By now, most employers are sick of hearing about employee engagement.
SHRM, the Society for Human Resource Management puts on the world's largest HR conference each year and this year is no different. The 2019 SHRM Annual Conference and Exposition (#SHRM19) in Las Vegas promises to be the gathering place for HR professionals and partners for all things HR. This year, I am looking forward to finding vendors that know what I need them before I know that I need them.
Without a doubt, you have heard of LinkedIn. Likely, you have used their platform to apply for a job, or at least network with friends and business connections. But you probably don’t stop to think about the science behind the world’s foremost business networking tool.
A behind the scenes look at the build of SHRM Studio, the first-ever broadcast hub from SHRM’s Annual Conference and Exposition.
Bringing you the Top HR Experts, Thought Leaders and Business Leaders Live from #SHRM19
I am packing my bags and heading to Las Vegas to join approximately 19,000 people with an interest in HR. Once again I am an official #SHRM19 blogger and tweeter, though there are so many people tweeting that is almost redundant, or is it?
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As I started packing my bag for the 2019 SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition last night (the largest Human Resource conference in the world) I had a moment of panic. My heart started racing. I can’t afford the time, there is too much happening, my task-list is a mile long….
This SHRM19 interview is with Viventium, a SaaS-based HCM solution. Below is a quick Q&A with the company.
This is a 2019 SHRM Annual Conference and Exposition (#SHRM19) interview is with Five Wishes, the provider of an advanced care planning benefit program. Below is a quick Q&A with Joanne Eason, the Vice President of Partner Relations.
This is a 2019 SHRM Annual Conference and Exposition (#SHRM19) interview is with Western Governors University, the nation’s first online competency-based university. Below is a quick Q&A with Dr. Bruce Stetar, the Program Director at the College of Business and Ashley Dent, HR Management Program Chair.
With the plethora of required learnings that companies much manage, finding a partner to handle equitable distribution and ease of accountability can be a challenge. Kantola Training Solutions knows it has a platform to help organizations of various sizes and geographies.
On June 19, @shrmnextchat chatted with Meredeth Bradford (@MeredethCB), Vice President, Service Solutions from @firstadvantage about Criminal Records Watch- Ongoing Post-Hire Monitoring, and how employers can proactively monitor their workforce to create safety and security for all.
This month I completed an enriching two decades as an HR professional.
Most employers do background checks on potential new hires, but what about ongoing criminal-record monitoring?
Last week, I had the privilege of attending the White House Second Chance Hiring event to celebrate the bipartisan efforts following the passing of the First Step Act in December 2018. Our President and CEO, Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP, joined many other champions of criminal justice reform to share their stories of success and their plans for assisting people who were previously incarcerated in transitioning back into the workforce.
In the last two decades, there have been thousands of studies released about the benefits of mindfulness. These benefits range from stress relief and mental well-being, to focus, creativity, and productivity. Here are some ways you can put mindfulness into action in your workplace.
Many companies talk of being employee engagement recognition catalysts. Bonusly is a bit different. My chat with their CEO reveals their focus on how they can be a good fit into an already existing culture. To insure their customers attain their goals, Bonusly has a customer success teams. In addition, I love the add-on of training for leadership to make sure they are utilizing these tools to the fullest. Smart!
Some suggestions for staying out of trouble as you have fun at the 2019 SHRM Annual Conference and Exposition (#SHRM19) in Las Vegas:
Want to connect with someone?
Make sure you talk about meeting up, not hooking up.
Less you wish to be the subject of a “metoo” claim.
Who is Ajilon!? Tell us everything, just as you would someone approaching your booth and asking you this question at #SHRM19 in Las Vegas.
This is a 2019 SHRM Annual Conference and Exposition (#SHRM19) interview is with Global Competence Associates, a worldwide provider of global competence trainings, solutions, and assessments. Below is a quick Q&A with the President Christi Hunter.
This #SHRM19 interview is with SuccessWorks, a company that providers employee engagement and development solutions. Below is a quick Q&A with Beverly and Jackie, the founders of the organization.
When the SHRM Annual Conference and Exposition rolls around, I make it a point to start planning my schedule and connecting to the people I usually get to see just once a year and that, requires some planning.
In this special SHRM19 episode, Wendy is joined by Caron Greaves, managing director of Choice HR Limited. We talk about reward & recognition and you will get a few great ideas from the conversation - but be sure to hit her session for more great ways to engage your employees.
“The more seriously you take your growth, the more seriously your people will take you.” –John Maxwell
We’ve all heard the saying: people don’t quit their jobs; they quit their managers.
But in my experience, the problem is always bigger than one toxic individual. Unsatisfying work is a product of an unsatisfying workplace.
This 2019 SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition interview is with BizLibrary, a provider of online learning for growing organizations. Below is a quick Q&A with the company.
This 2019 SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition interview is with Performance Culture, a performance software management platform. Below is a quick Q&A with Melissa Phillippi, the President and Co-founder.
