Rajat Joshi
Hr Consulting ,trainer -creative Thinking
Hr Consulting
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Hi All,
I'm working as a HR Executive in a S/w company with employees strength of 125... I joined here as a fresher and now im having an experience of about 1yr.. but i didnt feel like i learnt something.. i felt i'm working as Data entry operator.. I'm very much worried about my career growth.. in wat fields i've to concentrate to develop myself as an efficient HR executive.. I need advice and help from u all.. I've done my MHRM but that too thro' Distance Education... Plz help me in this matter.
2nd April 2007 From India, Bangalore
Hi Swati,
Be a team player, talkactive and bring ur own ideas to show you as a interactive HR to your Team. Be ready to provide the possible support to your team.
Then see the magic...
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Hi Aravinth,
Thanks for replying with encouraging words.. I'm very much worried that if i attend any interviews i wont be able to answer even after 1yrs of exp.. I feel shame on myself.. I'm spending most of the time reading articles related to HR but i feel morethan reading thro' books and net it will be good only if we learn through experience.. How can i learn from my work??? therez no way for me to learn from my current job..
3rd April 2007 From India, Bangalore
Hi Swati,
I might be able to help you, but before that I would like to know as an Hr executive what all you do.... I mean what is your KRA?
what all kinds of reports you make and what all do you do ?
3rd April 2007 From India, Pune
Hi Swati,

You exhibit good temperant..especially being not being happy where you are !! :D even i feel the same n i feel i have miles to go before i go...

Just a sec..why do you feel you are working as data operator?..there is so much to learn about the organization this way..u know when i first worked out the increments of my staff when joined..i worked on a blank sheet of paper..i had just had joined and there was no computer available :D :D ..i learned so much being on hands on job..

Have observed that guys who reached the top..have initially slogged at the bottom of the orgn chart..including my boss who is MD...so don;t feel disheartened.. :)

Coming to career growth..please assess yourself first what you have learned and what remains to be learned..n make a game plan to master these areas..

Go upto your seniors with a plan like this..remember take one step a time and master the same..you have a long career ahead of you!

Still you want to learn more..want to keep yourself updated on the latest trends ?..read more on the subjects and of course keep visiting this forum :D

Best wishes,

Rajat Joshi
4th April 2007 From India, Pune
Thanks a lot Meenakshi and Rajat...
I'm taking care of Employee datas, providng offer letters, appointment letters, confirmation letters,etc... and maintaining the attendance of the employees and providing those info to the finance dept. at the end of the month.. mainly im working on this only...
4th April 2007 From India, Bangalore
Dear Swati,

First of all get RELAX!!!! I think you are getting too much stressful regarding your career path and thus not able to learn from your current job. Unsuccessful interviews are adding fuel in your frustration.

You can lean lot many things from your job ONLY IF you are having QUITE MIND FOR OBSERVATIONS. :roll:

Since right now you are doing recruitment and time office job, you may start with making some research activities on following points: -

1. What are the good & quality sources of candidates?

2. What is the cost of recruitment? (placement Vs. Employee referrals)

3. Exit interview analysis (Reasons for leaving the organization and how to overcome it)

4. What is the % of late coming / going (project based activities)?

5. What schemes you can implement with approval of top mgt. regarding avoiding late coming / going? (Remember late coming / going also have a cost factor, which you can reduce. This aspect is considered as Value Addition for HR Job) :D :shock:

6. What basic schemes you can create, which should never be too costly, but should be more effective. For e.g. The Most Punctual Award, The mOst Clean table award, Role Model employee :twisted: , etc. (You can create the parameters for each award).

7. You an also make a HR Weekly newsletter which can include the information about employees, like extra curricular activities, their hobbies, etc, which is considered as EVERYDAY Recognition program.

8. Since you are already working in recruitment and time office, make policies, forms, procedures, and declare on SPECIAL DAYS (For e.g. Office Anniversary, Annual Day, etc) so that you also get LIME LIGHT. IT IS HIGHLY ESSENTIAL TO KEEP YOUR SELF-ESTEEM AT PEEK LEVEL.

Sorry I am running out of time, but i will get back to you afterwards. Or you can also send me practical difficulties at :arrow:

Hope It is useful.


