Frank Roche, the brains behind KnowHR, had a romp the other day called "10 Ways to Know When Its Time to Get Out of HR." Here are my 5 favorites from Frank's list; click through to see the rest. From Know HR:
- You refer to the head of HR as Catbert, and there’s no hint of irony left.
- Whenever anyone calls out, you think they’re taking a “psychological sick day”.
- You don’t think that anyone can get a 5 in a 5-point rating scale.
- You’ve never even seen the table, let alone have a chance of sitting at it.
- You think that it’s just a matter of the right forms, no exceptions.
To quote a line from Swingers, Frank's money and he doesn't even know it. Here's a few I would add to Frank's list:
- You think the SHRM periodicals are "best in class".
- You use the phrase "best in class".
- Your medical plan is self-insured and when someone tells you the procedure they are going in for, you know what the plan will be billed within a $50 margin of error.
- You no longer actively interview candidates, you simply "source".
- You respond to every performance issue, by quoting, to the manager, your company's Progressive Discipline policy, without questioning whether the manager has tried informal coaching.
- You have a prepped speech for why Viagra's not covered by the plan.
Frank - thanks for the great list!