I caught up with Tim Sackett, one of the country’s most prolific bloggers in the HR community and a frequent presenter at SHRM major conferences. This year it includes the SHRM Annual Conference in Chicago and Talent conference in Las Vegas:
Tim, give us a 30 second elevator pitch:
Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP, president and chief executive officer of the Society for Human Resource Management, was appointed chair of the President’s Board of Advisors on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) at a White House ceremony today.
I know, you’ve been seeing a lot of SHRM18 blog post/podcast/articles, but we are so excited (and helping you make the decision to save a little money!). Check out the rates and register here.
A new survey shows that a majority of job finalists are not leveraging the bargaining power they have in this candidates' market.
According to a poll conducted in early 2018 by global staffing firm Robert Half, 39 percent of workers tried to negotiate a higher salary during their last job offer. More than 2,700 professional workers were surveyed.
“Life Is What Happens When You’re Making Other Plans” ~ John Lennon
This is one of my favorite quotes by John Lennon. I think of it almost every year when I attend SHRM’s Annual Conference & Exposition.
You don’t need me to tell you it is a conference like no other. The learning opportunities are second to none. I look at the speakers and always feel honored to be among them.
While in Chicago for the SHRM Annual Conference and Exposition site visit I had an opportunity to sit down and talk to blogger, podcaster, U.S. Navy Veteran, and HR Director Tony Zamora. Here’s our discussion on what it’s like to be a SHRM18blogger, practicing HR and what’s the best pizza in his home town.
The success of an organization is often borne on the backs of people performing boring little miracles.
Boring little miracles don’t make headlines. They, perhaps purposely so, fly under the radar, disguised as everyday tasks performed under pressure or work that doesn’t feel like much to the person performing it. People performing boring little miracles get the job done and then pack up and go home like it was no big deal.
I’ve been in HR for decades, but I’ve been truly active on Social Media for less than two years. SHRM18 will only be my second annual conference.
We all know making New Year’s resolutions to make healthier lifestyle choices is easy, but sticking to those goals is more difficult. In fact, by February last year, only 58 percent had maintained their resolutions, and only 8 percent typically achieve their goals by year’s end, according to research conducted by Statistic Brain.
Rapid advancements in technology and unprecedented demographic transitions continue to radically change the global workplace. The unremitting pace of change is affecting not only how, when and where work gets done, but is also creating the need for a total reskilling of the workforce. What will it take to find success in the new world of work?
Blogging has always had my curiosity and I’ve wanted to get started for a while. Until I had met @HRJazzy while attending #SHRM17, it was only a fantasy, a dream, an idea. Well that dream came true with the help of fellow #SHRM18Blogger, Jazmine Wilkes.
Do you lift people up or hold them down?
Based on research, Christine Porath shares the costs of incivility and how civility pays. She explains how incivility is a bug—it’s contagious and we become carriers of it just by being around it. Christine reveals the true power of civility and how our little actions matter.
I’m excited and honored to have been selected to be part of the 2018 SHRM Blogging Squad, and the opportunity to attend the Annual SHRM Conference & Expo in June which happens to be here in my sweet home town of Chicago!
While I did attend last year’s SHRM Talent Conference, this will be my first time attending the Annual conference.
n late 2017, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 396, which expanded existing supervisor training requirements for employers. Under the bill, beginning in January 2018, content on harassment based on gender identity, gender expression and sexual orientation must be included in the training.
I caught up with Lisa Block, Vice President, Meetings and Conferences for the Society for Human Resource Management. Lisa and her team are responsible for producing the SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition each year. A daunting task to say the least.
I’m so excited to meet Jennifer McClure at the annual SHRM conference this year – June 17th through 20th in Chicago. I chose to interview Jennifer because she is an inspiration to me at this point in my career. I am a member of the DisruptHR Buffalo planning committee, in a new role as an external recruiter, and a first time attendee of the annual SHRM conference, so her insights below were so wonderful! The amazing speakers are one of the awesome reasons you should attend #SHRM18 this year. I hope to see you there!
The HR profession has changed significantly over the past decades as the profession has evolved from basic personnel management to a strategic business function that leads a wide range of practices and competencies. Today’s HR powers not only a service economy, but a knowledge economy, and as this knowledge economy grows, it is critical that organizations also evolve their approach to talent.
Got Interns ? Since 2010, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has used a six-factor test to determine whether an unpaid intern, working for a private sector, for profit employer can be properly classified as an unpaid intern. Not surprisingly, perhaps federal courts have failed to follow that test, finding it too rigid and inflexible.
On February 14, 2018, the world witnessed a tragedy that has become all too familiar, another school shooting. On a day that was supposed to be about love and peace, turned dark and cold for so many.
Is the experience at your workplace falling short of employee expectations? Do your employees feel they are treated as trusted partners, or are you sending a different message?
SHRM board member David Windley discusses how unconscious bias can derail workplace diversity efforts.
According to 2015 research from SHRM, less than one percent of employers offer an Unlimited Vacation policy. So, I guess our company is now in the minority.
I wrote a post recently about students willing to forgo $8,000 in salary to work for an ethical organization. (I hope you’ll check it out when you have a moment.) Well, I came across another statistic about ethics, this one focuses on the relationship between a lack of sleep and unethical conduct.
I remember in early days of my career, back in the late 90’s, I was trained to be mindful of business conversations in public. Working at a Big 5 public accounting firm, we were told that it is best not to speak about business in public. There were also guidelines given:
At least she didn’t have too many personal belongings to pack up.
TheGrio.com has all the details (here):
When I first started this blog, one of my “pie in the sky” goals was to be invited to be a part of the 2018 SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition blog squad. I didn’t know how people are chosen for the squad, but I put it out on Twitter during #SHRM17. The universe must have heard me, because I now get to #ExpandMyWorld and share that with others at #SHRM18 as I have been invited to be a part of the #SHRM18 #BlogSquad!
The 2018 SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition (#SHRM18) in Chicago is exactly 4 months away. That's only 17 weeks! Blink your eyes twice and it's going to be here. This will be my second visit to the Windy City, and I'm so excited to be going back. The theme for this year's annual conference is Expand Your World, and I figure why wait, let's start now!!
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!
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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:
Amid the #MeToo discussions, the same question keeps cropping up: “Where was HR?”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.