George Floyd, Corporate Brands, and Racism

Hey, everybody. It’s been over a week since George Floyd was murdered, three weeks since Breonna Taylor was shot in her home, and about a month since Nina Floyd was stabbed to death in Mississippi. People have had enough and are taking to the streets to demand police reform and systemic change.  Naturally, organizations are…

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Building Community Through Podcasting

I love the idea of a podcast that has some rituals and structures around it. It gives people a set of expectations. Wendy Dailey and Jon Thurmond, hosts of Social HR Half Hour, are a perfect example of humans producing a podcast rooted in ritual and driven by the community.   One of the things I…

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Seeing the Extraordinary in the Ordinary

Whether you’re a student, in the middle of your career, or a retiree, you may have felt unqualified. So, what’s the message to somebody who feels average and unqualified? Well, Amanda Nachman, author of #Qualified: You Are More Impressive Than You Realize, joined me on my podcast to talk about the stress, fear, and uncertainty…

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This Week on Punk Rock HR: The Job Hunt

This week’s Punk Rock HR platform is all about a unified theme: looking for work. Tomorrow’s podcast features Amanda Nachman, founder of College Magazine and author of #QUALIFIED: You Are More Impressive Than You Realize, who’s helping you tackle impostor syndrome and get the job you want. This week’s newsletter answers, “What do I wear…

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How to Look for Your Next Job

Unemployment has reached an unprecedented high of 14.7% in the US and is expected to skyrocket to 25% or more. With a quarter of our workforce unemployed, you or someone you know is likely looking for a job. Looking for a job isn’t how it used to be ten years ago. Here are four tips…

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Work in the Post-COVID19 World

There are very few people I care about, but​ my childhood best friend, April, is one of them​.  When she told me she had COVID-19, I was terrified. She has since recovered, and I am happy she is okay.  ​ Her experience, as well as so many others, got me thinking about the world of work post-COVID19. Before…

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