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April 2018

Sharing our lives through social media, rather than living our lives on it

April 30, 2018

 

Mofota Sefali is Talent Acquisition Manager - Channels, at Tiger Brands in Johannesburg Area, South Africa.  She will be an attendee of the WFPMA World Congress held in conjunction with the 2018 SHRM Annual Conference and Exposition in Chicago, June 17-20th.  Here's her journey from online to in-person as one of SHRM's 2018 Blogger Team.  

April 29, 2018

 

 

Civility is the key to everything.

All of our HR strategies, plans, models and ideals don’t stand a chance in an environment of incivility. Incivility crushes our well intentioned values and mission statements.

An environment of incivility is a breeding ground for bullying, violence and harassment.

It doesn’t have to be that way.

April 27, 2018

 

 

This is my very first Vendor post for #SHRM18! I am so excited about this one, Christina and The HR JetPack Crew do amazing things.

First off, if you’re not following The HR JetPack on their social media accounts and you’re in HR, especially trying to obtain a certification, you’re missing out! Check out the reasons why you should be following them and what you can expect when you visit their #SHRM18 Booth!

April 27, 2018

 

 

If your organization leverages workflex to create a positive workplace culture then step up and share the story by participating in the 2018 When Work Works Award!

April 26, 2018
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SHRM’s HR Technology Conference opened today in Hyderabad, India on Thursday, April 26th with SHRM SHRM India CEO Achal Khanna and SHRM CEO Johnny C. Taylor, Jr. welcoming attendees from around the globe. 

Johnny set the tone of the conference by sharing that “Technology is changing the way we work today. Today one can work from anywhere, and at any time as per their convenience. Only those organizations who understand the value of human talent and human capital and innovate to attract the best talent will move forward, those who don’t will face a difficult future.”

April 26, 2018

 

 

I had the privilege of chatting with Mike Shetterly of Ogletree Deakins law firm, who I have known for over 10 years, about his upcoming two presentations at #SHRM18.

April 26, 2018

On April 25, @shrmnextchat chatted with SHRM Editor Stephen Miller, CEBS about Helping Employees Plan for Retirement.

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

 

April 25, 2018

SHRM will be participating in its 3rd annual Take Our Daughters & Sons to Work Day tomorrow, April 26, alongside thousands of other organizations nationwide.

April 25, 2018
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The 2018 SHRM Annual Conference will be the 10th straight that I’ve had the pleasure of attending. Perhaps more intriguing is the fact that I’ve participated in this conference as an exhibitor and an attendee alike. 
 
April 25, 2018

 

 

It can be difficult for a 25-year-old to envision life after age 65, let alone to start saving for it—and many of your employees aren’t even sure how or where to start saving. That’s why it’s important for employers to take an active role in educating employees about the benefits of retirement savings plans.

April 24, 2018
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Immigration reform is filled with complexities.  Just to name a few are the politics, the body of law and policy and often the use of terms that only add confusion. During the 2007 immigration debate, I recall the term “clay pigeon” (a Senate floor procedure) confused even the experts.  Right now, the term that is turning heads is “Queen-of-the-Hill”. So why does it matter you ask? Well let me explain.

April 23, 2018
Live Blog Ask an Advisor chat: Conducting a Form I-9 Audit
April 23, 2018
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The SHRM Foundation is proud to present scholarships to students and SHRM members who are pursuing academic and professional development opportunities in the HR field. This year, the SHRM Foundation is awarding five SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition scholarships to individuals from across the U.S.

April 20, 2018

As an HR Professional in 2010, I recall thinking, as I struggled to wrap my mind around the myriad of complex provisions included in the ACA, that the Cadillac tax was probably one provision that I didn’t need to concern myself with.  After all, it was years in the future and only applied to those other, richer plans, right?  Time for a fast forward reality-check. 

April 20, 2018

 

On April 18 @shrmnextchat chatted with Dr. Karlyn Borysenko @DrKarlynB about Everything You Need to Know About Managing People.

In case you missed this excellent chat filled with tips and advice for managers, you can read all the tweets here:

 

April 18, 2018
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I’m wrapping up three days of great key note presentations, awesome breakout sessions, and a vendor exposition covering a broad offering of Talent software, products and services at the 2018 SHRM Talent Conference & Exposition.

April 18, 2018
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When I was playing with the idea to make a move, I sat down and asked myself, "what is important to me?"

As I sat down, my little girl came up to me and said, “Mommy, I am hungry and I want a snack!” That’s when it hit me! This little girl means the world to me.

