Summer begins on Wednesday, June 21, and in preparation for a fun-filled summer, Jimmy Fallon recently highlighted the worst summer jobs Twitter users have experienced. These tweeters were definitely not having fun summers when they worked at these jobs, but here’s to hoping they’ve all moved on to bigger and better things! Here are a […]
Category: HR Strange But True
Catch up on the latest odd, offbeat, and humorous HR stories.
Who doesn’t love puppies? If you said “me,” this one’s not for you.
It’s been almost 4 years since the American version of The Office has been on television, and the show’s impact is still being felt in offices around the country.
Are you a hockey fan? If you’re from Tennessee—like BLR’s corporate office is—you’re getting a free pass for being tardy, courtesy of Nashville’s mayor herself!
Are you a cat person or a dog person? Around the office, I’m known as a crazy cat lady (I dressed up as one for Halloween a few years ago, and the title stuck). I only have two cats. I don’t think that constitutes as being “crazy,” and to be honest, I like llamas more […]
Summer is almost around the corner, which means baseball season will be in full swing. Hopefully your favorite team is doing well. However, if you’re a Mets fan, I’m sorry. This next story is like adding salt to the wound!
Automation is becoming a major trend in the HR world, with some researchers claiming HR will be fully automated in 5 years, and others claiming a majority of HR professionals will be automating tasks as early as 2019. If these estimates are correct, will the human in Human Resources be out of a job in […]
When employees are crammed into an office or other work environment for 40 or more hours a week, conflict is bound to arise. However, it’s how you handle conflict that matters the most, and that especially includes not using pepper spray.
Office celebrations are a great time for staff to gather and socialize, but could these celebrations also be bad for your health? Civil service workers in the United Kingdom (U.K.) were recently asked to stop bringing in cake for fear it would put other workers in danger, labeling cake a “public health hazard.”
In high school, we had to take a test that helped us determine what we wanted to be when we graduated. I’m not sure if all high school students had to go through that test, but if so, I’m curious to know what your results said you were going to be—and are you actually in […]