October 21, 2012

MBA In HR, How Good It Is

Human resource management, as the name suggests would teach you all about recruiting, training, team building, performance updates, employee policy, salary, benefits and increments, employee health and safety as well as staff amenities. 

If you've got good people skills and can handle tough situations well, you can go a long way in this field. 

An HR manager has to handle all aspects pertaining to human resources in the company. 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 mobilizing the workforce towards the company’s accomplishment plans and objectives, by creating a work environment in which people will be motivated, contributing, and happy. His/her role varies as per the organisation. 

In a small company, s/he is required to handle all human resources issues, while in a large organisation with an HR department; the manager is allocated only certain responsibilities.

Almost all top MBA colleges offer you an MBA programme in HR (Human Resource). 
The duration of the programme and course curriculum may vary from institute to institute. But before finalizing HR as your MBA specialization one should know about this field. 

If you are good with people and always have a good rapport with everyone around you, you are good with keeping details and managing them, this is just the right choice for you.

Why MBA professionals are in demand?
HR professionals are the back bone of any company and play very crucial role for getting right manpower for the company. 

In current scenario, all small and big companies hire HR professionals as they play a significant role in building the culture of the company. 

A professional in this field handles employee relations, maintains benefits and payroll, makes various HR policies and implements them. In this field there are two types of professionals, one is specialist and another one is generalist. 

Specialist focuses on a special key area and has specialty in handling issues related to specific areas, whereas generalist are one who handle the entire cycle of HR related issues.

While selecting a college for doing an MBA in HR one should always remember that the college offers you the most update curriculum with a strong industry exposure.

Skills needed by an HR professional -
  • Ability to understand human relations
  • Leadership skills
  • Negotiation skills
  • Ability to mould your style of operation as per staff needs
  • Strategic planning through people development
  • Understanding of different cultures
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to take a hard call, to create a win-win situation for the organisation and staff

Work Profile for MBA in HR -
An MBA in HR is much in demand in industries now. Students who complete their MBA in Human Resource Management are among the hot choice of recruiters of various verticals. 

A candidate with HR as specialization in MBA, can make a career in any sector. In current scenario, all small and big companies hire HR professionals to deal with the issues related to HR and manage the manpower in the organisation. 

The HR professionals play the key role in hiring new talent, making various HR policies, organizing various training programmes, etc. They can work as:
  • Human Resources Clerk
  • HR Assistant
  • Recruiter
  • Payroll Specialist
  • Employee Relations Manager
  • Training and Development Coordinator
  • HR GeneralistHuman Resources Manager
  • Compensation or Benefit Analyst/Manager
  • HR Information Systems Manager
  • Training and Development Manager
  • Labor Relations Manager
  • Director of Human Resources
  • VP of Human Resources
Career Opportunities for MBA in HR
  • Information Technology
  • Government organizations
  • e-Business
  • Financial Services
  • Manufacturing Units
  • Educational Institutes
  • Media Houses
  • Newspapers
  • Hotels and Food Chains
  • Hospitality Industry
Payoff -
An entry-level HR professionals from any of premier institutes may get a salary between Rs 6 lakh to Rs 12 lakh a year. A mid-level professionals may earn between Rs 18 lakh and Rs 35 lakh a year. Senior professionals may earn between Rs 40 lakh to Rs 1 crore a year.

Alok Kumar Upadhayay
Alok is a HR Professional by training and Digital Marketing Enthusiast. 


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