People and Culture

I Hate it Here

Welcome to I Hate it Here, a safe space for jaded, overworked and emotionally burned out HR/People Operations professionals who need a little inspiration to tackle the newest dumpster fire of the week.

I Hate it Here is a weekly newsletter by People Leader veteran Hebba Youssef. Each week, Hebba will deliver insights, learnings, and advice on how to build companies and cultures that people actually love.

This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Created by

Hebba Youssef

LATEST News from I Hate it Here

Why do we dread giving critical feedback?

Your palms are sweaty, knees weak, arms are heavy… It’s time to drop some critical feedback. Don’t lie to me,…

Why is talking about compensation so hard?

Have you ever had an employee completely bypass their manager and come straight to HR to ask about a compensation…

What causes tensions at work?

Does your workplace have any unresolved tensions? Not me trying to get you to spill the tea…  🫖  Maybe there’s…

Can a company really change its culture?

Maybe but also maybe not. 🤷🏽‍♀️ Have you ever worked somewhere where you loved the people but hated the culture?…

Why are founders so hard to work with?

Last week I kicked off a series about the key to HR’s success.  tl;dr: it’s all about navigating all the…

The key to HR’s success:

One of the most difficult parts about working in HR is navigating all the different relationships and their competing expectations….

Why does working in HR feel so lonely?

Most people who meet me assume I went into HR because I am an extrovert who loves meeting and connecting…

Best practices in the hybrid world.

Over the last few weeks I’ve been diving into different aspects of the hybrid world and how to tackle the…