When Employees Want COVID Unemployment Over a Job at Your Company

Kris Dunn COVID-19, Organizational Development, Talent Strategy

This post is for the business owners (and the HR pros who support them) that have lower paying jobs that have been thrown into turmoil by the COVID lockdown and the resulting recession. The company I’m a part of isn’t part of this situation, but I’ve been following the news closely. As expected, federal enhancements to unemployment meant to aid …

THE HR FAMOUS PODCAST: E14 – Gen Z COVID Job Search and Recruiter Outplacement

Kris Dunn Career Advice, COVID-19, Generations, Job Seeker Advice, Recruiting, Talent Acquisition

In episode 14 of The HR Famous Podcast, long-time HR leaders (and friends) Jessica Lee, Tim Sackett, and Kris Dunn are joined by Tim’s son Cameron and HR professional Chris Hoyt to talk about holidays during quarantine, finding a job straight out of college during a recession, and recruitersrecruitingrecruiters.com. The team discusses the struggles of finding a job in a recession for …

3 Reasons Not to Botch Breaking Up

Kathy Rapp Audacious Ideas, Candidate Pool, Change, Change Management, Communication, Corporate America, COVID-19, Culture, Current Affairs, Driving Productivity, Employee Communications, Employee Engagement, Employee Relations, Employment Branding and Culture, Engagement and Satisfaction, Good HR, HR, Job Market, Kathy Rapp, Layoffs, Leadership, Managing People, Offboarding, Retention, Talent Strategy

We’ve watched in disbelief as unemployment spikes to record highs – with over 20.5 million jobs lost in April. In addition, there are many more with reduced hours or cut pay not represented in unemployment figures. Suffice it to say, a lot of breakup conversations are being had. By now we’ve all read about some very public horror stories, and …

How Managers Screw Up Inclusion Efforts In a Pandemic

Adam Rosenfield Change Management, Communication, COVID-19, Diversity, Leadership, Managing People

In some ways, COVID-19 has changed how we work, both individually and for organizations as a whole. The idea of remote working is different; it’s now not just a “benefit”. Many companies have finally discovered collaboration tools (Google Suite, Slack, Miro, etc) as a quicker way to get the message out and work on projects together. Heck, some companies are …

THE HR FAMOUS PODCAST: Fat Fingered Americans + Airbnb Pays New Grads Not to Show Up Until 2021

Kris Dunn College Recruiting, COVID-19, Employee Relations, Employment Branding and Culture, Recruiting

In episode 13 of The HR Famous Podcast, long-time HR leaders (and friends) Jessica Lee, Tim Sackett, and Kris Dunn try to defeat boredom and come together to talk about quarantine listening habits, Airbnb’s hiring practices, unpaid internships, and Netflix doc American Factory. The team discusses their feelings and thoughts on Airbnb’s postponed hiring, unpaid internships and other working experiences, …

Welcome to Zoom Fatigue, America! (from the Czar of Common Sense)

Kris Dunn Change Management, Communication, COVID-19, Employee Communications, Video

DATELINE: Day 43 of the great COVID Lockdown in America.MOOD: Salty.REASON: 5 Video calls on my calendar for the day. But Kris (you say), it’s a chance to connect with everyone at the company. It’s awesome! True. We’ve been connecting a lot for sure. But Kris, given the fear, uncertainty and doubt (FUD) during this time, it’s imperative to stay …

A Recruiting Book in the Middle of a Pandemic? This One Shows You Can be Both Lucky AND Good

John Hollon COVID-19, Managing People, Recruiting, Talent Acquisition

Ever hear the old expression, “It’s better to be lucky than good“? It basically says that if you could choose, being lucky is always better than just being good. But Garry Kasparov, the Russian chess grandmaster who is generally considered to be the greatest chess player of all time, thinks the notion that luck is preferable to skill is out-and-out …

The HR Famous Podcast: e12 – Getting Paid to Not Work

Kris Dunn COVID-19, Employee Engagement, Layoffs, Retention, The HR Famous Podcast

In episode 12 of The HR Famous Podcast, long-time HR leaders (and friends) Jessica Lee, Tim Sackett and Kris Dunn come together to talk quarantine watching habits, unemployment insurance coverage and the Payroll Protection Plan. The team brings up the challenges and nuances individuals might be facing when working through their unemployment insurance and PPP.  Show Highlights: 3:30 – The team …

A Leaders’ Guide To Ethical Layoffs

Katie Augsburger COVID-19, Employee Relations, Layoffs, Organizational Development

Layoffs are going to happen, and unfortunately for a lot of organizations, they need to happen in order to survive. Unfortunately, most will be done brutally, unthoughtfully, and impersonally. This is because we do not train people to end relationships. When it comes to layoffs, what we often prioritize most is efficiency. But why? Why at the end of the …

When HR Staff Becomes Essential

William Wiggins Change Management, Communication, Contingent Workforce, Corporate Social Responsiblity, COVID-19, Good HR, Telecommuting

Essential employee: An employee that has been designated as critical because their responsibilities include non-deferrable services that must be performed despite a catastrophic event, a weather emergency, or a public health crisis. An essential employee is one who is vital to meeting operational requirements of the business. Could this be? Human Resources “vital to meeting operational requirements of the business” ? And …