Lighter side: Nonsensical tweets land exec in hot water
Tweeting insults about colleagues, even nonsensical ones, is a sure-fire way to land yourself in trouble, as former PayPal director of strategy Rakesh Agrawal discovered.
Lighter side: Asleep in the interview and other HR horror stories
What’s the weirdest thing you’ve seen a job candidate do in an interview? HR pros share their worst interview experiences.
Cheerleaders take employers to court over wages, diets and 'jiggle tests'
Apparently one employer needs a court to determine whether it’s appropriate to tell female staff how to take care of their intimate areas
What fruit best describes you? The most bizarre interview questions revealed
Can you name all of Snow White’s seven dwarves? How would you sell a magical pen? A survey of strange interview questions asked by employers has turned up some real gems.
What jobs will you be advertising in 2030?
Robot counselors, “nostalgists” and garbage designers – is this what the 2030 job market will look like?
Another Twitter disaster, another HR lesson
Here’s another reason why HR needs to be involved in the social media process, if only to arrange training and establish good policies.
Too sick to walk, but working as tour guide
Author claims $90k disability benefits for agoraphobia, while travelling the world and working in Argentina.
Jail and fine for peeing in office coffee pot
One more thing for HR to worry about when mediating workplace conflicts – this U.S. employee went to extraordinary lengths to get back at a coworker.
Desperate measures to escape work ends in arrest
His wife told him he unequivocally had to go to work, but this American employee was so desperate to have a day off he broke the law instead and is now facing court.
Coffee v Beer: Which one really helps you work smarter?
We're going to take a stab in the dark here and say that most HR professionals probably prefer a dose of caffeine first thing in the morning over a handle of lager, but it turns out both substances can have a beneficial impact on your work. The trick? As always, all things in moderation...