To be a successful HR manager, you need a number of different skills so that you can undertake a huge variety of roles and motivate staff to be their best.
In this article, we’re going to look at the top 10 qualities of a successful HR professional:
- Presentation skills
This is an especially important skill for HR professionals because they train new employees and must present reports and other information to management.
“Because you will have a lot on your plate working in HR, it is vital that you stay organized,” says Anita Gray, a business writer at 1day2write.com and Writemyx.com. “You need to be able to switch modes at a moment’s notice and not lose track of where you were. The investment in sticky notes, task management software and to-do lists will be a big help.”
- Reading between black & white
Decisions must be made using the “best available” information and they then have to work from their inner wisdom and intuition to know when they need to seek advice from lawyers or other experts.
- Communication skills
“As an HR professional, you will likely be a natural born leader,” says Martin White, an HR manager at Britstudent.com and Nextcoursework.com. “You might not necessarily see yourself as a people person, but will likely find joy in helping people to reach their full potential. Your team needs you to lead by example and make sure that they have everything they need to grow within the company.”
- Motivation skills
- Conflict management
You will need to collect all relevant information, identify the issue, think of all possible solutions and then agree a compromise between the parties.