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Work-Life Balance is a Human Resources Imperative

Earlier this year, I told you that a job in human resources gives you all kinds of flexibility and balance. Most of you thought I was a liar. Then I… Get the Rest

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You Deserve an HR Sabbatical

There is an alternate universe where human resources professionals are revered as workforce leaders. They are offered paid leave every seven years to learn more about their industry.

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Straight to Hell Book Review

I just finished reading Straight to Hell: True Tales of Deviance, Debauchery, and Billion-Dollar Deals. The author, John LeFevre, has enjoyed a distinguished career in international finance (per his

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Laurie Ruettimann says Life Is Clickbait

Sometimes people complain that my blog has clickbait on it. “You roped me in under X and then told me about Y.” Smart bloggers who monetize their online presence know

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Everybody Hates You: Welcome to Working in Human Resources

What would you do if everybody hated you? Well, everybody does hate you if you work in human resources. * Employees hate you for being an administrative obstacle. What? They

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Laurie Ruettimann says The LinkedIn HR Hackathon Is a Joke

I’ve been blogging about human resources, in one capacity or another, since 2004. While I’m the first to indict human resources for its stupid behaviors, I also serve

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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

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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

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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

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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