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Laurie Ruettimann remembers Claudia Martinez

Every year, I participate in the 2996 Project. We remember the victims of 9/11 through tributes on our blogs. I was asked to write about Claudia Martinez Foster. I have been doing this… Get the Rest

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On #GIRLBOSS

We have three generations of "women leaders" in the workforce right now. The first wave is old school. They established businesses and made money while raising kids and managing households. Of

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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

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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