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Hello Everyone! Greetings for the Day! I am very happy to see theses kind of postings bcoz it will be helpful to all of us. Regards, Saichand
From India, Hyderabad
Hi Aslam,
As a HR being jolly with employees is not at all a problem. Most of the employees have fear / afraid to approach Admin/HR persons.
But it is your basic duty to maintain distance with them, this will retain your imagine & weakness will not be known to others.
Avoid discussing personal problems / official issues / gossip about others with employees.

From India, Karur
From your question I gather your organisation does not have a competency frame work in place. This would provide a good indication of the behavior / competencies expected in each function.
Being jolly, smiling and joking can be considered as "People Friendly" as long as you address the task on hand, and not put it off with a joke always.
You cannot & perhaps should not change your behavior just to satisfy few people who feel something is not proper.
I suggest you focus on
a. HR Skills - are you the best HR in your firm and do people feel confident approaching you. This would include your recruitment, policy making, appraisal, training skills, etc.
b. Level of maturity - as visible through your behavior combined with Business knowledge. This is what does your company do and are you - the HR capable of supporting the business
c. Strategic thinking - based on your knowledge of business, HR and general wisdom
Hope this helps

From India, Mumbai
Dear Mohd Assalam,
The typical HR manager is soft spoken but strict when it comes to his job responsibility. It is alright to be light hearted but your being so empathetic must not be taken as sympathy, Be cool but strict. I had seen 24 Hr managers and Deputy managers. They were all serious and they meant business. It is better to be that way but your being your business oriented should not leave room for your employees to make small talks. Any talk with your employee must be understood as a privillege given to them as the head of HR is talking to them cordially.

From India, Madras
Dear Mohd Asslam,
It is alright to be cordial to the employees. but that must not be taken for your being free with their deviant manner. Every man has self respexct and your self respect should not be tarnished. Be strict but cool in your expressions, That will take care of your image.

From India, Madras
Hi Aslam
You being in HR, you are dealing with human beings - first and foremost thing to remember.
You need to be jolly in mood, serious at times, strict to meet objectives of the moment, etc. as you are dealing with human beings (repeat). You meet them with their mood swings and they meet you with varieties of requirements, situations; here your maturity as well as wisdom are tested to face the situation and win over.
One has to act depends on the situation and need-of-the-hour. Hope I am correct

From India, Pune
i feel u should go with Mr. Richard suggestion. its very important for hr manager to be friendly in nature b'coz then only employee will approach you for their problems n if the solution is not with u dont make commitments but surely do your best.

From India, Delhi
Dear Mr.Aslam,
HR managers are peoples managers.Your nature as explained by you is an absolute fit to win the people.You must win the people and people will die for you.As professional I Understand that you may be getting few set back with your jolly nature and light heartedness, but educate people below you to learn that work is always accountable and therefore company policies, rules and regulations are handy to deal with people with adverse nature.Remember Manager are stratgic and Manager like you are magical.

From India, Vadodara
Dear, HR Manager must have skills of dealing with people; need change with situation. He must be polite, firm in decision making,committent to goal, Regards Javed Akhatar

Hi Members Cite HR Such type of information and suggestions are very good. These are helpful for all of us dealing with manpower thanks again and keep sharing
From India, Delhi

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