Survey Finds 86% of Workers Fear Human Resources

Jun 12, 2024Recruiting Daily
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A recent survey highlighted that a significant majority of employees harbor fears about their HR departments, with concerns primarily revolving around the potential repercussions of reporting workplace issues. Many of the respondents feel intimidated by HR, equating interactions with being summoned by school principals. Despite these fears, experts emphasize the importance of HR's role in creating a supportive work environment and recommend fostering open lines of communication to alleviate employee anxiety. They also suggest that organizations should work on reshaping the image of HR from an enforcer to a helper to build trust among the workforce.