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.

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May 23, 2022 22 min

Sara Martin is the CEO of WELCOA, the Wellness Council of America. WELCOA is one of the nation’s most respected resources for building high-performing, healthy workplaces.

In this episode, Sara and I talk about work and families, how stories impact us and where the future of work and living is headed. Sara also talks about her work at WELCOA, how they create diverse, equitable, psychologically safe and healthy workplaces and her pa...

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In this episode, my guest is Denmark-based author, editor and HR adviser Maya Drøschler. Tune in to this conversation where Maya and I talk about her recent provocative and interesting article “Working from Home: Emancipation or Alienation of the White-Collar Worker.”

We talk about the nuanced topics like alienation, isolation, belonging and what it feels like to be surveilled in your own home by your employer.

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In this bonus episode of Punk Rock HR, I’m joined by Eric Barker. He’s the author of the new book "Plays Well With Others: The Surprising Science Behind Why Everything You Know About Relationships Is (Mostly) Wrong."

Eric is a repeat guest, and in this episode, he is talking about his book and how it’s debunking the myths around marriage, loneliness, relationships and even work.

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In today’s episode, my guest is Dr. Candace Steele Flippin. She is a communications executive, a TEDx speaker and the author of the fantastic book, “Get Your Career in SHAPE: A Five-step Guide to Achieve the Success You Need, Want, and Deserve.”

Dr. Candace and I talk about her game-changing career framework, the generational changes in work and the three questions everybody needs to ask themselves about their career.

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In this episode, I’m joined by Karina Monesson. She’s a writer, speaker and the senior manager of human insights, research and advisory, at UKG, the Ultimate Kronos Group. Karina joined us to discuss her research into gray-collar workers. In this episode, we talk about who they are, how they contribute to the economy and why we need this megatrend of gray-collar workers to help economic growth in the U.S. and worldwide. Listen in t...

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Welcome to a bonus episode of Punk Rock HR! Today’s guest is Lance Haun, vice president of market insights at The Starr Conspiracy and one of my oldest friends. The episode actually comes from a webinar that Lance and I did where we talked about an exciting concept — the reverse mullet. Tune in as we talk about how to grow into a reverse mullet, involving employees in the shift and its impact on the social good.

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My guest on today’s episode is Ken Stern, podcaster, media executive and the host of the show Century Lives in conjunction with The Stanford Center on Longevity. In this conversation, Ken and I talk about why the topic of longevity is important to him, the work and initiatives that The Stanford Center on Longevity has done, and how that translates into the future of work.

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In this episode, my guest is Steve Sonnenberg, co-founder and CEO of Awardco, the fastest-growing rewards and recognition platform in the world, ranked by Inc. Magazine for the last three years. Steve and I are talking about all things rewards and recognition. We explore what it means to create a culture where you appreciate your employees, say thank you and how Awardco is paving the way for you to do just that.

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My guest in this episode is Emily Gregory, vice president of design and delivery at Crucial Learning and co-author of the book Crucial Conversations: Tools For Talking When the Stakes are High. In this episode, Emily and I discuss her work and how she is helping people become better leaders through crucial conversations. We also talk about how the tools in the book can help you fix work and even yourself.

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It’s Punk Rock HR’s 200th episode! Join me and my good friend—founder, CEO, and host of the 12 Geniuses podcast Don MacPherson. We talk about the employee assistance program (EAP), what it feels like to use it, what works, what can be improved and how it helped me get to a better place.

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Today, my guest is HR for HR coach, public speaker, host of the HR Sound Off podcast and author Julie Turney. In this episode, Julie and I talk about her business as a coach for human resources leaders worldwide, her job as a public speaker, her core beliefs on wellbeing and why she considers HR professionals to be first responders.

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In this episode, my guest is Susan LaMotte, CEO and founder of exaqueo. We talk about what employer branding really is and what it isn’t, and why it’s so essential for human resources professionals and HR leadership teams to be the stewards of their employer brand. I love this conversation because Susan and I also talk about the importance of being human in the workplace and what that means beyond the buzzwords.

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I am a huge supporter of advocating for yourself in your career and life, and my guest today, Joyel Crawford, knows a thing or two about that. Joyel is a writer, keynote speaker, career coach and entrepreneur. In this episode, Joyel and I discuss self-leadership, finding a mentor, how to advocate for yourself, when to get a coach and when to go to therapy. Punk Rock HR is proudly underwritten by The Starr Conspiracy. The Starr Cons...
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My guest on today’s episode is a sought-after speaker, best-selling author, award-winning podcast host, and, more importantly, my friend, Page Fehling. Listen in as we talk about public speaking, including Page’s tips on how to show up at work and outside of work and communicate who you are and what you do. We also talk about the pivot she made during COVID-19 and what it was like for her.

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Today, my guest is Baiba Žiga, founder and CEO of Lakehouse Consulting, an agency that helps build equitable and inclusive cultures where diversity thrives at other organizations.

In this bonus episode of Punk Rock HR, which was recorded on Feb. 26, Baiba shares the HR guide that she created to help professionals understand how we are all connected to Russia’s war against Ukraine, how the war can be triggering and how it adds to ou...

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My guest on this episode is Donald Thompson Jr., co-founder and CEO of The Diversity Movement, a full-service DEI consultancy with specialized technology. In this episode, Donald and I talk about things that organizations do right and wrong when talking about DE&I, go deeper into his organization and discuss how he walks the talk as a diverse and inclusive leader every day.

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In this episode, we discuss that tweet, the future of work and human resources, and where an association like SHRM fits into the evolving HR space. This conversation is between three friends who are passionate about human resources and the esteemed institution SHRM. That said, we get real about the reverence and disappointment that we hold for them.

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I'm joined by recruiter Mercedes Johnson in today's episode, who recently went viral on Twitter for a post about salary negotiation. Mercedes and I discuss the post, her intent and what she actually said, how she's been treated since and what she wants everyone to know.  

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My guest in today’s episode is cultural anthropologist, organizational psychologist, consultant, author, and podcaster Angela R. Howard. Tune in as we discuss what making an impact means to her, how traditional paradigms affect impact, and how her work is driving significant change.

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I’m pleased to announce that my guests today are Josh Schwede and Scott Fowle. They have started a company called SPOTLYFE, which is software that puts people first in organizations. It is a neat tool that gives workflow and rigor around what you need to accomplish during the workday and ensures that it aligns with your values while giving you a unique framework to communicate with your manager.

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