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Labor is one of the most important factors of production. Employees in an organization are an asset and human resource deals with hiring and training of employees. Human resource referred to as HR deals with optimum utilization of this factor of production. HR includes the following functions:

  • Selection and hiring of employees.
  • Training and development of employees.
  • Performance evaluation of employees.
  • Keeping a record of data of the employees.
Human resource is a key issue for most of the organizations. HR jobs are on the rise for efficient and effective management of human resources. Companies offering HR jobs look out for employees who can perform the above mentioned functions with ease.



An HR executive is a person who ensures effective use of personnel in an organization. HR executives make sure that the right people are employed in the right functional area.

Responsibilities of people employed in HR executive jobs are:
  • Developing strategies for recruiting employees.
  • Developing job descriptions.
  • Screening application forms, short listing candidates and interviewing them.
  • Ensuring good working conditions.
  • Providing equal opportunities to all employees.
  • Promoting diversity and equality as a part of organization’s culture.
  • Developing promotion plans for employees.
  • Deciding compensation packages for employees.
  • Reviewing salary and other benefits for employees.
  • Maintaining personal record of employees of the organization.
  • Listening to employee grievances and resolving personnel issues.
  • Planning training of employees.
  • Implementing methods to retain the right staff.
  • Creating development opportunities for employees to enhance their performance levels.
  • Assisting line managers to implement human resource strategies.
  • Attending meetings if required.
  • Meeting deadlines and targets set by the company.
People applying for HR executive jobs must have at least a Bachelor’s degree in one of the following:
  • Human Resources Management.
  • Business Management.
  • Social Administration.
  • Psychology.
Relative experience in human resource management is an added advantage if a person wants to apply for such jobs.

Skills required for HR executive jobs:
  1. Organizational skills.
  2. IT and numeric skills.
  3. Interpersonal skills.
  4. Ability to develop good working relationships.
  5. Analytical skills.
  6. Approachability.
  7. Sensitivity to handle employee grievances.
  8. Influential.
  9. Leadership qualities.
  10. Excellent communication skills.
  11. Ability to work under pressure
Salaries in these jobs are influenced by industry sector, level of responsibility, seniority and location of the job. Large and private sector companies offer more salary as compared to small firms and public sector companies.

Training programs for HR executive jobs vary depending upon an organization. Some companies offer in house training for HR employees while others require the employees to undertake external training. Training may be required in areas dealing with professional development, training and selection of employees. Some companies may even conduct workshops to provide training to HR executives.

HR executives may work in the following capacities for an organization:
  • Compensation and benefits manager.
  • Employee relations officer.
  • Recruitment manager.
  • Selection manager.
Promotion in HR executive jobs is based on experience, educational qualifications and performance of an individual. HR executive jobs also offer several benefits like insurance, bonus etc.

HR jobs generally comprise activities like working practices, recruitment, pay, conditions of employment and diversity, whatever the size or type of business organization.
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