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I am pursuing masters in Industrial Organizational psychology, campus placements have begun at my campus.
My question raised is, many companies, hr firms etc are hiring for "recruiters" role stating Recruitment is the base for any HR to become a Generalist.
IS it so?
I have been inquiring on this from many people, some say "YES" few "NO".
I hope i will get the perfect answer here. please suggest me.

From India, Bangalore
Recruiting can lead to many positions in HR. Often times in big companies a recruiter is near the bottom of the food chain but that does not necessarily mean that you have to take that path nor will a recruiter lead you to that position. In the end having recruiter experience will help you in HR
From United States, Orem
Hello ,
I am not a senior here .But would like to answer your question .
A HR generalist role is not at all confined to Recruitment.
His role is very vast.he takes care right from recruitment and
selection to full and final settlment .If a HR gernalist is good at recruitment and he is weak at other aspects he can not be a
successful generalist .
It is true that his role starts from recruitments but it is not
confined to the same .
Hope i have tried to answer your querry .
Rajeev Dixit
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From India, Bangalore
I'm no senior here but I was faced with the same dilemma a year back during my campus placements. Like people have mentioned here recruitment is one of the aspects of generalist HR but most of the companies treat recruitment as a different entity from generalist HR for different reasons, one reason being the size of the company.
Like you have mentioned, most Indian companies go by recruitment as a starting point to take up other responsibilities. I guess if the company visiting ur campus is willing to expose you to different aspects of HR you should not be worried if it is a generalist or not.

From India, Bangalore
Dear Vibha,
You are right, you can start with a recruitment role and then move to HR generalist. In this case you have to be very-very decisive about when to move into a HR generalist role. After a min. exp of 12 months you can start looking for generalist opportunities in same(preferably) or other organisation to a maximum of 36 months of recruitment experience. More than 36 months of recruitment exp. will eventually depict your core skill set as HIRING, then the companies will be more open with a role into hiring/stafing for you rather than a generalist HR.
Although in HIRING also, very senior positions are there, its not that the person cannot have carreer advancement in HIRING, but as I said you need to be decisive about HIRING/GENERALIST role selection/tranisition in your carreer.
Sandhya Madaan Mahajan

From India, Delhi
I am working in a consultancy and you can understand in a consultancy only recruitment work is done. but generalist profile is a very vast term as it includes payroll, tnd, IR etc. But yes you can say recruitment is the basic of HR. B'coz as i observed most of the companies need recruitment as major and generalist as minor say 60:40.

From India, Delhi
Dear Vibha
Recruitment and Generalist profile are two different things where most of the time Recruiter works on Profiles and Generalist works on Payroll, Policies, PF,ESI and soo.. It doesnt mean that none other can work on others profiles but these two have a different profile.
Avanthi G
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From India, Hyderabad
Hello all,
Thanks for the suggestion. As in my campus only Manufacturing companies and Corporates are visiting, i feel i should be very careful in making decision if i want to make a best career in HR.
Thanks and kind regards,

From India, Bangalore
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