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May 2017

Leadership—the kind that motivates, inspires and delivers—takes courage.

May 27, 2017

I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Alexander Alonso, Ph.D., SHRM-SCP, SHRM senior vice president of Knowledge Development and certification, for a number of years.

May 26, 2017

 

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Annual Conference is a month away. This is the largest gathering of HR Professionals on earth and a seminal opportunity to network, find new ideas and gather certification credits.

May 25, 2017

 

No matter where you are in your career, it’s important to regularly take inventory of your skills and develop learning action plans. A new way to think about learning action plans is the idea of creating a “portfolio.”

May 25, 2017

 

 

Over the coming decades “Mature Workers” (defined as age 50+) will be one of the largest sources of talent available. Given this reality and the invaluable nature of older workers’ experience and skills, organizations must develop both acquisition and retention strategies to employ the mature workforce and stay competitive. That’s where SHRM, the SHRM Foundation, and AARP come in. 

May 24, 2017

SHRM is known for producing some of the most informative and engaging conferences in the world, and the SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition is an annual favorite for so many HR professionals. Thousands of attendees will travel to New Orleans, LA, for the conference and exposition, June 18-21.  Each of them will bring their own unique “All In” story- a time that changed their professional and personal lives.  SHRM is working hard to help share and create these All In moments!

May 24, 2017

On May 24, @shrmnextchat chatted with special guest Lori Kleiman (@LoriKleiman) about Exc

May 24, 2017

Jason Lauritsen is an employee engagement and workplace culture expert who will challenge you to think differently.  I’ve probably known Jason as long as anyone in this field, and he always engages me with new ideas and ways to approach problems.

May 24, 2017

 

It’s easy to get caught up wanting to deliver a sophisticated platform to engage your workforce. Many benefits technology solutions promise to make employees smarter consumers of health care through slick recommendation engines, bots, and avatars delivered on smart phones.

I advise you to keep these three things in mind when you evaluate benefits technology:     

May 23, 2017

 
 

In many small and midsize companies, the human resources department consists of one person. The department of one (DOO) handles every HR function for the entire organization including recruiting, onboarding, training, compensation, benefits, employee relations, compliance, technology, analytics and strategy—and is frequently responsible for other business processes at the same time.  

May 22, 2017

B20 Urges Employer-Friendly Migration Reform
 

May 19, 2017
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Brad Karsh is founder and CEO of JB Training Solutions and Author of Manager 3.0: A Millennial's Guide to Rewriting the Rules of Management. An accomplished public speaker and author, Brad has shared his workplace advice on CNN and CNBC. He has been quoted in Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, New York Times, and USA Today, and he is author of three business books.

May 19, 2017

I have not had the pleasure of meeting speaker/writer Neen James in real life yet, but it will probably be a highlight of SHRM17.  I have connected and communicated with Neen James via social media on a couple of platforms and found her to be energetic, bright and a ball of fun. Oh, and did I mention smart?

May 19, 2017

Achieving success in business is all about people. When we say we love a company or a brand, what we're really saying is we love the work being done by the exceptional people in these organizations. People are the reason businesses of all sizes are able to attract and retain devoted customers and loyal employees.

May 19, 2017

 

Jim Link is chief human resources officer of Randstad North America, where he manages all aspects of the company’s human capital strategy. His accomplishments at Randstad include overseeing programs to enhance recruiter efficiency, tripling the company’s leadership programs and greatly increasing employee participation in professional development opportunities.

May 18, 2017

The field of neuroscience for leadership and the workplace is a growing one. Research is connecting past behaviors and experiences to employee engagement, learning and also your ability to adapt to workplace change. That’s a skill we need, because it seems we are moving at a faster pace at ever before.

Episode 117: How Neuroscience Changes Learning at Work with Britt Andreatta (@brittandreatta)

 

May 18, 2017

 

                              

The difference between success and failure is execution. Many people do not take control of their lives because they do not execute on their intuition to ignite change.

So, How did I make the transition from eternal pessimist to brain scientist?

1. I learned the art of deconstruction
2. I developed an understanding of Behavioral Economics
3. I learned to connect numerical reason to map results

May 18, 2017

On May 17, @shrmnextchat chatted with the #SHRM17 Bloggers, SHRM staff members and SHRM Annual Conference attendees (past and present) about Go ‘All In’ at #SHRM17.

