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Laurie Ruettimann talks Webinars, Snow, and the LFR Conference

I am breaking into my regularly scheduled blog post to tell you that this winter sucks, and I’m suffering from BWD — beach withdrawal disorder. As you read this, I… Get the Rest


Win the War for Talent: Double Down on Benefits

If you haven't heard, we are in a war for talent. I spend my time with recruiters and HR professionals who don't know how to compete with big

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Laurie Ruettimann says The First Rule of Content Marketing: Ask Me, Ask Me, Ask Me

Just a few days ago, I mentioned that I’m not a big fan of influence lists. Then a reader sent me a copy of an email where I’m listed as an

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Laurie Ruettiman talks Inspiring Speakers For HR Leaders To Know

I listen to lots of complaints from the HR community about local and state HR conferences. State chapters and councils don’t offer keynote inspiring speakers who have relevant and

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Laurie Ruettimann talks Non-Traditional HR Jobs: The Learning and Development Landscape

I don’t hang out with many HR people, these days. When I tell them about the time and money spent on training and developing the modern workforce, they


The Soft, Sloppy State of HR Technology

My good friend William Tincup recently asked if I was excited about any HR software on the market. Yeah, uh, not so much. I'm on record saying that company

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Laurie Ruettimann describes The Woman Who Doesn’t Help Other Women

We all know women who don’t help other women. I use some of these women as examples during coaching sessions. With great specificity, I talk about dysfunctional professional behaviors and wrecked work-relationships.


Ladies, Bring Your Diet Pills: SHRM15 and Dr. Oz

Every year, the Society for Human Resource Management has an annual conference. They choose speakers who have something to say about work, money, power, and politics. One year, SHRM invited Condoleezza

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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

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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