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The Sh*t HR Says

Katriina Tahka

Apr 28, 2017

Ever received a ridiculous comment from a HR professional? We've been sharing some HR horror stories with you over the last month. In case you have missed the posts, here are the most cringeworthy ones.

"We're going to throw everyone in the pool....because we want to keep the good people".....overheard during a meeting to talk through the company restructure and redundancy process...

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Do these sound horribly familiar - the top 3 excuses we've heard HR say to explain away a high achieving toxic boss >>

1. "Oh he’s just joking, he didn't mean it"

2. "That's just the way he is, it's one of his quirks"

3. "He’s very successful and we really can’t do anything about it because the business relies on him"

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“You’ve performed really well this year, you’ve been excellent. Unfortunately though I only have two ‘Excellent’ ratings to give out and I’ve already used them so I have to give you a ‘Good’ I’m sure you’ll understand.

Well done, congratulations on a great year!” 

- HR Director to Senior HR Manager (at ASX 100 company)

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“Do you think you could keep the candidate warm for 3 months while we decide whether we need the role?”

 - HR Manager to Headhunter

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“ We are very interested in you, however, I just want to make sure you're aware that the 'Boss' wants the women in the office    to only wear skirts. He doesn't like pants on women…”

 - HR Manager to Candidate

 

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“Don't tell anyone as I'll lose my job but my boss said to offer you a lower contract rate seeing as you're a mum with kids”

 - HR Manager to Candidate


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“We’re promoting you because you’re a woman. And we’re measured by the number of women in leadership”

 - HR Manager to Team Manager

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If you have any HR horror stories, send them to info@a-ha.com.au. All entries will be kept anonymous!

If you’d like to know more, talk to us, A Human Agency is here to help.

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