Punk Rock HR

Punk Rock 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.... Show More

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July 6, 2020 48 min

Punk Rock HR Episode 116:

Today on the podcast, I’m talking to my best friend, Jennifer McClure. We have one of our BFF chats, Jennifer’s first on this iteration of the podcast. 

During COVID-19, a lot has changed in Jennifer’s life. She has moved into her new house, navigated through the sickness of a family member, and rebooted her business. Like many of us, these life changes brought on by the pandemic have taught her many life ...

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Punk Rock HR Episode 115:

This week, I’m joined by Karina Schultheis. She is a manager of human insights and HCM evangelism at Ultimate Software. However, even though Karina has an amazing job now, it hasn’t always been that way. She has worked in other jobs with other bosses and therefore brings a unique perspective to the table. 

Currently, Karina is a newly promoted employee at an amazing company. Ultimate Software really gets i...

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Punk Rock HR Episode 114:

Reverend Wendy Hamilton joins me to talk about the storm before the calm. In other words, the process of dealing with recurring problems and tackling the root cause of what's happening in our society, to get to a place of social justice. Reverend Wendy is a D.C. area activist, minister, and mother who's holding workshops on grief and trauma in the age of civil unrest. Wendy helps us work through gr...

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Punk Rock HR Episode 113:

The hospitality industry has suffered tremendously because of COVID. The jobs the industry provides, well, they're the backbone of American families. This week, Jim Knight joins me to talk about the recession, staying motivated, and being resilient in hard times. We go deep into the retail, hospitality, and foodservice industries because that's the area of the economy that Jim knows best. 

 

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Punk Rock HR Episode 112:

So, what does a Canadian millennial entrepreneur know about making a comeback? This week's guest, Emily O'Brien, founder of Comeback Snacks, is going to tell us. In today's episode, Emily opens up about her journey from a sales professional at a global corporation to an entrepreneur, to a convicted felon, and then back again to an entrepreneur. She is someone who is trying to give back, make am...

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June 1, 2020 16 min

Punk Rock HR Episode 111:

If you want to be an executive or career coach, you have to approach doing so like a business, not a side hustle. You need a business plan, you need to know how to run a business, and you need to determine who you can help and who you cannot help. In this episode, I am sharing four pieces of advice for those interested in starting a coaching business of any kind.

 

In this episode you'll hear:

  • Why crea...
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    Punk Rock HR Episode 110:

    Podcasting is a little bit of art, a little bit of science, and a lot of hard work. Today, HR podcasters, Wendy Dailey and Jon Thurmond, hosts of the HR Social Half Hour Podcast, join me on the show. If you've ever wanted to know what it takes to host a podcast about Human Resources, buckle up because this episode is for you. 

     

    In their podcast, Wendy and Jon talk to ordinary individuals working in th...

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    Punk Rock HR Episode 109:

    If you've ever wondered, am I qualified? Or am I the right person for this role? You are going to enjoy this week's conversation with Amanda Nachman. With graduation season upon us, Amanda is perfectly positioned to talk about looking for a job in a pandemic. She is an author and professional speaker who is passionate about helping emerging professionals become career strategists and achieve their ...

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    Punk Rock HR Episode 108:

    David Burkus is one of the world's leading business thinkers and speakers, focusing on topics such as leadership and innovation. He's also the best-selling author of an audiobook called Pick a Fight: How Great Teams Find a Purpose Worth Rallying Around. I like a good battle. I love a good cause too. So David is on the podcast this week because I am someone who is motivated by a fight. 

    In his book,...

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    Punk Rock HR Episode 107:

     

    One of the weirder stories to emerge from the COVID-19 crisis is that we might have a bacon shortage. Yeah, seriously. Now, I'm a vegetarian, and I have a lot of assumptions about how meat is made. But, a lack of bacon? That didn't sound right to me. 

     

    So I reached out to my friend Jesse McCoy, who is an expert in biosecurity, specifically food and animal health. He keeps animals from getting si...

