Posts Tagged #SHRM16Blogger
I’m blogging again this year for SHRM at the National show aka #SHRM16. Once again, I’ve spent the entire event networking, which means I’ve only attended one session so far – a labor law overview by Chad Richter from Jackson Lewis.
Like a Stephen Strasburg fastball, you just can’t hit all the pitches thrown your way during the SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition. Perhaps it’s an overeager HR professional looking for their next (or first!) opportunity in the industry. Or it might be a pushy salesperson in the Exposition Hall trying to sign you up for a demo of the latest and greatest HR Tech.
Dear SHRM Foundation,
Ahhh, Washington, D.C. The last time I spent a good amount of time in this city was about 27 years ago, so it's nice to be back in a great city attending the annual SHRM conference. The multiple landscapes have changed since I've been in D.C....geographical, political, and yes, even the world of work. The official theme of this year's SHRM conference is "Breakthrough," a sentiment that some attendees may feel is long overdue. Personally, I like the theme.
Since officially starting my business in 2011, I set out to be a voice for small business HR. When I say small business HR, I’m not necessarily talking about HR Departments of One. I do include them in this group; but, primarily, I’m focusing even smaller, as in 125 employees or less. Often these businesses do not have one dedicated HR person. They have an Office Manager or CFO handling their HR along with many other tasks.
Day 2 of #SHRM16 is underway, and I'm hearing a lot of good things and seeing some fun takeaways via social media for all levels of HR professionals.
The 2016 edition of the Society for Human Resource Management Annual Conference and Expo is well underway.
I'm here at SHRM16 milling about with thousands of other Human Resource Professionals. I was on a walk last night, proudly wearing my SHRM16 Blogger t-shirt, and stepped into a joint to get some water. An employee of the store, referring to my shirt, asked, "What is SHRM?" which led to a discussion about HR.
I’m blessed again this year to be attending the SHRM Annual Conference. Yesterday, I spoke with a friend who I haven’t seen at a SHRM event in a while. I asked him about what he was most looking forward to, and he had a quick response for me: the people.
Yes, the content is good.
Yes, the general sessions are motivating.
The evolving workplace is the reoccurring theme we are hearing at the #SHRM16 conference. Issues like workplace flexibility, health insurance or overtime. Most, if not all, issues that are arising in the 21st century workplace are HR issues. How we deal with them is where the rubber meets the road.
Years and years ago, I decided I wanted to get certified. This was no small deal. I had been raised in state government, and NONE of my peers or supervisors were certified; nor did any of them, as far as I could tell, see the value in it.
It's happening - now, people are arriving for #SHRM16. Pre-conferences events are underway on Saturday. The journey has begun for many. But, what is all of the buzz, the excitement, the hype? I have been asked by so many folks, "So, what is the big deal about this conference?" I am not really sure how to answer this.
Why Are We So Bad At Detecting Liars?
Today marks the 30th Anniversary of the Supreme Court's holding that sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination. It seems obvious to all of us today, but it was not at the time the EEOC took the position. It was not until SCOTUS said the EEOC was right that the EEOC's enforcement position became the law of the land.
I lived in Southern California for my high school and college years. In college, I studied comparative animal psychology—primates in particular. As a result, I was very familiar with the San Diego Zoo. I have probably been at least 15 times, and consider it to be one of the premier zoos I have ever been to. Sadly, it has been 20 years since my last visit.
We are excited to announce that we have created the first ever #SHRM16 Geofilter on Snapchat!
What is a Geofilter?
According to the “bible of the internet,” otherwise known as Google, the definition of a “story” is a description, either true or imagined, of a connected series of events. Don’t you love a good story? I know I do. In the social media realm, a story can be told via a series of posts, tweets or images. One of the coolest things about Snapchat is its “My Story” feature.
So, we are only a few days away from #SHRM2016… This time I asked the very same questions previously answered by P&G HR VP to Craig Briscoe, HR VP of Dell.