Dear All,
I need your valuable suggestions.
I was recruited as a Project Manager(HR) in our company 6 months back, and right now been promoted as HR manager, now i am in a dilemma wheather getting promoted as HR generalist was better or as a HR Manager is better coz I have only one and a half year experience? Will the tag of HR Manager create problem is getting job opportunities in near future? If such is the case I can speak to my HR Head and change my designation. Please suggest me.....

From India, Bangalore
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hi pallavi
Its surprising to me, just by having 2 years of experience promoted to HR Manager...How?
U haven't given ur company details..if a small &startup company means we can grow with the organiation..dont worry about that.
If a big company means better to shift to HR Generalist for further opportunities in the market..
Its my own suggestion to u..

From India, Hyderabad
dear pallavi if the company giving you the HR manager profile that means they have faith and confidence on you. so have same confidence on ur self too. go for interview as a HR manager if u have potential then deffinetely u can sell ur self. best of luck
From India, Angul
Pallavi, dont think too much on these petty issues. Any challenge is an opportunity in itself and open new areans and windows for you. If you have been assigned a role as HR Manager its a bigger role in itself and even more challenging than what you are doing now.....You will no doubt have better exposure in terms of works and in all aspects of HR dont..think go ahead accept..unless and until you dont have any interest in that work..if you enjoy working something different then only refuse it otherwise best of luck by the way which company do u work for do let me know my email id is gaggan underscore sahni at the rate hotmail dot com any thing else you want to share do write to me.
From United Kingdom
Pallavi, That is great that you have been promoted to HR Manager. What you need to do is make this opportunity count. Learn what skills and knowledge an HR manager required. Gud look!
From India, Gurgaon
Hi Pallavi, I think its an opportunity for you. Many people take time to get promoted in HR field especially. So consider yourself lucky & look at the positive side of it. Regards Sucharita Dey
From India

I do not know about your educational qualification and also about your company, it’s size, organization structure and hierarchy. But my view on your query is :
  • Project Manager (HR) itself is very uncommon designation and again I do not know what exactly you were doing as a Project Manager, though then also you were designated as Manager.
  • I am not sure about change in your designation from Project Manager to HR Manager is a promotion or a lateral shift or a mere change of designation.
  • What really matters is what exactly your job content is and what exactly you are doing. Label / Tag (designation) is not that important.
  • In a small setups generally there is no well-defined hierarchy, grades and structure hence designation of Manager is easy to get.
  • I have not come across designation as ‘HR Generalist’ generally designations are Manager HR, Officer HR and some of them are in HR Generalist role and others in more specific roles. To conclude HR Manager is better and proper designation compared to HR Generalist.
  • You have rightly mentioned that you have got ‘TAG’ of HR Manager early and may create hurdle in case you wish to change the job. But it is only a TAG and what matters is actual role. But for now you can enjoy your TAG and latter in the job interviews you will have to give explanation for your tag. Explanation could be you were HR Manager of a small organization and your equivalent designation in a medium or big organization would be……………..

Thanks & Regards

From India, Pune
Hi Palavi,
Its good that in a short span of time you got the opportunity to work as a HR Manager.
So don't think so much, u can take it as a challenge as wall as a opportunity to learn new things and to implement those.
So good luck

From India, Vijayawada
Dear Pallavi
Since u r just having experience of 2 years, you are eligible to be designated as HR Executive. Since you have been appointed as manager (hr), try to continue in the same organisation for at least 5 years. otherwise, it will be very difficult to get a position of hr manager in other good organisation.

From India, Delhi

Dear Pallavi Bhosale,
First of all you have not mentioned the level of experience you have in your career. Again the industry type.
If you just have 6 month of track record, I really wonder how can you manage the whole of HR operation. Please do specify the employee strength of your organization.
Again HR-manager & HR-Generalist don't have much difference if your company is small.. It brings difference only if the company is big with more than 500+ employees.
Then for your career experience. You should serve in this company for atleast3 years in the mean while i would recommend you to take a PG in HR, which might help you in your future prospects..
Then if you have planned to move into Human Resource then you have to be so active and have to update on to yourself on each and every specification in Human Resource.
Anyway All the Best!

From India, Bangalore

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