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Jason Lauritsen

Jason Lauritsen

Recovering corporate HR exec and workplace culture geek, Jason Lauritsen is Quantum Workplace’s Director of Client Success. Keynote speaker and writer, Jason has been featured on the SHRM Blog, DriveThru HR, ERE Media, and HR Examiner. He is also the taller half of the dynamic speaking duo Talent Anarchy.

Articles by Jason Lauritsen

How to Move Past Your Outdated Performance Appraisal

6.27.18 by Jason Lauritsen


Traditional, scored performance appraisals are bad. There is really no debating this.


Despite all the clear evidence that this practice is fatally flawed, most companies continue using this method, leaving their employees and managers to suffer from HR’s version of Chinese water torture.



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Bring ‘Open Source’ to HR: An Interview With Lars Schmidt

3.24.16 by Jason Lauritsen

Several years ago, I had the opportunity to meet Lars Schmidt at an HR conference where we were both speaking. At the time, Lars was leading the Talent Acquisition and Innovation efforts for NPR where he was doing some really amazing work.

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Fantasy Football at Work is Good for Business

9.2.15 by Jason Lauritsen

It’s that time of year when many of us go football crazy. And, as the on September 10, so too does the fantasy football season for some 33 million people.


As a reformed corporate HR leader, I know there are conversations happening in board rooms and HR offices everywhere about how to minimize...

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Growth, Discomfort, and the Workplace: Life Lessons From the Marine Corps

8.6.15 by Jason Lauritsen

Making small talk has been pretty easy for me lately. When someone says to me, “What’s new with you?” I say, “Well, we just sent our oldest son off to Marine Corps boot camp.” Pretty easy to have a conversation from there. It has been and continues to be a roller coaster. There’s pride, concern,...

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Wages Win Workplace Madness! What Does This Mean for Employee Engagement?

4.6.15 by Jason Lauritsen
Research & Trends,

The wait is over. Today we’re revealing the ultimate champion in our Workplace Awesomeness Bracket Challenge. In a close matchup, above average wages was declared the ultimate champion out of 32 possible choices. This means that out of the 1,300 employees who completed the survey, above-average...

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Your Policy Manual Is Evil

6.25.14 by Jason Lauritsen

Try this logic on with me.


If anything that makes a person feel worthless or of less value is evil (and perhaps you aren’t as dramatic as I am, so you can just say “bad”). And if many of the policies written in your handbook assume employees are some combination of incompetent or idiotic...

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