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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Fix Work, Fix Your Money

Money management is no joke. In yesterday’s post, I took you through a rambling financial summary of my mid-twenties. Short version: I made plenty of money but couldn’t rub two nickels together. Now it’s 2018, I still don’t know how to save any money. I have two things going for me, though. The first is…

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Influence HR

The HR community has always been five years behind the rest of the business world, and, when it comes to the concept of influence, things are no different. A few years ago, several members of my HR/tech/blogging family were criticized for allegedly taking money in exchange for posting tweets and content that weren’t marked as…

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Job Market is Jacked Up

My HR and recruiting brethren are flummoxed. The biggest problem with the job market isn’t stagnant wages or a crisis in leadership. It’s that candidates are ghosting right now. Ghosting! Like we’re teenagers! Corporate leaders tell me it’s impossible to find capable people to fill open job requisitions or even show up for interviews. When…

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