A new year is upon us, which means it’s the perfect time to reflect on some of the dumbest things managers, employees and applicants did in 2016 to make life difficult for HR.
Behold … the best of the worst — according to you, our readers:
- Meet 2 nominees for Worst Manager of the Year. You may have dealt with pranksters in the past, but you’ve probably never dealt with what these two managers made their employees endure.
- Well, that was dumb: Facebook post gets man fired for FMLA abuse. It never ceases to amaze what kinds of social media posts employees feel are OK. How could this man have possibly thought it was appropriate to post this while on FMLA leave?
- How 6 words turned an age bias lawsuit into a 6-figure retaliation payout. A western PA-based employer probably regrets that one of its managers uttered just six words to a shift supervisor.
- ‘But he showed me his … Why can’t I sue for sexual harassment?’ Let’s set the scene for a recent lawsuit: A male worker exposed himself to a female co-worker and showed her explicit pictures of himself. Then, word spread about the incident in the workplace. Sounds like a slam-dunk sexual harassment lawsuit, right? Not exactly.
- The 10 oddest things HR managers have caught employees doing. A survey was just conducted to find out what’s stifling employee productivity, and HR managers revealed some disturbing things about their workers.
- ‘Oh, that’s just my pet bird’ — and the other outrageous things candidates did and said in job interviews. Every HR professional could write a book recounting candidate interviews that have gone horribly — and hilariously — wrong. But can you top these forehead-slappers?
- 21 crazy interview questions NFL teams asked college players. Mostly as a test of how players will react to unusual and uncomfortable situations, scouts and coaches will ask NFL hopefuls some pretty off-the-wall questions. Attendees of this year’s NFL Combine were no exception.
- Is this worker’s lawsuit legit, or a new low point for employees everywhere? Chances are you’ve heard of some lawsuits that were pretty “out there,” but you probably haven’t heard of one quite like this.
- Now this is what you’d call an employee engagement problem. People sometimes complain that they could stop coming to work and nobody would even notice. Here’s a guy that actually put that theory to the test.