Laurie Ruettimann searches for America’s Next Top HR Lady

Laurie Ruettimann Worldwide FOT

Years ago, I quit working in human resources. My main goal? I wanted to reform the image of HR. I started a blog, and I went out in the world as a speaker and writer. I tried to create a brand.

(In retrospect, what an arrogant and mediocre conceit to think that I could be the new “face” of human resources. That was my first mistake.)

I knew that I couldn’t reform human resources without reforming the body that represents over 250,000 global HR employees. That body isSHRM. So before anyone was paying attention to the social web, I grabbed the social media properties and gave them to SHRM’s leadership team — free of charge.

(That was my second mistake.)

Read the whole post over at The Cynical Girl (an FOT contributor blog).