A Culture of Appreciation #shrm14

I am am here at SHRM speaking at the Globoforce booth. We will be discussing ways to be smarter when it comes to employee recognition and appreciation. When it comes to recognition, HR professionals want to offer something more than emotion to CEOs. And business leaders are often reluctant to focus on recognition for myriad reasons. I am no…

Addiction, Alcoholism and HR Conferences #shrm14

Business travel, under the best of circumstances, is disorienting. You relinquish control when you travel. You can plan and prepare for diversions, but your destiny isn’t in your own hands. Someone is always pushing alcohol. Whether it’s a business dinner or a cocktail party, there is always an opportunity to have an extra beer or a…

I Am HR - Laurie Ruettimann Ebook

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As I was doing research for my new ebook, I learned some interesting statistics about how CEOs feel about human resources professionals. 42 percent of business leaders think that HR is either underperforming or just getting by 45 percent think HR isn’t ready to tackle basic tasks such as performance management, succession planning and e-learning…

Writing for the HR Tech Market

It is conference season, and I am the recipient of dozens of email pitches/day. People want me to notice their new HR products and services. These pitches suck so hard. My friend Steve Smith is an award-winning writer who leads The Starr Conspiracy’s content development, thought leadership and public relations teams. He is great. Steve…

Trends in Human Resources #shrm14

I love to talk about trends in human resources. Some people want to focus on the debate between unified and integrated HR tech systems. Some people want to discuss the aging of the workforce and retirement of the Baby Boomers. Still others want to analyze social media. I want to talk about the trends in…

Take the Meeting

Earlier this year, I received an email from a CEO who is pretty great. He owns (what he describes as) an agile and nimble tech company outside of the HR space. He said, “We have big plans for the market. We want you to be a part of our story.” I am always looking to…