Feb 17, 2020
In Episode 2 of The HR Famous Podcast, long-time HR leaders (and friends) Jessica Lee, Tim Sackett and Kris Dunn get together to discuss workplace McLovin - relationships, dating and hookups that occur inside your company between employees. The HR Famous team tells stories and talks about the role of HR and whether there is a need for deep policies to protect your company when people fall in love, as well as when Outlook Exchange and a digital copier are involved.
3:00 - The gang discuses KD's choice of hotels, whether you can say "white" these days and if white is a primary color.
4:00 - JLee lays down the science behind how long you can say "Happy New Year" and Tim and KD turn it into an manager access issue and a discussion of the Chinese New Year.
5:50 - KD kicks off the topic of C-level McLovin and dating in the workplace with a review of the McDonalds CEO and the Alphabet/Google Legal Counsel going down for relationships at work.
8:40 - Tim and JLee discuss whether companies and the HR leaders need to be the relationship police, including risk management, positional power and more.
13:20 - The gang gathers around the campfire and listens to the gripping story of young KD's first exposure to C-Level McLovin(s) and KD advocates for relationship policies being like a DUI Checkpoint. Tim and JLee weigh in with policy impact, including level considerations, reporting relationships, asking for waivers and potentially asking people to leave the company or change jobs as a result of falling in love.
31:00 - Tim tells his story from Applebees, which is epic and should not be missed, including perceived benefits that don't have a Summary Plan Description or an Explanation of Benefits.
34:00 - KD breaks down another McLovin C-Level story that felt like the Matrix, and tells the gang why all McLovin sightings seem to happen around elevators.