HR professionals officially not the fun police

by Stephanie Zillman21 Dec 2012

Contrary to popular opinion, HR professionals love to laugh. Since launching our ‘Lighter Side’ news in our Friday newsletters,

HC has delighted in bringing you the best laughs of the week.

Looking back at 2012, some our top rated stories overall were in fact light workplace news, proving that HR pros aren’t the stuffy bunch others in the office may unfairly believe – after all, the fun police are really the guys in accounts…

Here are your favourite lighter side stories of 2012:

Urban HR dictionary: Your guide to modern office speak

Weird interview questions that work

Caffeine conundrum: what coffee says about candidates

How to tell an employee they stink

Office drama quiz: Which role do you play?

Office plant. Office sofa. Office doggie?

Mr, Ms, Mrs – out-dated etiquette or courtesy?

"Near utopian" workplace conditions, circa 1852

Worst HR email gaffes

From all the team, HC wishes you a very Merry Christmas, and we’ll be back in the New Year!


  • by Bernie Althofer 21/12/2012 11:39:10 AM

    Thanks to the team at HR Online.

    It's been a great year with some very interesting observations and discussions that apply across a range of workplace.

    Hopefully 2013 continues to see an involvement from people who have already shown their keen interest in the diverse range of issues identified.

    Have a great Xmas and New Year.