Listen—I really don't care if you hug one another in the workplace; there are even some benefits to physical touch in a work environment. What I do have an issue with is when that type of intimacy becomes forced or even potentially non-consensual.
Despite it being right at the top of the job description, as Human Resources professionals we sometimes forget to allow ourselves to actually be human. We hold ourselves to a higher standard since we need to set an example for our employees, often internalizing our emotions in the process.
Ninja. Guru. Jedi. The list goes on. Any single one of these words can be enough to make a job seeker recoil when skimming through the Want Ads
I don't remember every detail from my first HR course but there is one lesson that stuck with me to this day: Don't be a Toby. Yes that's right, my professor was referring to Toby Flenderson, the HR foil to over-the-top Dunder Mifflin Regional Manager Michael Scott.
When it comes to staying up to date with engaging industry content, surfing LinkedIn simply doesn't cut it anymore; instead we crave something more raw—something that provides an honest and entertaining outlook on the everyday and out of the ordinary experiences we're exposed to in the world of HR. While becoming relatively easier to find, I've rounded up a few of my favorite sources for "outside the box" employment-related content