99 episodes

The HR Famous Podcast is a lively conversation dealing with the real-life craziness HR pros deal with every day! Think of this as your own HR therapy session - sharing stories, strategies, and sometimes simply venting about a career we love, but one that makes us scream at the same time.

The HR Famous crew of Tim Sackett, author of the Talent Fix, Jessica Lee, VP of Talent Brand at Marriott, and Kris Dunn, author of The 9 Faces of HR, met a decade ago in the HR world and worked and grinded their way to successful careers. Along the way, they learned that HR influence is more about having a strong point of view than LinkedIn connections or Twitter followers.

This pod is a safe place of conversation, laughs, arguments, and hope. So, grab a cup of coffee or a glass a wine and sit back and enjoy the real-world HR talk with a few of your peers.

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The HR Famous Podcast is a lively conversation dealing with the real-life craziness HR pros deal with every day! Think of this as your own HR therapy session - sharing stories, strategies, and sometimes simply venting about a career we love, but one that makes us scream at the same time.

The HR Famous crew of Tim Sackett, author of the Talent Fix, Jessica Lee, VP of Talent Brand at Marriott, and Kris Dunn, author of The 9 Faces of HR, met a decade ago in the HR world and worked and grinded their way to successful careers. Along the way, they learned that HR influence is more about having a strong point of view than LinkedIn connections or Twitter followers.

This pod is a safe place of conversation, laughs, arguments, and hope. So, grab a cup of coffee or a glass a wine and sit back and enjoy the real-world HR talk with a few of your peers.

    99 - Periods In The Workplace

    99 - Periods In The Workplace

    On episode 99 of The HR Famous Podcast, long-time HR leaders (and friends) Madeline Laurano, Jessica Lee, and Tim Sackett come together to discuss our new co-host, mailing lists, and periods in the workplace! Listen below and be sure to subscribe, rate, and review (iTunes) and follow (Spotify)!
    2:00 - We have a new co-host! We’re excited to welcome Madeline Laurano to the HR Famous family. 
    4:15 - Madeline is an analyst on TA and HR tech. She’s been in the game for 20 years and started her firm, Aptitude Research 7 years ago. 
    6:20 - Any remember of the days of blogger vs. analyst? The good ole days. 
    9:30 - JLee gets upset when she makes a “new friend” and then all of a sudden, she’s on their mailing list. 
    10:30 - JLee asks the crew if they check who unsubscribes from their mailing list. Madeline gets an email every time someone removes themselves from her mailing list. 
    14:30 - The lost episode is unfortunately lost for good :( 
    16:00 - JLee references the lost episode which was centered around an older man writing into a help column asking what to do when their younger female co-workers talk about their periods in the workplace. 
    19:00 - JLee’s first reaction to the period PTO is that women are more productive so they’ll make up for their time off but then, she started to think about women being treated differently and other logistical issues. 
    20:30 - Madeline mentions a company in Sweden that asked their female employees to track their menstrual cycle in an Excel spreadsheet. 
    24:30 - JLee found a Wikipedia page for menstrual leave. 
    27:30 - Tim mentions how a lot of these benefits stem from paid family leave and how other countries are really passing the US with their family leave benefits. 
    28:45 - Madeline ran a study at her firm and they found that only 11% of participants were comfortable talking about childcare at work. 
    32:00 - Madeline mentions how when she was nursing, she had to pump in a dark utility closet where she had to bring a flashlight in to see. 
    36:00 - Tim mentions that in his 30 year HR career, he has never had a period-related issue with a high performing female. 
     

    • 39 min
    98 - Coffee Rules and KD's New Job

    98 - Coffee Rules and KD's New Job

    On episode 98 of The HR Famous Podcast, long-time HR leaders (and friends) Tim Sackett, Jessica Lee and Kris Dunn come together to discussl coffee rules of the office, KD’s new job, and changes to the podcast!
    Listen below (click this link if you don’t see the player) and be sure to subscribe, rate, and review (Apple Podcasts) and follow (Spotify)!
    SHOW HIGHLIGHTS:
    1:30 - KD still isn’t playing Wordle. Quite late to the party still…
    3:30 - Dawn Burke sent the crew her husband’s coffee routine. This made Tim wonder when free coffee at work became a thing. He wants free Diet Mountain Dew at work!
    6:30 - Tim has some observations as a non-coffee drinker. He observes the dynamics of bad coffee makers vs. good coffee makers. 
    8:50 - KD recently visited Tim’s home base in Lansing, MI. He thought it was a lot smaller than Tim makes it sound. 
    11:20 - Big announcement! KD accepted a new job at Marriott, joining JLee! He’s staying in Alabama but visiting Bethesda, MD every couple of weeks. 
    14:15 - KD says that he didn’t do the LinkedIn post that talks about leaving a company but without giving an update. JLee and Tim hate those posts. 
    17:30 - In the very first episode of this podcast, KD got hate from JLee for saying Marriott wrong. It’s Marriott, like a chariot. 
    22:45 - KD has noticed that some partners at Marriott have been eager to come to Birmingham instead of having him go into the DC area. He says he’s fine to travel to them instead of hosting others. 
    29:00 - Next big announcement of the pod, KD is going to be leaving. JLee and Tim are going to continue on with the mission! He’s leaving but not gone forever.
     

