Category: EntertainHR

Posts focus on what not to do in the workplace, based on examples from television, film, and other popular media.

What Jon Snow’s Poorly Kept Secret Teaches Us

What employment lessons can be found in the Game of Thrones finale? Today’s Entertain HR is pleased to explore lessons from conflicts of authority to harboring secrets. Spoiler alert: This article contains many Game of Thrones spoilers. You have been warned!

Do Beets Have Leaves, and Other Thoughts on Works for Hire

Say what you will about Elon Musk, but the man doesn’t shrink from a challenge. He’s an uber-ambitious serial entrepreneur who’s pushed to market fully electric sports cars, commercialized space travel, and a host of other ideas. However, Fox Business reported that he may have picked a fight last week with one person no one […]

Seeking Clarity in a Game of Thrones and Joint Employment

Warning: While I won’t spoil any details related to last night’s season 8 premiere, there will be spoilers potentially up through the end of Season 7. So, if you’re not caught up, you may want to run away—I’ll make sure to “Hold the Door” for you. With a constant shift in alliances due to necessity, […]

Making a Slam Dunk in Hiring and Promotion Decisions

Here in O’Town, we are thrilled that the Magic made it to the NBA playoffs. In basketball, of course, it’s easy to determine who’s the best of the best—just look at the scoreboard. At your business, however, making hiring and promotion decisions is less objective and more complicated, so here are some tips—brought to you […]

For Employers, Sitting on the Throne Can Be Harder than Winning It

Warning: Contains Game of Thrones spoilers. Ye be warned! April is a big month for Game of Thrones (GoT) fans: GoT’s eighth and final season is set to premiere on April 14. From Entertainment Weekly publishing an all-GoT, 78-page issue to HBO hiding 6 different thrones across the world and challenging fans to go on […]

The FLSA Exemption Question Everyone Is Asking About This Is Us

Warning: Contains This Is Us spoilers. The Pearson couple, Beth and Randall, from This Is Us is one of my top two favorite married TV couples (the other being Tami and Eric Taylor from Friday Night Lights). The Pearsons are relatable to me—Randall’s character specifically—for several reasons: Like the Pearsons, the Reeds are an African-American […]