As an HR professional, it can be challenging to keep up with legal and compliance matters, much less stay on top of the changes being discussed by our legislators. One of the benefits of being involved with the SHRM Advocacy Team (aka A-Team) is that they provide a quarterly webinar where they talk about issues that are being in Washington.
Our prisons are broken. The United States is home to 4.4 percent of the world's population but nearly 25 percent of the world's inmates. And while the goal of incarceration is to produce law-abiding and rehabilitated citizens, 75 percent of released prisoners are arrested again after five years.
Q: What do you think about offbeat interview questions such as “Tell me a joke” or “If you could only choose one song to play every time you walked into a room for the rest of your life, what would it be? I think we can learn some good things from these types of questions. What do you think?
I had the chance to connect with Gary Beckstrand, Vice President of the O.C. Tanner Institute in preparation for the upcoming #SHRM18 in Chicago and we chatted about creating a culture of recognition.
What's step one for an HR Pro to foster a culture of recognition to inspire employees to perform great work? Where/when does this start?
So, what event brings together advocacy, engaged human resources professionals, legislators…and deep fried cheese curds? If you guessed Wisconsin’s 2018 Day on the Hill, you would be correct!
Resumes. Should they stay or should they go?
Some will argue that resumes are no longer relevant in the new world of work, and that a list of past jobs and responsibilities and a college degree can’t translate the information about skills and competencies that employers need to make the best decisions about a candidate.
The SHRM18 Bloggers and attendees can’t stop talking about the 2018 SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition. There is something new coming out every day, almost every few hours! Because I was a first-time attendee to the SHRM National Conference last year, I want to help other first-time attendees prepare for the SHRM18 Conference! So here’s the start of the SHRM18 First Time Attendee Series, let’s jump into the fun!
Disruption doesn’t happen from the inside.
The founders of Invisalign weren’t dentists. Uber wasn’t created by Taxi drivers. Airbnb wasn’t created by hoteliers. And yet now they dominate their industries after completely upending them.
Joann Waki Muna, SHRM-SCP, explains how HR can work effectively with union bullies and assist veterans with PTSD.
HR and business professionals are gearing up to attend #SHRM18 in Chicago this year, and a common thread I’m hearing from within the #HRTribe and amongst several #SHRM18Bloggers is that they want to attend more of the Smart Stage sessions.
Catherine Mattice, president of Civility Partners LLC and speaker at the upcoming 2018 SHRM Annual Conference (#SHRM18), has been helping organizations build positive workplace cultures for over a decade. Her session, “Workplace Bullying IS Illegal: Bullying, Violence and Harassment (and How to Detect and Stop It)” will show how a positive workplace culture can make all the difference.
Artificial intelligence, #metoo, the gig economy – these are just a few of the issues shaping the future of work. Because there has never been a more important time for HR leaders to come together and share ideas, we hope you can join us for the WFPMA World Congress which takes place June 19-22, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
One of the biggest reasons I’m excited to be a member of the #SHRM18 Blog Squad is the incredible opportunity to interview thought leaders that will be speaking at the 2018 SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition. As we continue on our journey to Chicago, it’s truly a privilege to provide you with content that highlights how each of these speakers approaches their work, and shares their ideas on adding value to lives of the people we’re serving.
My Experience at SHRM17 changed my life.
At this time last year, I thought that I had everything in place to be the best #HR pro ever! I had a few friends in Houston and other places who were helping me, and I thought I couldn’t do better. I was so wrong.
Last year, I was chosen as one of the recipients of the SHRM Foundation’s Conference winners. It was an amazing experience. Everyone at #SHRM17 was so nice and so easy to talk to.
Back in 2014, I conducted training entitled: Our Three Audiences.
The goal was to workshop the avenues in which human resources is the one true conduit to all organizational functions: employees, managers & executives.
As #SHRM18 grows near the focus on bridging workforce gaps remains an ever-pressing HR-related topic.
I was reading about sensitivity training and it got me to thinking…
Sensitivity usually requires some degree of relatability, but having good manners only requires imitation or compliance. Sensitivity is difficult (if not impossible) when it’s disingenuous, but good manners do not require empathy.
I spoke at a conference five years ago in which I declared, “resumes suck.” The context was about over-inflated resumes filled with key words, and on the other side, employers who dismiss great talent based on a piece (or ten) of paper. In short, resumes needed to be retired and replaced with a more dynamic way of matching talent with needs.
I hear it all the time.
HR worries over what they see in the workplace. Managers complain they can’t find and keep good people. Turnover rates are high. Engagement is low.
On top of this, upper management is providing directives like, “Maybe we should launch a new wellness program to boost employee morale.”
