As a human resource administrator there are some key abilities that should be fundamentally a part of your managing skills. When handling certain foundational parts of human resources like hiring new employees, payroll, compensation, and many other important job requirements keeping these skills in mind will help tremendously. Here are a few things to keep in mind either as current skills or goals you can set for yourself.
One important skill is orderliness or organization. Having the ability to keep files orderly and the ability to manage ones time in an organized matter are essential. If you cannot keep things orderly you will not have the information or files you need, when you need them. If you do not organize your time well you will not get done with the tasks that you need to accomplish throughout the work day.
Another vital ability is the skill of adaptability or the ability to perform more than one task at a time. While working on one task something urgent may come up and you need to be able to move quickly and change quickly. If you are too structured you may become frustrated when changes come up, you need to handle situations in a professional manner.
A third key skill is the ability to build professional relationships with your employees. If your employees know that they can trust you they will come to you when they have a concern or problem. This third skill is very important in managing and leading employees. One main component of building this trust is the fourth skill which is the ability to be discrete and follow a strict code of ethics while working. You need to remember confidentiality and keep information about employees from unauthorized personnel.
These are just simple suggestions on important skills that every manager, not just human resource managers should have. Organization of time and orderliness, adaptability and multitasking, building trust and discretion are all vital skills that should be practiced every day to make you the best supervisor and leader that you can be.