Laurie Ruettimann Discusses Autonomy and Power in HR

Employee engagement numbers are low all over the world, and sometimes I think HR professionals forget that they’re employees, too. Work sucks for them as much as it sucks for… Get the Rest

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Are You Earning Your HR Badges?

A friend of mine, and a true friend of HR, recently posted on Facebook that he received a mentorship badge. That friend was Steve Browne (AKA - @sbrowneHR –

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Should You Fire Social Media Trolls?

What Are Trolls? Internet trolls are an abundant and unfortunate byproduct of the internet's unlimited amounts of communication and anonymity. In the early days of the internet, trolls were limited to message

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Your HR Career Toolkit

I've never met an HR pro who isn't looking for a toolkit to facilitate personal or professional change. Whether it's a seven-part coaching curriculum or a facilitated day of

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Why Innovation Requires Rules

When you hear the word innovation most people think, new, groundbreaking, disruptive, interesting, free-form. The word doesn’t evoke images of strict processes and rules. Yet my experience working

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How to Beat Weak Hiring Managers When You Interview

If you're like me, you've routinely got friends, family and colleagues asking you for career advice.  When it comes to the topic of interviewing, I'm on record as

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Ask Your Team Why You Suck – The Next Great HR Technique

Sometimes the universe has a way of conspiring to bring you what you need when you need it. I know some of you are thinking the universe did exactly

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Writer’s Block. Six-Year-Olds. And Truth.

Be forewarned.  I am experiencing writer's block.  It's so bad, I just poured myself a glass of bubbly and then proceeded to leave it in the kitchen. Which meant

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The Unbelievable Freedom In Changing Your Mind

"I traded fame for love without a second thought It all became a silly a game some things cannot be bought; I got exactly what I asked for, wanted it

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Here’s Why Life — and HR — Is So Very Different in the Aloha State

HONOLULU -- It's been 20 years since I've been in Hawaii, but the moment I arrived back in Honolulu last week, it felt like I had never left. My connection