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Aug 29, 2021

HR Facts


  1. Leonardo Da Vinci is credited with writing the first resume.
  2. The word 'boss' is Dutch, meaning 'a master'
  3. Fridays are the least likely sick day. People are much happier and more likely to fulfil their duties on a Friday
  4. Around the world, workweeks can range from under 40 hours to close to 50 hours. Denmark's full-time employees work an average of 37.2 hours per week. the lowest among the most affluent OECD countries.
  5. Dave Ulrich is known as the father of Modern HR
  6. 10th October is observed as World Mental Health Day with an objective to raise awareness of mental health issues and to mobilize efforts in support of mental health.
  7. All India Trade Union Congress (AITUC), the oldest Trade Union federation in India was set up as early as 1920
  8. Japan has funny ritual at called a ‘pachi pachi meeting’ (clap clap meeting if translated literally) every time a newcomer joins, or someone leaves the department. The person says something, and everyone rhythmically claps at the end.
  9. The most unique work custom of Netherlands is the 4-day working week.
  10. in Brazil, during Big games like the FIFA world Cup, every Brazil match day is a half-day or a holiday!

 

References:
https://www.factretriever.com/working-facts

https://www.nextgeneration.ie/blog/2015/08/12-of-the-worlds-worst-jobs

https://worldpopulationreview.com/country-rankings/average-work-week-by-country

https://officechai.com/stories/working-abroad/

     

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