Coworkers

Coworking with Adam DeRose

Senior reporter at HR Brew
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Adam DeRose

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This week’s Coworking spotlights HR Brew’s new senior reporter, Adam DeRose, who joined Morning Brew earlier this month after spending five years producing videos at The Hill. Feel free to say hello as he gets settled.

What are you most interested in exploring as you begin reporting on the HR industry? I’m excited to explore the intersection of human resources and the changing workplace. Company culture and culture culture have been colliding these last few years as we collectively deal with the pandemic and social movements. It’ll be fun to cover how (some) businesses handle and adapt to those shifts.

What’s the most interesting interaction you’ve had with an HR person? You might be surprised how many interactions I have had with HR people related to the capital R in my last name. Seeing “Derose” on official documents gives me the shivers.

What emerging HR trend or technology are you excited about? I keep seeing and hearing about this four-day workweek. It’s probably not a hot take thinking that it would be nice to experience a perma three-day weekend, but it’s also an interesting reevaluation of employee productivity norms as we continue to learn more about the value of rest when it comes to business.

What’s the best book you’ve read in the past year? Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi. I love multigenerational family sagas, and this one was masterfully written. The storytelling of each chapter was so punctuated, it was almost a collection of short stories.

What’s something you want readers to know about your life outside being a reporter? I’m a pretty big Survivor fan. Survivor is so much more than a reality TV show about castaways on a remote island in the Pacific. Each season is a riveting nonreplicable experiment about people and social politics. Survivor has staying power because it continues to change and evolve with the times. I watch it every Wednesday night.

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HR is challenging. HR news doesn’t have to be.

HR Brew keeps you effective in the fast-changing business environment.