Headspace for Work and Mental Health

Mental Health Awareness Day is coming up on October 5th. Honestly, it should be every day. We need to be having consistent conversations on this topic and on the effect work can have on our mental health.  Lindsay Crittendon is someone who is bringing this issue to the forefront. She is the head of Headspace…

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Punk Rock HR Shop

I am the queen of HR swag, and now I’m opening up a Punk Rock HR Shop.  You’re like—what?  Here’s the backstory. Long before kids did their TikToks and snappy snaps, I used YouTube to review conference giveaways and tchotchkes. My old channel was full of reflections on squeeze balls, t-shirts, and tote bags. A…

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The Power of Empathy

Michelle Obama recently gave a speech and said that there is an empathy deficit among many people in power in our country. I feel that truth in my bones. Empathy is something so primal, yet so hard to achieve.  Mimi Nicklin is an author and podcaster who has dedicated her life to driving the conversation…

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Culture First with Damon Klotz

I can’t say that I’m mentored by a lot of people because I’m a difficult individual. But if there’s one person that I learn from, that I grow from, that I actually pay attention to, and try to figure out which way the wind blows, it’s Damon Klotz. I have known Damon for over 11…

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It’s Time to Defund HR

HR oversees a system with rules that they don’t control and might not even agree with but can’t change, and they rarely see people at their best. For the past 40 years, we’ve been pumping money into human resources and we are not getting the ROI we deserve. For all the time, money, and attention…

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Improving The Employee Experience

From an HR perspective, we often look at employee experience through the lens of the organization. However, we must begin to understand the employee experience from their perspective.  The employee experience is made up of thousands of micro-experiences that we all experience from day to day. The primary role of leaders, then, is to influence…

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