Why you need to connect with the #SHRM18Blogger Team!
I’ve been working with bloggers for over a decade now, across 4 continents and 3 separate careers. They are passionate, if not persistent- and fiercely loyal to their following. Yet, what I found above and beyond all the other personality traits is that they are- to put it as simply as I can- good at what they do.
Are you ready to expand your HR world?
The SHRM 2018 Annual Conference & Exposition is fast approaching, and whether you’re a first-timer or experienced attendee, it's never too early to begin planning for this spectacular event.
How do you top a lunch with Sean Spicer and Donna Brazile? You bring Gloria Borger on stage to kick off day two at the SHRM Law and Legislative Conference.
Last year, I wrote about the early success of Indeed’s open paid time off initiative (PTO). Now, I am even more convinced of this offering’s positive benefits for both employees and the firm after reviewing the results of 2017.
Simply put, I believe our open PTO policy has increased employee productivity and accelerated our corporate growth. In fact, I think every company can benefit from open PTO.
#SHRM18 speaker James Robbins is a management consultant, adventurer, and motivational speaker. And he is certainly no stranger to the SHRM annual conferences. This will be his 7th conference, and he jokingly quips that he thought they would have been tired of him by now. But as someone who has seen James speak several times, it’s not much of a surprise why he continues to be invited back.
No one can credibly deny that sexual harassment is a persistent and pervasive problem. It infects all industries; none is immune.
While this blog focuses on sexual harassment, we must create cultures that do not tolerate any kind of harassing behavior, such as harassment based on race, ethnicity, age or disability. Harassment of any kind is the enemy of inclusion.
18 Years!!! Yes, I can say that I am attending my 18th SHRM Conference in a row. So does this mean I am now a SHRM adult or something? Maybe it really says that I truly value the friendships that I have built and the experiences that I have received by attending the annual conference.
Lisa Horn, the SHRM director of congressional affairs, kicked off 2018 Law and Legislative conference by introducing Johnny C. Taylor, Jr. - SHRM CEO, and Michael Aiken- SHRM vice president of government affairs, to an overflow crowd of over 600 excited attendees.
This morning, I challenged over 650 SHRM members and employment lawyers to elevate our profession. SHRM must fill a broader space than just the practice and procedures of HR.
Right now, Washington legislators and lobbyists are drafting proposals that will affect every American worker and family. HR professionals understand better than anyone how laws impact the real world of work today and tomorrow. That is why no major piece of U.S. legislation should be written without our say.
SHRM has partnered with Security Management magazine to bring you relevant articles on key HR topics and strategies.
The incentive may have seemed ordinary when Wells Fargo management first issued it. But it led to some extraordinarily negative consequences.
Benefits-management tools can draw employees to the platform
On March 7th, @shrmnextchat chatted with Jonathan Segal (@Jonathan_HR_Law). As a columnist for HR Magazine and an official SHRM Blogger, Jonathan has written extensively on the issue of
Happy International Women’s Day to the wonderful, hardworking women across the world’s workplaces! This is the day we celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women and take stock of where we are in the pursuit of gender equity.
On this International Women’s Day can you share who has served as your inspiration and role model?
My mother was the one who has inspired me. She faced the Brazilian labor market very early in a prohibitive time (early 60's) of women working. Different from my Father at that time, my mother had to reinvent herself to seek her job space.
Language is the fundamental currency for how people express themselves.
By Ama Marston and Stephanie Marston
I had a chance to catch-up with Sabrina Baker and hear a bit about her session for HR Departments of One, Getting Out of the Weeds: How HR Departments of One Can Move from Fire Fighter to HR Igniter at the upcoming #SHRM18 conference.
There was a time when it was quite common for individuals to find their spouses (or partners) in the workplace. Indeed, this still happens today, although perhaps less so.
We head into #SHRM18 ready to be introduced to a variety of new ways in which to engage our employees. Having been in the human capital management business for a decade, I can confirm that the Golden Ticket to engagement remains ever-elusive. While technology, total rewards packages and methods for content delivery evolve, there is no single source solution to address every engagement point.
I would like to take a minute to introduce myself to everyone following the enthusiastic group we call the #SHRM18 Blog Squad. My name is John Jorgensen and those of you who know me know how I feel about having my picture taken, please accept this introduction in the place of a video. I hold a unique position in this diverse group in that I hold two volunteer positions at SHRM Annual Events.
It was a great pleasure to interview, Dan Schawbel, Partner & Research Director, with Future Workplace. Dan is a New York Times Bestselling Author, Recognized on several lists including Forbes & Inc.
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.