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H-1B Visas: Less Sexy Than An IRS Audit

I didn’t know that the immigration system in American is broken because I am clueless. I live in Raleigh, and my husband works in the Research Triangle Park. When you… Get the Rest


Improve Your HR Communication Skills

I'm a full-time writer, and I've been helping HR leaders and HR technology vendors communicate more effectively for many years. It's the favorite part of my job. I

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Laurie Ruettimann explains how to Monetize Your Blog in 2016

Here’s the model for monetizing your blog in 2016. First, you need to write. Under your name. With the dot com. Anything else is a waste of time. If


I’m Trying To Talk My Brother Into Working In HR

I'm trying to talk my little brother into working in HR. I know, I know. It's a horrible idea for a million reasons. Wait, it's not a terrible idea. He

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Laurie Ruettimann talks Performance Review Season

It’s performance review season. Many of you in Corporate America are about to receive an annual overview of your behaviors and outputs. Then you’ll hear about your raise. Some


It’s SHRM Membership Renewal Time!

Hey, everybody. It's SHRM membership renewal time! I just renewed my SHRM membership solely because I like Steve Browne, a newly coronated elected board member. My membership lapsed back in


Business Travel Will Expand Your Horizons

I'm about to visit Havana on a cultural exchange mission. America is sending over some of its best and brightest HR leaders to talk about staffing, workplace issues,

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VIDEO: Laurie Ruettimann on Does Your C-Suite Care About Onboarding?

On this episode of "No Scrubs," two of my personal favorite HR personalities are talking shop related to the undying passion your C-Suite has for your company's onboarding process... or not. Dawn Burke follows

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I Miss ERE Media

The world of HR blogging is messy, and the streets of the HR social world are littered with the decaying bodies of failed websites, broken media partnerships, and

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You Deserve an HR Sabbatical

There is an alternate universe where human resources professionals are revered as workforce leaders. They are offered paid leave every seven years to learn more about their industry.