HR Strange But True

Catch up on the latest odd, offbeat, and humorous HR stories.


NBA Players Try Rebounding into Other Careers

Two pro basketball players from the NBA are not only gifted athletes, but smart and motivated enough to try other careers beyond the TV analyst desk.

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Suspended Football Player Tackles Car Sales

Let’s say you’re a wide receiver for the Cleveland Browns, and all of a sudden you’re faced with a 1-year suspension due to some pesky drug policy violation. What do you do? Why not take a crack at becoming a car salesman!

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Résumés Not Getting You Noticed? Try a Billboard!

After the recent job recession, all too many people know the struggles of looking for a job. Sending out multiple résumés and making dozens of phone calls can only get you so far. How do you attract the employer of your dream job? Try a billboard!

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A Tale of Two Cities—One Mall and Two Minimum Wages

It’s a tale of two cities and the mall that the cities’ boundaries divide. Once upon a time, states had a uniform minimum wage, and then cities began establishing their own. And thus this story of wage woes began.

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YouTube Video Responsible for Beauty Queen’s Workers’ Comp Fraud

Haven’t we learned by now that if you’re going to play the system, it’s better to keep a low profile? With the advent of social media, laying low is proving to be a hard challenge for people trying to get away with workers’ compensation fraud!

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Monkeys and Dogs React to ‘Workplace’ Unfairness

Don’t shake your head when employees come to your office complaining that some practice is “unfair.” It could be a natural animal reaction, said experts presenting at the American Psychological Association (APA) annual convention. Their research found that monkeys, and even some dogs, can discern when something is not equitable in their favor.

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Your Dog Walker Probably Made More Than You Did This Year

Our parents have always wanted what’s best for us. They encouraged us to go to college, get a good job, and become successful in life. However, not always having a college education or a “good job” can—sometimes— pay off equally as well.

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Small Creatures Cause Large Number of Fatalities

When you think of certain jobs—like firefighter, police officer, bodyguard—you tend to think that these jobs are pretty dangerous. Would you feel the same way about groundskeepers or florists? Some of the most mundane jobs may, in fact, be the most life-threatening. And it’s not the jobs that are killing workers; it’s the critters that can be found lurking around the jobsite!

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Is This Morale Booster a Fantasy? It Does Make Productivity Disappear!

It’s that time of year, again, where you eagerly mark the calendar while waiting for that first day. The anticipation builds as you watch TV and begin investigating the best deals. And no, I’m not talking about the kids going back to school.

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Unique Retirees Need Help; Plight Brings Bipartisan Support in House

We are used to the U.S. House of Representatives being divided along party lines, but a proposed bill has shockingly garnered bipartisan support from the House Committee on Veterans Affairs.

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