Tag: SBT

The Sweet (?) Smell of Workplace Security

You may soon need to ban the use of fragrances in your workplace—even if no one is allergic. Why? Because you may be using your employees’ unique body odors as their security IDs. While biometric security systems based on iris patterns or finger swirls can be breached through computer duplication, it’s more difficult for anyone […]

What Are Your Workers Thankful For?

What do you think workers are most thankful for this holiday season? Having friendly colleagues beat out supportive managers, according to a recent survey. The OfficeTeam survey asked respondents, “Aside from salary, what are you most thankful for at your current job?” Here are the top five responses:       Friendly coworkers—24%     Good benefits […]

Boo: Stories that Will Make HR Scream

With Halloween around the corner, we’ve decided to put together a list of some of the scariest HR Strange but True! stories from this year, guaranteed to frighten any HR pro. 10 Most Outrageous Things Applicants Have Done that Did and Didn’t Work—Candidates want to stand out from the crowd and be memorable. However, sometimes […]

Reader’s Story: Toilet Talk or Dirty Seat? Clean It Up

Bathrooms have been the setting of many Strange but True! tales. From applicants taking telephone interviews on the toilet, to ex-employees swiping tissue paper, bathrooms bring out some bizarre behavior. This week, we’re sharing a reader’s story about how HR had to clean up a messy issue. “We had a female employee that was urinating […]

Best of SBT: Animals in the Workplace

Sticking with this week’s animal-themed direction, we’ve gathered a few of the most popular SBTs featuring two-, four-, and eight-legged friends. Monkey Business—Monkeys have been useful in maintaining order.  The first example was a langur monkey that was charged with patrolling trains for the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation, in India.  The langur—who had a handler […]