Being Cool is Boring

Nothing can be more dreary than ‘coolness’… — Daily Kerouac (@DailyKerouac) March 15, 2017 Jack Kerouac wrote that nothing is more dreary than coolness, and while I’m not sure that’s a real quote, it sure feels right when you look at Piper Jaffray’s Taking Stock With Teens study. Teens want boring stuff like Nike, American…

Autonomy and Power in HR

Autonomy and Power in HR

Welcome to the Great Resignation. People are quitting their jobs in record numbers and HR professionals must deal with the fallout. Unfortunately, many HR professionals are unhappy with their own careers because they have a lot of autonomy but no power. Let me explain. When you work in HR, your day is largely yours. While…

HR is Silent on Healthcare in America

There’s some talk that the Republicans aren’t done with healthcare, and I don’t blame them for taking a stab at the Affordable Care Act. Right now, private premiums are daunting for many families. I have friends who left the freelance world for “real jobs,” and they did it solely for affordable healthcare. And whenever I…

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Why Do People Hate HR?

Why do people hate HR? From start-ups to conglomerates, very few people show love for a critical and important department within a company. Here’s why. 1. They don’t like to hear women tell them what to do. Or gay people. Or anybody who seems as if they’re in a lower socioeconomic class. Look at your…