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Safe HR Topics for Troubled Times

Unless you’re living in a cave, you are up-to-speed on all the latest problems in the world. From the bombings in Baghdad to gun violence in America, there doesn’t seem… Get the Rest

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Laurie Ruettimann talks Career Coaching

When someone is depressed and asks me for career coaching, I send ’em to colleagues who are patient and know how to give guidance with the right touch. That’s

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Finding “Fit” in Your Life

My friend, Jason Seiden, is a good man. He recently said, "In 2016, I'm finding that if something in my life doesn't fit a little bit, it doesn't fit

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Develop Your HR Philosophy

I'm a natural cynic, which means that I don't buy the hype around anything from pony rides to human resources conferences. If people are having fun, I'm skeptical. There's

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Have You Heard of Unit Testing in HR?

I have a friend named Shane Gray. He's awesome. I'm not a technical person, but he introduced me to the concept of unit testing. Do you know anything about

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Laurie Ruettimann talks Sales and HR

Do you guys know the Gaping Void cartoon? It’s sort of like The Oatmeal and Savage Chickens except that it was early to the internet. The humor is reminiscent

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Good Design in HR Tech

HR technologists have recently jumped on the bandwagon of good design, which is awesome. It's about time. What is good design? Dieter Rams offered ten principles for good design,

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Laurie Ruettimann says Self-Handicapping Makes You Lame

I am guilty of self-handicapping. I don’t want to try too hard or raise expectations too much. I want people to think I’m smart and accomplished. If I

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Coasting Through Your HR Career

FOT Note: This post comes straight out of the FOT vault. Every now and then, we like to re-run golden nuggets of insight to keep the message alive.

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HR Seems to Operate at the Speed of Slow

I have several friends with gifted and talented kids who are also spaced out, distracted and slow. In some cases, there are clinical reasons why these children can't grasp