I made up my mind at that moment: My move will be based upon what is best for my family.

April 18, 2018

 

On #Nextchat Podcast #3, special guest, HR professional Jazmine Wilkes, talks about "Advice for New HR Professionals." 

April 17, 2018

 

Full disclosure: I’ve been internet fan-girling over Joe Gerstandt for a while now. Why, you may ask. Well, his Twitter bio says, in part, “I speak, write, advise on issues related to Authenticity, Diversity, Inclusion…and I do it well.”  If you’ve been following me on any social media channel, you’ll know those are the top HR/workplace issues I’m interested in. Finding someone who always has something insightful to say on them, and actually interacts with people, was a treat. Thus, a Joe Gerstandt fangirl I became.

April 17, 2018

 

I’m here at #SHRMTalent in Las Vegas and hanging out at the Smart Stage this afternoon as I’m in the mood for smaller deep dive sessions. SHRM’s Smart Stage is a neat way to gather the goods – 18 minute presentations from Subject Matter Experts who give you just enough to think about.

April 17, 2018

 

Each year as National Volunteer Week approaches we think about how to express our gratitude to our 6,000+ SHRM Volunteer Leaders—each year this task seems more difficult than the year before.

SHRM Volunteer Leaders give their time, hard work, dedication, passion and heart to advancing the HR profession and for that we are eternally grateful. During this National Volunteer Week 2018 we wanted to find a special way to express our thanks.

View the video below—our thanks to the amazing, talented and selfless SHRM volunteers.

 

April 16, 2018

 


 

You’ve heard it said again and again, and perhaps you’ve experienced it yourself: People don’t leave organizations—they leave bosses. 

Bad bosses come in many varieties: abusive and toxic, lazy and incompetent. There are few things more miserable in the workplace, and an organization full of bad bosses will kill the culture.

April 16, 2018

 

When I joined the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) as its Chief of Staff in January, I trusted that I would enjoy the work, but worried I wouldn’t develop a passion for the work. I was wrong.

April 16, 2018

Nick Schacht is a highly experienced executive with more than three decades of experience in professional services, education, and corporate learning and development.  He has a history of driving product innovation, growth and profitability and he has led organizations operating worldwide.  

April 16, 2018

 

 

We are operating in one of the hottest economies with some of the lowest unemployment levels in recorded history and yet, over 34 percent of people with disabilities are unemployed and looking for work. Companies who are committed to hiring the best talent and improving the candidate experience should be committed to being inclusive and accessible to all candidates, including those with disabilities.

April 13, 2018

 

I know there’s a lot of conversation right now about the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Annual Conference taking place June 17-20, 2018 in Chicago. I’m excited to be attending this year.

April 12, 2018

 

Our journey to the 2018 Annual SHRM Conference and Exposition continues in a truly exciting way! I’m thrilled to share with you another interview with an inspirational speaker that will be providing those in attendance with wisdom and insights on how we can focus our efforts to be impactful business leaders within our organizations. Again, I believe great HR starts with great leadership.

April 12, 2018

 

 

The United States Congress created the Days of Remembrance as our nation’s annual commemoration of the Holocaust.  This year, Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom HaShoah) is today, Thursday April 12, 2018.  

April 12, 2018

#SHRM18 Speaker Cy Wakeman is a significant thought leader and expert blogger with groundbreaking ideas featured in the Wall Street Journal, FastCompany.com, Forbes.com, hr.com, and SHRM.org. Her book, Reality-Based Leadership published by Jossey-Bass is now available and is receiving rave reviews throughout the nation.

April 12, 2018

 

People are the competitive edge in organizations. Winning companies are capturing the best talent, while others are falling behind because they can’t let go of their preconceived notions about hiring. By clinging to long-standing biases, leaders risk losing out on valuable employees who don’t fit the mold.

April 12, 2018
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Want to start a passionate conversation with a recruiter?  Ask them, “How much of your time is spent screening applicants?”.  From running global recruiting teams to speaking to hundreds of recruiting professionals over the past decade, they’ve shared that as much as an astounding 25% of their time went to reviewing applicants to job postings.      

April 12, 2018

On April 11 @shrmnextchat chatted with special guests, HR professional Jazmine Wilkes (@HRJazzy) and SHRM President and Chief Executive Officer Johnny C.

April 11, 2018
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Live Blog Recertification Live Chat
April 11, 2018

 


 

When it comes to recruiting sources, it’s not only important to find and try new ones, but to evaluate their effectiveness.

