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Career Opportunities in Human Resource & Corporate Relations Management


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Career Opportunities in Human Resource & Corporate Relations Management presented by Mrinali Thalgodapitiya Manager – Corporate Communications, Standard Chartered Bank at a public lecture in the School of Finance and Banking – Rwanda’s premier business school

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Career Opportunities in Human Resource & Corporate Relations Management

  1. 1. Presented at a public lecture in the School of Finance  and Banking – Rwanda’s premier business school
  2. 2. Career – Graphics artist, Criminal DefenceLawyer, Executive Director of a Mental Lawyer  Executive Director of a Mental Health Organisation, Writer, Project Manager,  HR Relationship and ER Manager,  l h dManager Corporate Communications g pCertifications – Degree in Law (LLB), Professional certification to practice Law, MBA, HR, Media RelationsMBA  HR  Media Relations
  3. 3. Equity Bank – Will Standard Chartered be next?What to do and what not to do at an interviewBE ON TIME! Early is ALWAYS BETTER! yWhy a career in banking is a great one Access to funds/loans Change makers – E.g. SME/Micro Finance Image
  4. 4. Types of HR Professionals – Relationship/Business Partnering Resourcing/Recruitment Performance Management P f  M t Employee Relations Reward/Compensation Training & Development Operations Generalist
  5. 5. IntegrityTransparencyEmpathy (not sympathy)Good – not “great” at numbers d bPresentation and communication (“first face of the organisation”)Ability to think strategically“Human” touchReal interest in growing people
  6. 6. All other internal stakeholders are YOUR customersStrategic Partner – be able to understand and contribute positively to the bottom lineSuccession PlanningIf not already  seated in the Board Room  –If not already “seated in the Board Room” –act and produce results so as to convince leadership that HR deserves Board level representation.“Hire for attitude  Train for skill”  Hire for attitude, Train for skill  
  7. 7. Communications – Internal and External Brand Sustainability/CSR Sponsorship hUse all of these to create/enhance brand image  and awareness
  8. 8. IntegrityGood judgmentTrends – finger on the pulseCommunicationPublic Relations and relationship building p gAbility to think strategicallyPresentationNetworkingRisk Management
  9. 9. Strategic Partner – be able to understand and contribute positively to the bottom lineUsually Corporate Brand is an integral part of the leadership team h l d hManage reputation and risk effectively and  g p yefficientlyStrive to position Brand at the forefront of the perceptual map – subtle use of branding (BTL) ‐(BTL)  Nyamata
  10. 10. MarketingEngineeringLegal and ComplianceRisk analysts k lITAccountancyGeneral AdministrationSales
  11. 11. Mrinali ThalgodapitiyaManager – Corporate Communications, Standard Chartered BankE mail: