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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 too many… Get the Rest

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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

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Laurie Ruettimann talks Employee Engagment and Women

My friend, Don MacPherson, is awesome. Don is the founder and president of a company called Modern Survey – but who cares about his job? I count my blessings that our paths crossed back

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On Privilege

I just read a great book called Bad Feminist: Essays. Written by Roxane Gay---writer, blogger, professor, feminist---she explores all sorts of funny and interesting stuff from feminism to dating

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Laurie Ruettimann says Feedback Is A Gift Unless It’s From Someone You Know

Years ago, I went on a few dates with a guy from Kankakee, IL. That’s all he talked about. - “Back in Kankakee …” - “My friends in Kankakee …” - “That’s

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Laurie Ruettimann talks Summer Book Recommendations

I want to thank everyone for buying and reading my book. I really want to say, “No, it’s a shitty e-book about HR. It’s a small thing. Unimportant. I am

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Predictive Analytics, Politics and HR

I am one of those Americans who doesn't feel fully represented by a political party. I like guns, but I think you are too stupid to own a gun.

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Laurie Ruettimann dives into Emotional Blind Spots

Sometimes I am afraid that I might be the last to know. The last to know what? I dunno. Nothing in particular. Everything. My fear of being the last to

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Recruiting and Logical Fallacies

I am not a betting woman, but your hiring process is probably full of logical fallacies. You might look at a resume for 6 seconds, see that someone has

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Laurie Ruettimann says You’re Not Southern: Behavioral and Accent Mimicry

I am just back from SHRM14 where I spent time with HR professionals from South Dakota, Indiana and Wisconsin who developed a southern accent from spending three days in Florida. Like, uh,