    • 37 min
    97 - Standing Desk Etiquette, When to Get a Coach

    97 - Standing Desk Etiquette, When to Get a Coach

    On episode 97 of The HR Famous Podcast, long-time HR leaders (and friends) Kris Dunn, Jessica Lee, and Tim Sackett come together to discuss Station Eleven, standing desk etiquette, and the phenomenon of life coaching.
    Be sure to subscribe, rate, and review (iTunes) and follow (Spotify)!
    1:45 - Any Station Eleven fans? Tim feels some kinship because it takes place around his home, the Great Lakes. 
    5:30 - JLee remembers KD’s commitment to do 100 pull ups a day. He says he doesn’t do them everyday but he can do 120-150 reps.
    7:30 - JLee asks a question about work from home etiquette. She was on a call with someone that was at a standing desk. She felt like the person standing was being imposing.
    12:30 - Anyone else eat spaghetti on Zoom? JLee does. And tomato soup…
    13:00 - Coaching is all the rage. JLee asks why it’s so popular and who the type of person is that becomes a coach. Tim thinks it’s all the boomers that early-retired during the pandemic. 
    17:00 JLee wonders when a coach is even necessary and if an AI bot would just be a better option to chat. 
    19:00 - Tim went to a coach once and he just felt like all the coach was doing was agreeing with what he was already thinking and doing. 
    21:45 - KD wonders what percentage of coaches can actually deliver what someone needs. He thinks only 10-20%. 
    24:45 - JLee wonders why people want to separate the pay conversation from a performance review. Tim agrees and doesn’t understand it either. 
    28:00 - Tim’s first pay increase in a corporate environment was 3% and he was furious. He couldn’t wrap his head around it. 
    32:00 - KD starts doing a mock performance review/pay conversation with JLee. The pay will never be what you want. 
    34:00 - KD says people don’t contrast good vs. great enough. 
     

    • 37 min
    96 - Inflation Pressure on Pay, Calendly Power Plays

    96 - Inflation Pressure on Pay, Calendly Power Plays

    On episode 96 of The HR Famous Podcast, long-time HR leaders (and friends) Tim Sackett, Jessica Lee and Kris Dunn come together to discuss a reported uptick in Glassdoor reviews mentioning inflation and the power dynamics (or lack thereof) of making someone use your Calendly scheduler.
    Listen below (click this link if you don’t see the player) and be sure to subscribe, rate, and review (Apple Podcasts) and follow (Spotify)!
    SHOW HIGHLIGHTS:
    3:00 - JLee’s dry January quickly devolved into drinking wine on a Wednesday. She just finished Station Eleven and is watching And Just Like That. 
    5:20 - Tim has been loving season 2 of Righteous Gemstones. He says it’s his guilty pleasure. 
    9:00 - KD recommends Southside on HBO Max. He calls it “lighter fare” in comparison to the post-apocalyptic Station Eleven. 
    11:45 - KD found a Twitter thread from an economist about the rising concern from employees about inflation and how it affects their pay. KD asks JLee how much concern there actually is about inflation. 
    18:00 - Tim doesn’t think the average Glassdoor reviewer is mentioning raises due to inflation but the average employe e may be discussing inflation while asking for a raise. 
    21:20 - KD poses a situation to Tim where an employee comes in and tells him that his company’s pay isn’t keeping up with inflation. 
    23:20 - Next topic: the power dynamics of using automated calendars. KD mentions this tweet about the etiquette behind Calendly. 
    26:00 - Tim doesn’t get how it’s a power play for someone to send a meeting link to someone else for a pre-arranged meeting. JLee offers a different power play scenario that fits the bill. 
    28:30 - If you click a Calendly link, does that make you somebody’s b****? JLee and Tim don’t see what the big deal is. They also both do not use an automated calendar system. 
    33:00 - KD says that the person that sends their Calendly link after someone has already sent one is the true power graber. 
    40:00 - We’re pulling for an early summer!!!

