Category: EntertainHR

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

Don’t Let Your Business Get Whacked Like Jimmy Hoffa in The Irishman

After watching The Irishman on Netflix, I’m left with two overriding thoughts: One, my God, that’s a long movie (like, thank God it’s on Netflix so I can hit the pause button, get a snack, and try to regain the feeling in my extremities kind of long), and two, I bet Jimmy Hoffa wishes, in […]

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Emotional Support Clowns a Laughing Matter?

A New Zealand advertising agency employee recently made headlines after bringing an emotional support clown to his termination meeting. Sensing the writing on the wall, the man paid $200 to hire a professional clown to lighten the mood during a meeting notifying the employee of his layoff. The employee claims the meeting went smoothly, other […]

What ‘Yeet’ Can Teach HR Professionals about Evolution

In Spring of this year, I read an article about a “cool” and “savvy” 43-year-old high school teacher in Massachusetts who developed a “Gen Z Dictionary” that attempts to define the colloquial terms that his students used throughout the school year. The dictionary garnered considerable attention on social media when students posted excerpts of the […]

Desperate Housewife Felicity Huffman’s Off to Prison—What to Do if Your Employee Is Thrown in the Slammer for Off-Duty Activity?

Former Desperate Housewives star Felicity Huffman is currently serving a 14-day sentence in federal prison for her involvement in a college admissions cheating scandal. In addition to her brief prison stay, Huffman was sentenced to 1 year of supervised release and 250 hours of community service. Of course, Huffman is a famous and wealthy celebrity, […]

Undercover Boss: Kylo Ren Style

With Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker coming to theaters this holiday season, I was reminded of one of my favorite Saturday Night Live sketches in recent memory featuring a very special take on Undercover Boss. In the sketch, Kylo Ren goes undercover as “Matt,” a short-tempered radar technician. Hoping to enjoy “some real talk […]

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Will Player and Employee Empowerment Kill Arbitration Agreements?

Whether you follow sports or not, you have likely heard about the current state of professional sports, particularly the NBA, referred to as the era of “player empowerment.” And even if you aren’t familiar with this specific term, you likely know about the facts behind this trend. For example, last year, then-New Orleans Hornets superstar […]