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Molly Fletcher: Connections, Not Conversations

A chat with Molly Fletcher at SHRM Talent Management Conference & Exposition


Renowned sports agent, CEO and author Molly Fletcher has been dubbed the "Female Jerry McGuire," because her passion for her clients is reminiscent of Tom Cruise's famous movie character. Yet, after having had a chance to have a conversation with her at the SHRM Talent Management Conference and Exposition in Chicago, I can't help but think that Jerry should be known as the "Male Molly Fletcher." 
I sat down with Fletcher after her keynote session and asked her to share some of the lessons she'd learned...

Recruiting: A Smaller World Than You Might Think


It’s amazing how much can change over the course of five years. Back in 2012, I had my first taste of recruiting while working for one of the largest third-party logistics company - NFI. My first recruiting boss? Glenn Manko.

Fast forward five years, a few company changes, and a transition from recruiting to marketing, and here I am, sitting across from Glenn again. Although we are in different departments, we have the opportunity to work together again.

Why am I telling you this?

The recruiting world (and arguably any industry...


My Day at SHRM - Addi and Jayden | SHRM Children Join Their Parents at Work

Today, as part of Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day, many members of SHRM staff did exactly that!  More than 20 children participated in today’s event, including Addisen "Addi" Horn, daughter of SHRM Director of Government Affairs Lisa Horn.  Here’s Addisen’s brief take on what was a very busy day at SHRM

My Day at SHRM
By: Addisen Horn

Today, I participated in National Bring Your Son/Daughter to Work Day. It was awesome to work beside my mom for a day. We took a tour of the building and a walk...


#Nextchat RECAP: Transforming Troublesome Employees

On April 26, @shrmnextchat chatted with Alan Willett @alanwilletUSA about Transforming Troublesome Employees.  

If you missed this amazing chat with great advice for people managers and HR you can read all the tweets here:






How Can Leaders Tap Into the Full Potential of their Employees?



Overworked, without recognition and underpaid to boot. This is a common complaint by employees and a reason that many believe their teams are unhappy, but the HRM Canada article Are Your Workers Underutilized? – How to Tap Into Their Potential reveals an alternative explanation, and it might be the secret to supercharging teams.

"85% of workers feel they could be more efficient at work, but because of skill underutilization, do not live up to their full potential."  —HRM Canada

In 2015, HRM Canada reported that around $23,600 worth of productivity per...


The “Chicken” That Saved KFC - 3 Lessons on Employee Recognition from David Novak


3 Lessons on Employee Recognition from David Novak

There’s a war for talent, of that there’s no question.  Yet, the weapons we employ in this war to keep and find the best and brightest need not be so sophisticated.  Speaking at SHRM’s Talent Management Conference and Exposition in Chicago former Chief Executive magazine "CEO of the Year” David Novak reminded attendees that in some cases the most powerful tool in a leader’s arsenal can be of all things- a rubber chicken.  

Novak, former CEO of Yum Brands, has had a remarkable...


National Volunteer Week Volunteer Highlight: Heidi Hartman

I have had the pleasure of knowing and working with Heidi Hartman, SHRM-SCP, SPHR for the past several years. Heidi is a passionate, highly motivated and enthusiastic SHRM volunteer. She goes above and beyond the call of duty to help everyone around her become better. She applies her expertise and numerous abilities to her SHRM volunteer roles to help the Oklahoma Human Resources (OKHR) State Council increase its effectiveness in serving the HR professionals and advancing the HR profession across the state of Oklahoma.

Heidi’s most recent volunteer roles...


A Special Thanks to SHRM’s Volunteers!

Elissa O’Brien is not only SHRM’s VP of Membership and Member Relations, she’s a life-long HR pro who’s grown up through SHRM’s volunteer ranks.  Through that shared experience she’s learned one very important fact:  SHRM could not serve its members or the profession without the thousands of volunteers who serve SHRM.  In celebrating National Volunteer Week, here’s a short video from Elissa to all of SHRM’s invaluable volunteers.  We couldn’t do it without you!




5 ways to be “All In” at #SHRM17



The countdown is on for #SHRM17!! I get so excited for the SHRM Annual Conference and Exposition every year because I’m guaranteed to see some of my extremely smart HR pals, discover some awesome presenters, learn a thing or two, and have a great time.

All of these things have been true of my conference experience every year, regardless of the location so bringing it to New Orleans is just the cherry on top for me this year! I’ve only been to New Orleans one other time and I absolutely...


All In !!

In two months, the largest annual gathering of HR professionals happens when people come from around the world for the SHRM Annual Conference and Exposition. This time we’ll be convening in New Orleans for SHRM17 !!

If you’ve never been to the this event, it’s a true spectacle in regards to its size, scope and scale. The room that hosts the keynote speakers is massive and seats thousands. The resource partner hall takes literally days to traverse through if you visit every booth (which you should). The Smart Stage is fun and give people a series of quick hit presentations...