What i believe is HR- Manager should be cool, calm, aggressive and serious. He should have all these qualities in order to have effective employee relationship. one should act according to the demand of the situation.
Its easy to make someone feel bad but it is good to make others smile. so, its nice to have cool & calm nature but aggressiveness and seriousness too is important at some point of time.
11th October 2012 From India, Delhi
27th November 2015 From India, Tirumala - Tirupati
27th November 2015 From India, Vellore
I don't mean act serious to see all employees serious.
What I mean is happy, smiling and truthfulness in all situations. Further what are your organisation values or core competencies. Do your best to either display that or at least talk about it.
Lastly, its a common mis-perception that if you are happy and jovial you cannot be a good HR manager. I think those days of being serious with all and bearing a grim look are over long ago.
Its time to show some TLC - Tender Loving Care, without feeling awkward about it.
29th November 2015 From India, Mumbai