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:
Read the whole post over at The Tim Sackett Project (an FOT contributor blog).
If you Google “Tim Sackett” you’ll find our Tim, and a truck driver chaplain. Our Tim is NOT the truck driver chaplain, although how awesome would that be if he was!? He is a prolific writer in the HR and TA space who just happens to also run an Engineering and IT contract staffing agency (HRU Technical Resources) out of Michigan. He also writes every day at his own blog, the Tim Sackett Project. Weirdly, he’s known as an expert in workplace hugging, which was kind of cool years ago, but now seems painfully creepy, but we still love him and he’s fairly harmless. Tim is also on the board of the Association of Talent Acquisition Professionals (ATAP), lifetime Michigan State Spartan fan, husband to a Hall of Fame wife, 3 sons, and his best friend Scout. He also wrote a book with SHRM called The Talent Fix, you can find it on Amazon.