Category: HR Strange But True

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

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‘Fake’ Job Fair Attracts 300 Attendees

Nothing ever “dies” online. Once it’s out there, people will be able to access it forever; no matter how hard you try to remove it, there will always be some cached form living in obscurity online. Recently, an employer learned this firsthand, as a job fair posting from 2015 came back to life and attracted […]

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Just Take the Day Off, You’re Already Wasting It

If you look around your office right now, how many of your employees or coworkers are engrossed in their cell phones? It’s become all too common to see people more focused on a cell phone screen rather than what’s going on around them. But how is this trend affecting productivity? Would you like to wager […]


Job Ads: You Catch More Flies with Honey than You Do with Vinegar

Attracting talent is a huge undertaking, and if your job ads aren’t worded properly, you could be missing out on great candidates. But when you post a condescending job ad geared toward Millennials, basically blaming them for being lazy, you’re probably going to attract a lot of criticism, not talent.


Summer Dress Codes Aren’t Just for Women

Summer is in full swing, and with it comes heat and humidity—at least depending on what part of the country you’re from. In any case, when it’s hot and humid outside, your employees are looking to stay cool no matter what. However, depending on what your dress code policy is, you may be discriminating against […]


You Know Nothing About Keeping Secrets … Yara Greyjoy

Does your company have valuable trade secrets, which could do some significant damage to your bottom line if those secrets got out? If so, you may want to consider an employment contract or confidentiality agreement so those secrets remain secrets. Or, you can follow in the footsteps of one of the most popular television shows […]


No Naps in the Lactation Room

Uber has been under fire a lot in the news, especially after multiple allegations of sexual harassment across the company and pressure from board members forced cofounder Travis Kalanick to resign as CEO June 21. Before Kalanick stepped down, it was brought to light that he had been using the Uber lactation room to meditate, […]