TLNT Webinar

Can HR Fix People? (A Questioning Authority Series Webinar)

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TLNT’s Questioning Authority is a new series that challenges leading thinking by talking to leading thinkers. This webinar is part of the current QA volume: Fixing Your Workplace Will Not Fix Your Workforce. Click here to learn more about Questioning Authority.


Questioning Authority With Laurie Ruettimann

What’s the difference between fixing your workplace and fixing your workforce? The answer is that HR can only do one of the above. Unfortunately, it often tries to do both.

So which should HR professionals focus on? Laurie Ruettimann offers an uncomfortable but critically important answer. A former HR practitioner turned consultant, writer, speaker, and career coach, Laurie will explain what HR should — and shouldn’t — do to improve the employee experience. In her upcoming book, Betting on You: How to Put Yourself First and (Finally) Take Control of Your Career, she draws on her own experience as an unhappy HR lady to impart insights to help others improve their personal and professional lives.

Laurie’s insights have deep implications for all HR professionals. This webinar will steer clear of the usual B.S. platitudes you’ve seen elsewhere to explain:

  • Why workers will always ignore, circumvent, and undermine what you do
  • How to implement policies and practices that will have real impact, not simply live in an employee handbook that no one will read
  • How to use a pre-mortem (a what? Laurie will explain!) to better manage your talent initiatives
  • How to ditch old notions of what HR should focus on to reveal a more modern approach to your job

Join Laurie and TLNT editor Vadim Liberman for an interactive discussion (bring your questions, comments, and debate points!) to help you figure out whether HR can fix people (hint: it can’t) and how you can have a positive impact in your workplace.

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Laurie Ruettimann

Laurie Ruettimann is a former human resources leader turned writer, entrepreneur, and speaker. CNN recognized her as one of the top five career advisors in the United States, and her work has been featured on NPR, The New YorkerUSA TodayThe Wall Street Journal, and Vox. She frequently delivers keynote speeches at business and management events around the world and hosts the popular podcast Punk Rock HR. She lives with her husband and cats in Raleigh, North Carolina.