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April 2017

 

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.

April 28, 2017

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

April 27, 2017

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:

 

April 27, 2017

 

 

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.

April 27, 2017

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.

April 26, 2017

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!

 

April 26, 2017

 

 

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.

April 26, 2017

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 !!

April 26, 2017

Talent management is, without a doubt, one of the greatest challenges facing HR professionals all over the world. As I travel back and forth across the nation connecting with SHRM chapters and members, I hear that putting the right people into the right positions has become even more difficult in the past year. Talent is top of mind for everyone, and they all want know:  

How do I make my recruiting practices more effective?

April 25, 2017

I had a chance to catch up with Jennifer McClure who will be presenting two separate programs at SHRM 2017 in New Orleans this June. Jennifer is well known to many in the HR community as a speaker, writer and innovator.

April 25, 2017

Inquiring minds wanted a peak behind the scenes of SHRM and their Social Media for the SHRM Annual conference, which will be held June 18 – 21 in New Orleans.

April 25, 2017

 

In June, thousands of HR professionals from all walks of life will come together at the SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition to acquire knowledge, discover solutions, find inspiration and make connections. As a community, attendees will prepare to go “All In” for making the new workplace work. But it’s also important to stop and reflect upon what we as individuals are “All In” for. What are the things that drive and motivate us? What are we committed to?

We want you to show us!

April 25, 2017

 

 

If you’ve ever had to manage a difficult employee, you know that these workers can weaken your organization by destroying morale, increasing anxiety and negatively impacting the performance of others.

April 25, 2017

I have had the privilege of working with Shauneen for many years in her volunteer capacity for a variety of leadership roles in Oregon state. She has been involved in her local chapter since the early 2000s, was chapter president from 2010 to 2011, and again took over the reins as chapter president from 2014 to the present.

April 25, 2017

Volunteer’s Name: Becky Golden, SHRM-SCP
Volunteer Role: Past State Council Director, SHRM Nebraska State Council

As many of the membership team, in my prior life as an HR practitioner I was also volunteer leader for SHRM.  I’ve met many wonderful people throughout that timeframe, but one that rises to the top of the list is Becky Golden, SHRM-SCP. 

April 24, 2017

On behalf of SHRM, and in honor of National Volunteer Week, I want to express my gratitude to you, our generous Volunteer Leaders all over the country.

April 24, 2017

Molly Fletcher knows a thing or two about being a game changer. She spent two decades as one of the world's few female sports agents, working with hundreds of athletes, coaches and media personalities, before founding her own company in 2010.

April 24, 2017

“There is anxiety, but it comes after you’ve finished filming because it’s out of your hands; people are editing it, they’re cutting it, marketing it. And it’s… part your career sort of rides on that. But when you’re actually filming it’s a team thing and it really feels good there for me.” ~Hugh Jackman

April 21, 2017

 

Hire [fill in the blank] First

April 20, 2017

In between games of the NBA playoffs this weekend and as I was digging through a couple of weeks of 'saved' items in my Feed reader, (anyone still using feed readers?), I came across a link to a Quora thread aiming to address the question 'What made Xerox PARC, (the legendary reseearch shop in Palo Alto), so special?'

April 20, 2017

On April 19, @shrmnextchat chatted with @TimSackett about The Realities of Using a Modern TA Platform.

In case you missed this fun and informative chat, you can see all the tweets here

 

April 19, 2017

 

 

There are times in our lives when we make a deliberate choice to give our best; to wholly dedicate ourselves to a project, cause or calling. A moment when we decide to go "all in" for who or what we believe in.

April 18, 2017
 
 
 
Every year, I write a blog for SHRM on Holocaust Remembrance.    
 
This year, Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom HaShoah) is next week on April 24, 2017. 
 
April 18, 2017

originally published on The Tim Sackett Project blog

 

If you’re a talent acquisition (TA) leader for a big shop, I’m guessing my life is better than yours! Why do I know this? Because the technology you’re being asked to use has completely passed you by on the side of the highway!

