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May 2019

 

One of the challenges with HR strategy and strategic HR is that it’s often talked about in vague terms, which means it isn’t always easy to understand for some individuals. There’s a great metaphor for this concept in the world of entrepreneurship put forth decades ago in The E-Myth by Michael Gerber. Here’s the core of it:

May 31, 2019

Candid conversations are part of the territory for HR professionals and managers. Stepping up and having a difficult conversation is no fun, easy task: it can be uncomfortable and stressful. But if we choose to not say anything, the issue is unlikely to get better and potentially can get even worse.

May 31, 2019

 

A recent study by HR.Com showed increased focus on the replacement of HRIS, Payroll and/or Performance Management systems. The intent to overhaul points to three specific trends:

May 31, 2019

One of the great things about working at SHRM is the opportunity to speak with so many HR professionals and business leaders who are making a real difference in their workplaces. One thing I’ve certainly learned is that every one of SHRM’s 300,000-plus members has unique experiences and viewpoints that deserve to be heard.

May 31, 2019

A few weeks ago, I asked the question, “What’s your favorite type of conference swag?” A huge thanks for sharing your thoughts! I must say that I’m a bit surprised at the results. Here they are:

 

May 31, 2019

 

I sat down with Jenn Lim, a speaker in the Change Makers Series. I chatted with Jenn about her work creating the Zappos Culture Book and co-founding Delivering Happiness with Zappos CEO, Tony Hsieh.

May 31, 2019

 

Some tips and stories from #SHRM19Blogger Paula Harvey.

May 30, 2019

 

“With the right people, culture, and values, you can accomplish great things.” – Tricia Griffith, American Businesswoman

 

May 30, 2019

 

 

Customer Loyalty

Loyalty. It's an important word in business. There’s a lot of talk about increasing customer loyalty. Businesses know that keeping a customer is much more important and less expensive than gaining them. Reducing customer churn is vital for growth in a competitive world. 

May 30, 2019

 

 

“I’ll take FLSA for $1,000, Alex.”

May 28, 2019

 

 

Over the years I’ve often been asked: “What’s the correct way to celebrate Memorial Day, and, is the word celebrate even the right word?  Should we be somber and reflective, or happy and celebratory because of all we have to be thankful for?”  To this I’d emphatically respond with: “Yes”- you should be both, wholeheartedly.      

May 27, 2019

 

The solo HR practitioner, aka, HR Department of One or "HRDOO", is often pulled in so many different directions and sometimes all at the same time and sometimes with shifting priorities. Compliance is a critical priority which must be addressed.

Lori Kleiman is a recognized expert in HR Departments of One and has several sessions planned at this year's 2019 SHRM Annual Conference and Exposition:

May 24, 2019

 

As a Paylocity user myself, it was an easy decision to select Paylocity as a vendor that I wanted to highlight prior to #SHRM19. Please enjoy this 2019 SHRM Annual Conference and Exposition interview with Alexis Knaack, Event Specialist, for Paylocity.

May 22, 2019

Whenever I bring up “Las Vegas” to anyone, there is an almost immediate reaction. Often, it seems to be kind of a “love-hate” relationship where the person, whether they have visited Las Vegas or not, declare either their “love” or “hate” for the town long dubbed as “Sin City.”

May 22, 2019

 

As the Cofounder and President of PowerToFly, a company connecting women and non-binary people with companies committed to becoming more diverse and inclusive, I’ve been to my fair share of conferences and networking events. PowerToFly ran over eighty events over the last twelve months!

May 22, 2019

 

In this special #SHRM19 episode, #SHRM19 Blogger Jon Thurmond is joined by Val Grubb, #SHRM19 MEGA session speaker, HR consultuant, coach, author, speaker, and owner of Val Grubb & Associates in New Orleans, LA. 

May 22, 2019

 

 

I will attend the SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition for the first time in 2019. And I am excited to be there. It’s like going to a pilgrimage to find the answers that have been unanswered for so long. But there are also mixed feelings. And here’s why.

Saddened

May 22, 2019

 

Next month, I will be attending the SHRM 2019 Conference and Exposition in Las Vegas as representative of the European Association of People Management and the Belgian Association of HR Professionals. I will share my insights in a couple of blogs and tweets.

Strategy and HR

May 21, 2019

The term ‘employee engagement’ is used widely, but very rarely do two companies have the same definition of it. At SHRM, if you were to ask the person next to you to define it, I bet their version will be different from yours.

May 21, 2019
May 21, 2019
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To thrive in the business environment of the future, the competencies and capabilities of HR professionals must evolve. HR leaders must know the business, focus strategically, solve business problems and understand how to influence change. HR leaders who master these skills can more effectively align the HR strategic plan, establish key relationships and drive results.

