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HI all,
Here I go with a question or the question I have been searching answer for many days months.....
What are the personality traits that a candidate need to develop to be a better HR personnel??
Please...please do post some of your views on this topic. It would be really helpful to all.
Each member can post atleast 3 traits to get as many as possible and also different views.
Hope to see some discussion on it..
10th April 2006 From Netherlands
Everybody we have a different opinion about this according to me the three traits that an HR professional should have are: People management, Interpersonal skills, Networking inihouse as well as outhouse.
10th April 2006 From India, Nagpur
Hi Kiran,
Its a good question...
according to me the three traits required to be an HR professinal would be:
GOOD communication and Negotiation skills.
patience and
Ability to empathize with people
Sonit Singh
10th April 2006 From India, Hyderabad
Hi Kiran
Nice question.
The Three traits required to be a good HR Professional are:
a)Good Convincing ability
b)Analytical & Communication skills
c)Good knowledge in the current affairs & what is happening around you day to day.
11th April 2006
Hello all, Please....please keep posting your views on this topic to keep it alive. Thankyou Sonit, Usha and Derek for your contirbution. Regards, Kiran.
11th April 2006 From Netherlands
Strategic thinking and high level of involvements in strategic decisions.
Powerful personality with ability for convincement.
Equal Treatment with Consistency, Transparency, Ownership and Creativity attitude.
Mahmoud Allam
11th April 2006
Dear all
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
Dear anirudh what ever you have stated is really true,but do you think all these traits will be there in a single person.Please answer me. Regards Usha
11th April 2006
Hi All,
I will quote only one trait because most of them have already been quoted by my dear friends, but the most important is missing according to me i.e "he must be a good listener"
Thanks & Regards,
11th April 2006 From India, Indore
Dear Usha
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
HI, Apart from excellent communication, two traits which are very important for today’s HR professional are: Innovative Mind Patience. Daleep
11th April 2006
Hi Friends,
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, 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
Hi Friends,
I am new to this forum i have gone through this converstaion very carefully & i must say that to be an effective HR professional we must have all this traits, specially the trait given by Mr. Prashant is really very important.
M K Patwari.
12th April 2006
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
Hi Ability to mix with every employee,treat each employee equally and being practical. Regards, Sonia
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
In my opinion, the following three basic traits are essential. 1. Judgemental power 2. Analytical Skill 3. Networking Skill Hope, I am on a right track. Regards ShailGiri
12th April 2006 From Nepal, Kathmandu
Hi Three critical skills are: Networking, compassion in people management, convincing ability Cheers Rashmi
12th April 2006 From India, Pune
HR Professional....
*) 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
i guess the most fundamental quality required of a HR person is unconditional acceptance of people which makes him/her understand that each one is different and has to be treated differently. If this base is strong enough all other allied qualities will follow suit.
13th April 2006
According to me a good HR professional should be a good Councellor,Should have a good Communication Skill,and should be a good Mediator between Management and Employees. Padmini
13th April 2006 From India, Thana
Dear Anirudha,
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
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