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I Am Working As Hr Executive In A Construction
Its a good question...
according to me the three traits required to be an HR professinal would be:
GOOD communication and Negotiation skills.
Ability to empathize with people
10th April 2006 From India, Hyderabad
i think HR person should have following trait
1. HR person should be assertive not aggressive
2. He is never a monitor but local guardian of an employee
3. He should be emotionally intelligent
4. He should Empathise & not sympathise with employee
5. He should have the ability to change before the change & not with the change (Proactive)
And Additonally HR person Plays following Roles
He is Employee Champion
He is strategic partner
He is administrative Expert
And last but not the least he is Change agent.
and a small message to all my friends always remember that
" Whatever be the age of your organistion, your employee should be wrinkle free"
11th April 2006 From India, Hyderabad
No one is inborn intelligent & you are right that all these traits will not be there in a single person, but atleast we should try & inculcate these traits in us to be a successful HR person.
remember that Impossible Itself means I M Possible
11th April 2006 From India, Hyderabad
First of all, Thank you very much to each and everyone that have contributed to this and if a trait in your mind is already posted by another member...don't mind....still post it from your side. Just post the three or more traits you have in your mind that a HR career aspirant should have or develop in order to be successful....that's it.
After we get maximum traits, I have a plan to have a small presentation on this forum with the information provided by you all. So, please keep posting.
Finally, Roopa, Sunayna, Jai, bala1, Numerouno...you all are active members of this Forum, SO, please do post your views on this. It would be really helpful for all of us.
Thanks and regards,
11th April 2006 From Netherlands
well very simply what i could say is that most who have replied to this post have complicated the matter by mixing up traits with skills.
remember the earliest studies on leadership was based on traits where they assumed that leaders are born.
the trait theory on leadership identifies key traits that should be possessed by leaders which i dont remember now.
simply to be good managers we all have to be effective people or human beings in the first instance. if we are effective human beings then offcourse we will end up being successful HR managers.
11th April 2006 From Sri Lanka
i think the biggest trait is the ability to connect to people.....coz if a hr can do that then people management, right from inhouse employee management to top level executive management to recrutiment of new employees comes to the HR naturally.
Obviously communication skills, analytical & logical reasoning would help with strategy & policy making.
i can come up with loads more but i have already crossed 3 that was required :o
12th April 2006 From India, New Delhi
Though a new member of this great family of HR PRACTITIONERS. From my practical experience and academic training in HR, the key traits are: Passion (for HR), communication skill, intelligent, tactfully, persuasiveness, knowledgeable, proactive, decisiveness, interpersonal and presentation ability, courageous, patience and objective.
12th April 2006
*) Must add value to business..So apart from HR Jazz must have sound BUSINESS KNOWLEDGE
*) DOUBLE TOUNGUED...HR Professional has to handle both Business Objectives and Employee aspirations. So at times HR needs to be street smart.
Communication skills, analytical skills, negotiation skills etc hold true for any profession...
So none of the traits are any profession specific rather they over lap to a great extent.
12th April 2006 From India, Mumbai
13th April 2006
I would really appreciate your views,it was clear and motivating, it seems u hav inculcated qualities of HR in you.
well, what i believe a HR should "Jack of al trades and master of ONE"
and to pusue this,u need to avail mentioned qualities in yourself,
as well a HR is a Brand Ambassoder of an Organization, as well a Mascot, therefore he needs to have mltiple set of personalities bestowed with unmatchable qualities and traits for representing himself as a organizatio himself,
i got a question for you,
can u help me in diffrentiating between character, traits,skills,competencies and ability.
v can discuss on it
18th November 2008 From India, Pune
According to me personality traits for a good HR would be ATTITUTE as it is important to deal with lot of people since each person as different attitute. If we HR's are aggressive than difficult to handle the employees. Then GOOD COMMUNICATION, SUBJECT KNOWLEDGE, SINCERITY, SYMPATHY, EGO FREE (no EGO).
Thanks & Regards,
18th November 2008 From India, Calcutta