4th April 2007 From India, Pune
Dear Swathi,
I wonder howcome you are not able to work on with the strength of 125 associates that to in a software company, how abt the procedures drawn on behalf of your dept, is that you are not assigned any work or your are not taking initiative, or you are not accounatable to your senior person,
there is lot to do with respect to recruitments, appraisals, competency assssments, employee satisfaction survey, attendance monitering, documentation, issue clarifications, organising lectures. what not,
pls don't mind but you will have to clear the above details in order to draw any conclution.
4th April 2007 From India, Hyderabad
Thanks Shailendra and Srilatha for your valuable ideas...
And coming to Srilatha, in my company the main decisions regarding appraisal is taken by the management.. They are doing appraisals in the completion of 1yr or 6 months completion and it is not done depending on the persormance of the employee.. and i dont have any way to convience the management people b'coz they are the decision makers and using HRD only for providing the appraisal letters once they give the appraisal details.. And policies framed are also not followed properly.. Even if i come up with new ideas and suggest to my management they are not ready to do that... I'm really frustrated...
4th April 2007 From India, Bangalore
Dear Swathi,
Its really sad, but If this is the case then put a question to the management asking on why have they recruited you, or when will you be promoted since it is 1 year there must be some sort of change interms of your work implementation, if you have any peers working along with you then it will be more easier to approach them and solve the issue. Try this swathi.
4th April 2007 From India, Hyderabad
hello lathasri,
Even i thought of resigning my current job, but if im asked in any interview about my job profile or areas wat i was handling in my previous company wat can i tell them. Even after 1yr of exp i'll be in the level of frsher only..
4th April 2007 From India, Bangalore
If you are looking for a change then don't worry prepare well for the interview any ways you know the concepts of what has to be done, only thing is you are lacking the prastical exposure, I don't think its a big issue, now holding 1 year exp you can't keep quite.
you can attend the interviews, lets hope for the best.
4th April 2007 From India, Hyderabad
hi srilatha,
Thanks for your encouraging reply.. Actualy i got tensed after reading vinodbidwaik's post (Personnel, HR, HRM & HRD - A great Story).. Even im in the same condition... Anyways i have the belief that i can get into a good job soon where i can contribute a lot also im trying a lot to make changes in the current organization...
5th April 2007 From India, Bangalore
Dear Swati, I wish you my Best of Luck :lol: .... Be Cheerful and you will get the expected job.... :lol: Regards, Shailendra
5th April 2007 From India, Pune
Hi Swati,
This is a typical problem which is faced by majority of executives around the world.
When an executive steps into a new job, first 3 to 6 months, it is a honeymoon phase. He/She enjoys the job and do everything with a liking.
After a while, it becomes routine. The best way to get out of this, is 'Filling up the Vaccum' existing in your organisation.
As an HR, you must be knowing very well that, 'Responsibilities are not given, they are taken'.
Identify the gray areas in your organisation and try to see whether u can take those roles also. Since that you are working in a developing company with 125 people, all chances that if you can groom yourself and more areas, after a period of 3 or 4 years, you will be in a very responsible position.
M B Sivaramakrishnan
7th April 2007 From India, Madras
Hello Everyone,
Thanks for ur supportive and encouraging words....
Now i'm concentrating much into what i can do in my current organisation and trying to implement whatever i can.. And i'm keep on contacting the management with new ideas what can be done to employees for their motivation and other stuffs... Hope i can do it..
Because employees are contacting me for all their issues, but when the management is not doing to them when i talk in favour of employees sometimes i get frustrated.. but even then i'm keep on talking to the mgmt people trying to convince them.. Before i leave this company i've to do whatever i can for the employees here..
9th April 2007 From India, Bangalore
:idea: Hi Swati,
Govind Here from Reliace Communications,
First u need to findout in which field u can excell your self. Suppose if u r good at recruitment u should concentrate on recruitment. Other wise if u r good at MIS concentrate on HR-MIS. So in HR there are different positions like Recruitment/Training and Development/HR Generalist profile/SAP-HR/GR-MIS etc.......So b strict to your profile n go on that....
Please feel free to cal on my cell for any doubts.
9th April 2007
Thanks every one for their comments, I think everyone can develop himself if he or she has a desire to do so for that I think through learning and developing our own skills in citrine discipline we can develop our career.
Ahmed Bashier
10th April 2013 From Sudan
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