Being the proactive, problem-solving bunch that we are, we decided to take it upon ourselves to fill this void with some much-needed HR humor. We’re no stranger to content production and curation, so sourcing and creating these memes was no problem!
That said, let’s get into it. Here are our five favorite human resources memes!
1. Putting Out Fires
Here at BizLibrary, we have a lot of love for managers. With good training, we know managers can be a serious asset for your organization. But there’s a steep learning curve, and that can lead to some fires!
Thankfully HR is pretty good at putting out fires. However, even small fires can cause long-term damage to healthy departments, so you might find some helpful and practical advice in our New Manager Playbook for preventing these fires in the first place.
2. When Your Desktop Wears as Many Hats as You Do
It’s no secret that HR departments are full of very busy people. Between open enrollment, payroll, training, and recruiting, staying organized is a challenge.
Fortunately, there are these things called folders, but as HR professionals know, even those can become overwhelming!
3. When HR Abuses Their Power
We all know that for some employees, meeting with HR sends them kindergarten flashbacks of being scolded by the school principle.
For better or worse, human resources professionals have a unique power over employees – even though most of the time there’s nothing to fear when HR gets involved with something, some employees get scared.
4. If Only We Could Snap Our Problems Away
It’s not a task anyone particularly enjoys, but when reductions come, HR is usually there to help guide conversations and help leadership ensure quality transitions.
Or, you can knit an Infinity Gauntlet and snap your problems out of existence. Different strategies work better in different organizations, but don’t be afraid to think outside the box!
Editor’s note: BizLibrary does not recommend bringing an Infinity Gauntlet into reduction conversations.
5. We All Know How This Will End
It turns out that human resources has a lot to do with The Avengers, because this is the second HR meme referencing the mighty superhero crew. Honestly though, what better way to describe HR?
Sometimes high-performing employees need to be rewarded, but that doesn’t always mean they’re ready to lead employees!