Category: EntertainHR

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

Workplace Emergency Preparedness: Damar Hamlin’s Sudden Collapse During a Monday Night Football Game Spotlights the Importance of Planning for the Unexpected

On January 2, 2023, 24-year-old Damar Hamlin, safety for the Buffalo Bills, suddenly collapsed on the field during a Monday night football game with the former Super Bowl-contending Cincinnati Bengals. As millions watched the playoff-deciding game, Hamlin tackled Cincinnati Bengals receiver Tee Higgins during what appeared to be a normal and routine play in the […]

EntertainHR: Top 10 Most-Viewed Post of 2022

As 2022 winds down, our EntertainHR blog approaches its eight-year anniversary next month. As we’ve adapted to the new world of work—be it remote, hybrid, or in person—HR pros gain new perspectives on what not to do in the workplace. Situations from TV, film, and pop culture serve as prime examples on how to conduct […]

“Wednesday”: Nevermore Academy is one Chilling Workplace

Netflix’s new dramedy Wednesday provides a fun and exciting new addition to the Addams Family catalogue, as well as some chilling workplace scenarios. The series begins with our macabre heroine, Wednesday Addams (played by Jenna Ortega), getting kicked out of school for attempting to murder some school bullies via piranhas in the school pool. Naturally, […]

Kanye’s Getting Cancelled: How to Respond to Employees’ Racist Comments

Kanye West’s anti-Semitic comments on Instagram and Twitter have prompted a swift backlash by businesses formerly associated with the rap and fashion mogul. Thus far, West has been dropped by Gap, Balenciaga, Adidas, talent agency CAA, JP Morgan Chase bank, Vogue magazine, and others. Ye (as the rapper and entrepreneur is now known) is learning […]

The Rising Costs Of Inflation: Can Employers Become Superheroes To Help Employees Combat Ever-Increasing Prices?

In February 2018, Marvel Studios’ Black Panther, starring the late, great Chadwick Boseman, grossed approximately $1.344 billion at the worldwide box office, making it one of the highest-grossing superhero films of all time. It was recently announced that the sequel, Black Panther:  Wakanda Forever, will be released next month on November 11, 2022. Tickets went […]

Don’t Jump to Conclusions: Why Your Employees May Be Quiet Quitting

Have you googled the term “quiet quitter” or “quiet quitting” recently? The sheer number of videos and other posts addressing it, analyzing it, complaining about it, lauding it, and advising on it on news sites and social media in the past 2 months is staggering. Employees are upset that their coworkers have stopped pulling their […]

What Serena Williams’ Retirement Can Teach Employers about Retaining Working Mothers

On August 9, 2022, Serena Williams, the undeniable G.O.A.T., said “Farewell to Tennis On Her Own Terms—And in Her Own Words,” in an emotionally riveting article for Vogue magazine. In the article, Serena recounts a precious story of her five-year old daughter, Olympia, being asked what she wanted to be when she grew up. Olympia, […]

God’s Favorite Idiot (in the Workplace?)

In God’s Favorite Idiot, Netflix puts a new spin on the workplace comedy. The show begins with a seemingly normal midlevel tech employee, Clark (Ben Falcone), getting struck by lightning while searching for his cat. Clark is surprisingly OK and blissfully unaware that strange things are happening around him—stop lights are turning green for him, […]

Offensive Language and Physical Violence in the Workplace: Was Will Smith Justified in Hitting Chris Rock in the Face?

Television audiences for award shows have been in steep decline for years, but the 2022 Academy Awards received far more media attention after the fact than any other in modern history. This attention was all thanks to an off-color joke by Chris Rock, which was immediately followed by Will Smith marching onto the stage and […]

Incessant Fighting Among Bravo’s Real Housewives Illuminates the Need for Employers to Defuse Drama at Work

I used to really enjoy watching The Real Housewives on Bravo.  The franchise gave a glimpse into the glittering lives of women in Beverly Hills, Atlanta, and other major cities across America (and Dubai).  Unfortunately, over the years, the shows have taken a dark turn.  Rather than offering a light-hearted look into the stars’ families […]