Tuesday, November 1, 2011 at 10:36PM
HR Happy Hour - Episode 124- 'Occupy HR'
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Thursday November 3, 2011 - 8PM ET
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The 'Occupy' protests have seemingly taken root beyond their humble start in NYC and protesting against the perception of Wall St. greed and excess, and have begun to morph into something bigger, more fundamental, and potentially more meaningful that anyone originally would have thought.
What do these protests have to do with Human Resources and the workforce? Well, plenty - shrinking job prospects and stagnant wage growth for the '99%' are a key element in these protests. Recent graduates faced with boatloads of student loan debt and often bleak job and career prospects seem to make up an important 'Occupy' cohort.
But at the same time, many people, including HR pros feel like the Occupiers are simply spoiled and feeling entitled. They want them to get out of the park and go get a job. But is it really that simple? Are we as talent professionals doing enough?
This week on the HR Happy Hour Show we are having an open forum for the HR and Talent community to share their views on the 'Occupy' movement, and hopefully to have some constructive dialogue on what we can all do to help turn things around.
So this is your chance, loyal HR Happy Hour listeners, to get off the backchannel for a minute and join the conversation on the show.
No guests, no specific agenda, no rules, no axe to grind - just an open discussion about the 'Occupy' movement, the lingering problems of unemployement and the stagnation of real income for most Americans, and the ways that organizations and HR professionals can make a difference for good.
It should be a fun show and I hope you will join us - and call in to have your voice and point of view on the Occupy movement heard.