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    Punk Rock HR Episode 106:

     

    How are brands like Warby Parker or Casper Mattress re-shaping the way we make purchases in the 21st century? Well, Larry Ingrassia, my guest this week, is going to tell us. Larry is a former journalist, and editor turned author of the book, Billion Dollar Brand Club: How Dollar Shave Club, Warby Parker, and Other Disruptors Are Remaking What We Buy. Together we discuss the online brands you know, with b...

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    Punk Rock HR Episode 105: 

     

    If you are like many, you may be wondering what you would do if you came down with COVID-19 and how you would maneuver the testing process, treatment, and recovery. Well, April Matan, my childhood bestie, is on the podcast today to share her experience. April is an HR-professional turned dental hygienist. She caught the novel coronavirus from her husband, who got it at work. She has since recovered, and...

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    April 20, 2020 6 min

    Punk Rock HR Episode 104:

    Have you ever wanted to do something, but just kept getting in your way over and over again? Yeah, me too. This week, I share my experience with writing my upcoming book, "Betting on You: How to Put Yourself First (Finally) And Take Control of Your Career," and how one simple statement by a colleague changed my outlook on writing, completely. Tune into to get a brief glimpse into what my book is ab...
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    Punk Rock HR Episode 103: 

    I'd like you to meet Joey Price. Joey is the founder of Jumpstart: HR, LLC, and host of Business, Life, and Coffee, a weekly entrepreneur mentorship podcast. He focuses on creating effective HR systems for small businesses and startups across the country and serves on the Advisory Committee of the Forbes School of Business and Technology's Human Resources Degree Program. Joey Price is a thought le...

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    Punk Rock HR Episode 102:

    My guest today is Michael Bungay Stanier, author of The Advice Trap. Today, he helps us think differently about advice, giving advice, and receiving advice. He also talks about some ways to avoid those pesky advice traps. Michael is also the author of The Coaching Habit, and his recent TEDx on how to take your advice monster is a must-watch. He's got a ton of tips and resources, so be sure to check out...

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    Laurie Ruettimann is a mentor to dozens of emerging and seasoned leaders. All of her mentees are just like her—spinning their wheels and working from home. How do you your best work in an environment that has you hyperfocused on COVID-19 and worrying about your finances? The answer lies in staying true to yourself and creating products, services, and content that is consistent with your values. This episode shares Laurie's insi...

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    Punk Rock HR Episode 101: 

     

    This episode covers some of your questions about Coronavirus and how your employer should and shouldn't behave. To help me explore this topic, Minneapolis-based employment attorney, Kate Bischoff joins me. She's an expert on work and in the world of politics. She understands how power works at an organization, and she definitely knows a thing or two about sticking up for the underdog. We also ta...

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    Punk Rock HR Episode 100:

    People keep saying that we're living in an unprecedented era of disruption. While this is new for us, humankind has lived through war, pestilence, plagues, and we have persevered. We persevere because we hustle, and we move quickly. We think about innovative solutions, but we also rely on our community. So when a member of my community told me about Lorna Borenstein and the work she is doing to help in...

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    Punk Rock HR Episode 99:

     

    This week’s guest has always inspired me not to be a sucker. Frank Roche is one of America's leading experts on executive compensation and benefits. He is a baby boomer who had a portfolio career before it was cool. He's been a writer and a journalist, a technologist, and a corporate advisor at very Senior levels. He's also a podcaster with two podcasts, one about postcards, and another about ...

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    Punk Rock HR Episode 98: 21st Century HR with Lars Schmidt

    Meet former HR leader turned writer, speaker, and entrepreneur, Lars Schmidt. Lars is a columnist for Fast Company, and the owner of an executive search firm called Amplify Talent. He is also the founder of a podcast that is kicking butt and taking names. The 21st Century HR podcast explores how to build better businesses through modern practices and approaches. 

    There'...

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