Zoom Bathroom Breaks and Fake Commutes

Kris Dunn Communication, Organizational Development

On episode 48 of The HR Famous Podcast, long-time HR leaders (and friends) (and friends) Tim Sackett, Kris Dunn and Jessica Lee come together once again to discuss having to go to the bathroom during a video call, fake commute routines, and what to do for a one year WFH anniversary! Listen below (click this link if you don’t see the player) and be sure …

Google Announces Return to Office, JLee Gets Invite from Gary V…

Kris Dunn COVID-19, Organizational Development, The HR Famous Podcast

In episode 44 of The HR Famous Podcast, long-time HR leaders (and friends) Tim Sackett, Kris Dunn and Jessica Lee come together in the new year to discuss Gary V requesting to connect with Jessica on LinkedIn, the CHRO move of the week, and Google calling their employees back into the office (eventually).  Listen below (click this link if you don’t see the player) and be …

Okay, He’s President, Now What?

Tim Sackett Culture, Organizational Development

I’m writing this on Monday, November 2nd. At this point I know one thing, an elderly white dude will be my President either today or someday in the near future. We encouraged our employees to vote. Many did, some didn’t, and still, the sun came up today. I like to think of HR like we are Switzerland. No matter who …

There’s Lots I Don’t Miss About the Office, But Here’s The One Thing We Can’t Live Without

John Hollon COVID-19, Innovation, Organizational Development, Workplace Flexibilty

Confession time: It’s hard not to LOVE Canadians. I’ve worked with a lot of our Northern cousins, and I’ve found Canadians to be generous, helpful, and kind. They don’t wear their partisanship on their sleeve, as so many of do here in Lower 48 plus 2, and they’re pretty easy going unless required to be something else. Yes, Canadians are …

Conversations with Black Talent Professionals: Jaron Parham, Junior Account Executive, New York City

Liz Desio Diversity, Organizational Development

In this third interview of my series, I learned all about the inner workings of diversity talent firm RippleMatch from Jaron Parham, an Account Executive whose focus is selling the platform to partners. A lifelong musician drawn to sales because of his outgoing nature, Jaron candidly shared his feelings about his workplace, the industry, and specific ways that companies and …

Should You Provide Paid Time-Off for Your Employees to Vote? (The HR Famous Podcast)

Kris Dunn Benefits, Organizational Development, PTO

It’s an interesting question – should you provide paid time off for your employees to vote? I’ll be honest – I’ve been around mostly exempt workforces in my career and consider flexibility to vote a given. I’ve never been in an office where I didn’t think I could do what I need to do during the day to cast a …

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

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

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 …

Conversations with Black Talent Professionals: Ifeyinwa Walker, CEO of Offor, New Orleans

Liz Desio Diversity, Organizational Development, Talent Strategy

Meet Ifeyinwa (Ify) Walker, CEO of national talent brokering firm Offor, and diversity trailblazer in executive recruitment. I began following Ify on LinkedIn a few years ago, where she shares impassioned posts about racial justice in relation to hiring. What struck me the most about Ify was first, her skills as a writer, which drew me to notice her unique …