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Some Insights on the #MeToo Movement and Harassment in the Workplace


This was first published as the “Ask HR” column in USA TODAY.


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A year ago, high-profile allegations of sexual harassment set off the #MeToo movement. Since then, the shockwaves have disrupted workplaces across the country.

Employers and employees at workplaces from hotels to Hollywood continue to raise questions about this critical issue.

I can’t answer them all in this column. But I can share some insights and offer my answer to what I think is the most important question.

First, let me say...


#SHRMDiv Speaker Spotlight: Q & A with Ben Eubanks, SHRM-SCP


The SHRM Diversity and Inclusion Conference (#SHRMDiv) is fast approaching and I am very excited and thankful for the opportunity to attend the conference as a SHRM Blog Contributor. Although this will be my first #SHRMDiv experience, I have to admit that I am already impressed by the excellent selection of topics and speakers.

In the course of deciding on which sessions to attend, I reviewed the various topics and looked up some of the speakers. Next, I decided to reach out to a few of them to get some insight on their respective sessions. In these interviews,...


#SHRMLead Recap: Connect, Learn, and Share


SHRMLead just finished, it was a wonderful two days in Boston meeting great HR professionals and speakers.

The weather was chilly, the food was delicious, and the conversations flowed. I’m thankful to receive the chance to attend SHRMLead, along with Carlos and Claire, as part of the SHRMLead Bloggers Trio!

I decided on my sessions before attending the conference, this one wasn’t nearly as big as SHRM18, but I still wanted to be prepared and decide which sessions would be best for me and my development.

Letty Kluttz...


My First #SHRMLead Experience!


All I can say is… 2018 has been my year! Before this year, I had only been to company conferences. Between #SHRM18 and #SHRMlead, my perspective on networking and professional development has completely changed. I’ve been missing out on so much all of these years!

My first #SHRMLead experience was a great one. This year the conference was October 2-3 at the Sheraton Boston. It was interesting having #SHRM18 as my first conference, because it set the bar and expectations high! #SHRMLead was so nice because it was smaller and more laid back. I just assumed that all conferences were



Delegation Strategies for Leaders and Managers



Delegation is an important activity for leaders. If managers want to be successful, they must learn how to delegate effectively. Here’s the reason why: managers will never be able to move up within the organization, take an uninterrupted vacation, participate in a special project, or enjoy a day of training if they are unable to  delegate. Every time they leave their office, they will be pestered, emailed, texted, and voice mailed all day long.

Don’t get me wrong, sometimes managers do have to be consulted about emergencies and out of...


Be The Lead: Lessons from the 2018 SHRM Leadership Development Forum #SHRMLead


This week I attended the SHRM Leadership Development Forum in Boston. It was a GREAT experience!

I have perhaps never been to a conference that made interacting with, and getting to know the PEOPLE attending it so easy. I’m not sure if it was the setup, the topics, the speakers, or simply the extraordinary humans involved, but I loved getting to interact with new friends and old throughout my trip:

The sessions were great too! I am a...


All Inclusive Interview with #SHRMDIV Presenter, Joe Gerstandt


Last year, I attended the SHRM Diversity & Inclusion Conference in San Francisco on behalf of the Garden State Council-SHRM (GSC-SHRM, NJ’s SHRM State Council) and really had a great time, met wonderful people, and learned best D & I practices, among many other things.  I’m very fortunate that I will be attending this month, the SHRM Diversity & Inclusion Conference in Atlanta on behalf of SHRM, as a blog contributor and the GSC-SHRM as the Diversity & Inclusion Chair.  In this particular blog, I interview...


Select Leaders Based on How They Think, Not What They Know


For any M&A transaction, the new line-up of leadership is critical to the success of the future of the company and its culture. As reported in the Global Leadership Forecast 2018 study conducted by the EY organization, with DDI and the Conference Board, many company executives doubt they have the bench strength to meet their future business goals.

For HR, the solution to finding the right leaders may lie in a change of criteria by focusing on mindset.

In an age of new technologies and constant change and disruption, it is...


The SHRM Foundation Launches A FREE Veteran Guidebook


Attract. Hire. Retain.

That’s what the SHRM Foundation’s newly release guidebook, The Recruitment, Hiring, Retention & Engagement of Military Veterans, will help you achieve with this skilled talent pool. This FREE guidebook – developed for HR professionals, hiring managers and front-line supervisors – will help you better understand the value veterans bring to your workplace and how you can engage and integrate veterans into your organization.

Learn more about the accompanying Veterans at Work Certificate Program launching on November 14. All SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP credential holders can earn 10 professional...


Is Your Organization Limiting High-Potential Women?

From the SHRM Book Blog


As an HR professional, you are working hard to ensure that there's an equal playing field for men and women in your organization. Unfortunately, it's possible that you haven't fully considered that some of your workplace practices are disproportionately limiting your female employees.

My new book, WE: Men, Women, and the Decisive Formula for Winning at Work (Wiley, 2018), shows readers how they can improve their own results—and boost their organizational performance—by transforming the way they work with women. This often...