On episode 60 of The HR Famous Podcast, longtime HR leaders (and friends) Tim Sackett, Kris Dunn, and Jessica Lee come together to discuss vacations in St. George, Utah, the crew’s favorite career rules, and an update on hourly hiring in the U.S.
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3:30 – KD recently visited Tim in Utah. During their time there, they found out that KD might have a fear of heights.
5:00 – Tim’s wife (and son) are obsessed with the soda shops that are big all over Utah, especially Swig. All they serve at the small shops are soda with a million different combinations and cookies. KD doesn’t understand the hype.
9:00 – Tim and KD learned they vacation well together!
12:30 – Since it’s graduation time, the crew shares their favorite “career rules.” Tim’s favorites are “don’t leave a job until you have a job” and “the one-year rule” for career hoppers.
13:45 – JLee’s career rule involves not giving a large window between the job offer and start date.
17:00 – KD thinks that a three-week buffer between job offer and start date is perfect. Tim thinks maybe four would be better.
18:00 – KD’s rule is “the most important thing is to take care of is your boss.”
21:20 – JLee has recently come around on Tim’s “12-months at a job” rule. She recently read something that has said that maybe certain employees are just in high demand and they’re not really job-hoppers.
24:30 – Tim asks JLee how many one-year stints in a row is too many. She thinks more than two of them in succession is a little worrisome.
25:40 – TA leaders are talking a lot about how hard it is right now to hire hourly workers. JLee says this is a very hot topic at Marriott.
30:00 – KD notes that hourly hiring even in more white-collar spaces is difficult. Companies will need to pull out all the stops to keep their employees around.
The most important thing is to take care of your boss and boss boss? I am thinking subordinates come first for the people I want to hire.
I really do not think that current employees care if the new hire is getting vacation time to delay start… IF they do, there are other things wrong in the organization’s culture. If your policy is 2 weeks paid time off in the first year for new employees, why not give them the option of using that time at the beginning of employment? Think about the long game. ON the other hand, it does set up a gray area… what happens if they never show up?