new association

We Need a New Association for Talent Acquisition Pros

I am just home from Las Vegas. My meetings coincided with the SHRM Annual Conference, and I was able to meet human resources leaders from around the world who talked… Get the Rest

Laurie - first post

Laurie Ruettimann asks How Many Companies Pay People Less?

Ever since I entered the workforce as a kid, owners have been trying to find a way to pay people less. I don’t mean cutting salaries. Paying people less

Laurie - first post

Laurie Ruettimann says Business Travelers Are The Biggest Winners

I hate it when business travelers are all like, “The road sucks, man. You go to boring meetings in cities that have no soul. You never get to

huge mistake

You Don’t Know A-Players From Your A-Hole

Lots of buzzwords out there in the new, fast, bold, dynamic, disruptive world of human resources. The one buzzword that's been around for many years? A-players. As in, "I need


3 Best HR Jobs for Work-Life Balance

HR is a job that, if done right, affords a tremendous amount of work-life balance. I'm not joking. If you lock down your client groups and implement a solid

Laurie - first post

Laurie Ruettimann advises What To Do When Someone Cuts You Down

I’m speaking at the 2015 Skillsoft Perspectives conference on Wednesday. I’ll be up on stage with a bunch of experts talking about talent analytics. A colleague of mine asked,

bold HR

Doubling-Down on “Pretty Okay” Human Resources Leaders

Dave Ulrich has six competencies that define the modern human resources professional. Josh Bersin is out on the internet postulating a theory that he calls "Bold HR." I have

Laurie - first post

Laurie Ruettimann says Feedback Is Not Always A Gift

A few years ago, I retired my blog because I wanted to write under my name. More importantly, I wanted to see if I could branch out beyond

Laurie - first post

Laurie Ruettimann says HR Should Think Like A Designer

I have some friends who are just back from Carowinds. They rode the new Fury 325 roller coaster. It seems insane and scary. (It’s also been stuck a few times.

book review

The Rise of HR Book Review

I was lucky enough to get a free and advanced copy of The Rise of HR: Wisdom from 73 Thought Leaders. Actually, I have two copies. One for me