Friday, May 31, 2013

WIRTW #276 (the “HR in strange places” edition)

Recently, an employee, described as an organization’s “most difficult,” received a scathing performance review. Among his faults detailed in an unearthed internal memo — he failed to file his expense reports on time, ignored phone calls and meetings, and did not undertake any spectacular operations.

Any guesses on the identity of the organization? Believe it or not, it’s Al Qaeda. The Daily Beast provides all of the details.

I have two thoughts about this news. First, this story gives a whole new meaning to “this memo will self-destruct in 10 seconds.” Secondly, when you are terminated from Al Qaeda, you are really terminated from Al Qaeda.

Here’s the rest of what I read this week:

Social Media & Workplace Technology
HR & Employee Relations
Wage & Hour
Labor Relations