If you missed this informative chat, you can read all the tweets here:

 

May 17, 2017

Here is a brief overview of Steve Gilliland’s work excerpted from Steve’s website with a few SHRM Annual Conference highlights:

May 17, 2017
 
 
How well connected you are used to be measured by the number of physical handshakes you made throughout your business life. Today your ‘social currency’ is your digital footprint.
 
May 17, 2017

When you schedule a talk with an employment lawyer who is speaking at #SHRM17, you’re never really sure what you’re going to get. I mean, sure, you’ll get an expert in his field who knows a lot about employment law and how it impacts HR professionals. But these meetings are typically at least an hour long. Good lord, what if he’s BORING?

May 17, 2017

Dan Schawbel is the New York Times bestselling author of Promote Yourself: The New Rules for Career Success. Don’t miss his presentation on “The Top 10 Workplace Trends for 2017” on June 20 at 2:15 p.m.

May 16, 2017

 

 

Social Security is committed to securing today and tomorrow for you and your employees. Protecting your identity and information is important to us. Security is part of our name and we take that seriously.  

May 16, 2017
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It is Asian American Heritage Month.  As we celebrate the many contributions of Asian Americans, let’s also bury the “model minority myth.”  The myth hurts Asian Americans and here’s why:

May 16, 2017

 

On June 18, more than 15,000 people will be at the SHRM 2017 Annual Conference & Exposition, including attendees, exhibitors and members of the press. They will converge on the New Orleans Ernest E. Morial Convention Center for four days of learning, sharing and networking.

May 15, 2017

Accept the challenge and go ALL IN for SHRM Foundation's #ALLinSTEP Challenge at #SHRM17, powered by Fitbit Health Solutions.

REGISTRATION FOR THE #ALLinSTEP CHALLENGE IS NOW OPEN!

May 15, 2017

Today is a BIG DAY! Registration for the #ALLinSTEP Challenge at #SHRM17 will open later today, and in anticipation of the registration kick-off we will be sharing profiles on the final two team captains to help you decide what team to join! Check back on the SHRM Blog later today with more information about registering.

Meet Edward, SHRM Foundation scholarship winner (and Army vet!) and Dr. Jeff Walls, Professor of Business at Indiana Institute of Technology and founding advisor of the SHRM student chapter.
 

May 15, 2017

If you have followed this blog for any amount of time you know that one topic I am passionate about is communication. I’ve written about it on numerous occasions, my most popular post being this one all about communication. I speak on it and even did my first DisruptHR talk about it.

May 15, 2017

 

 

When was the last time you took a vacation from work? If you did, chances are it wasn’t very long and you didn’t completely unplug from work. You are not alone.

May 15, 2017

Next Monday, registration will open for the #ALLinSTEP Challenge at #SHRM17. In anticipation of this kick-off we will be sharing more about the team captains to help you decide what team to join!

Meet Betsy, Deanna and Elissa—the SHRM Foundation Board Chair, a member of the SHRM HR Team and SHRM’s Vice President of Membership.

Registration for the Step Challenge opens on Monday, May 15th—choose your team wisely!

May 12, 2017
 
 
We are coming into the vacation season. I am a big believer in vacations. I always came back fully recharged so I personally know the value of the R & R (rest and relaxation) and the ability to renew yourself.  So in this vacation season I wanted to give you seven tips on the value of vacations.
 
May 12, 2017

Photo Copyright: National Football League (NFL) High School Expereinceship
 

May 11, 2017

Next Monday, registration will open for the #ALLinSTEP Challenge at #SHRM17. In anticipation of this kick-off we will be sharing more about the team captains to help you decide what team to join!

Meet Joey, Megan and two Steves (Browne and Nunberg)—two HR bloggers, and two leaders of the #SHRM17 HR Happy Hour Facebook page.

Registration for the Step Challenge opens on Monday, May 15th—choose your team wisely!

May 11, 2017

On May 10, @shrmnextchat chatted with special guest Robin Schooling about HR, Be Human. Be Awesome.

If you missed this informative chat, you can read all the tweets here:

 

May 10, 2017

Next Monday, registration will open for the #ALLinSTEP Challenge at #SHRM17. In anticipation of this kick-off we will be sharing more about the team captains to help you decide what team to join!

Meet Denise, Roshelle and Paula, two current members and one former member of the SHRM Membership Advisory Council (MAC)!

Registration for the Step Challenge opens on Monday, May 15thchoose your team wisely!

May 10, 2017

When was the last time you took a vacation from work? If you did, chances are it wasn’t very long and you didn’t completely unplug from work. You are not alone.

