As HR Practitioners, we have some significant and impactful responsibilities.
From selecting the best candidates for our teams to fostering company culture, and a million things in between. HR can be highly rewarding, but the fact remains that many of our challenging responsibilities put us in situations that are intimidating, frustrating, emotional and dreaded not only to us, but to our employees as well.
So what are some of those challenges that keep HR up at night? And what can pros do to do conquer them?
1. Workplace violence and outbursts
Senseless tragedies cannot be planned for. Just this fall, the depressing story of a fired UPS worker killing himself and two supervisors hit the news. Extreme workplace violence is thankfully rare, but most of us have likely experienced a hysterical or disgruntled employee. And we dread it.