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Laurie Ruettimann explains HR Famous

Seth Godin just wrote an article about the importance of being well known in your industry. The piece is called Famous to the Family, and it shamelessly steals from concepts around market… Get the Rest


HR Initiatives Fall Apart in the Middle

Your CEO loves HR. He is your number one fan. When it comes to initiatives such as performance management and wellness, he believes in your ideas. He knows

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Laurie Ruettimann talks Review Of The 2014 HR Technology Conference & Expo

I am just back from the 17th Annual HR Technology Conference and Expo. I think it was the best one yet. It was a supportive environment for women. Very rarely do


Breast Cancer Awareness Month and HR

Did you know that Betty Ford had a mastectomy in 1974 and was one of the first women in America to speak openly about her illness and recovery?

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Laurie Ruettimann explains How I Do #HRTechConf

Every year, I attend the annual HR Technology Conference & Expo. People ask me about what parties I’m attending. This year, my answer is simple. “I don’t know.” At the

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Laurie Ruettimann says Do Your Job

Years ago, my mom had regular meltdowns (like any mom) while trying to raise four kids. She would say, “If everybody would just do their jobs around here,

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Laurie Ruettimann remembers Claudia Martinez

Every year, I participate in the 2996 Project. We remember the victims of 9/11 through tributes on our blogs. I was asked to write about Claudia Martinez Foster. I have been doing



We have three generations of "women leaders" in the workforce right now. The first wave is old school. They established businesses and made money while raising kids and managing households. Of


The Wu-Tang Clan of HR: An Inclusive, Hip Voice Isn’t Always Inclusive

A few months ago, a reader reached out to me with a big concern. She's African American with a strong background in IT, and she felt that far

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Laurie Ruettimann talks Fast Food And Branding

I just read an article called,Customers in Their 20s and 30s Are Defecting to Fast-Casual Restaurants Like Chipotle, Five Guys. First of all, people in their 20s and 30s are part