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When Artificial Intelligence is Smarter Than Policymakers with Sam Weston

6/18/2018
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Sam Weston is attempting the impossible: trying to educate our lawmakers about technology and its effect on the workforce. Okay, maybe it’s not impossible, but so far, it’s been an uphill battle as automation and artificial intelligence have continued to take jobs from people who need them. There’s no support for those people, and Sam’s mission is not just to raise awareness; he aims to help those lawmakers by giving them context with awareness, and a plan to make things better. The DIY HR...

Duration:00:44:23

Let's Fix Work Therapy: Should I Quit My Job?

6/15/2018
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Laurie gets emails all the time with the same question: ‘Should I quit my job?’ She admits right off she might not be the best person to ask; she’s not exactly driven to work. Despite that, she’s been in the HR world for the past 25 years and she’s seen it all. Laurie begins with the first answer she generally gives: Yes. Quit your job. Here’s why. The Muse The DIY HR Handbook Wouldn't you love to get your hands on Laurie's no-holds-barred, honest DIY HR Handbook for employees and pros...

Duration:00:14:43

Creating Leadership Accountability with Vince Molinaro

6/11/2018
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Has your company tried to implement leadership training that ended up doing absolutely nothing for the leaders or the employees? If so, you’re not alone, and it’s because they’re missing a key component in what makes a great leader: accountability. Today’s guest, Vince Molinaro is an expert on the subject. In fact, he wrote the book on it, The Leadership Contract. He and Laurie talk about the 5 behaviors of accountable leaders and ways to fix a disengaged, broken workforce. Vince Molinaro...

Duration:00:35:12

What's Really Holding Back Gender Equity With Adrienne Murphy, Ph.D.

6/4/2018
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Chances are you’ve already seen the Gender Equity Iceberg, and today, Laurie talks with Adrienne Murphy, Ph.D., of Dimitry|Murphy & Associates. Adrienne is a wicked smart psychologist, business leader, and consultant who works with professional women to align their jobs with their values. But what’s more is that Adrienne helps these women find their voice, develop their careers, and break through glass ceilings. Even so, her common-sense approach to careers and life can help men, too. why...

Duration:00:36:50

The Fallacies of Work with Katrina Kibben

5/28/2018
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Katrina has a unique way of fixing work. She’s blazed a trail into nearly uncharted territory with an audacious goal: to take high volume, low retention jobs and make them not suck. She’s not afraid of a challenge; one of her clients hires people for split-shifts to work with small children. We love kids, don’t get us wrong. But it’s not always easy to work with a group of someone else’s kids. So, Katrina wants to help people find the right job, not just any job. The DIY HR...

Duration:00:36:51

Learned Helplessness at Work with Eric Barker

5/21/2018
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So far no one has challenged Laurie on her premise that work is broken. Until today. Eric Barker is the author of the bestselling book, Barking Up The Wrong Tree, and he believes that issues with managing people and organizing them to accomplish things is a perennial challenge. In fact, he doesn’t believe work is broken because it was never fixed in the first place. Dive in with Laurie and Eric in this stimulating conversation about the state of work. Find...

Duration:00:34:33

Measured by a White Male Yardstick with Katie Augsburger

5/14/2018
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What is the future of work? Katie Augsburger is the Founder and Partner of Future Work Design, an organization that wants to smash the patriarchy and decenter whiteness. Okay – before anyone starts bristling about being pushed out, that’s not her intent. Katie has some amazing ideas of how helping those with least access can benefit all employees. Find Katie: LinkedIn Website The DIY HR Handbook Wouldn't you love to get your hands on Laurie's no-holds-barred, honest DIY HR Handbook...

Duration:00:32:37

WTH is Life Coaching with Ben Brooks

5/7/2018
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Ben Brooks was THE guy in HR. He had it all, but then he left it all to became an entrepreneur. Today Ben and Laurie talk about how coaching, whether it’s with a coach or on your own, can help you fix yourself AND your work. Not sure what life coaching is or why it matters? They’ll answer these questions and more in today’s episode. Want to know more about Ben? Find him here: Pilot website Facebook Twitter Instagram LinkedIn Pinterest YouTube The DIY HR Handbook Wouldn't you love...

