21% of Parents Reduce Work Hours!

Tim Sackett COVID-19, Employee Relations, Performance, Women in the Workplace, Workplace Flexibilty 1 Comment

This past week, at my office, a bunch of my coworkers had their kids “return” to school, and by “return” I mean they put on their backpack, went out to the front porch, and took the first day of school picture for the Gram, and then marched right back inside and got a video call with their new class and …

HR Famous Podcast – Talking 100K Jobs and the Crazy California Uber/Lyft Bill (AB5)

Kris Dunn Compensation/Cash Money, Culture, Employee Relations 0 Comments

In episode 27 of The HR Famous Podcast, long-time HR leaders (and friends) Tim Sackett, Kris Dunn and Jessica Lee discuss 100K jobs with the least competition (spoiler – that means only really smart people should apply) and break down California going after Uber and Lyft with California Assembly Bill 5, which seeks to classify more contractors such as Uber/Lyft drivers into full-time employees Listen (click this …

Finders Keepers – Uncovering The Smartest Employee At Your Company

Tim Sackett Audacious Ideas, Employee Engagement, Employee Relations, Good HR, Labor, Performance, Tim Sackett 2 Comments

I couldn’t sleep the other night, probably because of the 14 Diet Dews I had throughout the day, but I had an Epiphany while staring at the ceiling in the dark.  I figured out a way for HR pros to find the smartest employee in their company!  It isn’t a complex algorithm or a set of cognitive assessment tests—it’s a …

When Employees Pass Around Salary Worksheets (Blizzard Entertainment and the HR Famous Podcast)

Kris Dunn Compensation/Cash Money, Culture, Employee Relations 0 Comments

Pay transparency! It’s a buzzword that means many things to many people. Can you be pro-pay transparency and skeptical of reporting that involves a salary worksheet, no details and a subsequent article implying that pay issues at a company are widespread? Why yes! yes you can. In the latest episode of HR Famous, Kris Dunn and Jessica Lee discuss a recent Bloomberg article that attempted …

Despite What You Hear, the Jury is Still Out on Remote Work

John Hollon COVID-19, employee experience, Employee Relations, Organizational Development, Workplace Flexibilty 0 Comments

Here’s a confession: I was working remotely long before working remotely was cool. Way back in 2010, when I was Editor of Workforce Management, our corporate leadership decided they had enough of California, thank you very much, and decided to move Workforce from Southern California to Chicago — after first floating the possibility of moving to Detroit. The best thing …

Don’t Put People in a Box: Customization in the COVID RTW Context.

Lauren Welgush COVID-19, Employee Engagement, employee experience, Employee Relations, Organizational Development

Social media and greater access to information has created consumers who are empowered and expect to shape their own experiences. As a result, companies having to adapt to customize their products and services. Think Adidas – head to their website and you can chose the colour scheme for your next pair of running shoes. The more this happens in the …

Media Fasting Might Be a Good Idea Right Now

John Whitaker Employee Relations, Leadership

It’s getting harder and harder to get any kind of useful information from the “professionals” responsible for informing the public about things that matter. As a matter of fact, I would go so far as to say you have a 0% chance of getting a true re-counting of any current event that doesn’t also carry a hidden agenda or political bias. ZERO.   Stop right now if you are about …

The S-Storm Trifecta of 2020 (for HR and Everyone Else)

John Whitaker Change Management, COVID-19, Diversity, Employee Relations, politics, Race

So here we all are, this is really happening. A pandemic response of historic significance, social unrest like we haven’t seen since the 1960’s, and it’s less than six months until we have an election that promises to provide an explosive outcome – no matter who is found to be the victor. That’s one huge matzah ball. If it wasn’t …

The HR Famous Podcast: e19 – Starbucks Uniform Woes and Hourly Hiring

Kris Dunn Employee Relations, Recruiting, Talent Acquisition, The HR Famous Podcast

In episode 19 of The HR Famous Podcast, long-time HR leaders (and friends) Tim Sackett, Kris Dunn, and Jessica Lee are back to discuss a number of topics about diverse hiring. The trio talk about Adidas’s new hiring goal, tech companies’ contribution to the BLM movement, and Starbucks’ uniform debacle. Later in the episode, Tim is joined by HR leader Jonathan …

Dear White HR Ladies, We Need To Talk: How a Homogenous Profession Has shaped our workplaces, and what we need to do about it

Katie Augsburger Culture, Current Affairs, Diversity, Employee Relations, George Floyd, Organizational Development

I woke up Tuesday to yet another trending news story about a white woman calling the police on an innocent black man. This time, Amy Cooper, a white professional New York resident was violating the dog leash rules for a popular birding spot in Central Park, when an avid bird watcher, approached. Christian Cooper (no relation) asked Amy to leash …