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Dear HR Experts,

I’m in a HR entry level having 2 yrs of experience, that all contract jobs from two different employers. In that my responsibilities are

Employer 1(power generator – type of manufacturing company) :

• Personnel Record Maintenance

• Time Office Management

• Recruitment of ITI candidates as apprentice

• Joining Formalities

• Inducting new joiners on their date of joining

• Conducting CSR Activities

• Organizing Employee Engagement Activities

• Facilities Management

Employer 2 (BPO/ITES):

• Initial Screening for all walk-in candidates.

• Coordinating with training & operations team to complete the interview process.

• Employee Database & Personnel File Maintenance.

• Offer release with the help of PeopleSoft.

• Handover the Offer letter to employees.

• Complete Joining formalities & on boarding.

• Generate the Employee ID for the new employees with the help of PeopleSoft.

• Co-ordinate with FMG dept (Admin) to distribute ID cards & access cards.

• Conducting Employee Engagement Activities on weekly basis.

I’m willing to learn entire thing in HR…

But right now I got an offer as an HR Executive in a reputed hospital in tamilnadu. In that hospital right now only they plan to implement/start HR dept. for the hospital. Shall I accept the offer. My Query 1: wh about growth/future of HR in hospital industry & in future can I able to switch into another industry.

Query 2: For HR which industry has good growth Hospital industry or retails industry, because I have another offer with one of the reputed mobile retail company.

From India, Madras
Any field in HR is challenging. Hosiptal is also equally challenging where you have lots of scope to build your career. Now a days hospitals have all peculiar functions of HR including Unions.As you say they are in process of starting a HR dept which will help to know about various aspects like license, policy framing, payroll, statutory requirements and many, so you will have hands on experience in all agmut of HR.
Now there is no restriction in HR to get into any sector. If you are well aware of the functions and current trends, you can switch to any industy including manufacturing. But you will struggle alot since its a begining phase, your learning will be extra ordinary and all the learning will help you to have a bright future.
Secondly, its your choice to make up your mind between two offers you have. If you prefer to work in a existing functions then you can go with the retail, if u want to learn the base of HR then you can join that hospital.

Arunachalam, Recession in hospital industry is very minimal. And its good place to learn too. Regards, Godwin SR.
From India, Madras
Dear Aruna
HI, Greetings
Getting into any industry is not such easy in Current HR Market, My Advice would be since you have both the RECRUITMENT as well as GENERALIST Experience you can very well take up a new environent with new domain to work... so where ever you the same function is going to be performed in HR.. you have good choice right now for getting into Hospital setting.. GO AHEAD WITH GUTS...

From India, Madurai
Dear All, Hands-off for all giving this valuable reply... Planning to join in hospital industry....
From India, Madras
Sir, your advice is true. But, in IT also some favorable growth. Sharma 8019781511.
From India, Visakhapatnam
Dear Arunachalam
It is nice to have one executive in a Hospital to open such a discussion.
Don't go only to recruitment and initial processing only. As the Human Factor in Health Care Delivery System is so prominent you should concentrate on Training. Previously Hospital managements take many unfair steps to retain employees but that period is gone. Now a place to learn and progress in profession will keep employees with an organization. Motivating people by providing best opportunities for growth is the only way in healthcare industry for RETENTION OF TALENTS.
I could not find any alternatives for this in my 17ys of service in Hospitals.
Wishing You All the Best
Benny Thomas

From India, Bangalore
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