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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

Bonus: HR Check-In with Susan Richards

3/5/2021
I’m excited to bring you this special bonus episode of Punk Rock HR, in which I speak with a woman in HR who I really respect, Susan Richards. She’s the CEO and founder of Sapient Insights Group and, above all else, describes herself as a “people fixer.” Susan and I talked about how investments in technology can help counter employee burnout, as well as the importance of focusing on well-being as part of the employee experience. Listen to our conversation and find out how HR leaders can take...

Duration:00:13:02

#154: Career Rehab with Kanika Tolver

3/1/2021
My guest is Kanika Tolver, founder and CEO of Career Rehab, a coaching company that helps people renovate themselves and find their dream jobs. She’s also the author of “Career Rehab: Rebuild Your Personal Brand and Rethink the Way You Work,” a fantastic book where she outlines her approach to helping others be the architects of both their careers and their lives. Listen to hear Kanika talk about what Career Rehab is all about, what it means to be a corporate rebel and how she sees the...

Duration:00:20:45

153: Brag Better with Meredith Fineman

2/22/2021
My guest is Meredith Fineman, author of the book “Brag Better: Master the Art of Fearless Self-Promotion.” She offers an effortless and unapologetic approach to self-promotion and championing yourself. Listen to our conversation about her amazing book and the parts that go into an effective brag. If you’ve ever been told that bragging on your accomplishments should be avoided at all costs, you’ll learn from Meredith about why this advice couldn’t be any worse.

Duration:00:22:37

152: Limeade HR BFF Chat with Dr. Laura Hamill and Colleagues

2/15/2021
On this episode of Punk Rock HR, we chat with current and former Limeade team members about returning to the basics of HR, what HR can do to improve employee experience during COVID and beyond, and a bit on the culture of care at Limeade and what it’s like to be a valued member of the team.

Duration:00:33:32

151: Doing the Work with Torin Ellis

2/8/2021
On this episode of Punk Rock HR, Torin Ellis joins me in a conversation that takes a deeper look at diversity and inclusion than what you may have experienced in those training exercises that simply checked off corporate boxes. Listen to find out why he isn’t afraid to challenge people to have conversations that push them out of their comfort zones.

Duration:00:30:02

150: Start Finishing Stuff That Matters with Charlie Gilkey

2/1/2021
My guest is Charlie Gilkey, author of “Start Finishing.” Charlie has deep expertise in helping people get out of the weeds to finish things that matter. In today’s show, we cover procrastination, inertia, the excuses we make to ourselves: all of the things that come together to prevent us from completing the things we were meant to do on this planet. If you’re someone who’s nurturing big ideas in 2021 and beyond, sit back and learn from my friend Charlie Gilkey.

Duration:00:25:04

149: The Empathetic Workplace with Katharine Manning

1/28/2021
My guest is Katharine Manning, author of “The Empathetic Workplace.” For 15 years, Katharine advised the Justice Department on victims’ issues, working on some of the most challenging cases you’ve heard of. Now, Katharine uses her expertise to advise governments, educational institutions and corporations on how to prepare for and respond to trauma. If you’re a leader and wonder how you can be there for your workforce, sit tight and enjoy my conversation with Katharine Manning.

Duration:00:30:44

148: Redefining HR with Lars Schmidt

1/25/2021
My guest is Lars Schmidt, author of “Redefining HR.” Lars is my friend, and I’m incredibly proud of him. But more importantly, I love the way he thinks — especially about the future of work. So if you’re interested in a conversation where someone’s actually positive about human resources, I know you’ll enjoy our conversation. Sit back and learn from my friend Lars Schmidt.

Duration:00:27:14

147: Convey Yourself Clearly with Ita Olsen

1/21/2021
My guest is Ita Olsen, founder and CEO at Convey Clearly, and she’s here to offer advice for communicating with confidence. If you’ve ever wondered, “How do I improve the sound of my voice?” or thought, “I hate my voice and I want to fix it,” then we recorded this episode just for you. So sit back and enjoy my conversation with Ita Olsen.

Duration:00:23:54

146: Why Work Will Never Be the Same with Zoë Harte

1/18/2021
My guest is Zoë Harte, chief people officer at Upwork, and she’s here to answer our burning questions about the future of work. Zoë is passionate about the gig economy, remote work, and diversity and inclusion — all of the issues facing a critical inflection point in the coming months. So sit tight, enjoy the conversation, and prepare to face the future.

