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Mary Kaylor is a SHRM certified, Manager of Public Affairs for SHRM. She is on Twitter at @SHRMKaylor.

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Articles by Mary Kaylor, SHRM-CP


HR professionals bring specific experience and knowledge to an organization that the senior executives often don't have. Areas such as benefits strategies, training and development, employer branding, and succession planning are often pushed to the bottom of the company agenda, without thought to the amount that these aspects contribute to organizational effectiveness. 

February 9, 2015


On February 4, @SHRMNextchat chatted with Sharlyn Lauby and Ron Thomas about Preparing for Global Assignments.

This was an excellent chat with great tips and advice from expatriate employees and HR professionals. 

In case you missed it, here are all the informative tweets from the chat:


February 4, 2015

There are several important factors to consider when preparing for a job in another country. While language and cultural training are usually first on the checklist, HR and their expatriate employees must consider several other factors before the big move.

February 2, 2015

On January 28, SHRM's @SHRMNextchat chatted with Nisha Raghavan (@theHRBuddy) about HR Tactics for 2015 and Beyond.

In case you missed this SUPER chat, you can read all of the great contributions to the conversation in the tweets here:



January 28, 2015


HR pros are always looking for effective ways to accomplish their organization’s talent management strategies. The problem is finding the time to plan and implement a strategy while keeping up with daily administrative tasks.  

A smart talent strategy is critical for any organization.  The key is to determine where your organization has needs and to find creative ways to address them.

January 26, 2015

On January 21, SHRM @weknownext chatted with John Hudson (@JohnPHudson) about A Culture of Sports in the Workplace.

In case you missed it, here are all the great tweets from the chat:



January 21, 2015


With the Super Bowl just a few weeks away, now is the perfect time to talk about the many parallels between the workplace and world of sports. 

January 20, 2015

On January 14, SHRM @weknownext chatted with John Bell (@JohnRichardBell) about Doing Less, Better and reducing complexity in organizations.

In case you missed it, here are all the great tweets from the conversation:


January 14, 2015


Employee absenteeism remains one of the most common workforce problems in today’s workplace.

Absenteeism problems can range from employees not showing up without notifying their employer to using sick leave for vacation. Some abusers habitually use all of their paid time off every month.

Many workplace absences are covered by federal laws like FMLA and ADA, but, for the nonprotected cases, employers should be swift and consistent with the administration of discipline.

January 5, 2015


On December 10, SHRM @weknownext chatted with Eric B. Meyer (@Eric_B_Meyer) about HR's 2014 Performance Review.  

In case you missed it, here are all the great tweets from the chat:


December 10, 2014


For the past two years we’ve hosted a December #Nextchat titled “HR’s Performance Review” with special guest Eric B. Meyer, and it has been so popular that we’ve decided to make it an annual tradition.    

In 2014, the HR profession continued to keep up with changes in employment law, technology and social communication.      

December 8, 2014


On December 3, SHRM @weknownext chatted with Chris Lavoie (@TopRecruiterTV) and Rayanne Thorne (@Ray_Anne) about The Movement.

In case you missed it, here are all the great tweets from the chat:


December 3, 2014

There is a seismic shift happening within our workplaces and within the world of HR. The workforce and workplace are changing as rapidly as the technology that runs them, and the HR profession has found that the legacy way of doing things no longer applies in the new world of work.

Social communication is the new key driver of change, and Millennials are using it to forge new models of leadership and to change the way work is accomplished in organizations.

December 2, 2014

On November 19, SHRM @weknownext chatted with @RobinSchooling about "Your Culture Stinks...But You Still Have to Hire!"

In case you missed it, here are all the informative tweets from the chat:


November 19, 2014

On November 12, SHRM @weknownext chatted with Gregory Eck and Paul Lantis about "HR's Hope and Holiday Headaches."

In case you missed it, here are all the fun and informative tweets from the chat:


November 12, 2014

December is a time to breathe a sigh of relief as we finish a year of accomplishments. The beautiful lights, music, decorations and parties create a fun and festive atmosphere as workplaces around the world celebrate multiple holidays. To quote a familiar holiday song, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year” -- unless you’re in HR. 

November 10, 2014

On November 5, SHRM @weknownext chatted with SHRM's Kim Lambert (@KimLambertSHRM) about "HR, You're Now In Sales."

In case you missed it, here are all the great tweets from the chat:


November 5, 2014


HR professionals are finding more and more that they are in the sales business these days, as their focus has shifted from sourcing to selling. 

November 3, 2014

On October 29, SHRM @weknownext chatted with Bill Boorman (@BillBoorman) about Off The Hook Recruiting.  NOTE: Bill Boorman tweeted via the Twitter profile @MattPearson for this chat. 

In case you missed this exciting conversation, here are all the great tweets from the chat:


October 29, 2014