Calling the 2016 Presidential Election for HR!

Laurie Ruettimann Audacious Ideas, HR, Labor, Laurie Ruettimann

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 good customer service, and I’m a happy gal on the road. So I was in Omaha, last week, seated at the bar of a chain restaurant when some dude looked at …

Ladies, Bring Your Diet Pills: SHRM15 and Dr. Oz

Laurie Ruettimann Bad HR, Laurie Ruettimann, Performance, Seat at the Table, SHRM, The HR Profession

Every year, the Society for Human Resource Management has an annual conference. They choose speakers who have something to say about work, money, power, and politics. One year, SHRM invited Condoleezza Rice to speak. It’s an interesting choice because Rice grew up in Birmingham. She discussed how she overcame institutional racism to achieve some amazing goals in life. She didn’t discuss the …

Headline #SHRM13 – Hillary Says Don’t Pay Attention

Paul Hebert HR, Organizational Development, Paul Hebert, SHRM

Well… not really. What Ms. Clinton said – I surmised from the twitter stream because my flight was delayed and I couldn’t make it to her chat – was “follow the trend lines not the headlines.”  It must have resonated with a few folks because I saw it retweeted quite a bit.  That is a very, very important statement. However, …