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Straight to Hell Book Review

I just finished reading Straight to Hell: True Tales of Deviance, Debauchery, and Billion-Dollar Deals. The author, John LeFevre, has enjoyed a distinguished career in international finance (per his Amazon… Get the Rest

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Laurie Ruettimann says Life Is Clickbait

Sometimes people complain that my blog has clickbait on it. “You roped me in under X and then told me about Y.” Smart bloggers who monetize their online presence know

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Everybody Hates You: Welcome to Working in Human Resources

What would you do if everybody hated you? Well, everybody does hate you if you work in human resources. * Employees hate you for being an administrative obstacle. What? They

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Laurie Ruettimann says The LinkedIn HR Hackathon Is a Joke

I’ve been blogging about human resources, in one capacity or another, since 2004. While I’m the first to indict human resources for its stupid behaviors, I also serve

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We Need a New Association for Talent Acquisition Pros

I am just home from Las Vegas. My meetings coincided with the SHRM Annual Conference, and I was able to meet human resources leaders from around the world

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Laurie Ruettimann says Business Travelers Are The Biggest Winners

I hate it when business travelers are all like, “The road sucks, man. You go to boring meetings in cities that have no soul. You never get to

huge mistake

You Don’t Know A-Players From Your A-Hole

Lots of buzzwords out there in the new, fast, bold, dynamic, disruptive world of human resources. The one buzzword that's been around for many years? A-players. As in, "I need

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3 Best HR Jobs for Work-Life Balance

HR is a job that, if done right, affords a tremendous amount of work-life balance. I'm not joking. If you lock down your client groups and implement a solid

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Laurie Ruettimann advises What To Do When Someone Cuts You Down

I’m speaking at the 2015 Skillsoft Perspectives conference on Wednesday. I’ll be up on stage with a bunch of experts talking about talent analytics. A colleague of mine asked,

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Doubling-Down on “Pretty Okay” Human Resources Leaders

Dave Ulrich has six competencies that define the modern human resources professional. Josh Bersin is out on the internet postulating a theory that he calls "Bold HR." I have