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Nov 10, 2021
This article is part of a series called COVID-19 Coverage.

On episode 87 of The HR Famous Podcast, long-time HR leaders (and friends) long-time HR leaders (and friends) Tim Sackett and Jessica Lee  come together to discuss the new vaccine mandates and millennial fear of Gen Z.  Welcome to grown up world, millennials! The kids are crazy!

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Show Highlights

1:45 – JLee and Tim got dinner this week and KD was a little jealous.

5:15 – Tim recently met with the folks at SHRM and he heard that whenever they put out any content piece about Covid or vaccines, it gets 100 times more engagement than any other posts.

7:30 – Tim notes that OSHA said all employees who choose not to get vaccinated can be forced to pay for their mandatory tests. He doesn’t know how companies are going to attract new employees and force them to pay for Covid tests.

9:00 – Congrats to OSHA! You’ve made it!

11:30 – CNBC recently released an article about actor Kal Penn applying for a job at the White House under the Obama administration. He didn’t receive a response from his application until he mentioned to Michelle Obama at a White House gala that he had applied.

18:00 – JLee has thought about working for the federal government to help fix their hiring process. She applied through a similar website to the one Kal Penn used and she never received a response.

22:00 – JLee thinks the federal government needs someone with private-sector sensibilities to come in and fix their hiring processes.

23:30 – Tim recently sent JLee an article from the NY Times titled “The 37-Year-Olds Are Afraid of the 23-Year-Olds that Work For Them.” Tim asked JLee if she’s afraid of her 20-something employees.

27:00 – JLee wonders how we can still encourage young people to be bold and unapologetic with some more grown-up sensibilities.

31:00 – Tim’s advice for young people is to always run ideas/suggestions/comments by a trusted mentor before going to the broader public at a corporate level.

This article is part of a series called COVID-19 Coverage.
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