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Respected Seniors,
I have a few doubts, kindly clarify me. I would thankful if you could give information about this
  1. What are the criteria for giving the Job designation for HR Executive and HR Generalist?
  2. What is the difference between HR Executive and HR Generalist?
  3. What is the role and function of above jobs?
I will wait for your early response.
Thanks & Regards
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Dear Yashwanth,
- HR Executive designation can be given to the employee who is working in executive position in one or more than one different profiles i.e. would be handling recruitment profile, comp profile, IR profile, MIS profile, Legal compliance profile etc. But a HR generalist profile means employee handling almost all the facets of HR functions which is called as generalist profile.
- HR Generalist is a broad profile while HR Executive may or may not be the broader profile.
- HR generalist profile may be a manager, Asst. Mgr or an Executive But HR Executive is a exactly a Executive profile
I hope that clarfies your query. Pls feel free to revert in case you require further info.
DEAR Yashwanth,
As i agree to Manoj, I feel that a HR Executive handles recruitment, sourcing, finalising, Joining formalities....participates in the entire gamut of Recruitment. Takes part in Induction , Confirmation and Resignation Whereas A HR Generalist profile concentrates more of Employee Relations, Events and updation of Employee records, leaves , attendance, MIS etc.
I would like to be corrected if am wrong in my analysis of the HR professiona.
Hope this helps you...
Thanks and Regards
Dear All,
Can anybody let me know the Role of an HR executive- in Software company?
I'm a PG holder in HRM, with 5+ years of experience in HR almost Generalist role.
I have an experience in Industrial sector, Pharma and now working with an MNC, in corporate office.
But my Query is that, i was attended some of the software company interviews, but faild only in english fluent area. Is that really important the accent of the language to get a software HR job?
Henkel Group.
Hi yashwant,
There is a wider scope of difference between both the profiles. As said in earlier post, A Generalist profile is more of Multi tasking, starting from Admin,Payroll,,Leave,Compensation,Performance,Recr uitments,Employee relations,Post Recruitments,Joining formalities and all.
Where as HR executive is also a support function which pays much emphasis on one specific task , I guess u might have heard about companies terming "HR PAYROLL,HR RECRUITMENTS,HR ACCOUNTS,.. So the person is specifically assigned to one task and his/her area of operations is quite limited to his own domain.
However, A generalist need not be a manager/Asst. Manager . Based on the Experience the Grade and Cader moves on .
Hi, Gayathri is perfetly right. A genralist is that who has knowledge on all gamut of HR Management where as HR excutive may be looing after a specialized area only. THanks Ishwar
Hi, Gayathri, You are given currect clarification. HR Executive working some part of activities only but HR Generalist working all HR activities Regards Srinivas B
Dear Manoj,
As per your mail of the work responsibilities, I am handling all the work that matches both the positions of executive as well as generalist, Now i want to apply for job in some companies, So, what should i mention in my resume? Executive or generalist? I am alone handling hr in my company and there are 25 employees in our company. from attendance to leave register, rules, relation events i alone handle every thing.
Please let me know how can improve my resume for better growth.
I will try to explain in simple terms..
Executive is a position / designation , which will depend on org. hierarchy. Somebody at a senior level might be given executive post in one company and in another may be junior most profile. COmmonly it is used for sm1 working at the execution level.
Generalist is the 1 who handles all gamut of hr activities, its a profile rather than designation/position.
For example : i am woking as HR manager in generalist roel in my org.
hope this suffice....

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