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laurie ruettimann's Biography

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Raleigh, NC
May 2009

Laurie Ruettimann is a self-deprecating, punk rock Human Resources Professional with over a decade of experience in several large, Fortune 500 organizations. She received her SPHR certification in 2001 from The Human Resources Certification Institute and is an active member of The Society for Human Resources Management. Laurie is also a certified recruiter and trainer through various credentialed organizations.

Listed as one of the Top 5 career advice websites by CareerBuilder and CNN, Laurie is a full-time Human Resources speaker, writer, and blogger who advocates for a common sense approach to traditional employment practices. She preaches the gospel of corporate and employee accountability and challenges her readers to stop buying into the paternalistic structure of work.

  • Do your job. Behave with integrity. Earn your paycheck. Don’t compromise.
  • Then go home to your family and your pets and have a life outside of work.

Ruettimann’s career advice has been featured in various publications such as The New York Times, US News & World Report, CFO Magazine, The Conference Board Review, and Men’s Health. She has also been featured on The Suicide Girls and Lemondrop websites.

Laurie is a graduate of Webster University and Regent’s College UK and holds a degree in English Literature with additional areas of concentration in Comparative Religion and Women’s Studies. She lives in Raleigh with her husband and five cats.


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