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Punk Rock HR

Oct 12, 2020

I recently gave a keynote to a company called Curo Comp. It was about truth versus reality when it comes to talking about money at work. I’m so jazzed about this topic that I wanted to tell you about it.

Years ago, I interviewed for a job and the VP of HR was full of himself. At the end of the interview, I asked him what differentiated their HR department from others. He gave a long answer full of buzzwords, but he didn’t believe in any of it. That was in 2004, but even now every trend I read about human resources and compensation uses those buzzwords. It makes them all feel like lies. 

In my keynote, I had to tell the audience that those trends were lies. I had to tell them that everything they aspirationally believe in is a lie. It was difficult, but it’s true. It's important to disclose the lies and talk about where we stand and where we can go in the future. So, tune in and let's talk about it.

In this episode you’ll hear:

  1. The lie that equal pay and transparency matter.
  2. The two things we’re terrible at in the workforce: evaluating and recognizing performance.
  3. Why technology really doesn’t do anything.
  4. The realities of money at work.
  5. What we can do as a result of those realities.

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