Employee Communications: It’s Not Enough to Update People

Are you a human resources professional who toils over plan documents, cafeteria posters, email campaigns—and even schedules tweets—with the hope that employees will feel empowered, consulted and informed? I have… Get the Rest


Open Office Floor Plans Exist Because You Can’t Be Trusted

I have listened to many smart and sensible people debate the merits and drawbacks of open office plans. Some people believe that an open office environment will create better


Coasting Through Your HR Career

There is only one HR Director at your company. She is in her late 40s, has worked there for nearly 20 years, and she’s not budging. What do you

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Do Your Best

I recently sat through a lecture from a colleague of mine who is vegan. She doesn't drink milkshakes, doesn't eat omelets, and she won't wear leather. "Cows don't drink


Access Denied: The Trouble With Coordinating Interviews

Years ago, I worked with a kick-ass HR manager named Megan. She was passionate about her job and held an MBA from an esteemed university. Meg loved everything

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Laurie Ruettimann on Deleting Your Social Footprint: Facebook 101

I read an article on Business Insider about deleting your Facebook Timeline, and I thought, “I’m smart. Job seekers might want to know more about this. I should give this a


R. Kelly and Eccentric Employee Relations Issues

In case you haven't heard, we are right in the middle of my birthday week. (That's right. I am one of those adult women who demand an entire week.

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Laurie Ruettimann searches for America’s Next Top HR Lady

Years ago, I quit working in human resources. My main goal? I wanted to reform the image of HR. I started a blog, and I went out in the


Marriage Advice from Two Narcissistic HR Bloggers

It's the end of the year, and I want to acknowledge one major event in 2013: The Supreme Court struck down parts of DOMA! Currently, 15 American states recognized marriage

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Laurie Ruettimann lets you in on the 6 Characteristics of Great HR Tech Companies

I am tough on many HR tech companies who are lazy, dismissive and show no love for their customers; however, I do think there are incredible companies out there