Everyday, there are graphics that catch our attention. Today, I saw one from The Keas Blog that did just that. It has been circulated over 80 times across Facebook and Twitter, so I’m sure some of you have seen it as well. At first, I thought it was kinda cute. However, after 20 minutes or so, I changed my mind and here’s why….
This graphic is totally “old school.” For those HR professionals that do more than just find “cuddly” things to say to employees, the graphic is way off the mark. This type of generalization is why employees have the wrong idea of what HR actually does in the first place.
Even though this is supposed to be funny and witty, I find it non-creative and and so “yesterday.” I don’t work in Personnel. I don’t hold your hand while you fill out your tax forms. I don’t care if someone stole your tuna sandwich out of the fridge. I go to work to build relationships, understand my clients, and help to create strategic solutions that drive the business forward, to help us compete in the market place. I don’t buy Kleenex.
What are your thoughts? Like the graphic or hate it? I’m pretty sure you know what I think.
I agree, the graphic diminishes our contribution to the workplace and it perpetuates the antiquated notion of HR. Thank you for so eloquently articulating what HR professionals truly do and for representing our profession in such a modern and relevant light. I love your blog!
Thank you, Estevanny for your response! Nice to know I wasn’t the only one unable to find humor in the graphic. Great to hear from you and so happy you’re enjoying the blog. Visit often. I look forward to hearing from you again.
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Thanks SEO! 🙂 Enjoy your weekend!!
Well said Rachelle! This graphic totally missed the point and the value that HR professionals provide back to the business. Maybe I’m over-thinking it, but kinda bugs me too.
Have a good weekend!
Thanks Andi! I appreciate your feedback. Hope you enjoy your weekend!