HR people are probably the most unpopular folks in any office. No one really pays much attention to what they do, except when problems arise with time records, benefits, and payslips – in which case they get the brunt of people’s ire. Few people realize that if those HR people don’t do their jobs, corporate life can get quite messy. Like can you imagine what will happen if your salary and tax records are not updated?
Certainly, if there’s anyone who deserves some love in the office, it’s the HR people. Yet no one really seems to know this…except Human Resource (HR) and payroll solutions startup, Sprout Solutions.
Knowing what it takes to spark a connection with its target partners, Sprout Solutions sprinkled love dust in HR offices across the business district on the day before Valentine’s Day.
Thousands of HR practitioners in corporate offices located all around BGC, Ortigas, and Makati received a special Valentine’s package from the software company including a stem of rose and a hand-written (yes, HAND-WRITTEN) note that says:
“Whether or not you have a date,
we want you to know you’re loved.
HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!
Visit sprout.ph/loveHR to get your special treat.”
Especially prepared by Sprout’s employees -- all of who believe that people are at the heart of any organization -- the roses conveyed the sincere appreciation that Sprout has for the hard work and efforts of HR folks.
Sprout Solutions CEO Patrick Gentry shares the heart behind their #SproutLovesHR campaign, “Whether we admit it or not, the HR department is probably one of the least appreciated teams in a company. We probably just remember them when we have issues with our benefits or complaints in the office policies, right? So our team decided, why not make them feel loved this Valentine’s?
True enough, love was overflowing from the recipients of this “special Valentine’s package”. Squeals of delight were heard across offices from pleasantly shocked and excited HR workers who didn’t expect the Valentine surprise.
Here are some of the reactions we got from the social media space:
Watch the full recap video to find out what this buzz is all about here: