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Transcending The Transgender Mythos

Imagine for a moment being a transgender person. Imagine what it must be like wondering whether to come out at work. And “If I come out, is this the beginning or the end of my career.” And wondering,”When I come…

Unravel Your ‘Wicked’ Problems the 4 C Way

With the Red Sox World Series win still fresh, you might be tempted to think “wicked” problems are a uniquely Boston concern. They’re not. This DisruptHR talk, which took place in Chicago, is about dealing with problems so complex a…

The Missing Ingredient In D& I Is Us

This is a DisruptHR talk about diversity and inclusion. But it’s not about HR D&I. It’s about you and I. How many friends and acquaintances do you have who are of a different race, a different background, who have different…

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…

The Best HR People Aren’t HR People

It wouldn’t be a DisruptHR event if what you heard was what you expected. Sometimes though, we get surprised, like when Amanda Hudson said, “When you’re done studying HR, stop learning about it altogether.” Why did she offer her Toronto…

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…