On June 14, 2019, Johnny C. Taylor, Jr. spoke about second-chance hiring at the White House alongside President Trump, Kim Kardashian West and others. (Source: WH.gov)
This SHRM19 interview is with Shepherd Search Group, a consortium of many niche search firms. Below is a quick Q&A with David Gantshar, the President and CEO.
What are your employees doing in their spare time?
Employee burnout is fast becoming prevalent in many workplaces and is also a recurring theme in my day-to-day conversations with people. Unfortunately, many workplaces dismiss the subject and make it more of the employee’s issue than a workplace issue.
In this special 2019 SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition episode Wendy is joined by SHRM19 speaker S. Renee Smith, speaker, author & coach. She will be talking about personal brand and we have a great conversation around some of what she will be sharing in her presentation and pre-conference workshop.
This is a 2019 SHRM Annual Conference and Exposition (#SHRM19) Interview is with AmeriForce Media, a verteran owned media company. Below is a quick Q&A with Julie Miller, the Vice President of Sales.
This is a 2019 SHRM Annual Conference and Exposition (#SHRM19) interview is with the University of Illinois School of Labor & Employment, which offers graduate programs in HR and employment relations. Below is a quick Q&A with the assistant dean Becky Barker.
Providing a positive candidate experience is essential to attracting great talent in today’s tight labor market. Yet, a positive interview experience alone may not translate into a hire. Companies must go above and beyond to not only secure a ‘yes’ from a candidate but also ensure that ‘yes’ is lasting.
Ask 100 CEOs the same question, and you’ll likely get 100 different responses. Unless, of course, you’re talking about the greatest challenge facing their business. Then, the answer is near universal: attracting and retaining top talent.
To be competitive, employers are increasingly offering a wider range of employee benefits. However, this can generate more questions than answers:
One of out every five working Americans has left a job because of a toxic work culture. And 64 percent say managers have the greatest cultural impact.
It’s time we have a serious conversation about culture in the workplace and the real impact People Managers have on morale, productivity and the business bottom line.
Benefits, wellness programs, medical insurance/coverage - so much ugh!
Five years ago there was only a handful of Global HR vendors at the 2019 SHRM Annual Conference and Exposition. In recent years we have seen a significant increase and #SHRM19, welcomes a great selection of global expansion and mobility firms, global payroll and benefit providers plus law firms offering legal advice on overseas jurisdictions.
Consider Terryberry - visit booth #924 at #SHRM19.
#SHRM19 Bloggers Paula Harvey and Mary Williams interviewed Jake Endresen, Houston area sales manager, about his thoughts on his employer, Terryberry.
The #SHRM19 App was recently released, and Gemma Toth and I teamed up to review this fantastic tool that will sure make your conference experience a breeze in good ole’ HOT Vegas! Continue reading to find out more about this great tool...
We live in the age of continuous connection. Social digital change is the only constant. Social Media is a powerful tool, we can create any narrative, it has made the world smaller, through it our access and reach is far wider.
So, I asked a guru and this is what they said:
Q. I’ve received a serious medical diagnosis that’s going to require surgery and a lengthy two month recovery. Luckily, the company where I’ve worked for two years offers good insurance; but because we’re small (fewer than 50 employees) they’re not required through the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) to offer medical leave and hold my job while I’m gone.
This #SHRM19 Interview is with ATMatWork, a provider of onsite, convenient ATMs on-site at work. Below is a Q&A with Alicia Blanda.
As the proverbial war for talent rages on, companies are always looking at ways to differentiate themselves and offer benefits that meet a wide range of professional and personal needs. Companies have added benefits to help support new families and working parents, to help new graduates repay student loans - and not to be forgotten, programs that are focused on our cutest family members - our pets!
I’m excited and ready for the 2019 SHRM Annual Conference and Exposition (#SHRM19)! Are you?
This a 2019 SHRM Annual Conference and Exposition Interview #SHRM19 Interview is with The House of Purpose, a people development firm that specializes in the use of emotional technology and research to better productivity. Below is a quick Q&A with the CEO and Founder, Javier Santos.
Who is PsyBar?! Tell us everything, just as you would someone approaching your booth and asking you this question at the 2019 SHRM Anunual Conference and Exposition at (#SHRM19) in Las Vegas.
I wanted to share a follow up to the idea of finding meaning in your work. Specifically, I wanted to comment on some of the feedback I received about the gap between formal performance evaluations and ratings – and the intrinsic satisfaction that comes with finding meaning in your work.
If you didn’t catch it this week, a job board executive came out with how often you should be promoted early in your career. Basically, he said it should be every three years. Do you agree?
On June 5, @shrmnextchat chatted with Tracie Sponenberg (@TracieSpon), senior vice president of human resources at the Granite Group and Michelle Strasbuger (@Michelle_Straz), talent engagement director at Emerson Ecologics about How to Transform Your HR Department Through Technology (Even If Your HR Department Is Just You).
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Are you struggling with new hire turnover in your organization? Recent studies have revealed that turnover costs the U.S. economy 536 billion dollars per year: that’s 15,000 dollars per employee on average.
Do you have an intentional leadership development strategy?
As Henry Ford once said, “The only thing worse than training your employees and having them leave is not training them and having them stay.”