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H-1B Visas: Less Sexy Than An IRS Audit

I didn’t know that the immigration system in American is broken because I am clueless. I live in Raleigh, and my husband works in the Research Triangle Park. When you… Get the Rest


Improve Your HR Communication Skills

I'm a full-time writer, and I've been helping HR leaders and HR technology vendors communicate more effectively for many years. It's the favorite part of my job. I

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Laurie Ruettimann says The Internet Has Been Good To Me

I’m missing a tweet-up in Raleigh, tonight. I’m bummed. I have to work. By working, I mean that I have to go to another town and talk about

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Laurie Ruettimann explains how to Monetize Your Blog in 2016

Here’s the model for monetizing your blog in 2016. First, you need to write. Under your name. With the dot com. Anything else is a waste of time. If


I’m Trying To Talk My Brother Into Working In HR

I'm trying to talk my little brother into working in HR. I know, I know. It's a horrible idea for a million reasons. Wait, it's not a terrible idea. He

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Laurie Ruettimann talks Performance Review Season

It’s performance review season. Many of you in Corporate America are about to receive an annual overview of your behaviors and outputs. Then you’ll hear about your raise. Some


It’s SHRM Membership Renewal Time!

Hey, everybody. It's SHRM membership renewal time! I just renewed my SHRM membership solely because I like Steve Browne, a newly coronated elected board member. My membership lapsed back in

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Laurie Ruettimann talks Recycled Year-End HR and Recruiting Advice

There is no new art. (Some artist said that, and it’s true.) There is a blank canvas — a sheet of paper, quiet instrument, an un-graffitied wall — and then


Today is #GivingTuesday

Remember how you ate a bunch of food last week and then went out and bought a bunch of junk for family members who don't love you during

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Laurie Ruettimann asks Why Do HR People Have Back Pain?

You probably have back pain. I don’t know math, but it feels like 100% of the people who work in HR have back pain. What’s up with you people?