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8 Secrets to Early Career Success
8 Secrets to Early Career Success 150 150 Jason Lauritsen

About a year ago, a young professionals group within my organization asked if I would come and speak to their group about the key lessons I’ve learned through my career to this point.  In particular, they were interested in the kind of tips or rules of thumb that a person early in their career could…

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Reality Check for Human Resources
Reality Check for Human Resources 150 150 Jason Lauritsen

This past week, we hosted an event called The HR Reinvention Experiment in Omaha.  It was a group of HR leaders from around the state of Nebraska who came together to talk about the current and future of HR.  The topics and discussions were very rich and I came away with a notebook of ideas…

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How #HRevolution sparked an #HRReinvention
How #HRevolution sparked an #HRReinvention 150 150 Jason Lauritsen

This Thursday, October 28, something really cool is happening in Omaha, Nebraska.  Sixty or so corporate HR managers and executives are coming together to participate in an event called The HR Reinvention Experiment.  I’m thankful to have had the opportunity to work on the planning committee for this event with some brilliant and passionate leaders here in…

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HR Change Agents Beware
HR Change Agents Beware 150 150 Jason Lauritsen

Human resources can be a confusing place to work, particularly if you are trying to make things happen within your organization.  On the one hand, you are the employee advocate.  Employees need to know you and trust that you will help them through issues, obstacles or problems when they happen.  In addition, you are an…

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#HRevolution x #Recruitfest + Monster = The Death of the Traditional Conference
#HRevolution x #Recruitfest + Monster = The Death of the Traditional Conference 150 150 Jason Lauritsen

Throughout my corporate HR career, I’ve always liked to attend conferences. Generally, I find them to be a good way to pick up new ideas and make new industry contacts. I genuinely like conferences. But, there are a few issues I’ve always had with conferences. The first issue is cost. Most conferences cost so darn…

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Pick a Target
Pick a Target 150 150 Jason Lauritsen

My youngest son Colton turned one year old a few weeks ago.  As with most one year olds, he’s learning to walk.  It’s an amazing process to behold as a parent.  It’s also a truly magnificent example of how learning and achievement works. As probably most parents do, the “training” we’ve been doing to teach Colton to…

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Illusion of Reality
Illusion of Reality 150 150 Jason Lauritsen

I’m a fan of reality TV.  Think of me what you will, but I find many reality shows entertaining and fascinating for a variety of reasons.  So, I tend to sample a lot of different shows to see what they are about.  Recently I stumbled upon “The Bachelor Pad” on ABC.  The show is the…

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Human Resources and Corporate Politics
Human Resources and Corporate Politics 150 150 Jason Lauritsen

As I shared in a previous post, I spoke to a group of HR/OD professionals recently about how to both embrace and take advantage of politics to do the good work we are all called to do.  The main point I was trying to make to that group was that whether we like it or…

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Hip and Sage Consultant Conference – Debrief
Hip and Sage Consultant Conference – Debrief 150 150 Jason Lauritsen

Yesterday, I had the privilege to be a part of the agenda for a funky little conference in Omaha called the Hip and Sage Consultant Conference.  It was hosted by the Omaha Chapter of the ODN and was largely attended by people who carry a title with Organizational Development in it and other external OD…

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Profundity
Profundity 150 150 Jason Lauritsen

I feel as though I owe you an apology.  It’s been a couple of weeks since I last posted here to my blog.  And for some reason, I feel guilty about it, even though there are about 8,000 other HR blogs there for the reading.   While I’ve felt as though I should write SOMETHING…

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