Extraordinary Displays of Teamwork + McD’s Smart Employer Branding Campaign + An HR Breakfast On Humans vs. Bots

May 9, 2019 By Tarek Pertew

Also, are you looking for a CHRO or CPO?

I’m writing this on the “tube” from Heathrow to London. My final destination is Liverpool to see my beloved “Reds” play their final game of the English Premier League season.

Teamwork Makes the Dream Work: This same Liverpool team have also made it to the Champion’s League Final in an against-all-odds performance vs. Barcelona this week. They’ll be playing Tottenham, a team that also secured an against-all-odds victory last night.

I won’t go into details, but the team mentality and performance was so inspiring that it brought grown men and women to tears. If you care to watch a recap, here’s one (Liverpool) & here’s the other (Tottenham).

Speaking of mobilizing an iron-willed team:

Are You Looking for a CHRO or CPO?: Since most companies won’t publicly post their executive openings (though there is one below), I’ll just ask outright. Are you are currently looking for a CHRO or CPO for your company? Please let me know. I know some people…

Remote Work Must Read: Last week I put together a remote work presentation for the Uncubed team (which now includes Mediabistro team members). Much of my inspiration came from one absolutely fantastic article. You can read it here.

In Non-HR-But-Relevant-Cultural-News: Burger King now sells the Impossible Burger. I haven’t eaten traditional fast food in nearly 20 years. I confess, I’m intrigued and wonder just how profitable this move will be for BK and how influential it will be on the fast-food landscape.

In Related Fast Food Employer Branding News: McDonald’s has a pretty nifty employer branding campaign encouraging folks to consider “America’s Best First Job”, while presumably on their path to bigger and better things. Super smart. Check it out here.

HR Breakfast: Humans vs. Bots: Alrighty folks, it’s that time of the season again. Uncubed is pairing up with our friends at Hired for the next rendition of our HR Breakfast. This time, Jess Scott, VP of People at newly minted unicorn, VTS, will lead us in a discussion on Automation. RSVP (free) HERE.

I’ll see you next week:

Have a great weekend,


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