Improve Your HR Communication Skills

Laurie Ruettimann Communication, Employee Communications, HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, Laurie Ruettimann, Learning

I’m a full-time writer, and I’ve been helping HR leaders and HR technology vendors communicate more effectively for many years. It’s the favorite part of my job. I love rethinking the way we interact with one another, and I want to share my advice with you. First of all, most of us mistakenly feel we have good communication skills. If …

I’m Trying To Talk My Brother Into Working In HR

Laurie Ruettimann Candidate Pool, Good HR, HR, Laurie Ruettimann, Leadership, Recruiting, Talent Strategy

I’m trying to talk my little brother into working in HR. I know, I know. It’s a horrible idea for a million reasons. Wait, it’s not a terrible idea. He just had a baby, and HR offers good work-life balance if you do it correctly and don’t take yourself too seriously, which he doesn’t. There are other reasons why this …

Laurie Ruettimann talks Performance Review Season

Laurie Ruettimann Laurie Ruettimann, Worldwide FOT

It’s performance review season. Many of you in Corporate America are about to receive an annual overview of your behaviors and outputs. Then you’ll hear about your raise. Some of you will be happy. More than a few of you will question the subjective nature of this process and ask questions about how the rating was calculated, how it correlates …

It’s SHRM Membership Renewal Time!

Laurie Ruettimann Laurie Ruettimann, SHRM

Hey, everybody. It’s SHRM membership renewal time! I just renewed my SHRM membership solely because I like Steve Browne, a newly coronated elected board member. My membership lapsed back in 2013 because my employer, LFR LLC, doesn’t reimburse employees for dues. My CEO doesn’t feel like the membership adds a lot of value to our organization, either. But I never …

Business Travel Will Expand Your Horizons

Laurie Ruettimann Audacious Ideas, Business Development, Culture, Employment Law, Labor, Laurie Ruettimann, Learning

I’m about to visit Havana on a cultural exchange mission. America is sending over some of its best and brightest HR leaders to talk about staffing, workplace issues, and labor market concerns. Should be an interesting trip. Cuba wonders why the hell we’re not sending back Beyonce and Jay Z! Americans don’t know Cuba. My in-laws honeymooned in Havana in …

VIDEO: No Scrubs with Laurie Ruettimann – Does Your C-Suite Care About Onboarding?

Dawn Burke Dawn Burke, Driving Productivity, Employee Engagement, Good HR, HR, Laurie Ruettimann, Learning, Learning and Development, Onboarding, Video

On this episode of “No Scrubs,” two of my personal favorite HR personalities are talking shop related to the undying passion your C-Suite has for your company’s onboarding process… or not. Dawn Burke follows up with HR writer, speaker and strategist, Laurie Ruettimann, to hash out the topic of her latest post here on how—even if your C-Suite really doesn’t think onboarding is as important as other mission-critical objectives in …