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Laurie Ruettimann explains What It Means To Be Disruptive and Innovative

So you want to be disruptive and innovative, eh? You fools. I’m barely disruptive, but when I write something different, people say things like: 1. Oh, Laurie! 2. Isn’t she… Get the Rest

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Laurie Ruettimann talks Veterans Day

What is your company doing for Veterans Day? Whatever it is, put those plans on hold. The best thing you can do is hire a veteran. The second best thing

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Laurie Ruettimann says Company Culture Is A Myth

For years, I’ve been saying that your company doesn’t have a culture. You are incorrectly applying the word “culture” to a group of people who behave a certain way

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Laurie Ruettimann explains HR Famous

Seth Godin just wrote an article about the importance of being well known in your industry. The piece is called Famous to the Family, and it shamelessly steals from concepts

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HR Initiatives Fall Apart in the Middle

Your CEO loves HR. He is your number one fan. When it comes to initiatives such as performance management and wellness, he believes in your ideas. He knows

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Laurie Ruettimann talks Review Of The 2014 HR Technology Conference & Expo

I am just back from the 17th Annual HR Technology Conference and Expo. I think it was the best one yet. It was a supportive environment for women. Very rarely do

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month and HR

Did you know that Betty Ford had a mastectomy in 1974 and was one of the first women in America to speak openly about her illness and recovery?

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Laurie Ruettimann explains How I Do #HRTechConf

Every year, I attend the annual HR Technology Conference & Expo. People ask me about what parties I’m attending. This year, my answer is simple. “I don’t know.” At the

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Laurie Ruettimann says Do Your Job

Years ago, my mom had regular meltdowns (like any mom) while trying to raise four kids. She would say, “If everybody would just do their jobs around here,

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Laurie Ruettimann remembers Claudia Martinez

Every year, I participate in the 2996 Project. We remember the victims of 9/11 through tributes on our blogs. I was asked to write about Claudia Martinez Foster. I have been doing