HR Famous: Creepy Bosses and Cool Moms!

On episode 108 of The HR Famous Podcast, long-time HR leaders (and friends) Jessica Lee, Madeline Laurano, and Tim Sackett come together to discuss problematic executives, all the functions HR serves, and Tim’s campus recruiting experience!

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Show Highlights:

1:00: JLee asks the crew what famous movies they haven’t seen that they should see. JLee has never seen The Shining or The Princess Bride.

4:20: JLee mentions news of a senior Apple executive – all due to him making a vile joke in a TikTok video. This viral TikTok format asks people how much money they make and what they do for work.

7:15: Madeline brings up a similar situation in the Boston Celtics coach getting fired for having an affair with one of his co-workers.

11:00: JLee and Madeline are the cool moms in town!

13:00: JLee brings up the extra functions that HR often gets assigned to, like party and events planning. She thinks that this could be a failure upon managers and leaders for not taking accountability in something like career growth for their employees.

16:00: Tim talks about the three responsibilities he sees for a people manager: fiscal responsibility, building a well-rounded team, and maintaining and developing that well-rounded team. Then, HR can help support these functions in whatever way they can.

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22:30: Tim asks the question “why would you outsource the most important thing to your company” while talking about RPOs and outsourcing recruiting.

27:00: Madeline brings up the trauma of the 2021 hiring craze and how this may impact the job security of recruiters. Tim talked about a company that he talked to that re-positioned their recruiters when there was a downturn in their company, so they didn’t have to lay anyone off.

30:30: JLee mentions that the people who stayed on at Marriott during the pandemic were the “Swiss Army knives” – the people who were versatile and could fit in anywhere.

31:30: Madeline asks if people will seek out being a recruiter or if it will be seen as a stepping stone to different jobs. Tim thinks that more colleges and universities will develop programs for recruiters and the importance of recruiters at companies will grow.

34:00: Anyone want to see a sitcom about Tim’s campus recruiting experience??

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