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Human Resource Management

Who is a Human Resources Manager?

  • Human Resource Management creates the most central, fundamental and strong strategic competitive advantage possible.

  • Personnel management in any organisation should be given top priority. Personnel check quality and mandate processes of human resource activity. This includes selection, compensation, communication, development, etc.

  • Personnel managers are responsible for the employees of an organization. They control the diverse interactions of employees with management and the entire organization. They focus on maximizing employee productivity. They take preventive measures to protect the company from all problems that can arise from within.

  • Human Resource Management develops individuals and the organization in which they operate. They secure and developing the talents of individual employees.

  • Implement programs that improve communication and collaboration between individual employees promoting organizational development.

What does a Human Resource Manager do?

Human resources managers have the following jobs and responsibilities:-

  • Identify the desired behavioural characteristics of each employee group. Categorize them by function, department and department. Identify the need for change in policies and actions. Develop a strategy to divide teams, as well as the specific policies and practices.

  • Take care of decisions, including hiring, job assignment, training, benefits, and compensation.

  • Liaisoning with government agencies to advance their priorities.

  • Recruitment and selection of potential employees through surveys, applications, networking, etc.

  • Manage an organization's human capital and focus on implementing policies and processes.

  • Specialize in finding, recruiting, training, and developing employees and maintaining employee relationships or performance.

  • Deal with employee concerns when policies are violated, such as harassment or discrimination. Ensure that employees have a safe work environment free from discrimination and harassment.

  • Conduct workplace inspections and resolve employee complaints.

  • Be the point of contact for legal advisors on risk mitigation and litigation related to employee relationships.

What are the skills required?

  • Empathetic Nature

  • Performance Management

  • Recruiting

  • Excellent Communication Skills

  • Good with people

  • Knowledgeable about the domain

  • Analytical Skills

  • Can handle a large number of people

How To Become A Human Resource Manager?


All Streams (preferably Commerce)

One should have a proper bachelor’s degree in order to work in the HR department of a corporation. Otherwise one can directly train in Human Resource Management.

Further, you should take management entrance tests such as CAT/MAT/GMAT/XAT/ATMA to secure admission in the top management colleges of India.

Become a Human Resources Manager: 13 Steps (with Pictures)

Top Institutes in India offering Human resource management course

  • XLRI - Xavier School of Management, Jamshedpur

  • Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS)

  • Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai

  • Management Development Institute, Gurgaon

  • Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow

Popular colleges offering Human Resource Management program In India

  • Symbiosis Centre for Management and Human Resource Development, Pune

  • The Indian Institute of Social Welfare & Business Management, Kolkata

  • N. L. Dalmia Institute of Management Studies and Research, Mumbai

  • Jamnalal Bajaj Institute Of Management Studies, Mumbai

  • Xavier Institute of Social Service, Ranchi

How much does a Human Resource Manager earn in India?

  • Average Salary for a Human Resources (HR) Manager in India is Rs 716,144/yr

  • The average salary of a Human Resources (HR) Manager  with less than 1 year of experience is Rs 373,236/yr

  • The average salary of a Human Resources (HR) Manager 1-4 years of experience is Rs 448,452/yr

  • At Senior level (5-9 years of experience) a Human Resources (HR) Manager in India makes Rs 720,521/yr

  • And with 10-19 years of experience, an Industrial Engineer  in India makes Rs 1,018,251/yr

Source: Payscale

What are the Growth Prospects for an HR manager in India?

  • In large companies, HR managers can become Human Resource Business Partners.

  • HR management graduate can work in Industries, Corporate, Colleges & schools, MNC’s,

You can also opt for an academic career after clearing the NET/JRF or chose to go for a PhD in management studies.

Fields of Specialization are

  • Retention

  • Motivation

  • Labour Relations

  • Labour Legislation

  • Industrial Relations

  • Training and Development

  • Recruitment and Selection

  • Compensation and Benefits

  • Labour Welfare and Social Security

What are the study materials and books for preparation available?

  • Quantitative Aptitude Quantum CAT by Sarvesh Sharma

  • Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations by Abhijit Guha

  • Quantitative Aptitude for CAT by Nishit Sinha

  • How To Prepare For The Cat Exam Sets Of 4 Books By Arun Sharma

  • MBA Entrance Examination: For CAT, MAT XLRI, FMS, JMT

  • Pearson Complete Guide to CAT 4e

  • Study Package for CAT & Other MBA Entrance Exams with 10 Mock Tests

Top Recruiters

  • Tata Consultancy Services Limited 

    • Average Pay: Rs 1,274,928/yr

  • Wipro

    • Average Pay: Rs 1,200,000/yr

  • Capgemini

    • Average Pay: Rs 981,135/yr

  • HCL Technologies Ltd.

    • Average Pay: Rs 665,000/yr

  • Accenture

    • Average Pay: Rs 800,000/yr

  • Cognizant

    • Average Pay: Rs 898,585/yr

Source: Payscale

Some Interesting Facts

As per an HR Magazine article, the first Human Resource department began at the office of National Cash Register Co. in 1900. The proprietor, John Henry Patterson, composed a faculty division to manage complaints, releases and security, and data for administrators on new laws and practices after a few strikes and representative lockouts.