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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.

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LATEST News from I Hate it Here

The secret ingredient to engagement: 

So many companies claim to have amazing cultures and will tout some things they do to ensure their employees are…

Bad feedback kills engagement. Here’s how to do it better.

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Everyone hates their f**king jobs, right?

It sure feels like the average person hates their job. I mean this newsletter is called “I Hate it Here”…

What the f*ck is happening with layoffs?

They’re scary, really confusing and sometimes poorly executed.  It seems everywhere I turn I’m seeing posts about layoffs. I’ll never…

Performance reviews don’t actually assess your performance.

Two dreaded words have the power to ruin employees and People team’s day: performance reviews.  GAH I tense up writing…

The office isn’t inclusive.

What do I mean? I’ll never forget the summer of 2020. The first summer of the pandemic, the rise of…

New Era of Pay Transparency is Here

What’s happening? For far too long pay has been a mystery for employees and jobseekers and it’s by design. But,…