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HR Idioms

Being a newbie to the world of HR, are there idioms that HR practitioners have in a similar way to us H&S practitioners such as;

If it looks unsafe it probably is......

Use your brain - avoid the strain.....

Whilst on a ladder, never step back to admire your work.......

Looking forward to your gems of wisdom.......

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  • 'Let's draw a line in the sand' is said quite frequently!

    Also 'It is what it is, let's move forward from here' :)

  • I have to confess, I'm not a huge fan of the term 'reach out'.....

    'Let me reach out to you', 'Thanks for reaching out', 'I think we should reach out to them'

    Ewwww!

    • I'm definitely not a fan of 'sweating the assets' especially when used about people........

       

      • Great flow chart - I think we'd all be 'on the same page' with that!

  • So Andrew any others you've encountered on this 

    I think someone posted about filtering http://idioms.in/ with 'HR' and got some interesting results. Can't see the post though 

    Definition of Idioms
    An idiom is the phrase or group of words that has a figurative meaning, typically because of its common usage. An idiom’s symbolic sense is quite dif…
  • Great post and one that brought a smile to my face - not sure these are HR Idioms are not but some phrases that spring to mind 

    - Let's kick the tyres on this one 

    - Time to think out of the box 

    - They have a lot on their plate

    - It's a win-win situation 

    - let's crunch the numbers

    - put it on the back burner 

    - time to ramp it up 

    > are these idioms or such general business sayings?

  • Great post Andrew mine would be.................

    Never assume anything................

    If it's too good to be true it probably is................

    and the age old favourite we are where we are.................

    ;-)

    All the best

    Sarah

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