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#SHRM22: Connecting Employers and Talent in a Borderless World

After years of working as an HR leader, Rick Hammell had that big moment that changed everything. He experienced the struggle of paying global employees, which at times left his own people with late paychecks and dwindled trust—all caused by miscommunication from outsourced payroll partners. So, looking to solve the challenge of managing, onboarding and paying an international workforce, Rick founded Elements Global Services in 2015.

And he did so while simultaneously creating the Employer of Record (EOR) model and establishing a direct approach to helping customers...

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Advice for Attending #SHRM22

With over 200 expert led sessions, 500+ exhibiting companies at the SHRM Expo, and 11 content tracks focused on the most relevant topics in HR today - attending this year’s SHRM 22 can feel more like running a marathon than attending a fun and exciting event. And if you are new to HR, it might feel even MORE overwhelming, especially because you don’t have all the “lingo” memorized!

But like running for a marathon, you wouldn’t just get out of bed, throw on a new pair of sneakers and jump into the...

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#SHRM22: Workplace Ethics are an Organizational Value

Paul Falcone believes that ethics need to return to the workplace with passionate intention. As a twenty-year veteran of the entertainment industry, Paul has handled his fair share of ethical decisions. It was early on in his career at Paramount Pictures where he was a Trainer that Paul got hooked on encouraging people to be thoughtful about ethics.

At #SHRM22, Paul will be sharing thoughts in his session based upon his recently launched Harper Collins book, Workplace Ethics: Mastering Ethical Leadership and Sustaining a Moral Workplace. Paul’s experience as a professor at...

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Spotlight on #SHRM22 Exhibitor isolved

With a huge exhibition hall with over 500 exhibitors and vendors, the SHRM Annual Conference is a great place to connect with companies who will be demonstrating and selling a variety of products and services to thousands of attendees.

One of the companies that I hope you will take some time to visit is isolved. isolved is a customer centric, Human Capital Management (HCM) company headquartered in Charlotte, NC with eight offices located across the country.

I was able to connect with Melissa Versnik, a Wisconsin-based isolved Marketplace Product Manager. Melissa was also a long-time board member with Greater...

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Getting to Know #SHRM22 Expo Vendor RecogNation

One of the many #HRAwesome experiences in store for attendees at #SHRM22 will be interacting with HR vendors and service providers in the conference expo hall.  One of the companies on my must visit list is RecogNation. I recently had the pleasure to chat with a member of the RecogNation team that will be joining us in New Orleans, Kailey Savona.

Tina Marie:  I am very excited to learn more about RecogNation.  What makes you different from other HR rewards and recognition providers?

Kailey:  RecogNation is an employee engagement and recognition company...

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Here’s a Session to Watch Out for at #SHRM 2022 in New Orleans

SHRM 22 is coming up and if you’ve had a look at the agenda, you might already be feeling overwhelmed by the amount of available sessions facilitated by the world’s top HR talent. You’re not alone. In this post I will highlight one session in particular that I can highly recommend attending (and no it’s not my own – smile!).  

Join Joe Ziska (BMW) and Erica Young (SHRM) on Monday June 13th, from 3:30-4:30 Central Time (in-person and virtually) for their...

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#SHRM22 Speaker Spotlight: Jennifer Lee

It was so great to catch up with Jennifer Lee and chat a bit about her upcoming session at #SHRM22: "Empathy Plus Accountability Equals A Balanced Diet for a Healthy Organization". This session caught my eye since we speak a great deal about Accountability in our workplaces in addition to Empathy in leadership as we strive to build positive, productive and healthy organizations. 

This session will be available both In-Person and to Virtual attendees on Sunday, 6/12 at 1:30 PM CDT

My interest is piqued and I wanted to ask Jennifer a bit...

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Mainstay: How We Are Empowering Employers to Attract, Retain and Develop Workforces

Mainstay is a 2022 WorkplaceTech Accelerator (WTA) cohort member. The WTA is a premier program for all things future of work and is powered by SHRMLabs (SHRM’s innovation lab and venture capital arm). Our inaugural 8-week virtual accelerator program is currently underway and is designed to scale up early-stage, growth-driven startups dedicated to elevating HR and solving today’s most pressing workplace challenges. We asked each of the six cohort members to share their story in their own words.

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It's No Laughing Matter. Or Is It? Understanding the Importance of Humor in the Workplace

I had the pleasure of speaking with Greg Schwem who is presenting at SHRM’s annual conference next week in New Orleans. Throughout our engaging conversation Greg shared his experiences and insights and we enjoyed a few chuckles as well. Frankly, I left this exchange feeling uplifted and recharged. All this from a brief chat, so one can only imagine the positive outcomes from a full conference session with Greg!

As a business humorist...

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#SHRM22 Speaker Interview: DEI&B Series Part 3: Nicole Butts - SHIFT: A Framework for Transformational Cultural Change in DEI&B

 
I was so excited to connect with Nicole Yeldell Butts, President of NLYB Solutions, about her upcoming session at #SHRM22 in New Orleans. Nicole has 20 years of experience as a DEI executive, strategist, coach, facilitator and speaker who specializes in transforming executives into inclusive and equitable organizational leaders. Her session, SHIFT: A Framework for Transformational Cultural Change in DEI&B, is offered twice:
  • Tuesday, 6/14/22, 2-3pm Central 
  • Wednesday, 6/15/22, 8:45-9:45am Central
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