Can an Algorithm Lead Better Than Your CEO?

We are at a turning point where the once-theoretical promises of artificial intelligence (AI) are becoming daily realities across industries. AI is transforming healthcare by revealing hidden data patterns that improve patient outcomes, revolutionizing manufacturing with streamlined processes that optimize global supply chains, and personalizing media content at speeds once deemed impossible. However, the rise…

Skills-Based Hiring: Revolutionizing Recruitment

Skills-based hiring is becoming a cornerstone of conversations about work. So, what is it? Skills-based hiring evaluates candidates based on their practical skills rather than their formal educational backgrounds or work histories. It seeks to align job seekers with roles that fit their capabilities, theoretically leveling the playing field and focusing recruitment on the practical…

278: HR Leadership with Angela Cheng-Cimini

When Laurie first stumbled into the HR world, what struck her was not just the depth of paperwork but the human stories behind each form and policy. On this episode of Punk Rock HR, fast forward several decades, and Laurie is sitting down with Angela Cheng-Cimini, an HR expert with an enviable three-decade portfolio, to…

Millennial Menopause

Menopause is a significant transition in a woman’s life, marking the end of her reproductive years. While experiences vary greatly, most Gen Xers are already on their way in this process. Now, some older Millennials are experiencing the world of menopause for the first time. That’s why universal support is crucial for those undergoing this…

277: Optionality with Elisa Camahort Page

On this episode of Punk Rock HR, discover the secrets to aligning your career with your personal values as Laurie chats with BlogHer co-founder Elisa Camahort Page. We walk down memory lane, reminiscing about the early internet days that revolutionized communication and fostered female empowerment through blogging. Elisa and Laurie’s conversation is a goldmine for…

Corporate Drinker: 2025

Work. It’s more than just a means to an end. It’s a cornerstone of our lives, shaping our identities, influencing our relationships, and dictating our sense of worth. But what happens when work becomes synonymous with stress, dysfunction, and, yes, even alcohol? Although some believe that the three-martini-lunch died with Don Draper, I’m here to…

276: Performance Unlocked with Kevin Brady

Imagine a world where leaders aren’t buried in spreadsheets and are fully present, creating a heartbeat within their organizations through genuine connections. On this episode of Punk Rock HR, that’s the future Kevin Brady, a pharmaceutical industry veteran and founder of Performance Unlocked, envisions. Kevin and Laurie examine the inevitable revolution in leadership, where artificial…

275: Transform 2024 with Samara Jaffe

Have you ever wondered how to navigate your first big conference without getting lost in the shuffle? On this episode of Punk Rock HR, Laurie teams up with Samara Jaffe, co-founder and general manager of Transform, and Josh Schwede, HR tech guru, to share the insider track for newcomers. It’s all about striking the perfect…

Ozempic and Drinking Alcohol

Everyone’s jumping on the Ozempic bandwagon these days, right? GLP-1 drugs—Wegovy, Mounjaro, Zepbound, you name it—are all the rage. People are talking about how they’re not just helping with weight loss but also curbing all sorts of cravings and compulsions. It’s like magic, or so they say. In my quest for insights into my forthcoming…