A Report on Current Hr Issues and Skills Required for Hr Managers

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A REPORT ON
CURRENT HR ISSUES
AND
SKILLS REQUIRED FOR HR MANAGERS

By:
Ankita Sharma (H11006)
Anusheel Shrivastava (H11009)
Himanshu Gupta (H11020)
Kriti Jain (H11026)

Guided by: Prof. Srimannarayana M
Contents

1.INTRODUCTION4

1.1.METHODOLOGY4

2.RESPONDENT DETAILS6

3.HR ISSUES15

4.HR KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS17

5.BENCHMARKING HR SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE WITH THE HRM SYLLABUS19

5.1Indian Institutes19

5.1.1XLRI, Jamshedpur19

5.1.2MDI (Management Development Institute), Gurgaon21

5.1.3TISS (Tata Institute of Social Sciences), Mumbai23

5.2International Business Schools25

5.2.1Carlson School of Management25

5.2.2Michigan State University27

5.2.3Lancaster University29

6.CONCLUSION30

Table of Figures

Figure 1: Profile of Respondents7

Figure 2: Geographical Orientation of Companies8

Figure 3: Organizational Strength9

Figure 4: Management Level of Respondents10

Figure 5: HR role of respondents11

Figure 6: Gender of Respondents12

Figure 7: Level at which respondents began their career13

Figure 8: Field in which respondents began their career14

Figure 9: Graphical representation of major issues15

Figure 10: Graphical Representation of major skills required for a HR manager17

INTRODUCTION

This project aims at identifying the current issues and challenges that Human Resources faces, recognizing the level of knowledge required by aspiring HR managers and benchmarking the HR skills and knowledge with the syllabus of XLRI and three other Indian and international programmes.

The objectives of the project are:

1. To identify the issues and challenges HR faces

2. To find out the level of specific knowledge, and skills required for HR managers in making 3. To draw the profile of HR professionals, and
4. To benchmark HR skills and knowledge with HR programmes in India and abroad

1 METHODOLOGY

A questionnaire containing three parts, designed by Professor Srimannarayana, was administered to the respondents.

Part 1 – 42 HR issues

Part 2 – 63 Knowledge and Skills

Part 3 – General information required to draw the profile of HR professionals

In order to ensure objectivity of the data, the Professor had asked for the questionnaire to be administered on HR professionals with a minimum of two years of experience. Also, we were asked to approach at least two respondents who belonged to the following categories:

a) Manufacturing Organization

b) Senior Management Position

c) Public Sector Undertaking

On obtaining the responses (11 in number), the data was analysed using quantitative and qualitative techniques. Through this process, the most relevant and critical HR issues, skills and knowledge areas were identified.

The shortlisted issues, skills and knowledge were then compared and benchmarked with the syllabus of the two year HR programmes of XLRI and three other Indian and international institutes.

Based on the above comparison, certain suggestions have been made in order to align the course syllabus with the relevant HR issues and skills of the present day industry. The filled in questionnaires have been appended to the report.

RESPONDENT DETAILS

|Respondent|Industry |Ownership |Level of |Role |Years of |Years of experience | |No. | | |Management | |experience in HR |in fields other than| | | | | | | |HR | |R1 |Engineering |Public |Lower |Generalist |8 |1 | |R2 |Engineering |Public |Middle...
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