The People of Your Organization Matter

Frank Roche is a baby boomer who had a portfolio career before it was cool. He’s been a writer and a journalist, a technologist, and a corporate advisor at very Senior levels. He’s also a podcaster with two podcasts, one about postcards, and another about his journey with pancreatic cancer. Frank is also a long-term…

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Quarantines and Boredom

Standing on a street corner waiting for no one is power. – Gregory Corso During my final year in college, I was a contract recruiter at Monsanto in St. Louis. I helped hire engineers, chemists, and drafters for agricultural and manufacturing facilities around America. Please don’t blackout from the boredom. It was a temporary job…

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Aspirational Ideas of 21st Century HR

The world, as we know, is changing. The world of HR is changing too. While we can remain cynical about all things HR, Lars Schmidt offers a different perspective.  Lars is the Founder of Amplify and Co-Founder of HR Open Source. He’s spent 20 years in HR and recruiting building talent strategies for a broad…

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Why Punk Rock HR?

When I was very young, I embodied what it means to be punk rock, including having a shaved head and piercings.  One day, this jerk I worked with asked, “Who do you think you are, a Punk Rock HR?”  And my answer was,” Yeah, man. I do.”   Punk Rock HR is a fantastic name, brand,…

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Working From Home in an Age of Coronavirus

Be careful out there.   If you go online, you can’t avoid read articles about “working from home” from people with laptops who once connected to the wifi at Starbucks in 2017 and read their emails from a Lenovo laptop and an Outlook inbox. It’s amateur hour for career advice. You’ve been warned. The truth…

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HR in a Time of Coronavirus

It’s never easy to work in human resources. It’s even more difficult to do HR in a time of coronavirus. How does HR communicate with transparency? How do we use our platform to benefit our workforce? When does it make sense to treat people like adults and humans? (It always makes sense.) How do we…

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How I Spent My Coronavirus Vacation

I’ve been home for a few weeks. I don’t have coronavirus, and neither do you, but plenty of smart people are extra-cautious and postponing events until the world is a safer place. The world will never be a safer place, but that’s another story for another day. It’s smart not to create an environment where…

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