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'


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


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      • 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 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


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