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Laurie Ruettimann talks Non-Traditional HR Jobs: The Learning and Development Landscape

I don’t hang out with many HR people, these days. When I tell them about the time and money spent on training and developing the modern workforce, they don’t believe… Get the Rest


The Soft, Sloppy State of HR Technology

My good friend William Tincup recently asked if I was excited about any HR software on the market. Yeah, uh, not so much. I'm on record saying that company

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Laurie Ruettimann describes The Woman Who Doesn’t Help Other Women

We all know women who don’t help other women. I use some of these women as examples during coaching sessions. With great specificity, I talk about dysfunctional professional behaviors and wrecked work-relationships.


Ladies, Bring Your Diet Pills: SHRM15 and Dr. Oz

Every year, the Society for Human Resource Management has an annual conference. They choose speakers who have something to say about work, money, power, and politics. One year, SHRM invited Condoleezza

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Laurie Ruettimann talks HR Technology Trends in 2015

I just leafed through a report on “HR Technology Trends for 2015″ that made me laugh so hard. Apparently, everything is going So+Lo+Mo … because we live in

HR Books

Great HR Books Are Not Always HR Books

I know you like Dave Ulrich and Daniel Pink, which is fine, but it's no longer 2009. You can learn lessons about human resources from other sources, which

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Laurie Ruettimann talks Holiday Travel and Two Americas

John Edwards was right. There are two Americas. The dividing line could be Ferguson. It could be hunger, poverty or literacy. The line could also be the crazy escalation

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Laurie Ruettimann explains What It Means To Be Disruptive and Innovative

So you want to be disruptive and innovative, eh? You fools. I’m barely disruptive, but when I write something different, people say things like: 1. Oh, Laurie! 2. Isn’t she something? 3.

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Laurie Ruettimann talks Veterans Day

What is your company doing for Veterans Day? Whatever it is, put those plans on hold. The best thing you can do is hire a veteran. The second best thing

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Laurie Ruettimann says Company Culture Is A Myth

For years, I’ve been saying that your company doesn’t have a culture. You are incorrectly applying the word “culture” to a group of people who behave a certain way