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February 2018

 

 

It's super early to be discussing #SHRM18, it makes the suspense even harder! But, when you've been chosen, along with 60 other AMAZING #HR Bloggers, tweeters, storytellers, and professionals, you just can't keep quiet!

February 18, 2018

 

 

You need to follow the #SHRM18 Bloggers.

If you are in HR and want to learn something new, get a different perspective, or get out of your comfort zone, these are the people that will help you do so.

February 17, 2018

 

I’m so excited to be part of the #SHRM18 blogging team as I count down the days to the 2018 SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition in Chicago this June 17 – 20. The theme for this year’s conference is ‘Expand Your World’. That is the perfect theme for my journey to this conference.

February 16, 2018

 

 

 

Q:  We like to give our employee handbook a quick review at the beginning of each year, do you recommend any particular additions or updates?

February 16, 2018

 


 

Merriam-Webster defines ‘algorithm’ as step-by-step procedure for solving a problem… In an analog world, ask anyone to jot down a step-by-step procedure to solve a problem – and it will be subject to bias, perspective, tacit knowledge, and a diverse viewpoint. Computer algorithms, coded by humans, will obviously contain similar biases.

February 15, 2018

On February 14, @shrmnextchat chatted with Ben Eubanks @BenEubanks about the Building Blocks of a Great HR Function.

In case you missed this amazing chat filled with great advice from HR professionals, you can read all the tweets here.

 

February 14, 2018

 

 

Last year I read about a super bloom in California.

This super bloom came after years of drought, and if not for the fact that this very topic came up in conversation several times in the context of work, it would have just been one of those unique stories that got buried in a year full of them.

February 14, 2018

 


 

Great HR doesn’t happen by accident. It is a journey, a work in progress, and is always evolving. At the base of every successful HR function are the philosophical building blocks that support its work and that make up the bedrock of a great organization. A healthy HR function is an essential component of a healthy and thriving workplace.

February 12, 2018

 


 

As an HR professional in 2018, where's the best place to expand your world?  There is no better place than the 2018 SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition where internationally-renowned speakers, who will offer fresh points of view and inspiring stories, will shift your perspectives and deepen your understanding of leadership, motivation and success.  

February 12, 2018
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Another February and another SHRM Regional Council Business (RCBM) meeting is in the books. The SHRM RCBM #SHRMBiz/#SHRMVLS is the annual conference held in early February. Those attending are State Directors, Director Elects and another Core Board member.

February 12, 2018
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February 12, 2018

 

 

Friday night I had the honor to deliver the University of Houston’s 2018 Elizabeth D. Rockwell Lecture on Ethics and Leadership. This biannual series, created in the wake of the Enron scandal, exists to remind us that legal solutions are never enough to stop ethical failures. Culture always trumps compliance.

February 10, 2018

 


 

SHRM CEO and President Johnny C. Taylor, Jr. traveled to Houston today for a speaking engagement Friday evening at the University of Houston. While in town it was a great opportunity to catch up with the remarkable leaders of SHRM’s Super Mega Chapter, HR Houston

February 9, 2018

 

 

As we move further into the 21st century, the use of big data, machine learning, artificial intelligence, robotics, and automation is more prevalent every day. These changes have broad implications for society, for organizations, recruiting and HR professionals. Things are moving quickly!

Here are a few ethical questions for consideration:

February 9, 2018

As promised in my blog post yesterday, here are the details about the compensable leave requirements under the Workflex in the 21st Century Act. Yesterday I wrote about the fact that companies that wish to be covered by this act must have a Qualified Flexible Workplace Arrangement  (QFWA) plan under ERISA. To be qualified this must include paid leave.

Compensable time

February 8, 2018

 

February 7, 2018
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I’ve been a lifelong member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM): it has more than 285,000 members, many of whom have become friends. One of the Society’s key themes is the notion of giving back to the profession: in this I’ve been inspired by many great HR practitioners. 

February 7, 2018

 

On February 7, @shrmnextchat chatted with members of the SHRM Government Affairs team and Council for Global Immigration on 2018 HR Advocacy and Public Policy Priorities

In case you missed this excellent chat in advance of the 2018 SHRM Employment Law and Legislative Confernce, you can read all the tweets here

 

February 7, 2018

 

Amid the #MeToo discussions, the same question keeps cropping up: “Where was HR?”

February 6, 2018

 

In this interview with Joey Price of Jumpstart HR, SHRM CEO Johnny C. Taylor, Jr. talks about how HR must continue to grow in its role as strategic partner and the epicenter of where workplace culture is fostered.  This is especially true if HR is to thrive as a career path for today’s generation.  

 

February 6, 2018

 

 

Last week President Trump outlined an ambitious agenda during his first State of the Union address. Meanwhile, lawmakers are wrapping-up their respective party retreats to set forth their legislative agendas.  Now the focus is on priority issues for the remainder of the 115th Congress, including many that will impact the workplace. 

February 5, 2018

 

 

Most folks only get out to one and if lucky two conferences a year. Of course, the SHRM Annual each June is the granddaddy of them all and one that folks look forward to attending a year in advance. However, it’s not the only conference on the schedule and you have some great options to choose from, especially if you have an interest in one particular area of HR.

February 5, 2018

 

 

In the span of just two weeks, federal leave policy has gotten a lot of attention.

This week (Feb. 5) marks the 25th anniversary of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), which guarantees employees time off to care for themselves and their families without fear of losing their job. Last week, in his State of the Union address, President Trump discussed a proposal to provide employees with paid parental leave.

February 5, 2018
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Responsible employers, among other steps, train managers on their “bystander” obligations. It is not enough to refrain from bad behavior. As a bystander with power, if you see or hear harassing behavior, you must respond to it. But how?

February 5, 2018

             

 

My last vacation of 2017 was pretty amazing. It was my very first real vacation that wasn’t over a weekend in the last two years. I can’t believe how much rest I got or how much I didn’t want to go back to work. Don’t get me wrong, I missed my job, and couldn’t wait to figure out what I’d missed, but taking a midweek vacation had to be my worst decision, lol.

February 2, 2018
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