Things are tough all over. With unemployment hanging around 9.6%, you need every advantage you can get to keep the job you have or to get a new one. In a recent issue of Woman’s Day magazine Kimberly Fusaro lays out the 10 Things the HR Department Won’t Tell You . The list includes things like how background checks have become more stringent for new job applicants all the way to something as simple as your personal hygiene (i.e. if you want to get and keep the job, don’t stink up the room).
Leaders today demand so much out of their workers, in many cases they demand that employees do 2,3 or even 4 jobs at the same time. So leaders need to make sure those they are hiring can handle the pressure and get the job done. Some of the items on this list aren’t very PC and in fact a couple of them seem downright illegal. But no matter where they fall on the morality/legality scale, they appear to be facts of life, and most of us in the business world need to be aware of them in order to stay head of the game.
I don’t work in HR, I don’t know a lot of people who do. If you do work in the wonderful world of HR, drop us a line and let us know if these rules deserve a key to the executive washroom or if they should get a pink slip.