Tag Archive: Corporate Cops

HR, Piety, and Sterilization

PR junkie had an interesting piece the other day on where have all the good times gone in Corporate America.  One of the commenters suggests that HR is responsible for the sterilization of our workplace…that the days of liquid lunches (and sexist behaviors) are all but gone thanks to us.  I particularly like the notion that…

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Hey, Brother, You're Big

It seems like a lot of organizations are looking to HR to solve this ever so scary issue of social media in the workplace: what if our employees are saying naughty things…what if they’re gossiping…what if they are bad mouthing the company…and what if, my ohh my, they are doing it all on company time?  Who the flip cares? …

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If you love some body…

How many of you have heard the HR Department referred to as Corporate Cops, or HR Police, or Fun Police, etc?  No questions it’s the least favorite part of our jobs, but enforcing policy and procedures is a necessary evil…I get it.  That doesn’t mean it has to be the central focus of what we’re…

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