Episodes

Episode 124: HR News: Our Robot Overlords Aren’t Ready to Take Over HR with Holly Novak

In episode 124, Coffey talks with Holly Novak about lessons to be learned from OpenAI’s firing of Sam Altman, politics in the workplace, and whether four-day workweeks are gaining traction.

They discuss transparency and succession planning in preparing for an executive exit; responding to workplace conflict arising from different political opinions; employee’s expectations that leaders take a stand on political issues; and how to evaluate whether a four-day work week might be right for an organization.

Links to stuff they talked about are on our website at https://goodmorninghr.com/EP124 and include the following topics:

What happened at OpenAI? The Sam Altman saga, explained

OpenAI’s 3-CEO weekend: A cautionary tale for leadership transitions

October 2023 US Labor Market Update: 4-day Workweek Postings Increasing, but Are Far From the Norm

Four-day workweek on the rise for in-person jobs

Massachusetts considers 4-day workweek incentive

Tips for Managing Politics In the Workplace During Election Season

1 in 3 American Workers Say Employees Who Make Pro-Hamas Statements Should Be Fired

SHRM: Navigating the Workplace Political Minefield

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Episode 123: California Employment Law Update with Corinne Spencer

In episode 123, Coffey talks with Corinne Spencer about the latest changes in California employment law.

They discuss the complexities of California law in contrast to the rest of the country; California’s upcoming protections for off-work cannabis use and their impact on drug-free workplaces; California’s modified but ongoing COVID prevention regulations; the increase in wage and hour litigation; and the Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) which allows private plaintiffs to prosecute alleged violations of California labor law.

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Episode 122: How to HR Like a Boss with John Bernatovicz

In episode 122, Coffey talks with John Bernatovicz about how leaders can stay engaged, avoid burnout, and deliver amazingly awesome HR.

They discuss what an ownership mindset in HR looks like; the importance of relationships in business success; why purpose-driven HR is beneficial for emerging HR leaders; the gift of caring for people; how great HR professionals can move a company forward; the “HR Like a Boss Business Plan”; the importance of understanding the business’ purpose; and burned out how seasoned HR professionals can regain their purpose.

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Episode 121: Pay Transparency, Equity, and Justice with Sally Loftis

In episode 121, Coffey talks with Sally Loftis about changing perspectives regarding compensation practices. They discuss the differences between pay transparency, pay equity, and pay justice; why some states recently passed laws requiring salary ranges in job postings; the difference between pay equity and pay parity; what organizations can do to measure and improve pay equity; building the internal employee pipeline through mentorship, training, job rotation, and access to “communities of practice”; employers’ responsibility to provide a “living wage”; and the reality of “unlimited PTO”.

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Episode 120: Building an Empathetic Workplace with Wendy Williams

In episode 120, Coffey talks with Wendy Williams about the importance of empathy in the workplace.
They discuss the difference between compassion, sympathy, empathy, and pity; the role of compassion in empathy; how empathy can help to navigate organizational conflict; the Gen Z experience and expectations in the workplace; the correlation between empathy and DEI efforts; and what practical skills to develop in order to build an empathic culture.

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