Safe HR Topics for Troubled Times

Unless you’re living in a cave, you are up-to-speed on all the latest problems in the world. From the bombings in Baghdad to gun violence in America, there doesn’t seem… Get the Rest

Laurie Ruettimann talks Career Coaching

When someone is depressed and asks me for career coaching, I send ’em to colleagues who are patient and know how to give guidance with the right touch. That’s

Finding “Fit” in Your Life

My friend, Jason Seiden, is a good man. He recently said, "In 2016, I'm finding that if something in my life doesn't fit a little bit, it doesn't fit

Laurie Ruettimann says Work-Life Balance Starts At The Beach

Now that it’s summertime, I’m back at the beach. From now until Labor Day, I’ll be at the beach at least once a week. I’ll wake up at the

Develop Your HR Philosophy

I'm a natural cynic, which means that I don't buy the hype around anything from pony rides to human resources conferences. If people are having fun, I'm skeptical. There's

Laurie Ruettimann says HR Should Deliver Value and Build Trust

Lots of HR professionals want to know how to deliver value and build trust in organizations. (Like there’s a ten-step plan for being a better human being, too. Whatever.) People

Have You Heard of Unit Testing in HR?

I have a friend named Shane Gray. He's awesome. I'm not a technical person, but he introduced me to the concept of unit testing. Do you know anything about

Laurie Ruettimann talks Sales and HR

Do you guys know the Gaping Void cartoon? It’s sort of like The Oatmeal and Savage Chickens except that it was early to the internet. The humor is reminiscent

Good Design in HR Tech

HR technologists have recently jumped on the bandwagon of good design, which is awesome. It's about time. What is good design? Dieter Rams offered ten principles for good design,

Laurie Ruettimann says Self-Handicapping Makes You Lame

I am guilty of self-handicapping. I don’t want to try too hard or raise expectations too much. I want people to think I’m smart and accomplished. If I