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Punk Rock HR

Aug 12, 2019

Let’s Fix Work Episode 71

This week I get to introduce you to a dear friend of mine, Victorio Milian. Some people refer to him as the most disruptive man in human resources. Is that hyperbole? Is that true? Well, on the surface, Victorio is a human resources consultant, a father, a husband, and a volunteer.  He also is a hobbyist photographer. So yes, he's got a normal life. But he is also the founder of a movement called #fixitSHRM. SHRM is the Society for Human Resource Management. Why does it need to be fixed? Well, that's exactly what we're talking about today.

What would you do if an association that represents you starts to behave in a way that you don't agree with? Do you stay with it? Do you leave it? Do you speak up? What happens when you try to reach out to the leadership and they don't respond? Victorio was faced with this dilemma, he made his choice and the #fixitSHRM movement was born.  I will let you decide whether or not you believe Victorio is in the right or wrong. But this is for sure, our conversation is one worth listening to and worth having, without a doubt. 

So if you're interested in a conversation about ethical leadership and hearing about one man’s attempt to fix an organization he feels is misrepresenting HR, then sit back and listen to this episode of Let’s Fix Work. 

In this episode, you’ll hear:

  1. Why people describe Victorio as disruptive in the world of human resources
  2. Victorio’s definition of ethical leadership, what is it and why it matters
  3. Leadership begins with us, it starts at a local level
  4. SHRM and how Victorio feels about it
  5. We discuss whether or not people need a seat at the table in Washington to truly affect change
  6. Why Victorio feels his battle with SHRM is important
  7. The HR workforce’s role and responsibility in the world of HR
  8. Some parallels Victorio sees between the world of HR and the world of photography

Resources from this episode:

Victorio on Twitter

Victorio on LinkedIn


Creative Photography Consulting


Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)


Articles of interest:

Well-known advocate to lead White House board on historically black colleges 

SHRM CEO Johnny C. Taylor, Jr. Named to Commerce Department’s American Workforce Policy Advisory Board

#fixitSHRM - What It Is, And Is Not 

SHRM-Koch Institute Research Identifies Value of Considering People with Criminal Records for Employment



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