April 17, 2017

For decades, smart people were thought to be those who knew the most—and weren't afraid to show it: the manager who insists that everyone sees things his way or the student who always has her hand up because she memorized the whole textbook. 

But now that technology can track down reams of information faster than even the biggest know-it-alls, our definition of what makes people smart is shifting.

April 17, 2017

                   

You say overtime; I say comp time.

April 15, 2017
 
Recruitment of top talent is an important issue for small business owners as it’s critical to the success of any operation. The full process of recruiting is time consuming and can be fraught with errors.
 
April 14, 2017
The majority of us work for our lifetime. Seriously. We are in a job of some sort from either our late teens/early twenties until our mid to late 60’s (if not longer). I’m not bemoaning this fact. Having a job is essential for all of us to be able to earn a living, provide for others, give generously and possibly have a family. With so much time invested, why do we hit times where things just feel a bit wonky?
 
April 13, 2017

 

On April 12, @shrmnextchat chatted with Christine Porath, an associate professor at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business and author of Mastering Civility: A Manifesto for the Workplace about How to Create a Culture of Civility in the Workplace.  

April 12, 2017

 

How do you get 20 years of military experience down to two pages?

If there is one question that comes up more than any other from my military friends and networks, it is “How exactly do you condense 20 years of military experience into a resume that doesn’t resemble an encyclopedia?”

Veterans have a lot of training, experience & qualifications that need to be condensed into a short two-page resume that is typical of today’s standards. 

April 12, 2017

 

Rude comments, discourteous behaviors and heightened tensions. As if HR professionals didn’t already have enough on their plates, they must now contend with the growing prevalence of incivility in their organizations.

April 11, 2017

Times have changed in our working lives, and loyalty, hard work and sacrifice are no longer sure pathways to success. Yet traditional wisdom has not changed with the times and is crippling the professional advancement of many—even those in the HR community. The traditional advice that blind loyalty, hard work and sacrifice will earn you job security and a comfortable retirement is an outdated myth.

April 10, 2017
 
 
I know what you’re thinking: the irony of a health care lobbyist getting sick!  I've always prided myself for being a healthy, young, vibrant person. Well, recently I was hit with a dose of reality (or maybe its old age?) and I had a hives outbreak. 
 
April 6, 2017
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On April 5, @shrmnextchat chatted with Tony Lee (@TonyLeeHR) and panelists Sharlyn Lauby (@sharlyn_lauby) and Carol McDaniel (@carolmacd) on Top Recruiting Trends for 2017 and Beyond.

April 5, 2017
 
            
 
 
April 5, 2017
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Think back to being in your early twenties.  If you’re anything like me, I was 99 percent positive I was the best, brightest worker who was going to set the world on fire.  The 1 percent of self-doubt that existed was really a non-event.
April 5, 2017
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I like to read and re-read blogs on leadership.  They are helpful reminders on what I need to keep doing (or not doing) and where there are opportunities for personal growth.  Although expressed from different perspectives, the articles often cover the same attributes or competencies that we rightfully expect from good leaders.

April 4, 2017

 

 

Last month, almost 750 SHRM members joined us in Washington D.C. for SHRM’s 39th Employment Law and Legislation Conference. It was an especially exciting time to be in the nation’s capital, with volatile health care negotiations and a Supreme Court nomination underway. We could feel the energy and immediacy in every session. There is so much at stake right now, with changes coming at a pace we’ve never experienced.

April 3, 2017

 

 

Smart talent acquisition strategies are the key to organizational stability and growth, and several trends are reshaping how organizations now find talent.

Whether you’re a full-time recruiter or an HR department of one, the survival of your talent acquisition strategy will depend on your ability to implement the trends that have completely changed the hiring landscape. 

April 3, 2017
 
I’ll be the first to admit that politics kind of intimidats me, regardless of working for a small municipality on the Aleutian Island Chain of Alaska.  There was something about Advocacy Day during SHRM’s Employment Law & Legislative Conference that intrigued me, and maybe slightly terrified me, but never one to back down from a challenge, I signed up.
 
April 3, 2017

 

 

Is HR Data Even More Valuable To A Business Than Its Financial Data?

April 2, 2017