Posts by Laurie Ruettimann

HR Books Review: ‘The Big Book of HR’

Anyone who works with people in today’s challenging world knows that it doesn’t get easier, just more complicated. So, because I’m committed to our thriving HR community, I have a book for you. “The Big Book of HR” by Barbara Mitchell and Cornelia Gamlem is filled with the most current information on topics ranging from…

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You Need to Read Mike Carden’s New Book

Mike Carden just wrote a book that you should read, and I’m not just saying that because he’s my friend. The book is called, “On a Teleconference No One Knows You’re a Dog: 45 Marketing Hacks for Startups.” I know you work in human resources, not marketing, but the tips on communicating and selling ideas…

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June #HRBookClub Selection: ‘You Are a Badass’

HR Book Club June You Are a Badass Jen Sincero

The June #HRBookClub selection is “You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life” by Jen Sincero. I picked this book for selfish reasons. While it’s true that I have an interesting career in the human resources community, I don’t always feel like a badass. Who does? It’s…

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Career Advice from Alison Green of Ask a Manager

#HRBookClub Ask a Manager

I love giving career advice. Feels like a natural extension of my work in human resources. That’s why I’m really excited about the #HRBookClub selection for May. It’s “Ask A Manager: How to Navigate Clueless Colleagues, Lunch-Stealing Bosses, and the Rest of Your Life at Work” by Alison Green. If you’ve never read the Ask…

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May #HRBookClub Selection: ‘Ask a Manager’

ask a manager HR Book Club

Do you know Alison Green? She’s the wildly successful blogger behind Ask A Manager. If you haven’t been to her website or followed her on Twitter, you’re missing out. Alison gives the best career advice in the industry. I’ve been watching Alison for over a decade, and she never ceases to amaze me. She’s an…

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It’s #HRBookClub Time! April Meeting Details


Join me on Twitter on Monday, April 30, at 1 p.m. Eastern/10 a.m. Pacific to talk about two books: “HR on Purpose” and “Herding Tigers.” Did you read them? We’ll chat about what makes these HR books by Steve Browne and Todd Henry so timely and important. (Here are my reviews, if you missed them.)…

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HR Books Review: ‘Herding Tigers’

Should you manage creative teams differently than technical teams? Do you need a different style with designers than engineers? How does motivating creative people differ from coaching sales professionals? Todd Henry explores those questions and more in his book, “Herding Tigers: Be the Leader Creative People Need.” What I Liked About the Book “Herding Tigers”…

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The HR Role Model You’ve Been Looking for

You’re busy, tired, and stressed out from a career in human resources that might not be as fulfilling as it once seemed. You’re still cashing checks, but you’re not bringing your best to work. There’s part of you that has grown complacent, but I know you want to do better. You want to be the…

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Get a Free Book: ‘What Color Is Your Parachute?’

What Color Is Your Parachute

You may not know Jason Lauritsen, but he’s a leading speaker and thinker on topics such as employee engagement and leadership. He is also an avid reader, like you and me. Jason appeared on my podcast last week, and recommended a treasure trove of resources for people like you who want to double-down on their…

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Readers Are Leaders: A New HR Job Board

HR job board

Hey, everybody! Thanks for reading HR Books and getting excited about #HRBookClub. I hope you’re reading a new book each month. If you’re still struggling, you can break it down into a chapter each week. Or try reading ten pages each night before you go to bed. Still struggling? Try an audiobook. Three New Things…

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