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Dear Cite HR friends, I have one clarification regarding cadre of Head HR....Head HR cadre is higher or lower than Dy.Manager or Asst.Manager or Jr.Manager or any? can any one pl suggest
29th December 2012 From India, Hyderabad
Hi Devi
Head HR or HR head means he/she is the senior most person for HR department. If there is any Dy. Manager/Asst. Manager/Jr manager then certainly there should be HR manager or other sr. HR personnels. so how can it be same cadre
29th December 2012 From India, Bangalore
Concept of department head is independent of the designation otherwise used.
Whether the post is equivalent to or higher or lower than other managerial positions, depends on how many people work there, the relevance or criticality of the HR function etc.
However, in general, head HR will mostly be of Gm or DGM level. In some cases, he may be at vp level, but then they should call the position vp hr.
29th December 2012 From India, Mumbai
Head of HR is a director level role. hence a decision maker and custodian of the highest level. What did you want to understand through the HR Org Structure ?
30th December 2012 From India, Mumbai

The following statement should clarify the issue!

"ANYONE WHO IS ASKED TO "HEAD" THE HR FUNCTION MAY BE DESIGNATED "HEAD-HR" but in terms of protocol of hierarchy and levels of responsibilities and designations even a Deputy Manager could be a "Head -HR" whether it is a designation formally assigned by the organization or not! Normally the Head_HR is a designation more relevant to "corporate" level and has a span of responsibility right across the organization, whereas the Deputy Manager etc. designations are more specific to the level in the hierarchy, level of responsibilities/accountability and indicate a position at a location and as a "part" of the HR function/activity at the location!

In another dimension, there can many Deputy Managers but there shall be only a unitary position of "Head-HR" and that should highlight the significance of the designation in comparison with other designations and by itself!

When not enough thought is devoted to relevance of the subject, new, fanciful designations re created and assigned. These could be quite misleading to the reality of the job profile assigned to an individual. And it does not happen only in HR, its phenomenon across the organizations irrespective of technology, culture or nature of the organization!

In choosing designations that are appropriate to the reality in termsof the level in the hierarchy, job profile, extent of authority and accountability, you have to take the call and make up your mind.I am happy to see your concern and would suggest that you think rationally and make a decision

Good luck!



December 30, 2012

30th December 2012 From India, Pune
Hi Devi, Head - HR cadre / level is higher than Deputy / Assistant Manager in a normal hierarchy chain. regards
30th December 2012 From India, Mumbai
HR - Head is the role of personal within Organization.
Dy.Manager/Asst Manager is the designation within Organization.
Role and Designation of the HR pesonnel depends on the organizational requirement.
30th December 2012 From India, Chandigarh
Hello Devi, Head HR is the highest designated HR official in an heirarchy. V.Raghunathan................................................ Navi Mumbai
30th December 2012 From India
Dear Jeeva,
Head-HR or HR Head means the professional is heading the HR Functions of an organization. The Head-HR may be VP or CHRO or GM, etc according to the level defined by the Top Management for all practical purposes in terms administering compensation and perks and it varies from organization to organization based on size, business and complexities. Also size of the dept, etc. Hope it helps you to understand better, Thanks and wishing you all a very happy new year. Jayaraman
30th December 2012 From India, Chennai
Dear Mates,
Let me share one more discussion with the same topic and discussion. Have a look at this
30th December 2012 From India, Gurgaon
Dear Devi,
Subject - Head HR is equivalent to Dy.Manager/Asst.Manager???
Head of HR position is very company to company. It is the most senior position. One company head of HR could be GM but another company the Head of HR is bearing the position Manager or Sr. Manager. one may be join in a company as the Head of HR, he may holds the position as Sr. Manager after getting promotion he may holds the position as AGM or DGM or GM as Head of HR. It has to be defined in the service rule or in the HR manual.
31st December 2012 From Bangladesh
It depend upon the size of oganization.The designation like HR-Head does not specify the exact rank but the authority one posses.It could be any body,may it be senior manager or Asst manager.
31st December 2012 From India, Mumbai
Dear Devi,
The position of Head HR or HR Head is senior to Sr Manager (HR) and below to Chief(HR). Head HR is one who is heading all HR functions of the division or organisation, their job is apart from IR.
Ajay Kumar Sinha
1st January 2013 From India, Jamshedpur
According to my knowledge these are the Designitions Top most to lowest
1. Chairman
2. Managing Director
3. General Manager
4. Additional General Manager
5. Deputy General Manager
6. Senior Manager
7. Manager
8. Deputy Manager
9. Junior Manager
10. Assistant Manager
11. Junior Executive
12. Executive Trainee / Management Trainee
Hope this will help you
P.Venugopal Reddy
1st January 2013 From India, Hyderabad
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