SHRM22! Here’s twenty-two quick takeaways from this year’s SHRM Conference in New Orleans.
Elon Musk recently demanded that all Tesla staff return to the office full-time or “pretend to work somewhere else.” This authoritarian, top-down approach rooted in mistrust and false assumptions goes against best practices reflects an illusion of control that will undermine employee productivity, engagement, innovation, retention, and recruitment at Tesla.
I am still buzzing from all the exciting sessions and networking that took place at this year’s SHRM22. To say it was a worthwhile event would definitely be an understatement. There were so many great presentations and speakers that I'll need weeks to process everything I learned!
What is the biggest trend HR is facing and will face in the future?
Last week, over 18,000 HR professionals came together both in New Orleans and virtually during four incredible days at the SHRM Annual Conference and Expo. From sessions to connections, #SHRM22 had something to offer an HR profession regardless of your level, industry, employer size or location.
I was pleased to have had the opportunity to support SHRM 22 remotely this year. The SHRM team fully engaged the online audience with many treats and surprises as we “caused the effect”. There were many memorable moments, I will highlight a few of my favorites.
After a few days of catching up on my sleep, I decided to take a moment to reflect on the past week in New Orleans, organize the 300+ pictures that I managed to capture with my phone, and think about what I gained from this year’s SHRM Annual Conference as well as why I have decided to “conference” every year.
My 30+ year professional career has been dedicated to helping employees get to and through retirement. The long-time formula hasn’t changed very much: save with discipline, invest, repeat. Then, spend time on the beach. However, at a time when we’re competing to retain and recruit key talent, I’m wondering if the traditional view of retirement plans has changed. Is it outdated?
1 in 4. If you were to have a one in four chance of winning the lottery, you would play. Those chances are a no-brainer.
Those same odds represent the number of employees who feel hopeless today.
Where would your mind go if you received a message or call that your supervisor wanted to have a performance meeting or discuss an incident with you next week? You would probably brace yourself for the worst possible scenario. Your mind might start racing, wondering what you did wrong. You might ask yourself questions like: Am I in a serious situation? Is my job on the line?
“To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow.” – Audrey Hepburn
What is one way HR can improve their employee feedback structure?
Paul Falcone believes that ethics need to return to the workplace with passionate intention. As a twenty-year veteran of the entertainment industry, Paul has handled his fair share of ethical decisions. It was early on in his career at Paramount Pictures where he was a Trainer that Paul got hooked on encouraging people to be thoughtful about ethics.
#SHRM22 happens June 12-15, 2022 in fabulous New Orleans! The event is the world’s largest gathering of HR professionals and Bill Banham and Chris Bjorling will be in attendance. Ahead of the big event, we created a special event preview episode.
The SHRM Conference and Expo will attract up to 20,000 attendees and more than 500+ exhibiting companies will be on the show floor.
It’s here…or nearly so. SHRM22 is days away and I can’t be more excited.
What is one new HR metric or people analytics data points to discover risks and opportunities with in their workforce?
With over 200 expert led sessions, 500+ exhibiting companies at the SHRM Expo, and 11 content tracks focused on the most relevant topics in HR today - attending this year’s SHRM 22 can feel more like running a marathon than attending a fun and exciting event. And if you are new to HR, it might feel even MORE overwhelming, especially because you don’t have all the “lingo” memorized!
With a huge exhibition hall with over 500 exhibitors and vendors, the SHRM Annual Conference is a great place to connect with companies who will be demonstrating and selling a variety of products and services to thousands of attendees.
One of the companies that I hope you will take some time to visit is isolved. isolved is a customer centric, Human Capital Management (HCM) company headquartered in Charlotte, NC with eight offices located across the country.
One of the many #HRAwesome experiences in store for attendees at #SHRM22 will be interacting with HR vendors and service providers in the conference expo hall. One of the companies on my must visit list is RecogNation. I recently had the pleasure to chat with a member of the RecogNation team that will be joining us in New Orleans, Kailey Savona.
SHRM 22 is coming up and if you’ve had a look at the agenda, you might already be feeling overwhelmed by the amount of available sessions facilitated by the world’s top HR talent. You’re not alone. In this post I will highlight one session in particular that I can highly recommend attending (and no it’s not my own – smile!).
One of the true pleasures of networking with others in real life or on social media, is when you have the opportunity meet some amazing people. We had the opportunity to have a fun conversation with one of those amazing people that we have both connected with, Steve Browne.
The Supreme Court of the United States. Seldom, if ever, in the Court’s 232-year history have those seven words elicited such intense feelings from so many people. Yet, my experience with an admittedly small sample – surely a scintilla – of the American adult population indicates that few have a working knowledge of the Court’s history, purpose, structure, or processes.
I recently had an opportunity to sit down with fellow #SHRM22Influencer and speaker Tim Sackett to talk about all things #SHRM22 and #TA. Tim is a Talent Acquisition expert, author of “The Talent Fix” and an HR leader who is helping to #CausetheEffect every day.
In the past couple of years, we've experienced more work-life-changing events than we could have ever imagined. Things happening in business today, therefore, have a sharper focus on the human element than in the past.
I was delighted to be able to speak with Shari Simpson, SHRM-SCP, Paylocity HR Program Manager and host of "PCTY Talks" Podcast about Paylocity's plans to exhibit at #SHRM22.
Here is our conversation:
Tell me a little bit about your background (s) and how it led to your decision focus on improving workplace culture and enhancing the employee experience?