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What makes HR industry a female oriented industry?
Pankaj Picture
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Posted 13-02-2019Reply

We often see a lot of females entering the human resource industry, but somehow this percentage reduces at the top level. Is there something we are missing on?

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  Rated 0 | Posted 27-02-2019

Women are the majority of HR departments of most businesses. Women HR officers had replaced a male mandatory as an HR head in over 60 % cases. The CHRO (Chief HR officers) position was usually held by a male employee. Interestingly, only 15 % among these women have risen vertically to become CHRO’s, the remaining 85% of these movements were external hires.

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  Rated 0 | Posted 17-06-2019

In the corporate departments, the number of women employees is going up. This is a significant scenario that reveals the improved status of women in the 21st century. It signifies the actual meaning of ‘women empowerment’. We can observe their existence in every department be it sales, finance or marketing. However, HR (Human Resource) is one function in which women dominate. According to a research, women hold over 60% of the HR jobs across various industry segments. It means they are ahead of men in the HR field.
1. People Management Skills
2. Comprehending Skills
3. Multitasking Skills
The reason is – Visibility. They believe HR profession would provide them more visibility than other sectors such as marketing, finance etc. The reason why they feel HR as the right industry as far as visibility is concerned – the role they play in attracting and retaining people, communicating with them and creating policies. These activities keep them in front of people all the time. Also, women feel HR is a more meaningful profession as decisions here impacts lives of many people.

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