Five things HR-Pros secretly have to deal with

Tim Sackett, a HR Pro faces parts of reality and writes about 5 things to secretly deal with in HR – I am sure…this is not just for HR Pros. Tim seems to be very upset because of the following things in an every day HR-Pro-Life :
  1. Figuring out how to keep it quiet that we actually do know that our females are getting paid less than our males, but we don’t actually have the money to make it right, and don’t want to get sued.  All the time hating our executives who force us to continue this idiotic practice, knowing it’s wrong.
  2. Carrying around, sometimes for months, those names of our coworkers and peers who we’ll be laying off.  It sucks.  We carry around baggage that we know will ruin the lives of people we care about.  Hello, alcohol abuse.
  3. Knowing which executives are sleeping with employees who are reporting to them, but knowing turning them in will be career suicide.
  4. Understanding which employees are actually ‘gaming’ the system, increasing our healthcare costs, ruining it for everyone else, and wanting to scream at the top of your lungs what’s going on.  But not. Letting the ‘system’ play itself out.  I hate you employees who ‘game’ the system.
  5. That hiring decisions are sometimes made based on religion, race, sex, marital status, maternity status, sexual preference status, etc., and that actually might be the best thing for the organization’s success, and the employees who rely on that success.  That many times the ‘best’ person isn’t hired for the job, but 100% of the time we say that they are.
See?  Listening to someone tell you their secrets sucks.  Your coworkers and peers don’t really want to hear your secrets. They want you to shut up, so they can tell you stuff about themselves.  That’s the real secret.
We all have issues. There’s no way you are going to be able to understand how to deal with everyone.  The secret is to stay off the fringes professionally. Track down the middle, be consistent and don’t break stuff, just to break it.
To my mind…at the end…you can just do the following:
  1. Take it.
    1. Love it!
    2. Accept it!
    3. Resign 😦
  2. Change it.
  3. Leave it.

Thank you Tim for those insights! Walk the talk! 😉

Reference: Sackett (2014)

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