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Worst Mistakes HRs Should Avoid

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As we delve into the world of Human Resources, we must acknowledge that it is a field that requires equal parts of artistry and science. Managing people can be delicate, and HR professionals must navigate a complex landscape of policies, procedures, and personalities.

However, even the most experienced HR professionals are not immune to the occasional misstep or blunder. Therefore, it is essential to identify and avoid common mistakes to ensure an organization's smooth functioning and its employees' well-being. In the HR world, the stakes are high, and the margin for error is slim.

So, without further ado, let us embark on a journey of discovering and exploring the worst HR mistakes to avoid with Joy George, Senior Director and Head HR at CDK Global, India.

Host of this Episode: Sanjeevani Saikia

Guest Bio

With over 20 years of HR experience, he is a seasoned professional specializing in global business partnering across India, UK, US, and APAC. He excels in managing the entire employee life cycle, encompassing Recruitment, Learning & Development, Compensation & Benefits, and Legal & Statutory compliance.

As a senior HR leader, he has played a pivotal role in shaping organizational success, driving strategy, and being an integral part of the top leadership team. He has successfully set up global HR operations, implemented systems, policies, and procedures. With a deep understanding of HR best practices, analytics, and benchmarks, he consistently delivers results.

With exposure to PCMM Level 5 Practices and expertise in navigating acquisitions, he has demonstrated proficiency in people strategy, benefit mapping, and employment transfers. Furthermore, he is a dedicated trainer and coach, specializing in leadership, personal effectiveness, and team building.

As a self-starter with strong interpersonal skills, he is focused on driving organizational growth and maximizing employee potential. Connect with him to explore opportunities for collaboration and growth.

Connect with Joy on Linkedin


(02:11) Joy’s corporate journey so far.

(03:25) Some epic Mistakes HR professionals make

(07:20) Common mistakes HR professionals make when hiring new employees.

(11:02) Common mistakes HR professionals make when implementing policies.

(19:30) Ways of avoiding implementing one-size fits all approaches to employee benefits and recognition programs.

(21:52) Role that technology should play in helping HR professionals avoid mistakes and streamline their work processes.

(25:23) End note.

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