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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.

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.

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United States

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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

#183: Building Trust and Connection in a Whole New World of Work With Dan Schawbel

9/27/2021
In this episode, I am joined by Dan Schawbel. He’s a New York Times bestselling author and the managing partner of Workplace Intelligence, a research and advisory firm helping HR adapt to trends, drive performance and prepare for the future. Listening to employees and building connections encourages employees and helps them get behind a company’s vision of success. Listen to this episode to hear Dan and I discuss the foundations of trust, and how we can take those lessons into the future.

Duration:00:24:27

#182: The Mystery, the Myth and the Magic of Big Data With Chas Fields and Teresa Smith

9/20/2021
My guests today are Chas Fields and Teresa Smith. They're part of the HCM Advisory Group at the Workforce Institute at UKG, where they offer insights and advice to corporate HR leaders and business leaders just like you. Today's conversation is all about understanding big data. If you're on an HR journey and you're asking yourself how big data can be used as a tool for better corporate storytelling or to improve the employee experience, sit back and enjoy this conversation.

Duration:00:18:49

#181: Moving From Employee Wellness to Holistic Health With Dr. Jarik Conrad

9/13/2021
My guest today is Dr. Jarik Conrad, vice president of the Human Insights and the HCM Advisory team at UKG. Dr. Conrad is also executive director of the UKG-sponsored Equity At Work Council, an interdisciplinary group of experts and practitioners dedicated to providing evidence-based strategies to eliminate workplace inequities. Dr. Conrad discusses how we can start thinking more holistically about employee wellness and how to better connect employees to answers for their physical and...

Duration:00:20:45

#180: The Evolution of the Labor Movement With Dr. Chris Mullen

9/6/2021
This week on Punk Rock HR, Laurie Ruettimann is joined by Dr. Chris Mullen. He's the executive director at The Workforce Institute at UKG. Chris is an experienced leader with a demonstrated history of working in the technology and HR industries. He's highly skilled at the employee experience and leveraging technology, and his PhD research was focused on work-life balance and the use of mobile technology. In the conversation, Chris and Laurie talk about all the good stuff — COVID workforce...

Duration:00:23:28

Reissue: Amplifying Black and Brown Voices with Zach Nunn

8/30/2021
This summer, I'm reissuing some of my favorite episodes of Punk Rock HR. In this episode, we revisit my conversation with Zach Nunn, a change management consultant and one of the co-founders of the podcast and movement Living Corporate. We discussed all the things that are not normally talked about at work or in diversity, equity and inclusion programs. It’s important to keep the antiracism movement from becoming another cyclical thing and make it a true reconstructive movement.

Duration:00:26:07

#179: Being a Caregiver with Vadim Liberman

8/23/2021
My guest today is my dear friend Vadim Liberman. He’s the editor at TLNT and ere.net. But Vadim’s on the show today not to get super-nerdy about sourcing or recruiting. Instead, he's here to talk about his mom, who has Alzheimer’s. We speak candidly today about the challenges, the pressures and the stress of being a primary caregiver. Listen in to hear Vadim and I discuss the joys of caring for the person you love and why handling caregiver stress is so important for everyone involved.

Duration:00:26:12

#178: What Is Talent Management? with Mike Sipple Jr.

8/16/2021
My guest today is Mike Sipple Jr. He’s the co-founder and CEO of the Talent Magnet Institute. The Talent Magnet Institute is a membership community and a consultancy that provides leaders with tools, resources and support to develop a holistic approach to leadership. In today’s conversation, we’re talking about it all: expert talent attraction strategies, executive coaching, mentorship, proactive leadership — all with the goal of moving people and organizations to become a talent magnet.

Duration:00:21:46

#177: How to Improve Child Care for Working Parents with Ilnort Rueda

8/9/2021
Child care in the United States had problems before the pandemic, and it feels like it’s only gotten worse. I wanted to know what lessons we’ve learned and how HR departments can continue to move the needle forward. I sat down with Ilnort Rueda of Arvorie to talk about child care for working parents, the accessibility crisis that the pandemic brought to light and what HR departments can do to help fix it.

Duration:00:16:24

Reissue: The Rise of Addictive Technology with Adam Alter

8/2/2021
This summer, I'm reissuing some of my favorite episodes of Punk Rock HR. This one is my interview with Adam Alter, a professor of marketing at the NYU Stern School of Business and author of the book “Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping Us Hooked.” Listen in to hear just how bad our addiction to technology has become over the years and the steps we can take to reclaim our time.

Duration:00:25:46

#176: BookThinkers with Nick Hutchison

7/26/2021
My guest today is Nick Hutchison, the founder of BookThinkers, a business dedicated to helping authors and readers make a connection in the personal development space. If you’re interested in hearing us discuss how to get the most out of personal development books, hearing about what to look for in a great book, as well as advice for authors who are trying to grow their audience, sit back and enjoy this conversation.

