India's home-grown HR talent represents some of the best educated in Asia, with the cream of the crop having graduated from the country’s well known HR master’s degree programmes. Many succeed in transitioning into senior regional HR roles beyond India in Singapore, Hong Kong and Dubai in particular, as well as global HR roles in Europe and North America. However, the growth in the number and size of Indian domestic multinational companies has begun to attract Indian talent back home. The profession has developed from being largely focused on Industrial Relations in Manufacturing in the past, to now offering various career paths in HR Generalist work, Recruitment or Talent Management, particularly within the country’s IT & Telecommunication and Professional Services industry clusters.
With key economic centres in Mumbai, New Delhi, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Chennai, top HR talent is widespread across the sub-continent. Due to English language capabilities, and India's strategic location between Europe and Asia, we have also seen companies migrate major regional and global HR roles into India, particularly in the fields of HR Operations and HR Information Systems. However, few multinationals have located their entire Asia Pacific headquarters in India, preferring to stick to Singapore, Hong Kong or China.