1.Verbal Communication skills
Communication is the key people skill as you need to communicate clearly with the employees.Misunderstandings to be avoided for harmony as they may hurt industrial relations.
2. Drafting skills.
As HR, you need to draft policies and procedures, So your drafting shall be clear enough to avoid confusion in readers and shall not give way to multiplicity of interpretations of the words/language used in the policies. It may also give rise to industrial disputes.
You may keep receiving demands from employees or unions, you should be able to bargain and negotiate settlements with them on matters of dsipute.
4. Marketing skills.
You need to sell management's views and policies to your internal customers and vice versa too.
5.Problem solving skills
You need not find problems. They will find us. You need to develop conflict resolution skills and find solutions to problems.
you should be conversant with HR software in use.
HR & Labour Law advisor