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5 Simple Body Language Tricks You Should Know as An HR Manager

5 Simple Body Language Tricks You Should Know as An HR Manager

Most of what we communicate is nonverbal, according to research. Of about 60 to 90 percent of our nonverbal communication, 55 percent is through gestures, 38 percent through voice and only 7 percent through words. These statistics go to prove how important body language is for communication. In your role as an HR manager, communication is inevitable, whether it is with your peers or for recruiting.

With these little body language tricks, you can ensure that you are more approachable to your peers. You can also use these while interviewing candidates.

Have Good Posture

The first trick to appear confident is to have a good posture. Keep your back straight and shoulders relaxed. Don’t be too rigid, lest you seem too uptight. Keep your body loose and relaxed. A straight back also lets you express your thoughts properly while communicating. A trick to hold a good posture and move with grace is to keep your core tight.

Maintain Eye Contact

To impart credibility to your communication, maintain eye contact with the person you’re talking to 60-70% of the time. Eye contact above 70% is creepy and eye contact below 60% is avoidant. However, don’t stare or blink rapidly; that may seem like you aren’t paying attention.