Welcome to, the destination for all your workplace issues. As a thought leader, I tackle topics such as diversity and inclusion, employee well-being, and putting an end to toxic work cultures. This blog features content from the Punk Rock HR Podcast, the “Betting On You” book, and the upcoming “Corporate Drinker” book and show.

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Connect & Grow: Paul Wolfe

Connect & Grow: Paul Wolfe I’m thrilled to introduce you to my friend, Paul Wolfe, the former SVP/Head of HR at Indeed, who guided the company’s growth from a few hundred to over 12,000 employees, all while championing culture, employee engagement, and diversity. Paul continues to shape the HR field as an author, board member,…

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Recognizing the Warning Signs of a Layoff

Are you about to be laid off? The short answer is possibly. Job security is a luxury and an illusion. Economic fluctuations, industry downturns, and company restructurings are contributing to the uncertainty, making it critical for every professional to be aware of potential warning signs of a layoff. It’s not a pleasant topic to think…

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