Lars Schmidt

Posts by Lars Schmidt

  • 7 Ways HR Looks Different in 2020

    February 13, 2020

    In January 2019, I decided to focus on writing about modern HR and people practices. My aim was to dig into companies and leaders who embrace a more contemporary approach to human resources. What are they doing that’s different? How has the leadership profile changed? Is it making a difference? I interviewed more than 30 people leaders around the world for the...

  • Have We Finally Outgrown HR?

    January 23, 2020

    Not that long ago, I was moderating a panel of chief people officers in San Francisco. The discussion spanned career paths, the future of work, diversity and inclusion, and a host of other topics germane to leading people teams in today’s world of work. One of the more spirited exchanges was during a discussion about the term “human resources” (HR). None of the...

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    3 Mistakes Companies Make When Hiring Their First 100 Employees — and How to Avoid Them

    January 14, 2020

    After spending nearly a decade helping Fortune 500 companies with organization development, Matt Hoffman decided he’d rather work on a smaller scale where he could have an even bigger impact. He’s since helped numerous startups and small businesses to scale their teams, and today supports the growth of venture capital firms in his role as partner and head of...

  • VaynerMedia’s Chief Heart Officer Reveals the Secrets to a ...

    October 3, 2019

    Claude Silver had a great career. As senior vice president at VaynerMedia, she loved her team and had a great relationship with her...

  • How Listening Transformed SurveyMonkey's Employee Benefits ...

    August 29, 2019

    Back in 2017, SurveyMonkey asked employees to weigh in on where the company was falling short of its employee value proposition to be...

  • Why HubSpot Treats Its Culture as a Product — and How That ...

    August 21, 2019

    Several years ago, as HubSpot began to scale, the company’s leadership focused on making sure its growth did not send its culture...