S.P.Madhu Started The Discussion:
Hi friends

I want to know the qualities to become a good HR person,
To get an entry to any corporate sectors like IT firms,is references more
work out or will they look in to internal only becoz i have not seen any ad
for it

Awaiting for you replies


Posted 28th November 2007 From India, Bangalore
Hi Madhu,

Usually Companies prefer to hire the sensitive positions through references as they feel that the resources through references are more reliable that hunting from the market..............so usually thoese positions are filled either with reference or internal role transfer by doing this they can control attrition and enhance job satisfaction..........!!!

Also you need potray your work experience in your resume in such a way that it should get noticed........... if you have good experience then dont worry you will definitely get a call ...........!!!

take care
Posted 28th November 2007 From India, Pune
Hi Madhu

HR is all about Human. The most important thing in HR is to "Value Human". An HR personnel is there to manage, develop, train, retain, etc. the manpower of the company. Some of the basic skills or traits which are required to become a good HR are:

-Interpersonal relations with every level of management
-Listening skills
-Leadership skills
-Ready to accept challenge
-Diplomatic skills ( this is very important)

Hey guys! add other skills too

Posted 28th November 2007 From India, Delhi

As Madhu said these qualities even a marketing person may have,But a HR person should have some born qualities which only HR's can feel it.But below qualities as per Madhu, are also essential.

-Interpersonal relations with every level of management
-Listening skills
-Leadership skills
-Ready to accept challenge
-Diplomatic skills ( this is very important

Posted 28th November 2007 From India, Madras
Hi All... In my opinion an HR professional must possess emotional intelligence which will help him/her tackle different situations in a work environment. Prema
Posted 28th November 2007 From India, Mumbai
Hi guys , I am Ratnakar. I agree with Anu but i would like to add one more quality to it that is HR shud be empathatic. With Regards Ratna.
Posted 28th November 2007 From India, Hyderabad



1. Define what is “Right Person” for each of the position.
2. Develop a process which will get the “Right Persons” into the organization.
3. Recruit & Select the employees in accordance to the process.
4. Constantly mentor these employees and see to that their job related skills are developed continuously as required by the organization.
5. Keep them motivated towards Organizational Goal.


1.Judgment of people’s attitudes & behaviors.
2. Empathetic (share someone else's feelings or experiences by imagining what it would be like to be in their situation)
3. Earnest (sincere & serious) & committed in your work.
4. Diplomatic (Able to manage a difficult situation without upsetting anyone)
5. Change yourself according to the demand of time.
6. Strategist.( Able to forecast future, develop plans and achieve the results)


1. Highly People Interactive personality.
2. Good communication & Convincing ability.
3. Strong grasping power.
4. Ability to analyze a situation & can able to resolve grievances.
5. Good Coordinating skills.
6. Good in Forecasting the future and preparing plans for it.
7. Learning & Leadership skills.
8. Motivating Skills.


1. Excellent knowledge of Human Behavior.
2. Knowledge of related Laws & their procedures.

Posted 28th November 2007 From India, Vijayawada
In addition to all the other replies I would also like to add that having an open mind helps a HR Manager or an Executive enhance the relationships between him/her and the employees.
Posted 29th November 2007 From Sri Lanka
HR means Human Resource - general definition

But I feel HR is More of : HUman Relation........

If you have a Heart to feel accompanied by Mind to understand...

You can be in this profession.

ambika kamath
Posted 29th November 2007 From India, Mumbai
Skills required for a good HR personnel are as follows:

1. Communication Skills
(i) Verbal Communication Skills : Language proficiency
(ii) Non verbal Skills : Body Language, gestures, postures, eye contact...
2. Interpersonal Skills : Social awareness
3. Persuasive Skills
4. Empathy
5. Analytical Skills
6. Leadership qualities
7. Emotional Intelligence
8. Team Spirit
9. Problem solving skills
10.Decision making skills

Posted 29th November 2007 From India, Bangalore
Hi Madhu, It was a good post and then its very useful for me. keep it up good post in citehr group. regards, siva
Posted 29th November 2007 From India, Madras
Hi Anu, It was a good post and its very useful for everyone. keep it up good post in citehr group :) :) :) :) Anita
Posted 29th November 2007 From India, Bangalore
Hi All Nice to see people coming up with some more very good skills. As suggested by Krishna, I feel decision making skills is very important. Thanks all regards anuradha
Posted 29th November 2007 From India, Delhi
The qualities as per Anu and Ravik is 100%.But would like to say one thing is that "Every decision is good or right at the time when it is taken."So as a HR person instead of making good decision it is necessary to predict the outcome of the decision.

