|How employee's view HR|
First, I love SpongeBob. In fact when people ask me to describe myself in one word. I say "SpongeBob." He's funny, happy-go-lucky, a bit kwirky, sometimes obsessive, and not afraid to be himself. Boom - that's me in a nutshell.
Another thing I love about SpongBob is how dedicated he is to his job. He revels everyday coming to work and being the best damn fry cook he could ever be. It's true joy. He'd do this job even if he weren't paid and sometimes (due to cheap Mr. Krabs) he isn't. An on going gag in the show is that Squidward hates his job and even in the Krusty Krabs training video it's often repeated "Don't be a Squidward!" (Something I'd love to add to my own policies, but alas, the workforce hasn't caught up with the trends.)
|How HR views ourselves|
At one point the manager threatens Squidward with a talk to the "Human Resources Guy" which at this point made me burst out into laughter (as Spongebob episodes normally do). Out comes this strong-man mobster looking dude who menacingly pumps his fist making Squidward nervous. And it's here that I started thinking...
The perception of HR hasn't really changed from the employee perspective, even though internally HR tries hard to battle it. When it comes down to it - we'll always be the bullies, because we're the enforcers. We try to pretend we're the change makers, the cheerleaders, the go-to-gals... but let's face it, HR, we're the intimidators. As long as there's Squidwards, there will always be HR.