Human Resources - HR Intern - India-HR 00002077
As an intern in the Human Resources function of Procter & Gamble, you will get a two-to-four month snapshot of work as a full time Associate Human Resources Manager
with P&G. The intent of the internship is to give you an experience
of what life would be like if you were to join P&G full time.
Hence, it makes sense to describe here, what a typical Associate Human Resources Manager would do in P&G. Your internship will cover some or all parts of the role described below.
A Human Resources practitioner is responsible for building people and leadership capability, developing an adaptive and competitive organization and creating a productive environment to deliver increased business results and competitive advantage for the Company. To fulfill this responsibility, the HR Manager plays four roles: Business Partner, Change Agent, Employee Champion, and Administrative Expert.
As business partner, the HR practitioner works with business leaders to create business strategies, deploy them to the organization, and create the environment and systems needed to support their delivery. As change agent, the HR practitioner works with business units driving change and managing transformation as part of creating a culture needed to deliver the business strategies and ultimately competitive advantage. As administrative expert, the HR practitioner delivers fundamental work processes of HR to ensure people across the Company are not distracted, and operations are not disrupted by important issues related to plans, policies, or complex work associated with corporate programs. And finally, as champion of employees, the HR practitioner works to support, develop, enable, and empower people in P&G to create the environment for productivity and satisfaction.
An intern in HR typically gets strategic assignments in Recruiting, Training, Compensation, Employee Communication & Engagement, Knowledge Management etc. In any assignment, the four HR roles described above are expected to be played.
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To qualify for an internship in HR, you must possess the following qualities:
- Ability to work and communicate well with others - All assignments in HR requires working with people and having genuine interest in employees. The ability to collaborate and communicate with them effectively will help the HR practitioner be successful. This will also help HR practitioners build credibility and influence with members and leaders of the organization they work in.
- Good understanding and genuine interest in business - In order for the new HR practitioner to be a successful Business Partner, he/she should have a basic understanding of and interest in the business of the Company. This means understanding the strategies, objectives, measures, competitors, and customers. One cannot give advice, make recommendations, or contribute with competence and credibility without business knowledge. Although this takes experience, the new practitioner should exhibit the desire and interest to learn more about the business and have a basic understanding of fundamental business processes.
- Basic understanding of organization theories and models - The HR practitioner needs this to be able to assess the organization and recommend design and changes to improve organization systems and culture. This will also help him/her later on to be able to drive and manage transformations that are needed to make the organization adaptive and competitive.