Where should you draw the line on HR humour?

Having just read a couple of snippets from your H arrgh! blog I am dismayed at the picture this type of communication paints to the wider world about HR professionals.

I am a senior member of an HR team and have worked in an HR environment for over 12 years.

While there are occasions when one does feel a certain sense of satisfaction at having to deal with a particularly difficult member of staff, I cannot get over the glee that seems to have been adopted by this individual at general disciplinary issues.

It is not funny or clever to dismiss someone for bad parking, or indeed for poor attendance.

If these are serious issues in the workplace they should be viewed as such. The person writing this blog is trivialising important management issues, and should be ashamed of themselves for their bad attitude and general bigotry.

Emma Lister
HR business partner

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