In episode 37 of The HR Famous Podcast, longtime HR leaders (and friends) Tim Sackett, Kris Dunn, and Jessica Lee come together once again to discuss whether mental health/wellness technology and apps are better for your employees than talking to a human, McDonald’s recent Travis Scott marketing success, and what TikToks are flooding their feeds.
2:15 – Tim isn’t a huge McDonald’s fan but JLee is a proud alum of the company. McDonald’s has had a huge success recently due to the success of their newly launched Travis Scott and J Balvin meals. [Editor’s note: J Balvin (not Blavin like Tim said) was on “I Like It” with Cardi B, among many other hits.]
4:30 – The KD crew makes their own McDonald’s packages. What would be in your McDonald’s go-to meal?
9:30 – Tim asks the crew what celebrity they think would have the biggest success as a McDonald’s meal. JLee thinks that a Kardashian would sell the best.
11:15 – JLee says that she agrees with the majority of people in this study. She says her new found hobby of meditating (using a virtual service) that she started during quarantine has helped her mental health significantly.
13:00 – KD is a believer always but he personally relies on exercise and running to help aid his mental health.
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14:30 – The Oracle study also found that AI has helped people at work by taking away busy work and other meaningless tasks.
16:00 – JLee finds herself getting angrier with the bad AI than she feels happy with positive AI experiences.
17:45 – Shoutout to the movie “Her” starring Joaquin Phoenix and Scarlett Johannson where he falls in love with an AI bot. It’s available on Netflix!
20:30 – KD thinks the most basic addiction is going to be in the form of notifications
22:00 – Last topic of the day: weird TikTok culture! Tim and JLee are users of the platform (KD only views them when Tim texts him links). Tim gets a lot of divorced mom TikToks and lip syncing to comedian TikToks. JLee gets plant-related TikToks and roller skating TikToks. What kind of TikToks do you get on your for you page?