Sunday, March 27, 2011

Project Social: The Dark Side of HR

This tongue-in-cheek video (below) depicts HR as a covert informer who invites confidences from employees then rats them out behind their backs. 

My project social partner Dave Ryan and I were chuckling about this recently but he admitted that there is a grain of truth.  Perhaps more than a grain, as you can read about in his latest post.

Of course, it's unfair to expect HR folks to rise above sordid matters like needing a paycheck and represent the interests of employees because HR professionals are employees of the company just like everyone else. 

So yes, if an employee shares information that might damage the company or result in litigation HR has a professional responsibility to inform management.

Mwa ha ha.  (But not really.)

Here's the video... And next time you have a wild impulse to confide in HR about how you added an emetic to your manager's coffee remember who you both work for.


  1. HA! I love it, and so very true... they never do seem to figure it out, hmm...

  2. I'm currently peripherally working in/with HR. I feel like I have sold my soul and I am counting the days until I am no longer embedded in this department. Until then, I watch a lot of Catbert videos.

  3. I'm sorry. Counting days is not a good place to be. Hopefully something will change for the better soon!

    1. Informative article, I really like to keep track of the updates and news. Thanks for the excellent news and topics.


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