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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

On October 31, SHRM We Know Next chatted with Sharlyn Lauby and Eric Chester about "What Does Work Ethic Look Like?"

Is it 90% perspiration and 10% Red Bull?  Does it depend on how your parents raised you and does it look different according to your generation?  What if you have a solid work ethic, but you're in a toxic workplace environment?  Regardless of how Nextchatters defined work ethic, they agreed that a positive attitude and a solid work ethic are connected, and that great employees possess both.

October 31, 2012

On October 24, SHRM @weknownext chatted with several working moms and dads about how they juggle work and family. A few employers (and a former CEO) even jumped into the chat and offered their views on the importance of providing a supportive environment and plenty of workplace flexibility. In case you missed it, here are all the great tweets from the chat:


October 24, 2012

Every day, millions of working moms live by routines.  The alarm rings.  You wake the kids, feed them, make lunches, rush them to daycare or school, and then maybe hit the coffee shop on the way to the office. 

Later it’s shopping, errands, dinner, homework … and then 12 hours later – Rinse.  Repeat. 

For most working moms, the constant merry-go-round is a source of great stress that can result in discouragement, bouts of anxiety, and even physical illness.  When mom’s burned out, everyone suffers.  

October 22, 2012

On October 3, We Know Next chatted with Internmatch Co-Founder Nathan Parcells about "The Internship Imperative." 

Did you know that close to 70 percent of all interns are being offered full-time jobs?  What is your organization doing to attract the highest quality interns?

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


October 10, 2012

On October 3, We Know Next chatted with Robin Schooling and Bill Boorman about HR Leadership in the 21st Century.  Is HR Old School or New Cool? 

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

October 3, 2012

On September 26, We Know Next chatted with Kyle Lagunas of Software Advice about “The Consumerization of IT."

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





September 27, 2012

On September 12, We Know Next chatted with Jennifer McClure about “Why Personal Branding Is Important for Career Development in HR.” 

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

September 13, 2012

If someone were to ask you to write what you believe your "personal brand" is today, what would you write? Are you excited about it? Does it really describe your character, personality and passions?

September 11, 2012

Raising awareness about the human resource profession is one of SHRM’s most important missions, and the 2012 Presidential election provides an attentive audience of policy makers and business leaders with whom we wish to communicate.

September 3, 2012

On August 15, SHRM We Know Next invited special guest Steve Boese to chat about the topic:  "Is HR Technology Really Making Our Jobs Easier?"

The informative conversation was directed at helping human resource professionals understand and make sense of the rapidly changing HR technology scene -- a daunting challenge for many HR pros who have a thousand other issues on their plate. 

August 15, 2012

By Steve Boese

There is no doubt that HR Technology plays an increasingly important role inside our organizations today. Whether simple, in-house developed tools for tracking employees in a very small organization, more complex and comprehensive ‘enterprise grade’ systems in use by most large organizations, or any of the myriad of newer HR technology solutions that are deployed via the web, in a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model - the influence and importance of workplace technology continues to grow.

August 2, 2012

On August 1, SHRM We Know Next invited special guest Jason Lauritsen to chat about "Employee Engagement -- Are you Listening to the Right Employees?"

The lively conversation addressed the definition of engagement, the link to talent and entitlement, and whether engagement was the responsibility of the employer or the employee.  Should organizations allow employees to build the surveys, and do employees who question the anonymity of the surveys provide truthful answers?

August 2, 2012

On July 25,  SHRM We Know Next invited special guests Ryan Estis and Seth Mattison to chat about Next Generation Leadership. 

While Nextchatters were divided on whether the generational stereotypes hold true, they did agree that organizations will need to foster a culture of mentorship, where both sides truly believe they can learn from each other.  

It's not about who's right, wrong, better or worse.  We're different, and we need to leverage those differences to drive results. 

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


July 25, 2012

Today’s workplace is experiencing a revolution. Technology and the introduction of new methods of communicating, networking and collaborating have changed the way we do business and have created new challenges for leadership.

It's also a transformative era for the human resources profession. We’ve entered a unique epoch in history where four generations are intersecting in the workplace. Each carries with it deeply held convictions, attitudes, ideas and expectations about the value and meaning of work.

July 18, 2012

On June 20 as #Nextchat invited special guest Joe Gerstandt to join us for an informative discussion on “what’s next” for Diversity and Inclusion in the 21st century.

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



July 2, 2012

Diversity and Inclusion.  We’ve seen it grow and thrive in our organizations. It’s evolved from understanding and embracing differences to leveraging those differences to promote innovation.  A diverse workforce drives the success of our organizations.
But what worked 10 years ago doesn’t necessarily work today. The United States is undergoing major demographic changes, and technology and social media are making a global workplace the new reality. 

June 15, 2012

SHRM is known for producing some of the most brilliant, entertaining and informative HR conferences on the planet and the “SHRM Annual Conference” is our flagship.

If you’ve never attended a SHRM Annual Conference, it may be difficult to understand why “The Big Show” is on almost every ambitious HR professional’s yearly bucket list.

Whether they’re a first-year generalist or a seasoned employment attorney, SHRM members usually reserve the last week of June on their calendars 11 months in advance.

June 13, 2012

 SHRM is known for producing some of the most brilliant, entertaining and informative conferences on the planet. 
As 15,000 excited SHRM members, media, and expo vendors prepare to descend upon Atlanta on June 24-27, SHRM is doing its best to help them get ready for an amazing experience.
In the past few years, SHRM has expanded its social media activities at Annual Conference with increased conference programming, a social media lounge, tweet-ups and a growing group of bloggers who report all the best highlights. 

June 11, 2012