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A #SHRM22 Interview with Jennifer Currence, a Champion for the HRDOO

Jennifer Currence, MBA, SHRM-SCP, PCC is the president of WithIN Leadership, which specializes in training and coaching to enhance leadership development and management skills. Jennifer is a certified career coach, a professor of management at the University of Tampa, has been recognized as a Thought Leader by the International Society of Performance Improvement, and was named the Tampa Bay HR Consultant of the Year for 2017.

In her work with SHRM, Jennifer has been published and featured in HR Magazine as well as featured in Fast Company magazine, HR.com, and...

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Ask an Advisor: The Great Resignation and the Employees Who Stay

As an HR Knowledge Advisor, I was recently asked how employers can address low employee morale and engagement in the midst of labor shortages and high turnover.

Many employers are putting a lot of their effort into finding and attracting new talent to fill the open positions created by the Great Resignation. During this process, it is important to give the same amount of attention to the employees who remain and are left picking up the slack from their departing colleagues.

I know most of us can relate to working...

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The Moment is Now for Emotional Intelligence - #SHRM22

I had the pleasure of connecting with Bethany Adams, MA, SHRM-SCP, an HR Educator at Villanova University, educating the next leaders of our profession.  Her upcoming SHRM ‘ 22 Session - Leading Teams with Emotional Intelligence will challenge your thinking.

I asked Bethany to frame the top three reasons Emotional Intelligence is even more important today as we lead teams and create new successes in the work place. 

Without any hesitation, Bethany commented that post the pandemic and the cloud of uncertainty, we are more accepting of bringing emotion to work....

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What We Might Learn from the Global Workplace

Why are American career, HR and workplace practices seemingly so far behind our peer countries around the globe? And are there models elsewhere to adapt
here?

Those are questions I’ve been asking myself quite a bit lately. I chair an initiative that fosters public conversation and knowledge about the implications of longer lives. I also host a podcast, “Century Lives,” from the Stanford Center on Longevity.  In both cases, we’ve been looking at the implications of greater longevity on longer work life and the likelihood of 50 or even 60-year careers as the norm. If we’re going to work that long, those careers will need to be...

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Meet Christine Michel Carter, #SHRM22 Speaker and Employee Resource Group Expert!

One of my favorite things about being on the blogger team for the 2022 SHRMAnnual Conference & Exposition is chatting with speakers and vendors to learn more about them and create some pre-conference buzz! Leading up to #SHRM22 June 12th-15th, I have a few blog posts lined up to introduce you to speakers and vendors! I can’t wait to #CauseTheEffect in New Orleans this year. Will I see you there? (:

When looking through the speaker list and choosing who I wanted to feature for my pre-conference blogs, I had two criteria. 1)...

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Ask an Advisor: The More You Know ... The More You Need Pay Transparency!

Who remembers the public broadcasting commercial “The More You Know”?  The premise was to educate the audience on a topic with the intent of helping them make better decisions.

Could this same premise apply to pay transparency? Employee attraction, retention and engagement are critical factors in today’s labor market, and workers’ understanding of employers’ compensation programs may improve all three factors. The SHRM HR Knowledge Center often receives questions regarding employee compensation, such as whether employers can prohibit salary discussions among employees and what to do about employee complaints that...

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#CauseTheEffect: Leverage Real-Time Change Challenges as “Pop-Up Learning Labs” and Get Results. #SHRM22

If your company is having a hard time retaining and recruiting top talent, you’re not alone. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 4.4 million Americans quit their jobs in September 2021, setting off what’s being called The Great Resignation. And guess what? Workers aren’t leaving for higher pay but for greater benefits like increased training opportunities, professional development, work-life balance, meaningful work, and psychological safety.

So what does this mean for your company? How can you as an HR or L&D professional help retain and nurture the talent you already...

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Ask an Advisor: What Training Should Managers Receive?

As a SHRM HR Knowledge Advisor, I have recently been receiving more questions about what type of training managers should receive.

The short answer is anything and everything that benefits the work, workers, and workplace. Figuring out the “anything and everything” is the challenge. The initial thought is to look at training that may be required by law, industry, or position, such as safety training and harassment prevention training, but managers will need other training, as well.

Sometimes, managers don’t have the proper experience to manage effectively, or they don’t...

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#SHRM22 Annual Conference & Expo: 3 Tips for First Time Attendees

I was reminiscing recently about my first (solo) SHRM Annual Conference experience in Chicago many years ago. I recall vividly how gigantic the conference center was and how overwhelming it all felt. As a long-time conference veteran, I often see that lost look on the faces of attendees, and always stop to assist. I've been there.
 
For those of you who may be attending for the first time, I offer a few tips to help you make the most of your conference experience.
 
#3: Prepare Your Session Schedule
 
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Get ready to meet one of the #SHRM22 powerhouse speakers, Pegine Echevarria

When I accepted the invitation and took on the challenge of becoming one of the #SHRM22Influencer members, I did not do so lightly. It was my intention to make a difference with my participation. So, from videos on-site at the conference, which I am preparing, to interviews and articles between now and June, it is my focus to do this a little differently. You may not be aware, but as influencers for #SHRM22, we get to pick and choose who to interview for these blog entries. The list is massive this year,...

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