S2 E9: Nightmare on HR Street: HR Horror Stories // Halloween Special

Hebba Youssef
Hebba Youssef
November 1, 2023

Who needs Halloween night, when we barely survive our own horror story each and every day? 

Join Hebba as she shares hair-raising HR horror stories that will send shivers up your spine and make you double-check each and every email and document you send in this Halloween special.

From ghostbusting in the workplace to employees submitting unusual receipts, she’s got audience stories that will leave you even more scarred for life than *that one* scene from “Signs.” …Yeah, you know the one we’re talking about. 

But it’s not all fright and fear—Hebba also discusses some real-life workplace issues, such as morale, growth, and talent retention. Discover the challenges of creating a dog-friendly office and the unexpected consequences of implementing new benefits.

And if you have your own HR horror story to share, don’t be afraid to submit your own spine-chilling tales through Hebba’s anonymous form.

So grab your favorite Halloween treat, lock your computer, strap down you last shred of sanity, and prepare for a descent into the upside-down world of HR!


00:00:00 – HR Horror Stories Shared on Podcast

00:02:44 – Employee Discovers Termination Email on Manager’s Computer

00:04:05 – The Hilarious Expense Receipt Fail

00:06:38 – AI Notetaker Bots Transforming Meeting Efficiency

00:09:17 – Avoid HR Mistakes: Double Check

00:11:29 – Solving Morale, Growth, and Talent Retention Issues

00:13:18 – Halloween-Inspired HR Horror Stories

00:14:40 – Manager’s Inappropriate Relationships Cause Scandal


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Hebba Youssef
Hebba Youssef