Essential human resource management skills

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In Human Resources, HR management courses alone aren’t going to help you climb the corporate ladder. In fact, they’re only half the battle won.

Here are the skills we think every HR Manager should have:

Multitasking

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If you’ve got the knack for achieving a lot simultaneously, then you’re well on your way to a successful career in HR. Those working in HR are always facing many issues, questions and requests, daily. This means that managers need to know how to solve problems and implement new, sometimes-unrelated solutions if they are going to be successful.

Organisation

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This one is probably the most vital because in order to multitask, you need to be impeccably organised. This works alongside good time management and personal efficiency. Without it, the office environment would surely be chaos. Organisation in HR also refers to filing paperwork and files of personnel and employees.

Communication and Negotiation

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There’s a lot that can be said about these two skills but when it comes to HR, there’s no career without them. The ability to communicate with people, be they staff or personnel is important to be able to achieve goals. Negotiation is vital to ensure that everyone gets what they want, within reason. This is especially applicable when an offer of employment has been extended, and there are two different sides to consider i.e the employer and the employee. A good HR professional is one that can work with both sides and reach an agreement that makes both parties happy.

Problem solving

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With so many factors to coordinate and issues to resolve, it’s no wonder that problem solving is an essential skill in HR. Mediating conflict is an important part too, as you’ll need to make sure that all agreements and negotiations result in a positive outcome.

Boost your skills with The IIE’s Business School

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At The IIE’s Business School, we believe that you’re only one qualification away from your dream career in the HR industry. For more on what we could offer you, visit our website today, www.thebusinessschool.co.za.

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