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#211: Happy Valentine’s Day-Ish

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Happy Valentine’s/Singles Awareness Day from the UnPodcast! Today we talk, primarily, about that most traditional of romantic topics: Human Resources. We discuss why Texans can’t play with Google’s Fine Art App; how a makeup line tried to co-opt the #MeToo movement; how your job might be killing you; and what really makes a person quit a job? Is it a bad manager, a bad boss, a bad manager, a bad job, or a bad manager? All this, a made-up word, and absolutely no snow pants!

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#199: Episode Preponed

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In this episode of the UnPodcast, we get ready for Episode 200 and go through some funny stories. There’s a little family reunion in the studio while we talk about non-smokers getting extra vacation time; a debate about curling and brooms; the whiny generation (wait for it…); and crowdfunding your wedding with sponsors. All this, a made-up word and so much more.

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#157: A Mostly HR Episode

In today’s episode, we cover stories in the world of Human Resources: Scott’s One-Armed Chair adventure; Google discovers the secret ingredient to teamwork; what law says you have to answer emails or texts after hours; and two-team building approaches that are subtly different from each other (in that only one could actually kill you). All this plus a snarky made-up word of the week and a follow up to a listener question. Absolutely nothing else!

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#95: You’re Fired

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In this episode of the UnPodcast, inspired by Jack Dorsey’s recent email that prefaced a giant change at Twitter, we discuss the ins and outs of the worst part of the business world: firing people. It’s never pretty. It’s never easy. However, it is sometimes necessary.

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#081: Employee Motivation and the Abuse of Interns

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On this episode of the UnPodcast we discussed problems associated with the practice of tipping, and how one restaurant actually increased profits when it banned tips.

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#078: The Impact of Lazy Retail Management on Employees

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On this episode of the UnPodcast we discussed a practice that many retail companies use that makes it nearly impossible for their employees to make enough money to survive. It also keeps them from being able to work another part-time job or go to school, and is definitely a less than humane way to treat employees.

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#074: Hiring, Firing and All the Good Things that Happen in Between (Part 2)

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On this episode of the UnPodcast we talked about a company where 279 out of 280 workers quit over the last year, a lesson that the social media manager of the Houston Rockets learned the hard way, and what FHRITP means and why you should never say it.

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#073: Hiring, Firing and all the Good Things that Happen in Between (Part 1)

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On this episode of the UnPodcast, we talked about some of Scott’s early experiences in HR, and why it’s a bad idea to conduct job interviews in hotel rooms. We also discussed dumb moves by job seekers and how social media posts can keep you from getting hired.

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#060: Just Because it’s Legal Doesn’t Make it Right

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On this episode of the UnPodcast, we talked about the UnSelling audio book give away, Nationwide insurance, and lactating men. We also discussed heartbreaking commercials where children die, and whether or not that’s the right thing to do in marketing.

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#057: Leader vs. Manager: Which One Are You?

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On this episode of the UnPodcast we discussed the difference between leaders and managers, and the one simple act that can change bad employee behavior.

Scott also shared the story of an experience he had more than 20 years ago, that has stuck with him ever since.

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