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Welcome to Laurieruettimann.com/blog, the destination for all your workplace issues. As a thought leader, I tackle topics such as diversity and inclusion, employee well-being, and putting an end to toxic work cultures. This blog features content from the Punk Rock HR Podcast, the “Betting On You” book, and the upcoming “Corporate Drinker” book and show.

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Come See Me in Barcelona #TWU2015

A few years ago, I asked a colleague if he had ever been to Barcelona. He responded, “I am well traveled throughout Western Europe.” Good grief, HR people are so insufferable. But since that time, I have been looking for a reason to visit Barcelona. I finally found one—and it’s not a human resources conference,…

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Imposter Syndrome

Back in the day when I was a newbie blogger with a good URL and an accidental audience, a friend offered a smart piece of advice. Quoting Kurt Vonnegut, he said, “Be careful who you pretend to be.” Whenever I think I know something, and whenever I’m about to present myself as an expert on…

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The HR Lifecycle Needs to Change

When I teach teams about implementing cool and new ideas in their human resources departments, we always look at the HR lifecycle. It goes something like this: Sourcing/Recruiting/Compensation Negotiations Onboarding/Benefits Learning/Development Talent Management Performance Management and Recognition Retention and Succession Management Off-Boarding and Knowledge Management Baked in there are the efforts required to keep labor costs…

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