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B School Students Cold Shouldering HR as Career
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Chrm Message From: nath Total Posts: 36 Join Date: 07/06/2008
Rank: Executive Post Date: 12/04/2009 00:08:38 Points: 180 Location: United States

Dear chrm'ites

For students in the top B-schools across India, Human Resource (HR) doesn't seem to be a very attractive career option. They are more attracted towards fields like finance and marketing. At IIM Lucknow's Noida campus, only three students are specializing in HR among a batch strength of 277 students. At the Institute of Management and Technology (IMT), Ghaziabad, of 540 students, only 5.5 per cent or 30 have opted for the HR specialization this year as compared to 53 last year. Experts believe that HR continues to be `the not-so-preferred choice' in comparison with finance and marketing because HR is often seen just as staffing. Although pay packets in HR have more than doubled over 10 years, students at B-schools are giving it a miss for now.

Source: 12-08-08 Business Standard Compiled by

What is your say on this ?

Warm Regards,


Chrm Message From: pravina.r Total Posts: 2 Join Date: 07/06/2008  
Rank: Beginner Post Date: 30/04/2010 11:07:27 Points: 10 Location: United States


This could mainly be because most companies are looking onto out sourcing their HR needs to be met by consultants. This to students may mean that that may not be employeed in top companies ( not as a direct payrool employee, but as franchisee ) and may ahve to end up work as back end supports for these consultants. This will mean that their role and scope for growth will be limited compared to actual employees.

Thus the plight of HR gets more saddening, and acts as turn off for students!!!



Chrm Message From: Total Posts: 1 Join Date: 07/06/2008  
Rank: Beginner Post Date: 22/12/2010 07:17:43 Points: 5 Location: United States
The difference is between back office and front office job. Even in the finance & accounts gamut accounting is not so lucrative as compared to taxation or business finance.

Best Regards
Chrm Message From: nikhil.gaikwad Total Posts: 2 Join Date: 07/06/2008  
Rank: Beginner Post Date: 25/05/2011 02:46:23 Points: 10 Location: United States
HR is a thankless job. It is not a support function anymore but plays a pivotal role in development of any organisation.It might not sound lucrative field in terms of salary as compared to IT but there is immense job satisfaction attached with it
Chrm Message From: Bidyananda Total Posts: 3 Join Date: 07/06/2008  
Rank: Beginner Post Date: 14/06/2011 19:37:52 Points: 15 Location: United States



HR as a function has different facets and for someone to make a career in HR, one has to start from recruitment agencies as most of the companies don't hire freshers.

Moreover, the salary for a starters in HR is comparatively less.

In India, I don't see HR as as prospective career.Hope things change.




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