HR Strange But True!
June 12, 2008

We've received some responses to last's article on "occupation-specific" vitamins, including a note from the company's president.

But first, Ron Katz, president of Penguin Human Resource Consulting LLC, gave us suggestions for an HR-specific vitamin. He says it would definitely need to:

  • Address stress
  • Keep us awake (long hours and boring candidate interviews)
  • Boost our immune system to combat communicable diseases (think job fairs)
  • Have some form of antacid (for all our colleagues in Employee Relations)

Ron adds "and if there is anything out there that can help us detect when people are lying, that would be great too!"

Actually, Ron came pretty close to the suggestion of Brett Waslefsky, president of Employee Vita, makers of the occupation-specific vitamins, that HR pros take the Teacher Vita supplement because the professions "share unique health challenges."

The teacher formula contains ingredients "for stress support, immune support, energy and stamina, and mental clarity and focus," says Waslefsky, who adds that his product isn't a "silver bullet," but must be combined with good nutrition, exercise, sleep, and abstaining from alcohol and tobacco.

HR Strange but True? reader Judy Hummel says she is considering marketing her idea for an HR-specific supplement--a valium salt lick.

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