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May 2018

 

 


President Donald Trump said no one wins when people with criminal backgrounds are unable to adjust to life outside prison. It’s a waste of human capital, he said.

 

With today’s near record-low unemployment rate, HR professionals and employers are increasingly willing to tap underrepresented groups to fill the skills gaps in the American workforce.

May 18, 2018

 


 

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) requires that an hourly or non-exempt employee be paid for rest breaks of up to 20 minutes in length. Why, if the employee performs no work? The rationale is that the break is primarily for the benefit of the employer, promoting the "efficiency of the employee" and giving the company a "reenergized employee." But, is there a limit to the number of breaks per day that must be compensated as time worked?

May 18, 2018
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I admit it. I have been one of those HR people reluctant to hire ex-offenders under the assumption that once trouble – always trouble.

May 17, 2018

 

On May 16, @shrmnextchat chatted with Letty Kluttz, SHRM's Director of Conference Promgramming and Development about Expanding Your World at SHRM18. 

If you missed this amazing chat filled with tips and advice to make the most of your SHRM18 experience you can read all the tweets here.

 

 

May 16, 2018

 

 

Last week I posted a podcast with Jim Kight of Focus 3 who will be presenting at SHRM18 in June about his 5-Driver System. If you haven’t listened in, it is worth your 17 minutes. Tim does a wonderful job.

May 16, 2018

 

 

In 33 short days, thousands of HR professionals will converge on the city of Chicago for #SHRM18.  It's an opportunity not to be missed.  For me, this will be my 7th conference, but my first as a member of the SHRM Blog Squad.  I'm beyond excited for the conference this year, looking forward to meet some old friends and make some new ones.

May 16, 2018

 

I can’t believe we are just about a month away from welcoming 20 thousand + of our HR friends & colleagues friends here in my home city of Chicago! 

With so much to do; and a lot of action happening with a short few days, I wanted to give a little local perspective with some tips on how best to take advantage of your time at #SHRM18.

May 16, 2018

 

Dr. Woody sits down with famed HR analyst Josh Bersin to talk HR trends, humanizing the work experience, and how to be a better coach for your people.

 

 

May 16, 2018

 

 

Workflex Policies that Promote Work-Family Balance

On May 13 this year, families celebrated mothers nationwide. Then on Monday morning, working Moms, representing over a third of working women, went back to their jobs and continue to try and strike that delicate work-life balance in the 21st Century workplace.

May 15, 2018

 

 

 

On June 17, more than 16,000 attendees will gather at McCormick Place in Chicago for four days of learning, sharing and networking at the SHRM 2018 Annual Conference & Exposition.

This year’s theme is “Expand Your World,” and the pathways to expanding your world at this year’s conference are unlimited!

May 14, 2018

 

 

If you’re like a lot of long-time practitioners, it probably means a dark, dusty room filled with file cabinets or shelving, file folders filled to bursting with documents that track the course of an employee’s employment and benefits. It may be orderly, it may be messy, but it’s probably on paper.

Bobby Zaepfel wants you to start thinking different about record keeping.

May 14, 2018

 

 

Louis R Lessig, Esq, SPHR, SHRM-SCP is a partner at the law firm of Brown & Connery LLP in Westmond NJ in their labor and employment group and a regular speaker at the SHRM conference. At SHRM18, you have three opportunities to hear him: 

FLSA Jeopardy

May 14, 2018

 

 

Attending the 2018 NYC SHRM Conference on April 27th, 2018 was a great experience.  The conference concentrated on three-core elements, Focus –Align – Transform.  HR was surely at its best!  This was an event that certainly was not worth missing and definitely improved us professionally.

May 14, 2018

 

 

A longtime friend of mine (at least in the world of HR social media) has just published a book and will be a speaker at SHRM18 in Chicago. I’m excited to catch up with Tim Sackett IRL (in real life) and talk HR, recruiting ... and sports.

May 11, 2018

 

 

As a reminder, registration for the 3rd Annual Step Challenge, powered by Fitbit Health Solutions, at #SHRM18 is officially open! Yesterday, we gave you your first Team Captain lowdown, to help you select which team you would like to step with and learn more about the competition! Here is your second Team Captain lowdown. Choose your team wisely … !

May 11, 2018

 

 

Wellness programs don’t just reduce costs by increasing the likelihood that your employees show up for work. A holistic and well managed wellness program can also serve as a recruitment tool.

May 10, 2018

 

 

I’ve had the pleasure of knowing noted speaker, author and thought-leader Cy Wakeman for 10+ years.  Even better, I can call her a friend.  Her sessions are always fascinating, informational and packed.  She is a must see for me at any conference.

May 10, 2018

 

 

With Mother’s Day right around the corner, American families look forward to celebrating motherhood and showing much-deserved love and appreciation for moms across the country. As the mother of two children, I am so grateful for the fulfillment and joy that comes with raising great kids.

May 10, 2018

 

I believe in mentorship.

At some point or another, we all need a helping hand and alternatively, at some point or another, we need to be that helping hand for someone else.

If we are open to it, we can all benefit from mentorship whether through formal programs or through relationships that nudge you out of your comfort zone towards bigger, better, greater things.

