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Ready or Not Here Comes Generation Thumb

Talking about millennials in the workforce is so yesterday. Time now to start preparing for Gen Z, or, as Chad Norman calls them, Generation Thumb. This is the generation born after the turn of the century. They’ve never known a…

It’s Not Complicated. HR Is About the People

Andrea Butcher thinks we’ve over-complicated HR. “We’re making tools and processes for the business and not for people,” Butcher tells her Indianapolis audience of HR professionals. “So no wonder people don’t like us, because we complicated it. We’re confusing it.”…

HR’s Job Should Be to Encourage Conflict

For years we’ve been hearing the drumbeat about making the workplace fun. So, as Amanda Ono tells it, we drank the Kool-Aid, installing ping-pong tables, organizing parties and offering a host of perks. “But what happens when we wake up…

You Won’t Get It If You Don’t Ask

Carol Sankar’s DisruptHR talk may be focused mostly at women professionals, but what she has to say about your first job is good advice for everyone: Ask for what you want. Don’t do what she did when she was offered…

To Build a Better Business, Hire Ramen Eaters

To build a corporate culture that’s as energized and agile as a startup, hire ramen eaters. “I meet these ramen eaters everyday,” says Amy Neale, VP, senior business leader with Mastercard. “These people are tough, ready to hustle and eager…

4 Steps to Becoming a Valued Business Partner

What if you could speak a language understood by everyone in the world? What, you say. There is no such language. Ashley Vella, an Amazon HR business partner, disagrees with you. Math, she explains in the DisruptHR video from Vancouver,…

The No Bull Way to Working With Your Executives

Looking for that seat at the table? Take Amy Bastuga’s “No Bullshit” approach. “Influencing leaders is how we have the biggest impact in our organizations. So, our job is to eliminate bullshit,” she says. “This leaves room for authenticity, integrity…