a steady pace, an average of 8% as per a recent survey. As new companies form and organizations expand their operations, they will need human resources managers to oversee and administer their policies & programs and to ensure that organizations adhere to changing employment laws.

About Author:

A seasoned professional with 18 years background in Training & Development, Human Resources and Operations.  He has a proven track record of significant improvements in learning processes, people development, customer satisfaction and has a strong understanding of adult learning styles, curriculum development and training methods. Currently he is associated with RMS INSTITUTE (a hub partner of TISS- SVE) as a HR training  faculty. He trains and develops the students of HR course through his experience and knowledge.

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