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Laurie Ruettimann talks Conversations About Employer Branding

Not too long ago, I found myself in the restroom at one of the best companies to work for in America. When I went to wipe myself, the toilet paper disintegrated… Get the Rest

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Laurie Ruettimann talks The Busy Trap, Revisited

One of the most important things I’ve ever read in my life is a short essay called “The Busy Trap” by Tim Kreider. (Have you read it? Read it


Deloitte Wants to Take Your HR Job

I'm not a conspiracy theorist, but Deloitte wants to take your job. Do you hear me? No? Well, very few people are listening to me because I sound crazy.

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Laurie Ruettimann says Rob Lowe Wants You To #WorkHuman

There was a moment in 1992 when my dad forced me to watch ten minutes of a Tony Robbins video. I know he thought it would be helpful,


Calling the 2016 Presidential Election for HR!

Last week, I spoke with HR and recruiting professionals in Omaha. Have you been there? It's nice---if you like chain restaurants, which I do. Give me sweet potato fries and some

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Laurie Ruettimann claims Not Everybody Is A Little Bit Irish

It’s been said that everybody in America is a little bit Irish on St. Patrick’s Day. Is your name Rajeev Motwani and were you born in Philly? Are you

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Laurie Ruettimann discusses Great HR: Brave, Bold, Curious and Relatable

I’ve been telling HR professionals to be brave, bold and curious since 2007. I learned that from Oprah, and by now, those words have no meaning. “Be brave? In


HR Lessons From The Daily Show

Jon Stewart recently announced that he is retiring from The Daily Show. I learned this news on Facebook from my cousin Katie, who also gave me the flu

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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,


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