Hi every one. Please help me for my situation. Presently i am in a recruitment consulting firm . I got one offer from a manufacturing industry. My problem is, the company doesn't have any hr department, i am the one who need to implement everything. My work history is full of recruitment, so i am not aware about the generalist profile, but i feel to do that perfectly in short span of time.

The remuneration is same what i have now. The only advantage is " its a industry with generalist profile." Shall i accept the offer? how about my carrier growth? Please help me out for this problem.

From India, Madras
I think you need to analyse the following:

Is the Manufacturing Industry reputed / or well know in your locality?

Was the management clear on why they wanted to hire you?

Did it look like the team is open to change (incorporating an HR dept is like bringing a huge change)?

Did they tell you that they will support you with your ideas / recommendations and decisions?

Are they intersted in investing for welfare?

If the above answers are "yes"., then I guess you cleared 50% of having a positive reason to move there.

The regarding salary: Guess its fine based on the portfolio they have offered you. May be down the line once you perform, you can expect an increment.

Regarding your skills - everything is best learnt when we experiment by ourselves. So make sure they give you ample time to deliver. Be clear on your deliverables and I guess that should take care of things.

So - take time to think, analyze about the manufacturing units performance in the last few years,

Why are they hiring you? Is it just for the sake of having someone as HR?

Make sure you clear your mind of all the above questions.... things will be crystal clear to you whether you should take it forward or not.

Good Luck!

From India, Madras
I'm sure it is a good opportunity for you to get into a generalist profile. Your learning will be immense since you will be the one who will be structuring policies, implementing them & so on ... you can definitely read & take inputs from citehr members.
I think a good move with respect to your career.

From India, Gurgaon
Thanks for the information, and your views.
*the company is some what doing good even the recession period.
*the inform me that, I need to implement SOP and need to start the HR functions from the beginning
*There is no HR department, i need to set if i accept the offer
*They ll ready to support me, but i don't know how far i can believe the New management.
So over all again makes me confused. If i am not aware about certain things in the HR, then where should i can ask help in that company.? Again the biggest fuse i have is, if the strategies is not accept by the people in the company then how can i manage?, and from where i need to start in SOP.
Please help me seniors...............

From India, Madras
Dear Friend,

You will know where to start only when you go there and see the current process, and then suggest.

Before making them accept, sit with them and show what benefits your strategies can offer, and how not implementing your strategy may have an impact in the long. If both the sides are convinced - you should be fine.

However - dont take an assignment if you are not confident. I cant (neither can anyone else) vouch for you or the company. Attitude / confidence / ability to accept defeat / perseverance is all that matters here.

If you have 1000 questions on "what will happen if I cant or if I dont" - you will not be able to do what you intend to.

Challenges are never smooth. Take the history of people who are well known in the Indian Entrepreneur list - see their history/background life. You will notice they h\all had one thing in common - sight of their vision. They never let any such confusions comeup in between, They managed it head on with the "self awareness' and knowledge on the "Purpose of going behind their goal"

WHat do you want?

a) Safe career with good salary - not looking at any change or risk

b) or Intersting career with no commitments of a smooth road - and have the ability to lay down the rules by self - challenge yourself each time, and feel good about doing something really different.

If you chose "a" - dont go for this job.

Good Luck

From India, Madras

Hi Frn,
You are in better situation. People in recruitment are starving for such opportunity, don't / never miss an opportunity which come in ur way. Yeah, u hav to take risk, learn things n tatz life. Don't be in dilemma, we (CITEHR mates) are here to help u, provided, u hav to put ur mind.
Answers to ur questions
If i am not aware about certain things in the HR, then where should i can ask help in that company?
Hope u r HR graduate, u must know basics of HR activities.
If the strategies is not accept by the people in the company then how can i manage?
Dear, no one is perfect in this world, do mistake n learn from it.
Where i need to start in SOP?
Create SOP.
If u take up this opportunity, it vl add a great value to ur profile, which u vl feel in later date.
Dear Frn, be clear. To put in lighter vein, if u afraid of taking such oppor. then, drop it. But, I warn u, u r missing an opportunity, whr u create things by own....Think.......

From India, Mangaluru
Hi Frnd,
To be frank Even I Din,t have any Idea abt the management & HR functions for any industry. I was into different background in technical as System Admin. Due to some issues with my prior employer I was supposed to quit over there & was working for an auditor firm for some days. From there I got challenging opportunity as Admin Manager for an IT company. I joined just 5months back & performing my duties smoothly. Even here I am the only Admin cum HR person. Ofcourse so far I am unable to implement HR activities but starting slowly. When ever opportunity knocks I am implement bit by by. Here everything is managed by our director itself. Now I am taking care of full Payroll & Legal issues of our company.
I strongly Agree that Cite HR is helping me a lot in that case.
If you feel that the company is good please take a Chance.
Jeevarathnam P

From India, Bangalore
Hi,Indeed its a good offer which you have got and the job looks challenging ...You are from a recruitment background...N so I suggest you to take it up and do your R & D or apply the knowledge that you had gaoined when you pursued your MBA and prove yourself there...Guess you have a lovely career in that organization..All the best!!
From India, Madras
Hi Desikan,
This is a rare opportunity normally employer will look for exposure in all areas of HR. You will have good learning throughout in structruing HR department. You may have to spend more time in structruing part initially. Based on the requirement of your new company you can focus on the concepts of HR. It is always better to join in a manufacturing company where you will practice all HR concepts.
You will be incharge only for HR or for IR also. If you are handling workmen be thorough in labour laws. You have to format standing order for workmen which almost like a handbook of staff.

All the best

From India, Hosur
Just go for it dear. Grab the opportunity at d first hand, as a generalistic profile and as a whole and sole person, u'll learn a lots which will let u height the career growth in multitude.
And as ur lack of experience, concerned to that i would suggest you to attend the various seminars to keep abreast with the technicality to implement the new policies. As a begineer you cant focus on the latest techniques for everything, rather focus to perform the things in conventional way and gradually improve them...

From India, Madras

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