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Laurie Ruettimann talks Sales and HR

Do you guys know the Gaping Void cartoon? It’s sort of like The Oatmeal and Savage Chickens except that it was early to the internet. The humor is reminiscent of Catbert… Get the Rest


Good Design in HR Tech

HR technologists have recently jumped on the bandwagon of good design, which is awesome. It's about time. What is good design? Dieter Rams offered ten principles for good design,


Laurie Ruettimann says Self-Handicapping Makes You Lame

I am guilty of self-handicapping. I don’t want to try too hard or raise expectations too much. I want people to think I’m smart and accomplished. If I


Coasting Through Your HR Career

FOT Note: This post comes straight out of the FOT vault. Every now and then, we like to re-run golden nuggets of insight to keep the message alive.


HR Seems to Operate at the Speed of Slow

I have several friends with gifted and talented kids who are also spaced out, distracted and slow. In some cases, there are clinical reasons why these children can't grasp


Daylight Saving Time and HR Drama

If you are an American, you are probably tired. Today is the first Monday of daylight saving time (DST), which allows most of our country to gain an extra

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Laurie Ruettimann talks Girl Develop It

Earlier this year, a friend of mine told me that he teaches a Girl Develop It class in Cincinnati. What’s Girl Develop It? Girl Develop It is a nonprofit organization

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Laurie Ruettimann explains Compassion Fatigue in HR

I have friends who work deep in the trenches of animal rescue groups. They rescue pit bulls from fighting rings. They rehome unwanted cats and move them to

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Regional HR Models Suck

I have been a regional HR leader more times in my life than I care to admit. Early in my career, I was a "regional HR generalist" because I

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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