Duration:00:40:50

Bonus: How I Failed to Launch a Tech Startup

5/4/2018
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Have you ever effed something up so badly you’re not sure if anything will get better ever again? Laurie has. In this candid, bonus episode, she shares her biggest failure – a product called GlitchPlan that was supposed to help you do pre-mortem on a situation. What’s that? Laurie explains the concept and talks about how she’d been doing it herself for a lifetime. It was a sure thing, or so she thought. Enjoy this bonus episode? Do you want more like it? We’re thinking about putting...

Duration:00:21:39

Laurie’s 4 Theories on How to Fix Work

4/30/2018
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Maybe you despise work. Maybe you’re apathetic about it. Or maybe work would be bearable if it weren’t for that one co-worker who always… You get the picture. Most people aren’t passionate about their cubicles. We’ve had some interesting guests over the past few weeks, and today, Laurie shares her takeaways from those conversations and some of her own theories on how to fix work, starting with one very important thing: to fix work, you need to fix yourself. UnMarketing Are you interested...

Duration:00:17:25

#MeToo, the Gig Economy, and Robots with Áine Cain

4/23/2018
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Wanna know why work sucks? Ask Áine Cain. She’s a careers and employment reporter for Business Insider, and her experience covering multiple workplaces gives her a unique insight into what makes a great – or terrible – place to work. From the #MeToo movement to the gig economy, and lotus-eaters to a robot invasion, Laurie and Áine talk about the current state of work and its future. Áine on Business Insider Twitter LinkedIn We hope you enjoyed this episode! If so, please subscribe...

Duration:00:30:07

Why Most Recruiters Are Lazy with Tim Sackett

4/16/2018
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Most recruiters are lazy. Things are broken, great talent is slipping through companies’ fingers, and no one is doing anything about it. Is it because they don’t want to, or because they don’t know how to? Today Laurie talks to ‘America’s Best Recruiter,’ Tim Sackett. Tim answers the most common questions he gets from talent recruitment managers including how he would fix recruitment for them. Jerry McGuire.The Talent Fix. Find Tim: LinkedIn Website We hope you enjoyed this episode! If...

Duration:00:32:05

Be the Change at Work with Amanda Hite

4/9/2018
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With all the wisdom out there about creating a great culture at work, you might think companies would have it well in hand by now. Unless you actually work in one of those companies. Creating a great culture at work isn’t as easy as it sounds. Sometimes it’s up to you to be the change you want to see. This week's guest Amanda Hite explains how to be the change at work. Find Amanda online: BCT Revolutions Twitter LinkedIn We hope you enjoyed this episode! If so, please subscribe and...

Duration:00:39:09

Get Clear on What You Want with Jason Lauritsen

3/30/2018
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Jason Lauritsen hates work. It’s ironic that he is the one who tells companies how to fix work for their employees, and he’s pretty darn good at it. Some of the big topics Jason and Laurie tackle are the relationships, where change needs to start, and how to fix the situation you’re in right now. Resources mentioned: Predictably Irrational, Revised and Expanded Edition: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions by Dan Ariely What Color is Your Parachute Switch: How to Change Things...

Duration:00:40:58

Basic Income Versus Welfare with Scott Santens

3/30/2018
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Living wages are a topic of high controversy. Why should someone get paid just for being alive? How can society and business thrive in such an environment? It’s not as hard as you might think and some of the benefits are surprising. Today, Laurie talks with Scott Santens, a proponent of the living wage, and he’ll make you think twice about it. Find Scott Santens on his site, and on Twitter @ScottSantens. If you want more info on basic income, visit BasicIncome.org. We hope your enjoyed...

Duration:00:34:40

Burn It Down with Scott Stratten

3/30/2018
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Scott Stratten hated work. It was broken. So he decided to burn it all down and build it back up. How did he do it? By becoming unemployable. Join Laurie and Scott as they talk through his experience before and after burning down his career (multiple times) and what he did to make life and work better for himself. What can YOU do to burn down your career? You can find Scott just about everywhere; just search the term ‘unmarketing.’ You’ll also find him on Twitter, Facebook, and...

Duration:00:29:33

Welcome to Let’s Fix Work with Laurie Ruettimann

3/15/2018
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Work is broken. We’re here to help fix it. 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 work: the buzzwords, the nerdy, the contrarian. We’ll give you the tools you need to fix work, because at the end of the day, if change is going to happen, it’s going to start with you. If you’re ready to make a real change in your workplace, start today by subscribing to this...

Duration:00:03:02