PODCAST: Episode 5 – This is HR!

In Episode 5 of THIS IS HR, Jessica Lee (VP of Brand Talent, Marriott) is joined by Tim Sackett (President of HRU) and Kris Dunn (CHRO at Kinetix) for a discussion of industry news that only true HR pros could love.

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The gang covers:


Age Bias Claims recently settled at Google, with the search giant paying 11M to 200+ claimants, with the key claimant striking out/not being hired in 4 separate hiring process (4:54). The gang talks about how this represents a cheap reset on training and a move ahead strategy for Google.  A conversation also is had about what is “googly” and what is not.


The THIS IS HR crew clears the deck and provides a platform for JLee to go off on a rant about progressive HR concepts that look great in small environments but are next to impossible to launch in big companies (13:03).


A renegade firm highlights a bug in the LinkedIn development stack that allowed them to post a job for a CEO position at Google (21:49).  Spoiler alert – Google has a CEO and LinkedIn quickly shut down the bug and ruined the fun for the rest of us.  Tim talks about where to find ROI with your job posting money and the team explores the giant mess of skeletons that are created when aggregators automate posting from other aggregators, which means you can’t get old stuff pulled down and other forms of resulting recruiting pain.


JLee, Tim and KD round out the show by talking about the most aggressive LinkedIn invite they have recently accepted  (32:36) – you know the vibe, you accept an invite and someone is automatically trying to sell you something.


THIS IS HR hates bad LinkedIn invites, but we hate ourselves when we accept them in moments of weakness/charity.

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