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Dear mdaslam49,
Well what I think being Friendly is not at all bad, till you have a line of control beyond which no employee is allowed , I mean that being an HR manager you need to observe people, talk to them, Interact with them because thats the only best way you can truely examine them and understand them in there real work environment but as said before you need to have a limit to every thing to keep it going well, you need to maintain balance in your work responsibilities requirements and social .
And yes acting according to the stituation is not only a mandatory skill of Hr professional but also key factor to succeed in this field, so always keep this in mind before you react and whenever you get confuse.
Hope I helped you to some extent.

From Kuwait, Kuwait
Dear mdaslam49,
You should first make an impression amongst the team you are heading. I believe you should also practice calling them by their first name. Being jolly is a good thing, but then youneed to know where to draw the line between being personal and being professional. try it!!!!!! good luck

From India, Pune
Agree with Mr. Ajay, Mr. Richard and other people. Their responses are really appreciable and would like to offer my sincere thanks to all

In addition to this I would like to share something that there is no question about to have cool/calm, strict and friendly behavior at work or deal with others but to act according to situation demand and need of this respective profession HUMAN RESOURCE. Because anyone who is not related to Human Resource, can also have the same body language to lead his/her department personnel but is not gonna deal with every department personnel/employees. They have their own territory to work but for an HR Manager who has to work for all, have to maintain Organization culture, responsible for formation and implementation of rules & regulations for effective and systematic work for Organization along with the best cooperation and support, needs to be strategic.

For example:

A Manager for Accounts & Finance also needs to have a different body language to deal with his/her peers/subordinates, and the same is required by all other department people. Why an HR Manager required 'strategic' body language/behavior bcz this is the only department personnel who deals and works for with every department comes under any Organization.

Human Resource (HR) is not just HR but it is Human Resource Management which is responsible for how people are treated in organizations.

"An effective Management policy of the people at work".

“You being in HR, you are dealing with human beings - first and foremost thing to remember” said by Mr Suresh is appreciable and I wanna offer my thanks to him too

From India, Gurgaon
Dear mdaslam49,

First let me congratulate you for the position you hold.

Guess what?? Your question will get never ending response as it’s a million dollar question for the one who is facing the situation and also to the experts who might have either experienced or seen similar personality in colleagues or X employees. As the question itself is so tempting that even I could not hold myself getting into the list. 

In general, corporate world is all about wearing a mask and hide your actual personality. Every one in the corporate world wants to meet the professional requirement which in turn may/will change their attitude, style of function, body language, behavior and so on…. as per the process needs to fulfill the role taken up. In the due course, some of them will even forget what they were prior getting into corporate world and what they are today. No fault of any one, its just Human tendency what I call it .

Now coming to the solution, your introduction says that you are an HR Manager and definitely you might have worked for several years to get into this position. Since people in all the levels have accepted you, today you are in this position. So, there is some spark in what you are already following and which has helped you through out the way till this stage. Hence, I would recommend you to continue the same with little bit of fine tuning here and there and make your way for further tenure. However, if your prior experience was in a different stream all together then I would say, you need to start wearing the mask as suggested by other.

Just think about it and take it further..

All the best


Making an attempt is the step towards Success and not attempting will lead to failure.

From India, Hyderabad
HR managers need to be the employee's point of contact to the top management to address concerns and set the company culture. They need to be approachable and non-biased enough to be able to suggest solutions to concerns. Being unduly serious does not help this - the employees need to look at the HR managers as their go to person. But on the other hand the HR manager should not encourage too much cribbing and should be a source for encouragement and motivation.
Ajay Mehta put it very well "You need to act as parents" - love your employees but also discipline them. When the employees trust you they will also take your advice on situations or concerns.
Create team players who are focused on the company goal.

From India, Gurgaon
Hi, everybody we are into HR solutions Infact i had registered to this site to be in constant touch with HR managers and admin persons can any body help me in getting the contacts of HR managers of companies in india preferably in bangalore
From India, Bangalore
Wonderful factors mentioned by Mr. Yagnaiah K which are required to be in mind by every HR Manager. I appreciate him for giving such a magnificent thoughts which are useful to all HR Managers.
Thanks a lot

From Canada, Calgary
To my understanding a HR professional should be a situational leader who is able to react appropriately to certain situations. A HR manager should be more assertive and should not give room for employees to judge us.
From India, Thrissur
HR should wear multiple hats. For some you may be the best, for some you may be not good, but that should not make you discriminate them in be what you are irrespective of what others think of you as long as your boss is happy to have you in his team and you are doing your job well.
That doesnot mean you should neglect your customers(employees). its a part of the job where in sometimes you may be considered very casual, easy going but that can be misunderstood of being not responsible....

From India, Bangalore
I am working in company as an HR Manager for last five months, by Nature I am not a very strict man and I can not be serious all the time. I always maintain jolly mood, joking with employees and take situation lightly.

From India, Lucknow

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