HRSBT roundup: Changes to HR, car rides, and mountain climbing

This week we covered changes to HR, car rides, and mountain climbing. It's the Strange But True week in review!

Bad News for HR—Get Ready to Change the Name of Your Department—Throw out the employee handbooks and get out the mechanical manuals—your future employees may not be human!


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Thanks, Mom and Dad—Those Car Rides Made Me Miserable, But Successful—Were you miserable on family vacations when Mom and Dad stuck you in the middle of the back seat between your siblings? Be grateful your legs had to straddle that hump in the floor, says a new study, because this may be the reason you are successful in business.

For These ‘Mad Men,’ to Get to the Top, They Must Climb a Mountain—For “Mad Men” wannabes in Japan, the way up the corporate ladder may start with climbing a mountain. Ad agency Dentsu has a very unusual orientation ritual—climbing Mount Fuji. And this isn’t some new “extreme onboarding” exercise; the company has been requiring newbies to climb since 1925.


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