David Kovacovich is an Engagement Strategist, Organizational Culturalist, and Behavioral Economist. He has been a member of the SHRM Annual Conference Social Media Team since 2013 and is a keynote speaker in the NCHRA lecture series.
David is on Twitter at @DavidKovacovich and blogs at Dave's Weekly Thought.
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Articles by David Kovacovich
Back in 2014, I conducted training entitled: Our Three Audiences.
The goal was to workshop the avenues in which human resources is the one true conduit to all organizational functions: employees, managers & executives.
As #SHRM18 grows near the focus on bridging workforce gaps remains an ever-pressing HR-related topic.
We head into #SHRM18 ready to be introduced to a variety of new ways in which to engage our employees. Having been in the human capital management business for a decade, I can confirm that the Golden Ticket to engagement remains ever-elusive. While technology, total rewards packages and methods for content delivery evolve, there is no single source solution to address every engagement point.
I've been in the Human Capital Management industry for 10 years. We started with logoed lamps for milestone achievements. The concept of Employee Recognition made the process of rewarding behavior change more immediate and systematic. Employee Engagement introduced employee learning, performance management, live events and leadership development into a broadened view of employee development.
Moments after stepping off the plane from New Orleans I headed into San Francisco to present at the Northern California Human Resources Association's Compensation Conference.
After a week of interacting with 10's of thousands of HR Professionals, a few questions remained:
1. Why aren't things changing at a more expedient rate?
The Society for Human Resource Management have concluded our 69th Annual Conference. Ideas were shared, people spoke and exhibitors exhibited while HR Pros braved the rain and well-functioning air conditioning.
This having been my 10th SHRM Annual Conference, finding new and intriguing information was a bit of a challenge.
On Sunday I will awake at 5:00 a.m. to make my way across country to the city of New Orleans. Many will already be filling the conference center halls at SHRM17 in celebration of our great profession.
i don’t believe there is a more-progressive suite in the tech space than that of Human Resource related technology. Call it HCM or HRIS or HRIT, so much has happened so fast and there is a technical solution for every employee support function.
The questions can be daunting for an HR Professional seemingly forced to turn IT expert:
It’s been a decade since I first attended The Society for Human Resource Management Annual Conference. While there are always new buzz words and evolving trends, many of the HR related topics from 2007 are still on the #SHRM17 agenda.
If I may voice my concern:
1. Why haven’t we mastered social performance management?
2. Why is external recruiting more important than Leadership development?
The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Annual Conference is a month away. This is the largest gathering of HR Professionals on earth and a seminal opportunity to network, find new ideas and gather certification credits.
The difference between success and failure is execution. Many people do not take control of their lives because they do not execute on their intuition to ignite change.
So, How did I make the transition from eternal pessimist to brain scientist?
1. I learned the art of deconstruction
2. I developed an understanding of Behavioral Economics
3. I learned to connect numerical reason to map results
I live in Silicon Valley, the technology capital of the world. You’d think a person of my regional bias would turn his nose up to the Mid-West when tackling the subject of technology design. But, there is something about the creative force that exists in the purple city of Minneapolis. Is it the time spent on the lake or the fact that the weather is less than ideal 10 months out of the year? Either way, if you are a Human Resource Professional, you’ll find your fair share of Minneapolis-Based companies in the Exhibitor Hall at #SHRM17.
As I navigate my 10th year in the Human Capital Management space, I honestly don't believe there has ever been a more exciting time in our industry! Technology is vibrant and scale-able, workforce engagement has become of paramount strategic importance and new leadership minds are empowering HR Professionals to lead the charge in improving business process.