Hr Consulting ,trainer -creative Thinking
Principal Hr Consultant (ohs&w)
Handwriting Analysis, Employee Relations,
We understand your plight very well..
Great ..at 20 you made up your mind that u wannna be HR Mgr..wow at your age i didn't know what i wanted to be!!
Well, i would suggest that BMS is little too early to decide your career goals..after this course work for a while in HR field to validate your chosen passion field..in case you like it then do MBA - HR ..
at your age ..i wanted to be a doc!! as am interested in mind-body connexxions...during MBA - majored in Marketing & Finance..as Sales & Marketing esp advertising was my passion at that time..after working with FMCG as Sales Officer for three years..realized that my passion lay somewhere else..drifted in HR ..again waz finding it little monotonous till i went to IIM - Ahmedabad for a weeklong workshop on Creativity in HR which gave me an insight about the scope ..now i have donned the role of trainer-Creativity alongwith with Corporate HR functions..
The point is our career goals to some extent depends on intrinsic factors..the breaks you get which broadens one's horizon or something which you find while working - gives you a sense of satisfaction...
I know a person who waz among the top five at IIM-A yet at the placements he turned down the offer of 20 Lacs - went to Mumbai to work with street kids...other examples are Rashmi Bansal of JAM magazine..person who started Eklavya magazine..
so don't worry..if you have HR to be your goal..work in this field for sometime - as sometimes academic world is very different from work reality..
Meanwhile you check it out the comperetencies of HR vis-a-vis your present skills which you percieve to have...
HR COMPETENCY MODEL
Relationship of HR roles in the model
HUMAN RESOURCES COMPETENCY MODEL
Role Competency Demonstrates Activity
Understanding of public service environment
Knowledge of agencys mission
Knowledge of organizational development principles
Understanding on clients organizational culture
Knowledge of business system thinking
Understanding of business process & how to change and
improve efficiency and effectiveness
Innovation & encourages risk-taking
Interacts with customers in a way that demonstrates customer concerns and
problems are heard, builds confidence and trust
Links HR policies and programs to the organizations mission & service
Applies organizational development principles
Adapts HR services to the clients organizational culture
Designs and/or carries out HR services that incorporate business system applications
Uses HR principles that change business processes to improve its efficiency and effectiveness
Planning & Evaluation
Analytic, strategic & creative thinking
Knowledge of staff & line roles
Knowledge of business system and information technology
Manages resources e.g. human, funds, equipment
Applies conflict resolution methods in organizational situations
Uses consensus & negotiation coalition building skills to improve overall
Develops employee & agencys relationships
Understands, values, & promotes diversity
Balances both agencys & employees demands & resources
Develops others talents to maximize human potential
Mentors individuals to develop talent
Assesses & balances competing values e.g., policies & mission needs
Builds trust relationships
Legal, Government, & Jurisprudence
Personnel & Human Resources
Attention to Detail
Knowledge of human resources law & policies
Knowledge of work-life & organizational plans
Knowledge of information technology
Applies expertise in the full range of the HR arena to support agencys
mission and business needs
Uses surveys and other tools to provide information to help create an
effective & efficient work environment
Adapts information technology to HR management
Organizational development principles
Understanding of marketing
Representation of HR products and services
Understanding of team behavior
Assesses the readiness for change & identifies appropriate change strategies
Designs & implements change processes
Applies organizational development principles
Applies innovative strategies including identifying and recommending
solutions to various personnel & HR issues
Uses consensus, consultation & negotiation/consensus building
Influences others to act
Practices & promotes integrity & ethical behavior
Works in teams
The competencies are not limited to the particular assigned role. In reality, competencies will be fluid among the various HR roles. This model is a compilation of IPMA, NAPA, and OPM models. Also included are
concepts from Human Resources Champions by David Ulrich. Italicized competencies are unique to this specific role; the other competencies are applicable to more than one role.
*These competencies are required for some classification and staffing work.
The Emotional Competence Framework
Collaboration and cooperation
*Adapted from the works of Daniel Goleman, Emotional Intelligence and Working with Emotional Intelligence.
