The Human Resources organization should be the most humane department in your company; after all, it has the word “human” right there in its name. Yet, according to research done by Zety, a publisher of guides and articles for job seekers, the idea of humanity is missing from many HR departments. The study asked about 1,000 American workers to share their thoughts on HR, yielding some startling facts about employees’ opinions of this core function.
According to the study, 37% of people wouldn’t report being sexually harassed at work, and 43% wouldn’t report discrimination. That’s disconcerting, especially because we are often told during onboarding that HR is the place to go when we’re experiencing things that are counter to the company’s values.