Aug 30, 2021
On episode 77 of The HR Famous Podcast, long-time HR leaders (and friends) Tim Sackett, Jessica Lee and Kris Dunn come together to discuss what back to school shopping looks like, Lululemon’s culture issues, and what a real entry-level job looks like.
2:00 - Back to school season is here! Tim saw an article about a Delaware school district that is paying their student’s families to drive their kids to school because there is a bus driver shortage.
6:00 - JLee’s son is obsessed with Nike Dry Fit but he doesn’t know the difference between Target and Nike because he can’t read. Target it is!
7:45 - Tim’s youngest son does not care at all what he wears so no new clothes for back to school!
10:00 - Some Lululemon employees have come forward recently and complained about a bullying environment in their workplace. Many employees get asked before they work if “they sweat today?”.
16:00 - Tim thinks that this is a startup vs. a growth company issue. Startups will go to great lengths to find employees that match their culture but the more you grow, the more people will stray from that culture.
19:15 - JLee wants her kids to live like she did with no brand names. Tim said his dad would pay for half of whatever brand name shoes he wanted in high school.
21:30 - KD mentions that this is a lighter version of the same issue that faces Hooters when hiring since the brand revolves around people’s appearances.
22:30 - JLee noticed a report on LinkedIn about the shrinking number of entry-level jobs and that now, entry-level jobs require years of experience.
26:00 - Tim says that a job is not an entry-level job when they require years of experience in the field of the job and he doesn’t like it when companies act like these jobs are truly entry-level.
29:00 - Tim mentions Enterprise’s management training program and how everyone tried to replicate it because it was so successful.
33:00 - KD likes a group or a cohort of new hires where they can experience it together and demonstrate a strong alumni base post-entry level position.
---------------Jessica Lee, Kris Dunn and Tim Sackett