Severed Heads, Social Media, and HR
- Warren and Feathers introduce themselves as HR professionals on the Jaded HR podcast.
- They mention that they have been busy working on the J2HR website and blog.
- Warren discusses using AI for podcast production and mentions writing a blog post about it.
- They encourage listeners to support them through Patreon and leave reviews.
- They thank their Patreon Hallie, for their support in improving the podcast.
Story 1: Human Heads on Desk
- Warren shares a bizarre story about Dale Wheatley, a transportation director at the Anatomical Gift Association of Illinois.
- Dale discovered three severed human heads on his desk after complaining about mishandling of bodies at the association.
- The bodies donated for scientific purposes were not being properly handled, and some remains were not returned to families as intended.
- Warren and Feathers express shock and humorously discuss the inappropriate nature of such a gift.
- They joke about their preferred gifts and advise against sending human heads as presents.
Story 2: Celebrating a Fired Coworker
- Warren raises the question of whether it’s appropriate to celebrate a coworker’s termination.
- Feathers mentions throwing a party for himself after getting divorced but acknowledges the need for discretion in public celebrations.
- They engage in a light-hearted conversation about celebrating the departure of toxic coworkers.
- Warren contemplates taking action as an HR professional and suggests advising against public celebrations.
Story 3: Should HR Managers be on Social Media?
- Warren mentions receiving an email from Bamboo HR about the state of human resources leadership in 2023.
- They discuss the article’s focus on HR managers’ use of LinkedIn and their online presence.
- The article suggests that having an online presence and gaining a following can help HR managers break into enterprise-level positions.
- Warren and Feathers share their thoughts on the subject, emphasizing the importance of moderation and not relying solely on social media presence for career advancement.
- They express their indifference towards the number of followers and the promotional nature of social media platforms.
- Warren and Feathers wrap up the episode, highlighting the limitations and drawbacks of social media for HR professionals.
- They express their disillusionment with social media and its commercialization.
- They end with their signature sign-off, promising to help listeners navigate HR one “what the fuck” moment at a time.