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. When… Get the Rest


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,


SHRM Annual Conference Summary #SHRM14

ORLANDO, Florida, June 24 -- This is cub reporter Laurie Ruettimann reporting live from the 2014 SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition. My beat is the world. My story is

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Laurie Ruettimann says Download My New E-Book, “I Am HR.”

I wrote a new e-book. It is called, I Am HR: 5 Strategic Ways to Break Stereotypes and Reclaim HR. You will love this book. It’s the first time anyone

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Laurie Ruettimann says Check Out The 8 Man Rotation: The 2013 Season

A few years ago, Billy Beane hit the HR speaking circuit. For dudes who like baseball, this was a big deal; however, I can’t get excited about anything related to the Oakland


The Best HR Pros Are Self-Directed

You know what kills HR? A lack of self-direction. At Kemper Insurance, I was promoted from a recruiter to a regional HR manager. I had to lay off several hundred

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Laurie Ruettimann talks Free Will

It’s no secret that HR ladies are addicted to Diet Coke. My friend, Jennifer McClure, is no exception. She is one of those women with an emotional, passionate attachment to