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E21 – The HR Famous Pod: We Discuss the Rooney Rule for Inclusive Hiring!
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In episode 21 of the HR Famous Podcast, long-time HR leaders (and friends) Tim Sackett, Kris Dunn, and Jessica Lee come together to talk about The Rooney Rule and VMware’s new commitment to include a minority and female candidate in every search at the company. The gang also discusses how often they’ve filled up their car […]

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The Weekly Dose: @VaultPlatform – Workplace Misconduct Reporting Tech
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Today on the Weekly Dose I take a look at a timely technology in a world of #MeToo #BLM #Covid-19! Vault Platform helps organizations resolve workplace misconduct including that related to Me Too, Black Lives Matter, COVID-19, and all other workplace issues with a safe speak-up app for reporting incidents. Let’s be clear to start, […]

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It’s Really Hard to Judge People!
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I was out walking with my wife recently (that’s what middle-aged suburban people do, we walk, it makes us feel like we are less lazy and it gets us away from the kids so we can talk grown-up) and she made this statement in a perfectly innocent way: “It’s really hard to judge people.” She […]

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Are You Struggling to Find Happiness at Work?
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In 1942 Viktor Frankl, a prominent Jewish psychiatrist, was taken to a Nazi concentration camp with his wife and parents.  Three years later, when his camp was liberated, his pregnant wife and parents had already been killed by the Nazis. He survived and in 1946 went on to write the book, “Man’s Search For Meaning“.  In […]

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#CoronaDiaries: Did you add Juneteenth as a paid holiday?
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A real conversation happening in all organizations across the U.S. last week, and it will continue, is whether or not your organization was going to add Juneteenth as a paid holiday. I dive into the HR operational side of this question. It’s definitely not a simple, straightforward answer, and everyone in your organization is going […]

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Episode 20 of HR Famous – Adidas CHRO in Trouble & Micromanaging Work at Home
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In episode 20 of The HR Famous Podcast, long-time HR leaders (and friends) Tim Sackett, Kris Dunn, and Jessica Lee come together to discuss this week’s Supreme Court ruling, pronouns, and Zoom fatigue. The trio talk about the new developments that may come out of the SCOTUS ruling, the calling for the resignation of Adidas’ […]

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Random Rules of Leadership
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Leadershipping is hard. You try as you might to do and say the right thing, to the right person, at the right time, and sometimes it works, and sometimes it fails miserably. That’s life. Mostly we try to be the best version of ourselves, and not f*ck up to bad! We love rules. Rules are […]

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You’re not fired, you’re uninvited!
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I’m not terminating anyone ever again. I can’t terminate anyone, because I don’t hire anyone.  I do invite people to join me.  Join me on this journey, on this path. It’s going to be a great trip.  I invite them to be a part of my family.  Not my ‘work’ family, but my actual family.  […]

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Did Your Organization Buy Its Way Out of the #BLM Conversation?
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In the wake of the George Floyd killing many of the world’s largest technology companies in the world responded, with their checkbooks. Only one came out, Reddit, and said we will be replacing a white dude on our board, their co-founder, with a person of color. The amounts of money are impressive, and don’t get […]

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Interview Pro Tips: The “You” Show!
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A bunch of folks have been doing some work at home or furloughed at home, or some laid off at home over the past few months. Depending on your situation I’ve been hearing more and more from people who are out interviewing for the first time in a long time and looking for advice. JDP […]

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#CoronaDiaries – Landmark SCOTUS Decision, Dress Codes, & Tim Got a Haircut!
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So many things to talk about this week! The Supreme Court came down with a landmark decision that seems way overdue. Starbucks puts their uniform policy into the public eye with whether they should or shouldn’t support #BLM. Michigan opens their barbershops and Tim get’s his salad chopped!  

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E19 – The HR Famous Pod – Starbucks Work Uniform Woes & Hourly Hiring with @Fountain_Inc
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19 – Starbucks Work Uniform Woes and Hourly Hiring 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 talks about Adidas’s new hiring goal, tech companies’ contribution to the BLM movement, and […]

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5 Traits That Make Your HR Business Partner Great!
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I use to think the title ‘HR Partner’ was played out and it probably was for a time.  There was a point a few years ago when every HR Pro had to change their title from HR Manager, HR Director, etc., to HR Partner.  It always made me feel like we were all apart of […]

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E18 – The HR Famous Podcast – @TorinEllis Going All-in On D&I in 2020!
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If you only listen to one podcast this week – it must be this one! If you’ve never listened to a podcast, you must listen to this one. Torin is amazing and this is real conversation. The HR Famous Crew welcomes in author, SiriusXM radio host, and D&I Talent Strategy expert, Torin Ellis, to talk about […]

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