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HR on The Big Screen

Posted by Emma Restall in Featured, News · August 2022

Ever thought about kicking back and watching some movies to brush up on HR subjects? Here are Lisa’s top 3 recommendations if you are hiding from the heat wave…

She-Devil, 1989

A brilliant Roseanne Barr takes revenge on her husband after he leaves her and the children for the glamorous Meryl Streep, a romance novelist. After founding a recruitment agency to empower overlooked women into strong, working women they become to play a crucial and devilish part in her vengeance plan…

Up in the Air, 2009

This film is a great example of the importance of communication when it comes to the more unpleasant aspects of HR. George Clooney travels across the US to lay off people on behalf of their employers. Maybe not a dream job, but with great empathy he understands how to navigate such fragile situations. In due course of cost-saving measurements he is forced to conduct the firing process via video-call and it doesn’t go down well…

The Intern, 2015

A must see for anyone interested in diversity in the work environment. Robert de Niro, retired and bored with the new chapter of his life, joins a hip Brooklyn e-commerce start up, run by Anne Hathaway, as an intern. Initially overwhelmed with the new way of working, his charm and old-school working ethics make him irreplaceable. A win-win situation for both generations…

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