May 20, 2019

 

A poor relationship with your manager can be detrimental: both in the work you produce and your quality of life. LaSalle Network COO, Maureen Hoersten, uncovers ways to get to the root of bad relationships at work, and tangible tips to repair them, including:

Signs you have a bad relationship with your manager:  

May 19, 2019

 

“Disability is a matter of perception. If you can do just one thing well, you’re needed by someone.” – Martina Navratilova

 

Being #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek, this blog post goes out to all persons challenged with mental health conditions. Together, we can help end stigma and get people the help and love they need and deserve. No one is ever alone.

May 17, 2019

 

On May 15, @shrmnextchat chatted with @TimSackett and @kris_dunn about The Nine Faces of HR and the Future of HR Technology.

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

 

May 15, 2019

I have never been to California, but I will be going in 13 months when #SHRM20 hits San Diego! What’s on my to do list? Why, visiting the San Diego Zoo, of course! I’m disappointed that the pandas won’t be there during my visit, but I am excited to visit one of the best zoos in the United States, according to TripAdvisor and the Travel Channel.

May 15, 2019

 

I remember walking into the large Exposition Hall during the 2018 SHRM Annual Conference and seeing several people swarming around vendors. It looked overwhelming at first, but after a couple of visits, I truly explored what the SHRM Exposition Hall had to offer. While there, I had the opportunity to learn about new products and services, gain new contacts, and get lots of promotional gifts. Oh, I loved the giveaways!

May 14, 2019

 

 

You've heard the buzzwords about becoming a great HR leader: find a seat at the table; get strategic; know the business. But the hard yet compelling reality is that every HR professional can be classified as one of nine “faces” or personas. Some can find the seat, get strategic and know the business—and others can't.
 

May 13, 2019

 

Community engagement is one of those phrases we hear frequently. We share that we’re involved and that we give back, but what does this really mean for the bottom line of workforce management? After several years in the cyber security community I can tell you it means a lot, not only to your bottom line but also to your retention, recruitment, and training efforts.

May 10, 2019

 

It was such an honor to hop on a phone call with 2019 SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition speaker Barbara and learn more about her and the topics she is passionate about and loves to speak on. The title of one of her mega sessions really spoke to me - “Spreading Contagious Enthusiasm - Creating a Culture of Kindness.”

May 9, 2019

On May 8, @shrmnextchat chatted with #SHRM19 speaker and Vice President of HR for LaRosa's Pizzeria, Inc. Steve Brown, @sbrownehr about HR Rising !! - From Ownership to Leadership.  

If you missed this excellent chat which was a preview of his session at #SHRM19, you can read all the tweets here or below:

 

May 8, 2019

 

Q & A Session with Gabriella DeFlorio, Marketing Manager, Truework

Can you tell me about Truework and how it is different from other employment & income verification services?

May 8, 2019

 

This is a 2019 SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition interview with Marci Steiding, VP of Marketing & Communications for Beecher Carlson, a Brown & Brown Company.

Who is Brown & Brown? Tell us everything, just as you would someone approaching your booth and asking you this question at #SHRM19 in Las Vegas.

May 7, 2019

 

Stress is almost impossible to avoid these days. Of course, a little stress can be motivating, but too much or the wrong kind can have a major effect on employees and businesses. The World Health Organization estimates that stress costs American companies $300 billion a year in health care, sick days and lost productivity.

May 7, 2019

 

 

There’s no question that the human resources profession has seen dramatic shifts in the past 10 years. We’ve experienced transformation on many technology fronts in the workplace, which has provided HR the opportunity and ability to shape, define and implement the people practices that will drive a business’s success in the new world of work.

May 6, 2019

 

 


 

Yep, you read that right.  In fact, 1 of 3 adults (of 75 million Americans) have a criminal record.  Before you Google me and try to figure out the story, and in the spirit of keeping it “real” let me share.

May 6, 2019

 

Q & A Session with Gary Kushner, CEO, Kushner & Company

 

Tell us a little bit about yourself and your organization.

May 4, 2019

 

Automation falls under the colorful umbrella of chain management. In this era of breakthrough technology and innovation, organizations that fail to automate and continuously improvise their processes while soon become obsolete.

May 2, 2019

 

James Robbins boasts an interesting proposition, if you devote nine minutes each and every Monday to engagement, you will see almost immediately witness results of these efforts with your team.

May 2, 2019

 

"Onboarding begins the minute an offer letter is signed."

-Amy Hirsh Robinson

May 1, 2019