Ruettimann-144bw1I’ve been doing more media, lately, and I just thought it would be amusing to share some of those links.

  1. The Office Pet Is a Pig. No, Really – WSJ
  2. How to get that promotion you’ve been waiting for – Mashable
  3. How to Determine Your PTO Policy – Entrepreneur 
  4. 11 Habits of Expert Salary Negotiators – Real Simple
  5. How to Date (Responsibly) at Work – Glamour

I’ve also been in Men’s Health and a few other print publications that haven’t archived to the web.

I missed talking about the intersection of work and human resources. I did this quite a bit through 2011, and then I stopped to focus on building a consulting business. That was dumb. I should always do media. Always!

I am an ambassador for human resources who also happens to have some HR domain expertise. I’m a feminist, an independent thinker, and I trust you to be your own boss. You don’t need a lot of rules to do great work. And I’m not the kind of HR lady who wants to mother you. I’ve got other stuff to do.

So here’s me: I’m an HR expert who isn’t in love with human resources. But I’m not in love with your dumb-ass ideas about the future of HR. 

Hi, everybody. It’s nice to be back! 


  1. As a old PR hack myself, if you keep giving them great quotes like this, your phone/email will never stop lighting up: Laurie Ruettimann, a human resources consultant in Raleigh, N.C., cautions that the gimmick has limits, though, in promoting worker satisfaction. “If you don’t like your boss and you can bring your boa constrictor to work, I think you’re still probably going to look for another job,” she says.

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