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Laurie Ruettimann asks Why Do HR People Have Back Pain?

You probably have back pain. I don’t know math, but it feels like 100% of the people who work in HR have back pain. What’s up with you people? (Yes,… Get the Rest


Business Travel Will Expand Your Horizons

I'm about to visit Havana on a cultural exchange mission. America is sending over some of its best and brightest HR leaders to talk about staffing, workplace issues,

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Laurie Ruettimann explains The Mending Pile Of Your Life

I pulled my husband’s favorite shirt out of the dryer, and it had a big hole in the armpit. I said, “Looks like this shirt needs to go into

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Laurie Ruettimann explains How To Say Yes

I’m not a big fan of people who say yes to life. Those are the people who eventually throw themselves onto oncoming traffic because life said no to them. But

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I Miss ERE Media

The world of HR blogging is messy, and the streets of the HR social world are littered with the decaying bodies of failed websites, broken media partnerships, and

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Laurie Ruettimann says Open Office Environments Suck and HR Knows This

About a year ago, a former HR colleague called me in a panic. She was asked to help design a new office layout. Nobody would have offices or


HR Can Fix the “Two Americas”

I was a John Edwards fan back in the day when he got fancy haircuts but wasn't known for cheating on his wife during her cancer treatments. Edwards believed

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They Say That HR and Politics Don’t Mix

They say that HR and politics don’t mix. That might be true. Before I took my hiatus, a friend offered unsolicited feedback. The Presidential elections are heating up in

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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.

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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.