Tag: Laurie

We bet on Laurie Ruettimann taking over #HRFamous! @lruettimann #BettingOnYouBook

In episode 45 of The HR Famous Podcast, long-time HR leaders (and friends) Tim Sackett and Jessica Lee are joined by special guest Laurie Ruettimann to discuss her new book (out 1/12/21, click to view) called Betting On You. Listen below (click this link if you don’t see the player) and be sure to subscribe, rate, and review (Apple Podcasts) and follow (Spotify)! SHOW HIGHLIGHTS 2:00 – Tim opens up…

HR Famous Podcast: Laurie Ruettimann and Betting On You

In episode 45 of The HR Famous Podcast, long-time HR leaders (and friends) Tim Sackett and Jessica Lee are joined by special guest Laurie Ruettimann to discuss her new book (out 1/12/21, click to view) called Betting On You. Listen below (click this link if you don’t see the player) and be sure to subscribe, rate, and review (Apple Podcasts) and follow (Spotify)! SHOW HIGHLIGHTS 2:00 – Tim opens up…

Laurie Ruettimann Discusses Autonomy and Power in HR

Employee engagement numbers are low all over the world, and sometimes I think HR professionals forget that they’re employees, too. Work sucks for them as much as it sucks for other people. And many HR resources professionals are unhappy with their jobs because they have a lot of autonomy but no power. Let me explain. When you work in HR, your day is largely…

Why It’s Time To Talk Failure

Welcome to Smashups, brought to you by the recruitment marketing pros at Smashfly! Each month, our host, Tim Sackett, will chat with a featured guest on ways you can better attract candidates and actually convert them into job applicants. Novel thoughts, right? This month on Smashups, Tim talks to Laurie Ruettimann—HR pro, blogger, and tech entrepreneur at GlitchPath—about the ‘F’ word…Failure. The problem is no one likes talking about failure….

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 not me. Here are the attributes of impressive career advisors in my network: 1. They are certified. Anybody can be a career coach. Some of the most unpleasant people I’ve met in my professional life…

Work-Life Balance Starts At The Beach

Now that it’s summertime, I’m back at the beach. From now until Labor Day, I’ll be at the beach at least once a week. I’ll wake up at the crack of dawn, drive to the ocean, fall asleep, read, eat some snacks, and then drive home in time for dinner. We had some weather, so my weekly beach outings for Summer 2016 were delayed….

HR Should Deliver Value and Build Trust

Lots of HR professionals want to know how to deliver value and build trust in organizations. (Like there’s a ten-step plan for being a better human being, too. Whatever.) People are always looking to experts when the answers reside within themselves. Drives me crazy. In as much as a blog post or a conference can inspire you to live better, well, that’s great. But…

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 of Catbert and xkcd. Basically, Gaping Void is royalty. And because the Obama economy is great, the founder started a consulting firm. I know, right? America is awesome. So I was totally thrilled when I got…

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 fail, I will look dumb. Knowing this about myself, I am always on the lookout to try new things. I want to push myself in new directions. If I fail, and I almost always fail, I…

Laurie Ruettimann talks Girl Develop It

Earlier this year, a friend of mine told me that he teaches a Girl Develop It class in Cincinnati. What’s Girl Develop It? Girl Develop It is a nonprofit organization that exists to provide affordable and judgment-free opportunities for women interested in learning web and software development. Through in-person classes and community support, Girl Develop It helps women of diverse backgrounds achieve their technology…

Laurie Ruettimann explains Compassion Fatigue in HR

I have friends who work deep in the trenches of animal rescue groups. They rescue pit bulls from fighting rings. They rehome unwanted cats and move them to barns in the countryside. They save bunnies and chinchillas from the most disgusting and repugnant breeding facilities. Several of them suffer from compassion fatigue, but many do not. What’s the secret? Well, it’s not a secret….

The Internet Has Been Good To Me

I’m missing a tweet-up in Raleigh, tonight. I’m bummed. I have to work. By working, I mean that I have to go to another town and talk about some stuff. Then I get to have dinner with friends that I initially met through the internet. Man, the internet is something else! Back in the day, I thought the internet was going to change my…

How to Monetize Your Blog in 2016

Here’s the model for monetizing your blog in 2016. First, you need to write. Under your name. With the dot com. Anything else is a waste of time. If your domain isn’t available, bribe the hell out of the person who owns it. Then you write. A lot. Like it’s your job. Then you ask people to give you their email addresses so you…

Laurie Ruettimann talks Performance Review Season

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 to your pay, and…

Recycled Year-End HR and Recruiting Advice

There is no new art. (Some artist said that, and it’s true.) There is a blank canvas — a sheet of paper, quiet instrument, an un-graffitied wall — and then there are the limitations of the human mind. Conventional people don’t even try to make history. They sit on the sidelines with criticism and commentary. Brave artists move the chains a few inches, at…