Maybe I'm misguided or biased... but given my observation and experiences, it seems like HR is essentially Gossip Girls x55
It seems like they get a kick out of feeling special or important for being the middleman between interviews/recruitment, or the feeling of playing God on which communication gets through, which question to answer, how late to give you the AMEX code for flights, which interview slot to assign... Of course, there's the whole high school-esque job description of being "in" on all the internal corporate drama, people's personal lives, demanding that you tell her which other firms you are recruiting with, and of course - giving incredibly vague email responses / ghosting on simple logistical questions (like "hey could you please send me that assessment link you forgot to attach?") like they are playing some texting game with dudes for attention.
My question is - who is the HR of HR? Who governs them? Who monitors or evaluates them? It seems like there is little to absolutely 0 balance of power / checks and balances.
Interested to hear thoughts.