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Laurie Ruettimann talks HR Technology Trends in 2015

I just leafed through a report on “HR Technology Trends for 2015″ that made me laugh so hard. Apparently, everything is going So+Lo+Mo … because we live in an episode… Get the Rest

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Great HR Books Are Not Always HR Books

I know you like Dave Ulrich and Daniel Pink, which is fine, but it's no longer 2009. You can learn lessons about human resources from other sources, which

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Laurie Ruettimann talks Holiday Travel and Two Americas

John Edwards was right. There are two Americas. The dividing line could be Ferguson. It could be hunger, poverty or literacy. The line could also be the crazy escalation

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Laurie Ruettimann explains What It Means To Be Disruptive and Innovative

So you want to be disruptive and innovative, eh? You fools. I’m barely disruptive, but when I write something different, people say things like: 1. Oh, Laurie! 2. Isn’t she something? 3.

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Laurie Ruettimann talks Veterans Day

What is your company doing for Veterans Day? Whatever it is, put those plans on hold. The best thing you can do is hire a veteran. The second best thing

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Laurie Ruettimann says Company Culture Is A Myth

For years, I’ve been saying that your company doesn’t have a culture. You are incorrectly applying the word “culture” to a group of people who behave a certain way

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Laurie Ruettimann explains HR Famous

Seth Godin just wrote an article about the importance of being well known in your industry. The piece is called Famous to the Family, and it shamelessly steals from concepts


HR Initiatives Fall Apart in the Middle

Your CEO loves HR. He is your number one fan. When it comes to initiatives such as performance management and wellness, he believes in your ideas. He knows

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Laurie Ruettimann talks Review Of The 2014 HR Technology Conference & Expo

I am just back from the 17th Annual HR Technology Conference and Expo. I think it was the best one yet. It was a supportive environment for women. Very rarely do


Breast Cancer Awareness Month and HR

Did you know that Betty Ford had a mastectomy in 1974 and was one of the first women in America to speak openly about her illness and recovery?