April 11, 2018

 

 

We live in an age where technology is shaping the way people live and work. From automation and artificial intelligence to team collaboration, leadership and social media, digitalization is creating unique expectations from employees and unprecedented challenges for HR.

April 10, 2018

 

 

The majority of employers across the United States offer retirement plans to help employees save and plan for their financial future.  My employer, the YMCA of Greater Rochester is no exception. As a matter of fact, the Y realized early on the importance of offering retirement benefits to its’ employees. 

April 10, 2018
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Today is Equal Pay Day, and SHRM has an important new public policy statement on compensation equity, the result of months of work by HR professionals led by SHRM.

April 10, 2018


 

As a member of the #SHRM18Blogger squad, I promised the good folks over at SHRM that I would write a post offering advice about the event.

Inevitably, I took my own twist on things…

April 9, 2018

 

 

Charles Jennings is a co-founder of the 70:20:10 Institute and is widely renowned as one of the premier experts on building and implementing 70:20:10 and organizational performance strategies.

April 9, 2018


 

CareerArc is a leading provider of social recruiting and outplacement solutions.  As a current customer, I really appreciate their platforms, training opportunities, and customer service. 

April 7, 2018

 

Ask any business leader and they’ll tell you that a reduction in force, or a RIF, is one of the hardest activities to carry out. Often times good employees are hit by these decisions through no fault of their own, and the resulting morale issues can doubly affect the workplace in a negative way. That said, there are times when a RIF is an essential part of business continuity and operations. Today we’re going to explore some of the key things to know about RIFs.

What is a RIF?

April 7, 2018
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Many HR leaders like you are grappling with a troublesome contradiction this year: You need to better manage health benefits costs, but you believe you’ve done all you can do to achieve it.

April 6, 2018

                                    

April 5, 2018

 

Our #Nextchat special guest this week is author, executive coach, and SHRM18 speaker- Stacey Hanke.  Today's topic is “Communicating with Influence.”  Stacey discusses the importance of seeing yourself through the eyes and ears of your listeners, and how we can build credibility and trust through both their verbal and nonverbal communication skills.  For more on this and each week's #Nextchat visit blog.shrm.org.

 

April 4, 2018

 

There’s no question that companies around the globe employ, engage and retain employees around the globe! The 2018 SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition offers a great deal of sessions on a variety of concentrations including Global & Cultural Effectiveness.

April 4, 2018

 


 

Believing in yourself and your skills is important in any career field. You want to be the very best at the job you’re doing at all times. As an HR Newbie, there will be a lot of challenges while you’re learning the job, the workforce, the company, and upgrading your skills.

April 3, 2018

 


 

You’d think this is something I wouldn’t need to write about, but unfortunately, I do. I’ve said it many times that SHRM18 will be big and the McCormick Place is even bigger! With that comes the need to have volunteers to help us find our way.

April 3, 2018

 

For my last edition of Behind the Scenes at #SHRM18, I caught up with Andrew Morton, director of social engagement at SHRM.

April 3, 2018

SHRM’s #Nextchat is one of the most engaging workplace-focused chats on twitter- bringing together HR professionals from across the world for an hour of networking, learning and sharing on topics that truly effect our workplace.  Now, each week our #Nextchat Podcast series continues that conversation with our special guests. 

April 3, 2018


 

 

Mark Fogel is a former CHRO and currently consults, teaches MBA courses, and blogs for SHRM, FistfulofTalent.com and Recruitingdaily.com. He has been a regular speaking at SHRM national conferences on a variety of topics for more than a decade.

April 3, 2018

 

 

Autism affects nearly 1 in 68 school aged children in the US (CDC, 2016). With this high prevalence of autism in our population, it is not unlikely that a manager will be faced with an applicant or employee with autism. Just as likely is the possibility that you already have an employee that is the parent of an autistic child. 

April 2, 2018

Brad Boyson is the Executive Director of SHRM’s Dubai office and has an impressive career history including the Mitsubishi Corporation, Royal Caribbean International and Hamptons/Emaar. In short? Brad is global HR.

April 2, 2018

 


 

Emotional intelligence (EI) is typically described as someone's ability to read other people's signals and respond appropriately to them, as well as recognize and understand their own emotions so they can influence the emotions of others. What better opportunity is there to demonstrate EI than during the interviewing and candidate selection process?

April 2, 2018

Manager, Total Rewards, National Council on Compensation Insurance 

 

Jennifer Gunter, SHRM-CP, studied public administration as an undergraduate with the intention of becoming a U.S. ambassador. She did become an ambassador—but for human resources.

April 2, 2018