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

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On January 28, President Obama delivered his fifth State of the Union Address from the Capitol. The SHRM Government Affairs team and the Council for Global Immigration hosted a live Twitter chat to engage HR professionals in a conversation about the President's legislative agenda and HR public policy issues in the current Congress.  

January 29, 2014

What does it take to be an effective leader in today’s workplaces?  It’s a long list; however, one trait that will always appear at the top is being present.  Leaders have to get out of their offices and walk around so that they get to know their employees, professionally and personally.

To express sincere interest in an employee’s livelihood and well-being shows care and compassion, which, in turn, builds trust.  And trust encourages greater engagement and loyalty. 

January 28, 2014

On January 22, @weknownext chatted with special guest Nisha Raghavan (@TheHRBuddy) about the topic "Trust in the Workplace."

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


January 22, 2014

"The surest way to make employees untrustworthy is to distrust them -- and to show it." - Henry Stimson

January 21, 2014

On January 15, @weknownext chatted with special guest Emily Jasper (@EmilyJasper) about Creating Groundswells in HR.

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


January 15, 2014

On December 18, @WeKnowNext chatted with John Richard Bell (@JohnRichardBell) about "Why HR Needs to be a Great Marketer."

In case you missed it, you can read all the great tweets on Storify or here:


December 18, 2013

On December 11, @weknownext chatted with Next Official Blogger Sabrina Baker (@SabrinaLBaker) about HR's Holiday Headaches.

In case you missed this amusing chat, you can read all the great tweets here:


December 11, 2013

December is the time of year to breathe a sigh of relief as we finish a year of accomplishments and celebrate multiple holidays. The beautiful lights, music, festive decorations and parties create a fun and festive atmosphere.  As the song says, "It's the most wonderful time of the year" ...unless you're in HR. 

December 10, 2013

On December 4, @WeKnowNext chatted with Eric B. Meyer (@Eric_B_Meyer) about HR's 2013 Performance Review.

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


December 4, 2013

On December 5, 2012, we hosted a Nextchat titled “HR’s 2012 Performance Review” with special guest Eric B. Meyer, and it was such a hit that we’ve brought it back for an encore presentation. 

Many topics trended in 2013 as the HR profession continued to evolve.

December 3, 2013

On November 20, @weknownext chatted with @DavidKovacovich about "Are We Really That Disengaged?"

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


November 21, 2013

On November 13, @weknownext chatted with Steve Boese and Trish McFarlane about "HR Technology - Implementation and Adoption."

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


November 13, 2013

One of the less glamorous aspects of the HR profession is dealing with conflict and behavioral problems in the workplace.  It’s a hat they must wear, at some point, regardless of industry or size.

Most organizations have policies or codes of conduct that indicate which behaviors are -- and are not – acceptable in the workplace, and respect for these policies usually depends on the consistency with which they are enforced.

November 1, 2013

On October 30, @weknownext chatted with Jim Stroud (@JimStroud) and Aliah Wright (@1SHRMscribe) on Spreecast and Twitter about The Building Blocks of Social Recruiting.

In case you missed it, here is the link to watch the archive of the conversation on Spreecast.

Here are all the great tweets from the chat:


October 30, 2013

Social recruiting remains one of the hottest and most discussed trends in the human resources profession, yet many recruiters have been slow to join the bandwagon. 

October 29, 2013

On October 16, 2013 @weknownext chatted with special guest Ben Martinez (@HRHound) about "HR Technology, Simplified."

If you missed it, here are all the great tweets from the chat...


October 16, 2013

Human Resources has an important role in an organization when it comes to decreasing expenses and maximizing revenue, and finding the right technology is key to increasing productivity, efficiency and effectiveness.

When looking to implement new HR technology, it’s necessary to understand current processes, identify organizational goals and determine future needs.  These initial surveys will help to streamline the selection process and mitigate costly mistakes.

October 15, 2013

On October 9, 2013 @weknownext chatted with special guest Steve Browne (@SBrowneHR) about "Paying Attention to the 90%."

If you missed it, here are all the great tweets from the chat.

October 9, 2013

“An employee's motivation is a direct result of the sum of interactions with his or her manager.” - Bob Nelson

But what if there are no interactions because – as a manager - you spend 90% of your time dealing with 10% of the employee population?   

October 7, 2013

On October 2, @weknownext chatted with special guests Chris Ponder (@ChrisPonder) and Holland Dombeck (@Holland_Dombeck) about HR Silo Busting.

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

October 2, 2013