I never was a huge fan of emojis. I’m probably just too old, and out of touch to really understand. My emojis consist of basically two: smiley face 🙂 and winky face ;). Really, I’ve been able to get through my life with these two emojis. I’ve never truly felt compelled to go beyond these. I either liked what you wrote = smiley face, or I wanted you to know I wasn’t seriously going to fire you = winky face.
One of my favorite comedy writers is Jenny Johnson and she recently had an article in GQ Jenny Johnson’s Guide to Emoji Etiquette. It’s brilliantly funny and it gave me the idea that HR should have its own emoji etiquette, so I decided to give it a run. Here’s what I came up with:
I’m going to fire Fred in Accounting with the creepy mustache:
(you’ll notice I like my HR ladies to wear a crown!)
We are a no smoking facility:
(also can be used to land planes)
We offer same sex benefits:
Dear hiring manager, I’m going to look the other way at what you just did:
Diversity and Inclusion meeting will take place today and there will be cookies:
A failed random drug test will get you fired:
We love you, you’re our top choice and we want to make you an offer, but you only have so much time to accept:
Happy hour Friday! Yay! But, be cautious, too much drinking with coworkers can lead to romance, and unwanted pregnancies:
Mary in Payroll is acting like she’s sick so she can go get her hair and nails done. HR doesn’t like this!
Hit me up with your favorite emojis in the comments!