In episode 37 of The HR Famous Podcast, long-time HR leaders (and friends) Tim Sackett, Kris Dunn and Jessica Lee come together once again to discuss whether Mental Health/Wellness Technology and Apps are better for your employees than talking to a human, McDonald’s recent Travis Scott marketing success, and what TikToks are flooding their feeds.
2:15 – Tim isn’t a huge McDonald’s fan but JLee is a proud alum of the company. McDonald’s has had a huge success recently due to the success of their newly launched Travis Scott and J Balvin meals. Editor note: J BALVIN (not Blavin like Tim said) was on I Like It with Cardi B among many other hits.
4:30 – The KD crew makes their own McDonald’s packages. What would be in your McDonald’s go-to meal?
9:30 – Tim asks the crew what celebrity they think would have the biggest success as a McDonald’s meal. JLee thinks that a Kardashian would sell the best
11:15 – JLee says that she agrees with the majority of people in this study. She says her new found hobby of meditating (using a virtual service) that she started during quarantine has helped her mental health significantly.
13:00 – KD is a believer always but he personally relies on exercise and running to help aid his mental health.
14:30 – The Oracle study also found that AI has helped people at work by taking away busy work and other meaningless tasks.
16:00 – JLee finds herself getting angrier with the bad AI than she feels happy with positive AI experiences.
17:45 – Shoutout to the movie “Her” starring Joaquin Phoenix and Scarlett Johannson where he falls in love with an AI bot. It’s available on Netflix!
20:30 – KD thinks the most basic addiction is going to be in the form of notifications
22:00 – Last topic of the day: weird TikTok culture! Tim and JLee are users of the platform (KD only views them when Tim texts him links). Tim gets a lot of divorced mom TikToks and lip syncing to comedian TikToks. JLee gets plant-related TikToks and roller skating TikToks. What kind of TikToks do you get on your for you page?
Kris Dunn is a Partner and CHRO at Kinetix, a national RPO firm for growth companies headquartered in Atlanta. He’s also the founder Fistful of Talent (founded in 2008) and The HR Capitalist (2007) – and has written over 70 feature columns at Workforce Management magazine. Prior to his investment at Kinetix, Kris served in HR leadership roles at DAXKO, Charter and Cingular. In his spare time, KD hits the road as a speaker and gives the world what it needs – pop culture references linked to Human Capital street smarts.