DOD HR COMPETENCY FRAMEWORK
Human Resources Generalists
Labor Relations Specialist
Employee Development Specialist
Personnel Systems Manager
Personnel Support DoD Manager
Business Management Competencies
Business Process Reengineering
Organizational Needs Assessment
Outcome Measures and Evaluation
Strategic Human Resource Practices
Coaching and Mentoring
Technical HR Competencies
Appeals, Grievances, and Litigation
Attendance and Leave
Discipline and Adverse Action
Equal Employment Opportunity
Human Resource Management Fundamentals
Instructional Systems Development
Labor Management Relations
Organization and Position Design
Personnel Systems Management
Rewards and Recognition
Staffing and Recruiting
(PRIVATE SECTOR) INTEGRATIVE MODEL OF HR COMPETENCIES
Emerging Structure Competency
1) Corporate HR leaders Core Leadership
2) Senior HR Generalist at the business
unit level Core Leadership
3) HR specialist in shared service
centers Core HR Expertise
4) HR experts in centers of expertise Core
Knows best practices
Designs & delivers HR
21st August 2005 From India, Pune
i have also just started my career in HR, n i am already in the rethinking state!
but i think it is more because of the kind of boss i have here rather than any dislike for the job!
i really think u r very lucky that u have ur plans fixed! i am seriously thinking of shifting my line or atleast my company!
22nd August 2005 From India, Pune
isnt it tooo young for me to decide?
i am so sure abt joining HR tht is scares me
ya..i am planning to do tht nxt yr frm XLRI (if i can) or TISS or symbi
lol..ul laugh if u know wt all ive wanted to become
well...wen i was a kid, like most of the children, i wanted to become a math teacher
thn at oine point of time a social worker, thn at 8th std wen i read my first john grisham, i wanted to be a lawyer more thn anything else in my life
at 11th i was inclined towards finance so wanted to do CA
i soon learnt tht CA is not my cup of tea or water or anythin
i joined BMS becoz i thought Bcom wld be boring
n then ther were sooo many options
i liked psychology coz ppl n their behaviour fascinate me
n thn eversince i m aiming for HR
my psychometric test tells me to take up soething in human relations, public relations or service n stuff like tht
my frenz tooo agree
n i think its the best tht i can do with my skills n will give me a sense of satisfaction...
n pallavi dear
i think ur boss is human (no ones perfct)
i dunno abt u
but i wld take it as a challenge
hihi..my boss's boss at my summers na, i thought he dint like me,,
he never smiled back at me..n gave ..it really annoyed me
but he was actually impressed by me and it was an happy ending
so u jus hang in ther ok
u know...if u change ur career and go do something else,
imagine ok...20-25 yrs frm now
u dislike the job u doin n thn u wonder wt wld hav happened if u wld hav taken sunayna's advice n stuck to HR
i mean change the career u want bcoz of ur boss??
too much yaar
wt if ur boss moves with u? or ur future boss is worse?
25th August 2005 From India, Mumbai
25th August 2005 From Australia, Ballarat
It is not too early to decidee. at your age i was also thought like you and after 10 years i become HR Head for a Pharmaceutical firm.
You need to be decisive, clear and focused towards your goal that you have decided.
You will definitely attain the goal.
27th August 2005 From India, Hyderabad
My name is Sadashiv Rao & I am based in Kuwait as Executive HR . Your letter is interesting & you are a very intelligent individual i feel that you have already made up your mind to pusue a career in HRM. let me tell you one thing that you are a focussed individual.
at your age there was nobody to guide me & I did not know where I was headed . Do what is there in your mind & what it tells you but remember it is also good to ask senior people also (as Rajatji has replied to you). My opinion is that you are already on thhe right track & you have a full life ahead of you + you have made a early start. This is a very vast & interesting field & my suggestion is learn as much as you can (there is no age for learning : always remember this!!!) . All the very best to you!!!! & I do hope that after getting so many positive views your dilemma has been chucked out of your mind. God Bless you!!!
8th September 2005 From Kuwait, Kuwait
Good to see your mail!!!. Now that you have made up your mind what are you waiting for. There are problems / hurdles at all stages not only in your professional / Personal life. Part of life . dont think too much about this. Now that you have your mind set up do it!!! you will succeed at a much faster pace (than what you had expected) . As I said earlier that this is a very interesting & vast field so you can learn step by step!! All the very best. My mail ID is
11th September 2005 From Kuwait, Kuwait
http://indiaretailing.com <link updated to site home> (THIS IS WT I MEAN BY RETAIL MANAGEMENT)
IM A LIL CONFUSED, AGAIN
I VE BEEN ADVISED TO KEEP MY OPTIONS OPEN FROM A VERY GOOD FRIEND AND IT DOES MAKE SENSE
and MY SECOND PREFERENCE FOR A CAREER IS - RETAIL MANAGEMENT...ya..it may be a small job in the begining, but im sure il be good at it too.
PROBABLY I COULD JOIN HR DEPARTMENT OF A SHOPPING STORE OR SOMETHING..
13th October 2005 From India, Mumbai