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 …

What is really the most important business to open first, post-Covid lockdown?

Tim Sackett COVID-19, Employee Relations

We are going to be discussing this a bunch over the next month or more! Do we think movie theaters should be open? What about college football!? For the love of all that is holy, please open up college football!!! A study recently took a look at cell phone data to determine where were the highest relative risks based on …

The HR Famous Podcast: E11- The Future is $99/Month HR Managers (and thy stripper name shall be…)

Kris Dunn Bad HR, Career Paths, COVID-19, Employee Relations, Good HR, HR, HR & Marketing, Organizational Development, The HR Famous Podcast

It’s episode 11 of The HR Famous Podcast, long-time HR leaders (and friends) Jessica Lee, Tim Sackett and Kristian Dunn kill some more time by recording a new episode on the pod (of course trying to flatten the curve in their respective isolation pods) focused on what virtual HR looks like today – including what kind of HR services you can …

When Incompetent Management Does Bad Things Under the Cover of a Global Pandemic

John Hollon COVID-19, employee experience, Employee Relations, Employment Law, Lawsuits, Layoffs

I love that FOT Grand Poobah Kris Dunn is taking names and kicking keisters by calling out how badly some companies are handling employee layoffs and furloughs during our “global pandemic economic meltdown.” How so, you ask? His recent Fistful of Talent post — How S**t Got Sideways as Companies Fuurloughed/Laid off People in the Coronavirus Meltdown — offers great …

The HR Famous Podcast: E9 – For HR Leaders, “1” is the Loneliest Number

Kris Dunn Change Management, COVID-19, Employee Relations, Good HR, HR, Leadership, The HR Famous Podcast

In Episode 9 of The HR Famous Podcast, long-time HR leaders (and friends) Jessica Lee and Tim Sackett (Temporarily “Furloughed” from HR Famous, KD) come together and talk about what it’s like to be an HR Leader during the COVID-19 Crisis. The team talks about how home/work life has changed for them the last month and the importance of finding …

The HR Famous Podcast: E8 – Video Work Meetings: Winning On ZOOM

Kris Dunn COVID-19, Employee Development, Employee Engagement, Employee Relations, Managing People, Organizational Development, Telecommuting, Work Life Balance

In Episode 8 of The HR Famous Podcast, long-time HR leaders (and friends) Tim Sackett and Kris Dunn (Jessica Lee on break) get together with Dawn Burke (Senior Writer at Fistful of Talent, Sr. Consultant at Recruiting Toolbox) to talk about video meeting etiquette, their virtual meeting pet peeves and their wildest video call stories. The team shares their tips and tricks …

How S**t Got Sideways As Companies Furloughed/Laid Off People in the Corona Meltdown

Kris Dunn COVID-19, Employee Relations, Layoffs

There’s never a good time to impact people’s livelihood with layoffs or furloughs. But it’s clear now that there’s never a worse time than during a global pandemic economic meltdown, when all of your employees are involuntarily working from home. Shout out if you had to be a part of touch economic decisions at your company in the last two …

The Three Waves of Coronavirus

Kris Dunn Benefits, Change, Change Management, Employee Communications, Employee Relations, Leadership, Managing People

It’s crazy how in spite of forewarning from the other side of the world, how coronavirus seems to have snuck up on the USA. Just a week or two ago I knew several well informed colleagues, family and friends scoff at the thought that it could become anything more than “another flu bug” and that it surely wouldn’t have any …

Lost Productivity Due to March Madness? It’s Just Another Office Fairy Tale

John Hollon Driving Productivity, employee experience, Employee Relations, Managing People

As someone who has spent a lifetime as a journalist, take it from me: the state of today’s media is pretty terrible. But public relations is pretty bad too, and some of the worst PR has to be from those who do their damndest to make an overblown case for some supposed workplace issue that’s going to cause a great …

THE HR FAMOUS PODCAST: E5 – CORONAVIRUS, FACE-TOUCHING AND HR

Kris Dunn Employee Relations, wellness

In Episode 5 of The HR Famous Podcast, long-time HR leaders (and friends) Jessica Lee, Tim Sackett and Kris Dunn get together to talk about all things Coronavirus (COVID-19) and HR, including their personal views, why companies don’t plan more for bad things happening and of course, the HR mechanics that have to be figured out by HR leaders in the US …