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Why HR?

Faced with a choice between an MBA in HR and a general MBA, I had to ask myself a lot of questions. In addition, peers who were in similar situations helped me by discussing their queries, and helping me answer mine. I am trying to reproduce my an...
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what role does a HR play in training and development. EG : if i become an HR and want to work in this field then what skills will i develop in a period of lets say 7-8 years?

  • P.S : I have got a call from TISS.. and in reality i want.... 24 Feb.
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P.S : I have got a call from TISS.. and in reality i want to do MBA Fin... the colleges I have applied for (finance) ,have their results pending... so i want to keep TISS as a bkp... but in TISS form they have asked me to fill in the reason for which I want to do HR... i donot have a solid reason.. plus all that i have done remotely related to this field is training colleagues at my workplace... can anyone pls suggest me how should i write a plausible answer to this qstn.. pls

Hi there!Can anybody shed some light on what strategic HRM is all about?

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Hi folks/seniors,

I am planning to join for MBA this year and was searching for the various specialisations i can take and make a mind about it .i had some specific queries

1) The most general answer one gets when asked shall I join hr or finance or operations, is that you should join which interests you :). As an IT guy working in the industry for almost 2 years I have very little idea what each domain offers.My only knowledge of hr is that they recruit people, they approve the appraisals etc. Can someone provide some insights into what an hr does in a corporate ??

Does it vary as the company , if yes then what is the difference between their roles.

Which are the job prospects in the short term and long term??

The main point in putting up this question is to get to know about the domain (as a person with zero knowledge, in layman terms ) and then decide if  this is what I want to do .

Please direct me to questions if this has already been answered.

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  • buddy even i have the same query..did u get what u were l.... 02 Feb.
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Himanshu Khandelwal @ansh.r12 251

buddy even i have the same query..did u get what u were looking for? if yes, kindly do let me know yaar

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Hi guys. I have 2+ years of work experience as a software developer and then 2 years gap in career due to personal reason. Now I have again started working as a software developer. I wish to pursue XLRI HRM program. Does XLRI accept experienced people from different background other than HR.? In interview, do they ask why you want to make a shift to HR after having 3+ years of work exp in IT industry. Will gap in my career matter in selection process for HRM in XLRI? What kind of job/role does a person with software experience and XLRI HRM land up in.?

  • You need to be first very clear about why you want to pur.... 17 Sep '14.
  • Thanks. Helpful.. 17 Sep '14.
iAthena.com @iathena 1

You need to be first very clear about why you want to pursue career in HR. You will be lucky, if you are not asked that question in interviews you shall face, not only at the interview to get into institution such as HR, but thereafter even during your job interviews. Interviewer would ask you this just to understand the clarity in your thoughts as well as your conviction to pursue your goals. You can get 2 kinds of job opportunities post your MBA. 1. As domain consultant in delivering IT solutions to HR, and 2. Core HR across industries, but most likely in IT and ITES. 

@amanklohia 1

Thanks. Helpful.

guys i am general engineer male fresher..

  • Go for MDI :thumbsup:. 05 Jun '14.
  • i would suggest MDI, a more established one among the three. 05 Jun '14.
Raghav @raghavsimply 5,532
Go for MDI :thumbsup:
Chris Burnett @burnett 4,242
i would suggest MDI, a more established one among the three

Seniors here, do any of you have e-books of Dave Ulrich's major works in HRM? I could only get drafts, abridged versions, or ppts. And are there other indian authors writing exhaustively on HR&IR;, specifically in India, apart from K. Aswathappa? His book seems slightly dated.

