Punk Rock HR

Business & Economics Podcasts

Work is broken. Join host Laurie Ruettimann, the failed HR lady who went on to become one of the world’s top career advisers, as she talks to some of her closest friends and peers about what happens behind the scenes at your job. Laurie covers the buzzwords, the nerdy, the contrarian. She'll give you the tools you need to take control of your career, put yourself first, and be your own HR.

Location:

United States

Description:

Work is broken. Join host Laurie Ruettimann, the failed HR lady who went on to become one of the world’s top career advisers, as she talks to some of her closest friends and peers about what happens behind the scenes at your job. Laurie covers the buzzwords, the nerdy, the contrarian. She'll give you the tools you need to take control of your career, put yourself first, and be your own HR.

Twitter:

@letsfixwork

Language:

English


Episodes

#238: The HR Analyst Role in 2023 With Madeline Laurano and Kyle Lagunas

12/26/2022
My guests for this episode are Madeline Laurano and Kyle Lagunas, the brainpower behind Aptitude Research. Aptitude Research is one of the best places to learn about what’s new, what’s next and what’s realistic in HR technology. In this conversation, Madeline, Kyle and I talk about what HR analysts do and how they can help companies fix work. We also talk about their predictions for work and HR in 2023. Punk Rock HR is proudly underwritten by The Starr Conspiracy. The Starr Conspiracy is a...

Duration:00:28:15

#237: The Complexities of Payroll With Eynat Guez

12/19/2022
My guest today is co-founder and CEO of Papaya Global, Eynat Guez. Papaya is a unicorn company that Eynat co-founded after observing the technology gap in global payroll. The company combines her passions for technology and HR to reinvent global workforce management for the modern age. In this episode, Eynat and I talk about Papaya’s innovative software, her journey into payroll and what it truly means to run global payroll in your organization. Punk Rock HR is proudly underwritten by The...

Duration:00:24:13

#236: Hiring With Integrity With Kermit Randa

12/12/2022
My guest today is Symphony Talent CEO Kermit Randa. In this episode, Kermit and I talk about all things recruitment marketing, employer branding and the future of work. We also talk about technology, generational workplaces, and what it’s like to be in the trenches of hiring in 2022 and beyond. Punk Rock HR is proudly underwritten by The Starr Conspiracy. The Starr Conspiracy is a B2B marketing agency for innovative brands creating the future of workplace solutions. For more information,...

Duration:00:22:34

#235: Using Mobile Health Care to Improve the World With John Halloran

12/5/2022
Mobile Health is an organization that helps employers build healthier cultures and programs that are specific to them and guide employees along their health and well-being journeys. In this episode, John and I discuss the world of digital health and mobile health, what digital health means to the workforce and how employers can harness artificial intelligence to create healthy workplace cultures. Punk Rock HR is proudly underwritten by The Starr Conspiracy. The Starr Conspiracy is a B2B...

Duration:00:23:33

#234: Reinvention With ‘80s Icon Tiffany

11/28/2022
We’re taking a break from HR and stepping back into the ‘80s! In this week’s episode, I’m co-hosting the show with Vadim Liberman, and our guest this week is singer, songwriter and actress Tiffany, known for her hit song “I Think We’re Alone Now.” In this episode, we are talking to Tiffany about her life as a teen pop star and how she went from singer to singer-songwriter, connecting with multiple generations through her music and finding her sound. Punk Rock HR is proudly underwritten by...

Duration:00:20:44

BONUS: Being a Caregiver With Vadim Liberman (Update)

11/23/2022
My dear friend Vadim Liberman joins the show to give us an update on his experiences with caring for his mom, who lives with Alzheimer's. Vadim shared his mom's story and his caregiving experiences on Punk Rock HR last summer. Listen in to this very special bonus episode to hear how things have been going since then, as we candidly discuss the difficulties and joys of caring for someone you love and how emotions present themselves in unexpected ways. Punk Rock HR is proudly underwritten by...

Duration:00:13:38

#233: Holistic Performance Management With Doug Dennerline and Jamie Aitken

11/21/2022
My guests on this episode of Punk Rock HR are Betterworks CEO Doug Dennerline and Vice President of HR Transformation Jamie Aitken. In this conversation, we talk about the future of HR and work, why annual reviews don’t work and how to think about holistic performance management. Punk Rock HR is proudly underwritten by The Starr Conspiracy. The Starr Conspiracy is a B2B marketing agency for innovative brands creating the future of workplace solutions. For more information, head over to...

Duration:00:25:41

#232: Leading Wholeheartedly With Robert Ellis

11/14/2022
My guest for this episode of Punk Rock HR is Robert Ellis. He is the executive coach and founder of Futurosity and Coaching From Essence. With nearly 30 years of experience working with global companies ranging from startups to Fortune 500 giants, Robert guides leaders at every growth stage. He is the coach of coaches and the trainer of trainers. In this episode, he explains his purpose of leading wholeheartedly, the legacy he hopes to leave and why he talks about careers as a quest. Punk...

Duration:00:25:16

#231: Adapting to Change With Melina Palmer

11/7/2022
Ever wonder why we have a hard time adapting to change? My guest today on Punk Rock HR, Melina Palmer, has the answer. Melina is a behavioral economist, the host of The Brainy Business Podcast and the author of “What Your Employees Need and Can’t Tell You: Adapting to Change with the Science of Behavioral Economics.” In this episode, Melina and I discuss all things change management and what it means for your workforce. We also discuss what it’s like to be an author, behavioral economics and...

