Calling Yourself “Dr.” in the Workplace, Best Work Christmas Stories

Kris Dunn Communication, Recruiting 0 Comments

In episode 43 of The HR Famous Podcast, long-time HR leaders (and friends) Tim Sackett, Kris Dunn and Jessica Lee come together to discuss Christmas shopping, the term ‘Dr.’ in corporate America, and HR Christmas horror stories. Listen (click this link if you don’t see the player below) and be sure to subscribe, rate, and review (Apple Podcasts) and follow (Spotify)! Show Highlights: 2:00 – Have …

Working to Become a Hiring Manager of Choice

David Barlaam candidate experience, Hiring Managers, Recruiting 1 Comment

This month I’ve hired half a dozen employees for my team, and as I talked to them during a break in their training, I asked them about their experience. I was especially curious about what influenced their interest initially, how the process went for them, what were their concerns, and when did they decide they wanted the job. What made …

Wanna Be Taken Seriously? Quit Being A Wingman, Damn It.

Dawn Burke Audacious Ideas, Dawn Burke, Good HR, HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, HR Technology, Innovation, Recruiting, Selection, The HR Profession, Tim Sackett 1 Comment

To be taken seriously, looked at as credible, to feel valued, to be your CEO/COO/CFO’s confidant, of course, having a seat the table. HR, you really want it? Quit putzing around. Quit sabotaging yourself. Quit whining. Most importantly have a little self-respect. How? Quit being everybody’s “Wingman.” Remember Top Gun (“I feel the need, the need for speed”)? Heck yeah, …

A Holiday Lesson on Engagement: Treat Employees Less Like Scrooge, More Like Fezziwig

John Hollon employee experience, Employee Relations, Leadership 0 Comments

Given how terrible 2020 has been, nobody would blame you for being a Scrooge this holiday season. But what if you just don’t identify with Scrooge? Well, perhaps a more contemporary grouch would be a better choice — someone like the Grinch, especially the 1966 Chuck Jones version (no snickering, please; that’s contemporary for me) with the late, great Boris …

HR Famous Podcast: Firing People for TikTok Sins, Microsoft’s Work Productivity Score

Kris Dunn Culture, Driving Productivity, Employment Branding and Culture, Social Media, The HR Famous Podcast 0 Comments

In Episode 42 of The HR Famous Podcast, long-time HR leaders (and friends)  Tim Sackett, Kris Dunn and Jessica Lee come together to discuss TikTokers getting fired from their jobs at Sherwin Williams, the new Microsoft productivity score, and how much they spend on gifts for their siblings during the holidays.  Listen (click this link if you don’t see the player below) and be sure to …

Tony Hsieh’s Biggest Legacy. We All Need Help

Dawn Burke Leadership, Mental Health 2 Comments

The tributes to Tony Hsieh have been pouring in, as they should. I cannot think of any other leader who changed the work environment’s trajectory more than him. Some may say Steve Jobs or others of that ilk, but Hsieh’s differences from the Jobs’ model were stark. Rather than following Jobs’ model of using control tactics and Jobs’ own preferred aesthetic to …

Changing the HR Game: Meet Madison Butler

Kelly Dingee Diversity, HR, Kelly Dingee, Uncategorized 0 Comments

2020 has been revolutionary. An eye opener for HR. DE&I was present and important a year ago, but now, it better be your lead initiative. At the very least as an HR and Recruiting professional, you better be listening. And listening hard. I started listening about a year ago as we began launching my employer’s new DE&I initiative. And part …

HR Famous Podcast: Thoughts on the passing of the Zappos’ CEO Tony Hsieh

Kris Dunn Compensation/Cash Money, Culture, Employment Branding and Culture, The HR Famous Podcast 0 Comments

In episode 41 of The HR Famous Podcast, long-time HR leaders (and friends) Tim Sackett, Kris Dunn and Jessica Lee discuss the impact of the new Florida minimum wage passed in the November election Cycle and the passing of the Zappos’ CEO Tony Hsieh and his impact on the world of company culture and HR. Listen (click this link if you don’t see the player) and …

What Are The Compensation Questions Your Managers Should Be Able to Answer?

Kris Dunn Compensation/Cash Money, Leadership, Managing People, Training and Development 1 Comment

Put together an online version of our BOSS Training (Compensation Module) for a client a few months back, and while our training on the topic is great, there’s no question a fully functioning manager or people has to be really knowledgeable on the comp front to successfully answer all tough questions they’re going to face. What questions, you ask? He’s …

It’s a Big Meeting! Maybe I’ll Wear Pants

Megan Leasher Communication, COVID-19, Culture, Performance 0 Comments

I remembered watching Anchorman and realizing that Ron Burgundy was not only a sexy beast, but a maverick and trailblazer beyond all measure.  He masterminded a polished, poised persona and he didn’t need to bother with such silliness as “wearing pants” to pull it off.  He was a true hero of the 1970s and his heroic nature lives on today, …