Laurie Ruettimann

About the Author

 

Laurie Ruettimann (LFR) is a former Human Resources leader turned influential speaker, writer and strategist. She owns a human resources consultancy that offers a wide array of HR services to human resources leaders and executives. Check out her LinkedIn profile here. You may know Ruettimann as the creator of The Cynical Girl and Punk Rock HR (retired), which Forbes named as a top 100 website for women. You may have also read her book, I AM HR: 5 Strategic Ways to Break Stereotypes and Reclaim HR. (RepCap Press, 2014.) 

Management 101: The 3 Cardinal Rules Of Reference Checks

Editor’s Note: Readers sometimes ask about past TLNT articles, so every Friday we republish a Classic TLNT post. I get calls on a regular basis to provide formal and informal references on people in my industry. First things first: Reference checks are not background…

Yes, It’s Performance Review Season. Here’s How to Handle That

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…

I Can’t Stand It When Snotty Recruiters Refer to Candidates as “Crapplicants”

Just last week, I heard several mature and qualified recruiters use the word crapplicant at a technology conference. (Jerks!) Crapplicant is an offensive term used by recruiters to describe applicants and candidates who suck. You know the stereotype: The old…