    • 40 min
    95 - Future of Sourcing/Outbound Recruiting with Shannon Pritchett of HireEZ (formerly Hiretual)

    95 - Future of Sourcing/Outbound Recruiting with Shannon Pritchett of HireEZ (formerly Hiretual)

    On episode 95 of The HR Famous Podcast, long-time HR leader Tim Sackett is joined by HireEZ’s (formerly Hiretual) CMO, Shannon Pritchett, to discusses Outbound Recruiting strategies and the real struggles of modern TA.
    Listen below (click this link if you don’t see the player) and be sure to subscribe, rate, and review (Apple Podcasts) and follow (Spotify)!
    SHOW HIGHLIGHTS:
    1:15 - It’s a Tim solo pod today! He is joined by special guest Shannon Pritchard. She is the Head of Marketing from HireEZ (formerly Hiretual). 
    6:30 - Tim notes that in marketing, we often don’t devote enough resources to building communities when that could be a great strategy for the longevity of a business. Shannon notes that this is something that HireEZ (formerly Hiretual) has learned from being at a start-up. 
    9:15 - Tim asks Shannon to explain what HireEZ is to those who might not know. Shannon notes it’s an outbound recruiting process. They want to bring in automation and AI to speed up the recruiting process. 
    10:00 - Tim discusses how the modern recruiter will say the most difficult part of their job is finding talent. He says that it’s not really the hardest thing but it’s getting talent to respond to you and talk about your position. 
    12:00  - You heard it here first! Hiretual will now be known as HireEZ. 
    15:00 - Shannon notes that they’re giving referral bonuses for interviews.
    17:30 - Tim tells a story about how a TA leader took several months to get back to him from a LinkedIn message. What are they doing??
    20:00 - Tim says that some TA leaders will ask him if they should hire another recruiter or add more tech. He says they will probably need both. 
    23:30 - Shannon says that it’s important to not stop advertising but to reinvest in outbound tactics. 
    25:00 - Tim asks Shannon to discuss the mini-conference HireEZ is hosting in Mountain View this week. They’re calling it Outbound RecruitCon. It’s only an hour long!
    26:50 - Tim thinks the future of TA may be having an inbound team and an outbound team. 
    30:00 - Tim says that he doesn’t see himself in a corporate TA role in the future but he would set up an inbound and outbound team if he were in that role. 
    36:30 - You can find Shannon on Twitter @sourcingshannon and check out HireEZ.com!

    • 37 min
    94 - Wordle and Letting People Choose WFH Days

    94 - Wordle and Letting People Choose WFH Days

    On episode 94 of The HR Famous Podcast, long-time HR leaders (and friends) Tim Sackett and Jessica Lee come together to discuss bathrooms in the workplace, Wordle, and why you shouldn’t let your employees choose their WFH days. 
    Listen below and be sure to subscribe, rate, and review (iTunes) and follow (Spotify)!
    1:30 - KD is out sick this week! Just Tim and JLee. 
    3:00 - Tim mentions that he had a conversation with a co-worker in the bathroom before they hopped on their call. JLee asked if they make eye contact while they talk…
    5:00 - JLee talks about how genderless bathrooms can bring about new bathroom dynamics. Tim says he’s only seen genderless bathrooms where it’s single-use only. 
    7:30 - Tim asks JLee if she’s the type of Mom that lets her kid in the bathroom or locks the door. She says she tries to lock the door so she can play Wordle.
    9:45 - JLee is a Wordle strategy queen. Tim has failed but JLee is still undefeated. 
    13:30 - The draft of KD’s second book is done! Look out for Best Boss Ever coming soon. 
    15:45 - Tim and JLee are big fans of footnotes in books. More footnotes in books!
    17:45 - Harvard Business Review released their top articles of 2021 and the top one of the year was “Don’t Let Your Employees Pick Their WFH Days”. This article discusses the realities of making WFH successful long term. 
    19:30 - One main reason to not let your employees choose their WFH days is the idea of “mixed modes”. This refers to the reality where some people are in the office and some are at home.
    22:00 - JLee thinks it’s important to designate and create criteria for in-office work so you can reduce your office footprint and optimize in-person work. 
    24:00 - The vast majority of people want to WFH on Mondays and Fridays. 
    27:20 - Tim thinks it’s naive to “treat people like adults” when it’s very prevalent that there are WFH/hybrid work issues. 
    29:00 - Tim talks about a discussion he had with an employee about a “blacklist”. He jokes that there isn’t an industry “blacklist” but he has his own personal one. 
    31:00 - Tim is a fan of an employment blockchain. JLee is less of a fan.  

    • 35 min

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37 Ratings

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Really good conversations about what HR pros are wanting to hear. Some chit-chat, and personality makes it an easy listen, and a good tool for serious HR professionals who are NOT stuffing or uptight.

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