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Upping Our Game

This summer SHRM celebrated a record-breaking 2018 Annual Conference and Exposition in Chicago. It was my first as CEO, and I was blown away by the huge attendance, the more than 700 exhibitors, the hundreds of packed concurrent sessions and our fantastic keynoters. 

What impressed me most, however, was watching 22,000-plus members and friends of the HR profession come together to show the world the true impact and value of our work.



SHRM #WeAreWork Conversation Continues at CHCI Conference


                   Emily M. Dickens, SHRM’s Chief of Staff and Corporate Secretary, shared
her perspective on creating healthy workplace cultures at the Congressional

                   Hispanic Caucus Institute’s (CHCI) 2018 Leadership Conference. 


Last week, SHRM launched a new 30-second commercial and...


Leading with Dignity


Dignity. Everyone wants it. But how can organizations create a sense of dignity in the workplace? Donna Hicks, an associate at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University, offers some insights in her book Leading with Dignity: How to Create a Culture That Brings Out the Best in People (Yale University Press, 2018). Hicks draws on reserarch and case studies to show leaders how to create cultures that honor people's dignity and reduce conflict.

Hicks recently spoke to the HR Magazine Book Blog.

How do you define dignity? Is it the same as respect?...


Share Stories!!



Do you remember when you when you were young and you’d have story time? I used to love it when my mom would read stories to me, and I loved doing it with my kids as well. I’m also old enough to remember the Bookmobile !! It was this giant converted RV/bus that would come to our town when I grew up in rural Ohio. The bookmobile was a mobile library where you could browse and check out books to read....


Investing Time to Advance Change



There are two adages familiar to every organization is: time is money, and change is inevitable.  The interesting thing is that these truisms are connected—change doesn’t happen without an investment of time.  If an organization’s leadership is unwilling to invest the time it takes to properly address the needs, ideas, and priorities of the business to execute change, then the change is likely doomed to fail.   

How does an organization and its leaders identify the best way to spend its time?  There are a few key decisions and activities that...


The Power of Women Supporting Each Other in the Workplace



I've been fortunate to speak on an #HRTechConf panel, in a DisruptHR - Manchester, NH talk, and in other places about my experience as a woman in a leadership role. It has enriched my life in ways I could not have imagined. Unfortunately, some of my past experience is similar to Anne Welsh McNulty's, in the Harvard Business Review article "Don’t Underestimate the Power of Women Supporting Each Other at Work." She says, "So, what are women in the workplace to do, when research shows that we’re penalized...


Episode 32 - Jon & Wendy talk to Chris Orozco



We're joined by Chris Orozco, Team Member Relations Manager with Win-River Resort & Casino in Redding, CA. We talk about how he first got into HR, being genuine online, what he wants to do when he grows up, and Wendy gets a kick out of Chris' favorite music.



Chris' recommendations: (Eric Barker)

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Recruitment Marketing - Content is still King and Your Employees are still your Best Recruiters #HRTechConf



Last week I had the great fortune to attend the 2018 HR Technology Conference & Exposition as a member of the HR Tech Insiders blogger team. As the unemployment rate in the U.S. currently sits at 3.9 percent, I decided to attend the session “Real-Life Recruitment Marketing: A Guide to Attracting Great Talent,” presented by Tim Sackett and Shaunda Zilich, to learn the secrets of building a competitive edge in a tight...


Who is Responsible for Your Career?


I was reading an article that appeared in an online newspaper called Vox. The article, I spoke to hundreds of American men who still can’t find work, written by Andrew L. Yarrow, took the tack that many men are unemployed because of “society.” As I read the article example after example talked about men who had made bad decisions in their lives and were making little attempt to alter those decisions.

Who is responsible?

The answer to the question in the title is given by...