May 10, 2018

 

 

For as long as I can remember, I’ve always asked questions. I was lucky to have a parent that indulged and encouraged my curiosity and always treated me as an equal part of every equation. My thoughts and opinions mattered in our house. We lived by the saying “you’ll never know unless…you ask for it or you try it.” However, there came a point when I stopped believing “there’s no such thing as a stupid question.” I believe this happens to many of us.

May 10, 2018

 

The #SHRM18 Bloggers have already produced some excellent Q & A posts with many of the 2018 SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition speakers and vendors.  To give you a peek behind the scenes, I've conducted some interviews with SHRM colleagues who work so diligently to create an amazing conference experience.  

May 10, 2018

 


 

Registration for the 3rd Annual Step Challenge, powered by Fitbit Health Solutions, at #SHRM18 officially opened yesterday, May 8. As you complete your registration process and select your Step Challenge team, we will be sharing more about the team captains to help you decide which team to join!

Here is your first team captain lowdown.

May 10, 2018

On May 9, @shrmnextchat chatted with Sarah Brennan @ImSoSarah about UI, UX and Design Thinking for HR

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

 

May 9, 2018

 


 

What does the future hold in a shared ledger economy?

May 9, 2018

 

 

The war for talent hasn’t spared HR. The leaders of our organizations are constantly working to recruit and develop the best and the brightest for this dynamic career. However, when I speak to audiences of business majors and ask how many of them want to pursue a career in HR, few, if any, raise their hands. Our profession has a prestige problem. That is our challenge.

May 8, 2018

 


 

May 7, 2018

 


 

 

Apply for the When Work Works Award and Highlight Your Workflex Benefits!

 

May 7, 2018

 

 

 

Rapid advancements in workplace technology have positively impacted how, when and where work gets done. However, if not properly designed and implemented, this same technology can create additional burdens that impact hiring, hinder efficiency and make employees less productive.

May 7, 2018

 

If you are looking to connect with someone who really understands labor relations, look no further than Michael Vandervort. Michael will be attending SHRM 18 in Chicago, IL as an official #SHRM18Blogger

May 7, 2018


 

If you are looking to connect with someone who really understands life as an HR Consultant, look no further than Mike Haberman. Mike will be attending SHRM 18 in Chicago, IL as an official #SHRM18Blogger!

 

May 7, 2018


 

If you are looking to connect with someone who really understands HR compliance at work, look no further than Wendy Dailey. Wendy will be attending SHRM 18 in Chicago, IL as an official #SHRM18Blogger

 

May 7, 2018

 

When I saw the list of speakers at #SHRM18, I knew immediately I wanted to interview David Rock, the co-founder and director of the NeuroLeadership Institute. I am very interested in neuroscience (particularly as it relates to implicit bias), and I have learned a great deal from a number of writings about and by David.  

May 7, 2018

 

 

 

The other day I got contacted by a large enterprise level TA leader. She had a major problem about to hit them. They had to hire thousands of people and she was hoping I could tell her which chatbot to use to help them.

Sweet! I love TA Tech, let’s talk about some of my favorites!

I pulled up their corporate site because I wanted to see what ATS they used and just check out the career site.

May 6, 2018

 

 

On the heels of passing the strongest equal pay law in the entire nation, New Jersey has outdone itself.

California, eat your heart out. New Jersey has done it again by passing a new law requiring paid sick leave for employees.

May 5, 2018

 


 

Human resources leader Michelle M. Smith reveals how HR leaders today have a rare opportunity to think more strategically.

 

May 4, 2018

 

 

Pop quiz: Your company just expanded its oil business to West Africa, specifically Mauritania. You need to send a geologist to do testing. The area will be remote, the worker will be isolated with a very small local team and conditions will be harsh. Do you send the brilliant gay guy or the genius lady with the chronic heart condition?

May 3, 2018

You want to succeed in life, and the Society for Human Resource Management wants the same for you.

May 3, 2018

 

 

Quantum Workplace will be one of the vendors at the #SHRM18 in Chicago, IL. They are an employee engagement software company designed for a manager-driven work culture. Quantum Workplace is headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska (my new home town).  I had the opportunity to tour their new location where I conducted this interview.

May 2, 2018

I was so excited when Jackie Oliver agreed to do a Q & A with me for the SHRM18 Blog. I met Jackie when I first landed at SHRM in 2005 and we worked together for two years before I transferred to Public Affairs. Jackie is an unsung hero at SHRM. She is one of the hardest working, kindest, smartest, most dependable and most caring individuals at SHRM. She is a role model and one of the reasons SHRM continues to be a great place to work. If you see things working well on the outside, it’s because Jackie is making it all happen behind the scenes on the inside. Period.

May 2, 2018

On May 2, @shrmnextchat chatted with the #HRTribe - a collective and passionate group of HR professionals - about Navigating Social Culture

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

 

May 2, 2018

 

 

An often overlooked area at the SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition is the SHRM Certification Lounge, an area to celebrate and enjoy your status as a SHRM certified professional.

May 1, 2018
 
 
 

Sponsors and exhibitors help make great conferences like SHRM Annual Conference & Expo possible. Exhibit halls allow for conference attendees to explore potential vendors that may suit their business needs or a break for the extensive amout of information being received, some even come for the cool swag!

May 1, 2018