  • Buying Dave Ulrich's book is an investment, and will cont.... 22 May '14.
Calls- IIFT,SPjain,MDI, XLRI(Hr), XIMB(both HR and BM), NMIMS,New IIMs, IMT-G, SIBM-P and SCMHRD, TISS, IIM Ranchi-PGPHRM. Had to skip a few. Converts- SIBM,Pune, XIMB-BM and HR, SCMHRD, IIFT-K,Waitlisted and hoping for MDI and a TISS convert. ;)
Mahim Mongia @garfieldthecat 1,809
Buying Dave Ulrich's book is an investment, and will continue to help you throughout your HR career- its better to buy a hard copy

Indian authors- well T.V. Rao, Udai Pareek have done pioneering work in Indian HR context

Guys how is Great Lakes, Chennai for pursuing HR? Please reply

  • Though comparison is not allowed, and a GLIM alumni would.... 22 May '14.
Mahim Mongia @garfieldthecat 1,809

Though comparison is not allowed, and a GLIM alumni would be able to answer this better, some thoughts.....

Very few people would usually take HR as a specialization in institutions where HR is not a core-focussed separate program

A lot of learning in MBA and in HR would depend on peer experiences as well so inspite of everything else being great having no or a small group of like minded, interested in HR professionals might be of concern

Just as an example, in 2010 when I had gone for a HR competition in Great Lakes, people specializing in HR were few (around 2-3 if I remember correctly)

Guys what is the difference between MBA in HR and MHRM in terms of career growth??

  • :smiley: ..the same difference as MBA and PGDM . Go by t.... 02 May '14.
  • @Anchun sir throw some light on this. 01 May '14.
Anvesh Chunduri @Anchun 4,379
..the same difference as MBA and PGDM . Go by the college especially when it comes to HR
Ankur Khare @ak291992 14
@Anchun sir throw some light on this

Hi Seniors, I need advice on the HR perspectives w.r.t engineering background and having 42 months workex in IT. I have been selected into TISS (HRM-LR) course for 2014-2016 and have also converted NITIE and WL for SPJIMR (Information Mgmt) and IIFT D (hoping a convert on both once IIM K and IIM I results get declared). I am aware of the huge reputation of TISS in HRM, but when I discuss with my frnds in other b schools or who have passed out, they all opine that though HRM from TISS is great, its a different ball game for engineers having considerable work ex to study HR (for them , HR is pretty boring, no innovations, no tight schedules, rush etc etc). From the point of RoI, TISS is awesome w.r.t all my options. I am also in love with the TISS campus when I went there for my interview. Can anybody from the engineering background share his or her experience of life in HRM (not the prospects of HRM manager cause that had been dealt by Sumit who started this thread.) @Anchun

  • @Anchun Thanks for your reply, yes it is true I have aske.... 01 May '14.
  • One thing I can see is that u must have spoken to ur frie.... 01 May '14.
Amartya Banerjee @aytrama 103
@Anchun Thanks for your reply, yes it is true I have asked opinions from many people and have received varied answers about the best of HRM to worst. As you have correctly said, almost all of my friends who are in bschools or have passed bschools (all of them were having some experience in IT ranging from 12 months to 32 months) have a mild negative to negative attitude about HR, I can understand that they are prejudiced and biased about studying in marketing, ops and finance which according to them are treated with much respect in any company. HRM course as per their limited chances to study them (two subjects in 1st year) is pretty boring, they say how on earth an engg study HR. I understand that this is not entirely true, one must not come into conclusions so early.Since you are also an TISS alum, you will know about true prospects of HR more than most of my friends from whom I ask for bschool experience. I know that I have to make my own decision but would want to have experience from a senior alum like you. If you can share details and your experience about HRM in TISS, growth perspective in HR post TISS (I have interacted with the line HR of my IT company and I dont want to end up like them). How HR people are valued in a reputed organization, whether it is truly all about marketing, ops, finance in big fmcgs or bfsi or does the HR function gets their due in decision making (I find from tiss placement report that most students intern in fmcgs, manufacturing, IT and BFSI and finally get placed in one of them.)
Anvesh Chunduri @Anchun 4,379
One thing I can see is that u must have spoken to ur friends in other institutes who would have taken 1 or 2 HR subjects as optionals as they are not that taxing and which is true for them...But when u decide to specialize in HR itself , life wont be that easy

any how let me know what exactly u want to know, and I would try to answer if I can....

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