When HR Staff Becomes Essential

William Wiggins Change Management, Communication, Contingent Workforce, Corporate Social Responsiblity, COVID-19, Good HR, Telecommuting 0 Comments

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 …

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

Tim Sackett COVID-19, Employee Relations 0 Comments

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 1 Comment

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 …

You Might Need to Wake Up From Your Dream

Ben Martinez Career Advice, Change Management, COVID-19, Leadership, Talent Strategy 0 Comments

Times are strange.  The other day, the CHRO of a former F500 employer reached out to get the password for an 9 year-old Twitter account. Somehow, I remembered my password and got them what they needed. No thank you from them. I guess they had a dream they should have done something with that Twitter account and got what they …

The Workplace Mental Health Files: COVID Edition

Dawn Burke Change Management, COVID-19, Mental Health, Performance, Talent Management, wellness 0 Comments

COVID has turned us into working headcases. Mental health awareness has been a trending workplace topic for several years. Still, now that many of our lives have taken a dramatic change, literally overnight, the Covid19 pandemic has cranked this focal point up to 11. As a long time therapy patient (you mean, you’re not???), and workplace leader who advocates greatly …

Seismic Shifts In HR

John Whitaker Change Management, Communication, COVID-19, Good HR 0 Comments

We’ve all probably said some version of “our kids/grandkids will be talking about this in History class one day,” which, in my house is met with a response of “OK Boomer.” Nevertheless… Consider that statement; First, I don’t care how “Boomer” it sounds (and, for the record, I am NOT), this absolutely will be talked about for generations to come. …

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 1 Comment

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 …

Low Tide in the Management Harbor

Paul Hebert COVID-19, Good HR, Hiring Managers, Managing People, Organizational Development, Paul Hebert 1 Comment

I know. Every post on the internet is now focused on how to respond to these weird and franky, unprecedented times. And as this is a predominately HR-focused site I’m sure you’re seeing all the ways HR should, could, would handle things. Nobody really knows. We are all making it up as we go along because no one has had …

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 0 Comments

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 …

Let This Moment Radicalize The Way We Work

Katie Augsburger Contingent Workforce, COVID-19, Employee Communications, Leadership, Networking, Organizational Development, Work Life Balance 1 Comment

In a matter of weeks, the way most of us work has significantly shifted. Even if the Novel Coronavirus hasn’t sent your organization’s staff to work from their dining room tables, it may mean you are working long shifts in potentially high-risk situations, working in locations you did not expect, or in many cases, not working at all. There is …