H.R. Profession: The Learning of Life Skills


By

Ms. Akansha Srivastava
Management Faculty
P.C.T.I.
(Authorized Centre of Sikkim Manipal University)
Mahanagar, Lucknow
 


Abstract:

Today, the HR department is viewed as a business partner in a company. Therefore, what the corporate is looking for the ethics, attitude and experience of students. They are looking for 'Life-Skills' more than anything else. Those who are interested to prove their career in HR, they should know the requirement of recruiters, in a candidate at the time of offering the job.

Key Words:
Business Partner, Life-Skills, Domain Knowledge,  Integrity, Innovation.
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There are a lot of reports that tells HR is the most difficult domain for recruiters, even when they are choosing from the different management colleges. Any recruiter coming for campus selection is not only trying to gauge the knowledge; they know that the curriculum and faculty take care of that part. They also know that students B-schools are very well groomed and have regular personality development capsules. HR is a domain where a very high level of integrity is needed. That is why HR students should right from day one begin by being honest, and be good humans. It is the only way one can be good at his job.

Over and above the ones mentioned above, positive attitude, flexibility and willingness to work on assignments which seem tough are important qualities. Of course, domain knowledge is a must. Till a few years back, a separate HR department was unheard of, and now it is almost indispensable. In fact, it was looked upon as a comparatively 'soft' domain, where women who have family commitments could fit in. How and why is HR becoming increasingly important in organizations?

A major reason is to be able to measure the value of the 'hire'. A couple of decades ago, everything was dependent on Certification. Economies and organizations were simpler, and the numbers of higher educational institutions were few and mostly government funded or monitored. Quite a few things happened together.

The opening up of the Indian economy coincided with the IT or Knowledge Revolution. The buzzword earlier was 'production'; now it has become 'innovation'.

Today, certificates are of very little consequence. Organizations are looking for people who are creative, can challenge the status quo and can find new ways of doing things and come up with new products. That is why HR has become so important.

Conclusion:

By concluding this article it is my opinion to budding managers just tries to assess themselves well. Don't join HR because they want to, but because they are built for it. Remember that techniques and strategies taught to them are not the end of the world. Be ready to apply certain basic principles of life, which actually govern the area of HR. Remember that you are dealing with people be genuine and humane. Only then can you expect them to give you results.
 


Ms. Akansha Srivastava
Management Faculty
P.C.T.I.
(Authorized Centre of Sikkim Manipal University)
Mahanagar, Lucknow
 

Source: E-mail December 17, 2012

          

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