Posted 29th November 2007 From India, Gurgaon
Dear Ravi, Thank you for your description of a good HR person but I would like to know what do you mean by : Strong grasping power. Thans, Nashwa
Posted 29th November 2007 From Egypt
Everybody has given good views on qualities ,character and skills

As far as my concern HR should be an ETHICAL Person who is balancing Employer & Employee.

If he wants to achieve success in his career he Should play Positive Politics - which will satisfy both the ends

Inborn talents & Interpersonal Skills will also help to attain Success.

with regards

Posted 29th November 2007 From India, Madras
Here it goes, this is addition to the traits mentioned above 1. Patient 2. To the point - verbal communication 3. Strategic mover Swapna
Posted 29th November 2007 From India, Pune
Hi Madhu,

A good HR Person should have the following qualities in my opinion:

. Should be a good Communicator
. Should be very Diplomatic
. Should be Empathetic to all
. Should not show Favoritism towards any
. Should be smart enough to assess any sticky situation
. Should be polite and softspoken

And coming to references point. Organizations depend on Internal Job Postings for two reasons:
1. Better Reliability
2. Also to make the existing employees feel privileged for being given the chance to refer people and also to show them how much faith the Organization has reposed on them.

Manju :)
Posted 29th November 2007 From India, Hyderabad
one more.....

hr person should be proactive.

u know these day people abscond from job very frequently. so hr person should be able to judge and observe the employees and yes back ups should always be there. it is not that once a person has left you then start searching for a new one.

please respond if m correct
Posted 29th November 2007 From India, New Delhi
This might help you to some extent. Soft Skills for HR Professionals Regards
Posted 29th November 2007 From India, Mumbai
Mr. Madhu,

HR People should have Knowledge of
good communication,
Decession Making skills,
analytical knowledge,
more Patience,
good presentation skills,
Read out human beings.

this is more important skills required for hr professionals.

Srinivas B
Posted 29th November 2007 From India, Hyderabad

I agree with all the qualities mentioned by the forum members. Just like to add taht apart from these you also require tot be a Friendly and approachable person and secondly and the most important of all is to be Proactive & prompt as almost everybody feels that HR guys are late in responding and they hardly do any work.

As far as recruiting through IJp's is concerned I feel that the main aim behind introducing this is first to motivate and retain our own employees and second ofcourse is reliability and third and most important is recruitment cost saving for the company.

Do you agree with me guys...
Posted 29th November 2007 From India
Dear Madhu Ravi’s statement is correct. On my part, only one to be added. i.e., the HR person should not violate any statutory procedures. Regards S Ranga Raj
Posted 30th November 2007
hi ravik, thanks for your kind information, these information should be recollected everyday particularly for fresher. regards muthukumar
Posted 30th November 2007 From India, Madras
Hello All, I too agree with muthu.. and thanx a ton for nice posting for fresher as well as youngester who want to come in H.R. regds - ranjan
Posted 30th November 2007 From India, Gurgaon
Employee is the ASSET... Life with HR is Joyful Experience,,, the above 2 qualities are very important,,,,,,,
Posted 30th November 2007 From India, Coimbatore
Hi Nashwa,

verb [T]
to understand (esp. something difficult)

I hope you now agree that a HR person needs to have Good Grasping Skills becoz we work with Humans and there would be certain situations which would be difficult to understand.

And thanks everybody for the compliments & as Muthukumar observed these are necessary especially for freshers.

Posted 30th November 2007 From India, Vijayawada

I am working as Manager (P & IR) for one of the MNC company. I would like to add flg quality for an HR person.

1. Should be most disciplined
2. Integrity be his passion
3. Always try to have a long term vision. No to resolve any issue for short term gain.
4. Honesty, Loyalty, belongingness

thanks & regards,

Posted 1st December 2007
hi................though u may find this above skills to be a very simple ..........but they are the very imp....................but more than that your self confidence is the one which plays a major role.......
Posted 1st December 2007 From India, Bangalore
Hi.. adding one more.... should be polite & soft spoken as well......specifically when dealing with employees........(essential one) Cheers Parul
Posted 2nd December 2007 From India


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