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The Wellness Obstacle – The Leader’s Health
The Wellness Obstacle – The Leader’s Health 150 150 Jason Lauritsen

In my last post, I shared my thoughts about why I think Wellness programs are becoming an increasingly important part of our work in HR.  I’m relatively new to the field.  It wasn’t until I joined my current organization that I become really familiar with this notion of wellness within the organization.   Aside from…

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Why Wellness Matters
Why Wellness Matters 150 150 Jason Lauritsen

I have a confession to make.  I used to think that corporate wellness programs were ridiculous.  I’d hear about weight watchers programs and health fairs and, frankly, it felt like the typical busywork kind of stuff HR departments are known for.  Then, I went to work for an organization that invests heavily in wellness and…

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Style Matters in HR
Style Matters in HR 150 150 Jason Lauritsen

Today, I attended a seminar.  My schedule is busy, so I try to chose wisely how I spend my time.  The topic was of interest to me.  The speaker was flown in and touted as an expert.  I had high expectations.  My mistake. Here’s a short summary of my experience of the session: The presenter…

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One versus Many
One versus Many 150 150 Jason Lauritsen

The holy grail in HR seems to be to find a system or process that will impact every employee and affect change uniformly across the board.  We strive to build performance management and talent management processes that can be applied at every level across the company.  We look to find a way to get all…

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If you’re in, be in
If you’re in, be in 150 150 Jason Lauritsen

I recently read a blog post by a blogger who is an HR professional by day.  In the post, she said something to the effect: “I have a love/hate relationship with HR.”  This struck me the wrong way.  In fact, the more I thought about it, the more it chapped my . . . well,…

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Culture is Hard to Define, Do it Anyway
Culture is Hard to Define, Do it Anyway 150 150 Jason Lauritsen

I recently sat in a facilitated discussion about the development of emerging leaders with a group of my peers from large employers in my area.  During the course of the conversation, one particularly seasoned HR leader at the table offered up that one of the most critical characteristics of the emerging leaders within his organization…

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Stuff I Liked this Week – Vol 1
Stuff I Liked this Week – Vol 1 150 150 Jason Lauritsen

Since there are roughly four bazillion blogs and online news sources out there, it can be pretty overwhelming to figure out what to read.  I am constantly refining what I read and I try to do it often as I can.  However, no matter how much I try to read, I am always finding great…

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HR as Role Model
HR as Role Model 150 150 Jason Lauritsen

Being the expert feels good.  It means that you get to render your judgement about others actions and hand out advice freely.  In HR, we are frequently called upon to be the expert when it comes to employees.  And boy do we love to give out advice on how others should do things. The big…

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#HRevolution Effect
#HRevolution Effect 150 150 Jason Lauritsen

So, the parade of HRevolution posts continues.  If you didn’t attend, go next time.  If you did, this post is largely for you as I think you may relate to my experience. I was invited to participate in this unique event originally due to my Talent Anarchy work.  TA is my alter-ego life where I…

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Why I created yet another HR blog . . .
Why I created yet another HR blog . . . 150 150 Jason Lauritsen

I ended up in HR by accident.  I didn’t study HR in college.  I didn’t even study business.  My early career in sales eventually led me to become a headhunter where I discovered my passion.  I love working with the dynamics of how people and companies come together.  It seems inevitable that my career would…

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