HRM Today: eBay Auction


Check out the auction here.


Interested in running a Human Resources social network? Lance and I have great news. We are auctioning off HRM Today on eBay, later this week. We have built a great network, but we know there are other people who can take it to the next level.

The auction will start on Wednesday and will last for ten days. We’ll start the bidding at $0 and see what happens. Take a crack at the auction and you might wind up with something pretty amazing — a social network with engaged and amazing HR professionals!

Stay tuned for the auction’s URL. Here is the press release.



Innovative social networking site HRM Today will soon be auctioned off through eBay, keeping with the online community’s vision of elevating the human resources profession through the use of Web 2.0 technology. The auction is scheduled to begin on August 5, 2009.

The wide-ranging network of collaborative, multi-author blogs, events, forums, and groups has nearly 1,200 members, along with a healthy presence on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter, which boasts over 1,700 followers.

“We’re amazed at the organic growth of HRM Today since we started it last year,” said co-owner, Laurie Ruettimann, who with her partner, Lance Haun, believes the auction will appeal to human resources professionals, associations, or vendors who have stronger IT infrastructures.

“The site is poised for the next level,” she said. “Fresh ideas and framework will no doubt expand the community and translate into additional growth and revenue.”

The eBay auction will last ten days and include,, and, along with archived user data. There will be no reserve.

HRM Today, LLC is a registered Oregon limited liability corporation.

Lance Haun has been a Human Resources Generalist practicing in the field for over five years. On his award winning blog,, he tackles workplace issues by giving employees an inside scoop of how your HR department runs. He is a native of Portland, Oregon.

Laurie Ruettimann is the founder of Punk Rock HR, and a SPHR certified Human Resource professional with over 10 years in the corporate HR departments of Fortune 500 companies. She lives in Raleigh, North Carolina.

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