Duration:00:21:31

Reissue: Why Hustle Culture Is Failing with Mary Ellen Slayter

7/23/2021
This summer, I'm reissuing some of my favorite episodes of Punk Rock HR. Here's a conversation I had in 2019 with Mary Ellen Slayter, the founder and CEO of Rep Cap Media. We chat about why our culture is so obsessed with the side hustle, why it is failing us and solutions for the future of work. This conversation is valuable to revisit as we emerge from the pandemic and you find yourself tempted to take on that fifth side job.

Duration:00:25:23

#175: Digital Body Language with Erica Dhawan

7/19/2021
According to my guest this week, Erica Dhawan, it’s just as important to effectively master the art of digital body language as it is to master the other types of nonverbal language. Erica is the author of a tremendously valuable book on this topic, “Digital Body Language: How to Build Trust and Connection, No Matter the Distance.” If you’re leading cross-cultural teams or you’re just trying to avoid mixed messages with friends, you’ll gain important insight about modern communication from...

Duration:00:19:50

Reissue: Defining Psychological Safety in the Workplace with Professor Amy Edmondson

7/16/2021
This summer, I'll be reissuing some of my favorite episodes of Punk Rock HR. Here's a conversation I had in 2019 with Professor Amy Edmondson from Harvard Business School and author of "The Fearless Organization". Our conversation about generating psychological safety, inviting participation and using humor to destigmatize failure is still essential today. If you’re ready to empower your workforce to create and innovate, sit back and learn from Amy Edmondson.

Duration:00:24:43

#174: You Are the Brand with Mike Kim

7/13/2021
My guest for today is Mike Kim, author of “You Are The Brand: The 8-Step Blueprint to Showcase Your Unique Expertise and Build a Highly Profitable, Personally Fulfilling Business.” Mike’s expertise has always been invaluable, but it’s essential right now, when so many smart and talented people are pivoting in the post-COVID world. If you want to learn how to position your expertise in the most effective way possible, then listen in!

Duration:00:23:43

#173: The Future of HR Leadership with Dr. Amy Dufrane

7/12/2021
My guest for today is Dr. Amy Dufrane, the CEO of HRCI, the leading certification body for human resources — and she’s also a longtime listener of Punk Rock HR! Amy joined me to talk about on the show today to talk about the future of work, the future of human resources, and all things human capital. If you’re like Amy and me and nerd out over all things HR, this is one you don’t want to miss!

Duration:00:19:04

#172: The Real Truth of Becoming an Entrepreneur with Gino Wickman

7/5/2021
Do you have what it takes to become an entrepreneur? My guest on this week’s episode, Gino Wickman, is here to help you figure that out. He’s the author of the book “Entrepreneurial Leap: Do You Have What It Takes to Become an Entrepreneur?” He makes his point clear: becoming an entrepreneur is rewarding, but it definitely isn’t for everyone. Listen in to hear Gino break down all of the parts that make up a successful self-leader so that you can figure out if becoming an entrepreneur is...

Duration:00:24:51

#171: Fair Pay with David Buckmaster

6/28/2021
My guest this week, David Buckmaster, has a ton of experience working for corporate compensation teams. He’s a prolific writer and is the author of the new book “Fair Pay: How to Get a Raise, Close the Wage Gap, and Build Stronger Businesses.” Listen in to hear David’s solutions on providing employees with full transparency, the role that negotiation has in fair pay and HR’s role in closing the racial and gender pay gaps once and for all.

Duration:00:28:17

#170: Rewire Your Brain with Dr. Rebecca Heiss

6/21/2021
My guest today, Dr. Rebecca Heiss, uses her degrees in biology to help people overcome evolutionary limitations that are hardwired in the brain and improve their self-awareness and leadership skills. She’s also an ornithologist, which means that she can tell us what we can learn about this type of human behavior by studying birds. Listen in to discover the methods you can use to rewire your brain and live more positively, and find out how birds fit into all of this.

Duration:00:23:38

#169: Friendship In the Age of Loneliness with Smiley Poswolsky

6/14/2021
Do you wonder why it feels like we’re more connected than ever before, yet it feels so difficult to keep true friendships alive? In this episode, I talk to Smiley Poswolsky, author of the book “Friendship in the Age of Loneliness: An Optimist’s Guide to Connection.” We discuss the reasons why we feel so alone despite always being connected with others online, as well as how to show up as our true selves and form authentic connections.

Duration:00:23:06

#168: Foster Creativity by Thinking Like an ALIEN With Cyril Bouquet

6/7/2021
My guest on this episode is Cyril Bouquet. He’s a professor of innovation and strategy at the Switzerland-based IMD Business School and helps executives bring progress to a changing world. He’s also the co-author of “ALIEN Thinking: The Unconventional Path to Breakthrough Ideas.” In our conversation, Cyril discusses how people can come up with truly original ideas and foster creativity, even under stress, by thinking like an ALIEN.

Duration:00:23:58