Duration:00:26:10

#230: Building Simplicity for a Better Workplace with Gene Pease

10/31/2022
My guest this week is Gene Pease. Beyond being my friend and mentor, Gene is the founder of a company called Mighty You. Its software simplifies managers’ work life by bundling performance management, continuous feedback, coaching and calibration in a simple, single solution. And in this episode, Gene is talking all about Mighty You, the sale of the company and why he’s embracing simplicity in his professional and personal life. Punk Rock HR is proudly underwritten by The Starr Conspiracy....

Duration:00:22:29

#229: How to Ask For Help With Deborah Grayson Riegel

10/24/2022
My guest today is speaker, coach and workshop facilitator, Deborah Grayson Riegel. She is a Wharton, Columbia and Duke faculty member, Harvard Business Review columnist and the bestselling author of “Go To Help: 31 Strategies to Offer, Ask For, and Accept Help.” We discuss the entirety of her work, her passions and, most importantly, how to ask for help. Punk Rock HR is proudly underwritten by The Starr Conspiracy. The Starr Conspiracy is a B2B marketing agency for innovative brands...

Duration:00:24:13

#228: Defying the Odds with Ruben Gonzalez

10/17/2022
My guest today is four-time Olympian, author and speaker Ruben Gonzalez. In this episode, Ruben and I talk about his backstory, why he isn’t considered a natural athlete, and his success in getting to the Olympics through luge. We also talk about his career as a keynote speaker, motivating people to overcome loneliness and isolation and tap into their inner resilience. Punk Rock HR is proudly underwritten by The Starr Conspiracy. The Starr Conspiracy is a B2B marketing agency for innovative...

Duration:00:23:46

#227: Live Your Life Differently With Nikki Coleman

10/10/2022
This week, my guest is Dr. Nikki Coleman, a licensed psychologist, relational wellness expert, and DEI expert. Dr. Nikki is knowledgeable about race, culture, sexuality and organizational change and, most importantly, she is a force in this world for living your life differently. In this episode, we are talking about her career journey, the “emergent strategy” of creating change and how to allow yourself to choose pleasure. Punk Rock HR is proudly underwritten by The Starr Conspiracy. The...

Duration:00:27:21

#226: Restart Your Career After Caregiving With Tami Forman

10/3/2022
You've taken time away from work to be a caregiver. Now, you’re ready to get back into the workforce and restart your career. What approach should you take? In this episode, I sit down with Tami Forman, the executive director of Path Forward. We talk about “returnships,” how these programs can influence systemic change and how to better support all caregivers. Punk Rock HR is proudly underwritten by The Starr Conspiracy. The Starr Conspiracy is a B2B marketing agency for innovative brands...

Duration:00:21:29

#225: Evaluating the State of DEI With Zach Nunn

9/26/2022
In this episode, my guest is Zach Nunn, the founder of Living Corporate and a returning Punk Rock HR guest. Living Corporate is a multimedia platform that centers the mic on Black, brown and other marginalized voices and shares their stories of the world of work. In this episode, we discuss how Living Corporate has grown since we last spoke, the realities of running a business and why Zach’s goal is “to be a huge media conglomerate for historically marginalized people and for aspirational...

Duration:00:24:50

#224: Asian and LGBTQ Sports Inclusion With Amazin LeThi

9/19/2022
My guest today is Amazin LeThi. She is a keynote speaker, LGBTQ advocate, author, athlete, and someone I think everyone should get to know. In this episode, Amazin and I talk about her life, her advocacy for sports, gender equality, diversity and inclusion. We also discuss how she turned her life around and is now an adviser to corporations, advocacy organizations and even the White House. Punk Rock HR is proudly underwritten by The Starr Conspiracy. The Starr Conspiracy is a B2B marketing...

Duration:00:18:10

#223: Reimagining the Employee Experience Using Technology With Zach Beegal

9/12/2022
My guest today is Zach Beegal, chief operating officer at Strive, which focuses on reimagining the employee experience. In this episode, I ask Zach what the heck employee experience is and what technology has to do with it. We also discuss personalization in employee experience and how to take a different approach. Punk Rock HR is proudly underwritten by The Starr Conspiracy. The Starr Conspiracy is a B2B marketing agency for innovative brands creating the future of workplace solutions. For...

Duration:00:23:44

#223: Reimagining the Employee Experience Using Technology With Zach Beegal

9/12/2022
My guest today is Zach Beegal, chief operating officer at Strive, which focuses on reimagining the employee experience. In this episode, I ask Zach what the heck employee experience is and what technology has to do with it. We also discuss personalization in employee experience and how to take a different approach. Punk Rock HR is proudly underwritten by The Starr Conspiracy. The Starr Conspiracy is a B2B marketing agency for innovative brands creating the future of workplace solutions. For...

Duration:00:23:45

#222: How to Dress for Work With Cassandra Sethi

9/5/2022
My guest today is Cassandra Sethi. She is a personal stylist, image consultant, and the founder of Next Level Wardrobe. Cassandra’s on a mission to help successful professionals like you and me systemically get a great style. In this episode, Cassandra and I talk about why everyone deserves to love how they look, how to start upgrading your wardrobe and do it without breaking the bank. Punk Rock HR is proudly underwritten by The Starr Conspiracy. The Starr Conspiracy is a B2B marketing...

Duration:00:23:10

#221: Abortion, Autonomy and the Future With Mary Summers and Karen Weinstein

8/29/2022
My guest is Mary Summers, who is joined by her collaborator, Karen Weinstein. In 1970, they made the movie “Abortion and Women’s Rights 1970.” Back then, the movie spoke to the need for safe, legal abortion and the broader fight for reproductive justice. In this episode, we discuss what the film is all about, why it needed to include stories from Black and brown women, and what we can do moving forward. Punk Rock HR is proudly underwritten by The Starr Conspiracy. The Starr Conspiracy is a...

Duration:00:21:06