In this episode of THIS IS HR, Kris Dunn (CHRO at Kinetix), Jessica Lee (VP of Brand Talent, Marriott), and I hit the following topics:
—A recent report on employee activism at companies like Google, Microsoft and Salesforce. If a small section of your employees starts protesting against your business plan or specific clients you serve, what do you do as an HR Pro? The gang digs in and finds that it’s complicated (2:53)
—The team tries to bring the outrage at a new Netflix series, hosted by Dustin from Stranger Things, that take advantage of unemployed people who think they’ve finally landed a job. They find their outrage uneven and too pedestrian so they start brainstorming Netflix pitches with an HR theme that would be cool (11:53)
—An exploration of the trend across some cities to enact mandatory sick leave laws. Good thing or bad thing? The gang digs in (18:51)
KD closes it out by going to the mailbag and getting a simple question from a manufacturing HR Pro on favorite interview questions, which Tim and JLee turn into a potentially ill-advised primer on passion in your job (27:21)
BONUS: We uncover that that one of the gang is stressed about prepping for Maternity Leave, while another one’s not stressed but always preparing for the unexpected like a boy/girl scout.
What could go wrong with topics like these? Give it a listen!
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