May 10, 2017

Mastering disclosure of sensitive information is one of the most important skills a successful leader can have. Recently, I coached an executive team through a very difficult communication challenge. An employee was caught embezzling from the employer. His behavior had legal ramifications and compromised several of the organization's accreditations.

May 10, 2017

Next Monday, registration will open for the #ALLinSTEP Challenge at #SHRM17. In anticipation of this kick-off we will be sharing more about the team captains to help you decide what team to join!

We’re kicking off the Captain introductions with Angie, Laraine and Sharon, three members of the SHRM Membership Advisory Council (MAC)!

Registration opens on Monday, May 15th—choose your team wisely!

May 9, 2017

Accept the challenge and go ALL IN for SHRM Foundation's #ALLinSTEP Challenge at #SHRM17, powered by Fitbit Health Solutions.

May 8, 2017

 

 Flexible Work Arrangement Week is May 7-13, 2017                                                                                                                                                     

May 8, 2017

 

 

Does the workplace have a love/hate relationship with HR?

It’s a profession with the best intentions and the worst stereotypes. It’s often misunderstood. HR is responsible for every aspect of an organization’s most valuable asset—its workforce—and the pressure is always on. In their efforts to be credible, competent and compliant, human resource professionals can sometimes come across as being very inhuman

May 5, 2017

In addition to being a talented speaker and writer, Valerie Grubb is a New Orleans resident with great thoughts on how to enjoy the city while at SHRM17.  I asked Valerie to share her can’t-miss recommendations for New Orleans -- other than the conference of course!

Valerie:

May 5, 2017

In March, our profession reached a major milestone when SHRM awarded its 100,000th certification—just two years after launching the SHRM-SCP and SHRM-CP program. Practitioners who hold these credentials are the advance team for tens of thousands more who will pursue SHRM certification—and, importantly, recertification—in the coming years.     

May 4, 2017

What are the major trends in HR analytics that affect the HR profession today?

At SHRM we track trends annually on issues such as average cost-per-hire, HR-expense-to-operating-expense ratio just to name a few. We provide this information so you can make evidence-based decisions and help drive your organization to new heights. Check out our new video to learn about some key human capital metrics. 

 

 

May 4, 2017

On May 3, @shrmnextchat chatted with special guests from the SHRM Foundation Beth McFarland and Ashlee Smith about Building a More Inclusive Workplace.

If you missed this informative chat, you can read all the tweets here:

 

May 3, 2017

 

I’ve had the pleasure of knowing, speaking with and collaborating with this writer and presenter for many years.
 

May 3, 2017

 

If you're headed to New Orleans June 18-21 for the 2017 SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition, you'll want to listen to this DriveThru HR interview with SHRM's Director of Conference Programming Letty Kluttz.  

May 2, 2017

 

In a series of articles I will be doing on SHRM17 speakers who are authors (or authors who are speaking at SHRM17), I’ve decided to start with one of the more unique voices in the HR world. 

May 2, 2017

 

 

I recently had the opportunity to chat with speaker Allison West about her upcoming sessions at #SHRM17. If you’re not familiar with Ms. West’s work, you should be – she’s one resource you want to have on your side.

May 1, 2017

 

May is a bittersweet month for me. I was born in Speedway, Indiana, home of the Indianapolis 500. If you are not familiar with this event, it is the single most attended sporting event in the world and it is run the Sunday before Memorial Day. Also, most importantly, my first daughter was born in May. On race day. Nope, I can’t even make that up.

May 1, 2017

 

I would like to take a minute to introduce myself to everyone following the crazy group we call the #SHRM17 Blog Squad. 

My name is John Jorgensen and I hold a unique position in this rag tag group in that I hold two volunteer positions at SHRM Annual Events. I have been an official and unofficial member of the Blog Squads off and on since 2011. I believe and I am also a volunteer coordinator for the SHRMStore. 

May 1, 2017

 

Each year, SHRM State Directors elect a regional representative to join the Membership Advisory Council (“MAC”) and to be a liaison between the SHRM members and the Board of Directors. The MAC meets in person with the Board to discuss issues that affect our membership. I was reminded recently that the MAC members hold the highest volunteer roles at SHRM.  Why do we do it?  To explain, let’s talk about a fruit and a nut.

May 1, 2017

 

Everyone has a boss. Many of us have several. Often we would like to have better ones, but if you can’t trade in the boss you can attempt to make the ones you have better. How do you do that? Peter Drucker has some guidance for that process.

The boss list

May 1, 2017
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