The Executive HR Function
An HR executive performs the basic functions of the HR department, handling areas such as personnel management,
social welfare and the maintenance of HR records. An HR executive is a key member of the HR department, often playing an instrumental role in
many HR functions, or leading a team of HR staff for various projects.
HR executives should have at least a bachelor's degree. Generally, the more common degree programs among HR executives are social sciences,
business administration, human resources, communications and management. Moreover, organizations tend to prefer candidates with HR-related
work experience and basic computer skills, so that they will already be familiar with the basic job functions once they start work.
Given the nature of his work, an HR executive should have good negotiation, communication and conflict-resolution skills, as (s)he often has to communicate
and explain the organization's policies to other employees. (S)he should also know the basic local employment guidelines, especially those related to workplace
safety and health issues. In addition, (s)he often has to represent the organization in negotiations with external agencies.