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Today, as part of Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day, many members of SHRM staff did exactly that! More than 20 children participated in today’s event, including Addisen "Addi" Horn, daughter of SHRM Director of Government Affairs Lisa Horn. Here’s Addisen’s brief take on what was a very busy day at SHRM.
My Day at SHRM
By: Addisen Horn
Elissa O’Brien is not only SHRM’s VP of Membership and Member Relations, she’s a life-long HR pro who’s grown up through SHRM’s volunteer ranks. Through that shared experience she’s learned one very important fact: SHRM could not serve its members or the profession without the thousands of volunteers who serve SHRM. In celebrating National Volunteer Week, here’s a short video from Elissa to all of SHRM’s invaluable volunteers. We couldn’t do it without you!
On December 1, the final Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) overtime rule was set to go into effect, but 10 days ago, a Texas district judge issued a preliminary injunction halting the rule. Although it is possible that the government’s appeal of the injunction could succeed, it’s more likely that any changes to the overtime rules will wait for the incoming administration.
On August 31, @shrmnextchat chatted with SHRM technology editor Aliah D. Wright (@1shrmscribe) about HR and Cyber Security—Are Employees the Weakest Link?
In case you missed this chat about the steps HR professionals can take to help protect their organization’s data, you can read the tweets here:
On August 17, @shrmnextchat chatted with members of the SHRM Competency Team: SHRM Specialist, HR Competencies, Lindsay Northon (@HRCompetencies); SHRM Senior Specialist, HR Competencies, Ashley Miller (@Miller843); and SHRM Director, HR Competencies, Joe Jones (@josephajonesphd) about HR's Role in Organizational Design.
by Mary Kaylor, Joe Jones, Ashley Miller and Lindsay Northon
The role of the HR professional continues to change, but one thing stays the same: Human capital management remains the key differentiator for organizational growth and success.
In case you missed this amazing chat filled with great tips and advice on the steps recruiters and hiring managers can take to find the right fit for their organizations, you can read all the tweets here:
Cornelia Springer, Director of Certification Services at SHRM, is excited to welcome #SHRM16 attendees to Washington DC! If this is your first time in DC and don’t know where to start exploring, she is happy to point you in the direction of what she loves most about the place she calls home.
Meredith Nethercutt, a Senior Associate for Member Advocacy at SHRM, has a fun and exciting list of recommendations for #SHRM16 attendees, too!
Having some trouble writing out your to-do list for #SHRM16? Kristine Hofmann, a Business Operations Specialist at SHRM, has got you covered.
Bettina Deynes, VP of Human Resources & Diversity, has a great list of foodie restaurant recommendations that will make your #SHRM16 trip a memorable – and tasty– one!
DC is home to many popular restaurants that offer a wide variety of culinary options. Lucky for you, Bettina has taken full advantage and is pleased to share her personal favorites with you.
Ashlee Smith, the Director of Development for the SHRM Foundation, wants to make sure that you get the full DC experience while you’re at #SHRM16. From monuments to jazz music, here’s Ashlee’s full list of recommendations for #SHRM16 attendees.
Q. How did you get into HR as a profession?
I fell into the HR Profession. I had no idea what HR was when I went job hunting after being released from a company that was closing down and moving operations to another part of the Caribbean. I saw an advertisement in the local newspapers for a Human Resource Assistant and I applied and got the position.
Conflict is a fact of life. Especially, it seems, in the workplace. (Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan, anyone?). Daniel Shapiro, Ph.