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Laurie Ruettimann talks Employee Engagment and Women

My friend, Don MacPherson, is awesome. Don is the founder and president of a company called Modern Survey – but who cares about his job? I count my blessings that our paths crossed back… Get the Rest


On Privilege

I just read a great book called Bad Feminist: Essays. Written by Roxane Gay---writer, blogger, professor, feminist---she explores all sorts of funny and interesting stuff from feminism to dating

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Laurie Ruettimann says Feedback Is A Gift Unless It’s From Someone You Know

Years ago, I went on a few dates with a guy from Kankakee, IL. That’s all he talked about. - “Back in Kankakee …” - “My friends in Kankakee …” - “That’s

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Laurie Ruettimann talks Summer Book Recommendations

I want to thank everyone for buying and reading my book. I really want to say, “No, it’s a shitty e-book about HR. It’s a small thing. Unimportant. I am


The CYA Report E65: Job Seeker Behavior – Decoded [PODCAST]

Welcome to The CYA Report, Ep. 65! On today’s show we have Tara Sinclair, Associate Professor of Economics and International Affairs at George Washington University and Economist at, on Job


Predictive Analytics, Politics and HR

I am one of those Americans who doesn't feel fully represented by a political party. I like guns, but I think you are too stupid to own a gun.


Kris Dunn and Laurie Ruettimann Talk Startup HR in the Wall Street Journal

Two words can make a startup executive's eyes glaze over faster than any others: human resources. Yet startups in particular need to be prepared for personnel crises that can

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Laurie Ruettimann dives into Emotional Blind Spots

Sometimes I am afraid that I might be the last to know. The last to know what? I dunno. Nothing in particular. Everything. My fear of being the last to


Recruiting and Logical Fallacies

I am not a betting woman, but your hiring process is probably full of logical fallacies. You might look at a resume for 6 seconds, see that someone has

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Laurie Ruettimann says You’re Not Southern: Behavioral and Accent Mimicry

I am just back from SHRM14 where I spent time with HR professionals from South Dakota, Indiana and Wisconsin who developed a southern accent from spending three days in Florida. Like, uh,