Guru was last week reminded of a 1960s children’s TV show that should have great resonance for all personnel professionals. It featured a young boy called Jimmy, who was kidnapped by the evil witch Witchiepoo. The eponymous dragon who came to the rescue was – altogether now, you over-40s – HR Pufnstuf.
Many managers believe that ‘puff and stuff’ is all that happens in most HR departments. So let’s not disappoint them.
Guru hereby launches a reader competition to find the fluffiest, least business-critical HR intervention of all time. It is called the Angora Award for HR Pufnstuf, and the prize is a rare DVD copy of HR Pufnstuf, The Complete Series Box Set. Send your tales of HR fluffiness to email@example.com. Guru will guarantee anonymity if requested, but please provide contact details in case you win.