Duration:00:20:54

145: Building a Job That Works for You with Mylena Sutton

1/14/2021
My guest is Mylena Sutton, the founder of Voltage Vista LLC and a self-proclaimed leadership development fanatic. Mylena’s entrepreneurial story resonates with me — and will for so many of you, too. If you’re thinking of leaving your corporate HR job to take up your own consulting business in 2021, we recorded this just for you.

Duration:00:29:03

144: Betting On You with Laurie Ruettimann, Hosted by Michael Bungay Stanier

1/11/2021
On this episode of Punk Rock HR, I’m turning the tables on myself. Author and thought leadership coach Michael Bungay Stanier interviews me about my new book, “Betting on You: How to Put Yourself First and (Finally) Take Control of Your Career.”

Duration:00:29:58

143: Love the Way You Look on Zoom with Kim Foley

1/7/2021
My guest is Kim Foley, a media and communications consultant and author of “Virtual Meetings With Power and Presence: The Ultimate Guide to Online Meetings.” She works with clients to help them look amazing on Zoom, and she shares her Zoom tips and tricks to make sure you do, too. After all, a great Zoom presence isn’t just about looking great — it’s about communicating your ideas clearly and with credibility.

Duration:00:20:38

142: Being a Suicide Hotline Volunteer with Kate Yuan

1/5/2021
In our first episode of 2021, I’m joined by Kate Yuan. During the day, she works in business development at Alibaba Cloud. However, on the weekends, she does something even more important: She volunteers for her county’s suicide hotline. She joins me to discuss her experiences as a volunteer and how you can discuss suicidal thoughts and ideations with someone. Please note: This episode of Punk Rock HR covers topics like depression, anxiety and suicide. If you are sensitive to these topics,...

Duration:00:25:45

141: Betting On You: Well-Being and Tijuana

12/28/2020
Punk Rock HR is underwritten by Headspace for Work. In this last episode of 2020, I’m going to be talking about Pfizer. That’s right, I’m talking about the global drug company, my former employer, and the place where I decided to end my career in human resources. Back in 2012, Mitt Romney made the statement that corporations are people. At the time, I hated it because I loved Barack Obama. But, in retrospect, he was right. Companies are made up of people--good, bad, and indifferent. Just...

Duration:00:13:15

140: Making Work Human with Derek Irvine

12/21/2020
Punk Rock HR Episode 140: Punk Rock HR is underwritten by Headspace for Work. My guest today is Derek Irvine. Derek has been in the human resources business for a long time, helping companies just be more human and more civil to one another. Today, he holds the position of Senior Vice President for the company Workhuman. Derek is also the author of the new book, Making Work Human. Derek and his co-author believe that by building a sense of belonging, purpose, meaning, happiness, and...

Duration:00:25:11

139: Build Inclusive Cultures with Madison Butler

12/14/2020
Punk Rock HR Episode 139: Punk Rock HR is underwritten by Headspace for Work. Today’s guest is Madison Butler. She is a human resources professional, a recruiter, a talent acquisition leader, and someone who is very passionate about startups. However, the reason that she’s on my podcast today is that no matter where she goes, Madison is unapologetically herself. Her self-confidence shines through no matter where she is, whether in real life or on social media. Madison speaks her mind even...

Duration:00:28:39

138: Friday Forward with Robert Glazer

12/7/2020
Punk Rock HR Episode 138: Punk Rock HR is underwritten by Headspace for Work. My guest today is Robert Glazer. He’s the founder and CEO of a company called Acceleration Partners. But he’s also the author of one of my favorite newsletters, Friday Forward. Robert has made the 52 most impactful stories from that weekly email into an incredible book. Friday Forward the book will give you the inspiration you need to reach your goals, lead others, and ultimately fix work. Whenever somebody is...

Duration:00:22:01

137: Get nFormation with Deepa Purushothaman and Rha Goddess

11/30/2020
Punk Rock HR Episode 137: My guests today are Deepa Purushothaman and Rha Goddess. They are the founders of nFormation, which is a first of its kind, app-based community created by women of color for women of color. The community provides a safe space for these women of color as well as career advancement opportunities. Deepa and Rha are on the show today because they are really trying to reimagine traditional power structures. They not only want to help more women of color find their...

Duration:00:32:27

136: Snake Dick with David Mahmoudieh

11/23/2020
Punk Rock HR Episode 136: Every once in a while, I get to lean into my punk rock roots and do something a little different on this podcast. On today’s show, I’m introducing you to David Mahmoudieh and his new movie called Snake Dick. David is the writer and director of this film and today we are talking about his creative journey. You don’t just wake up one morning and say, “I’m going to write and direct a film.” There’s actually a lot of heartache and a lot of lessons learned along the...

Duration:00:26:30