10 Brutally Honest Charts about Working in HR

What’s it like working in HR? I have no idea, so I teamed up with Gusto to go behind enemy lines and expose the truth.*

*No careers were harmed during the making of these charts.

(The folks at Gusto also created a free guide to making the ultimate employee handbook – a handbook for your handbook. Download it here.)

Team Breakfast Requests


HR Office vs Principal's Office
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Co-worker stories


Who should you talk to?

Reasons to see you

People who'll show up

Feedback cycle

Who read the handbook

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About the author

Sarah Cooper

Sarah Cooper is a writer and comedian whose work has appeared on Huffington Post and Business Insider. She is an expert in career and relationship advice for people who like to laugh.

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