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#SHRM19 Interview with Joseph “Joe” Beachboard of Ogletree Deakins


 

I had the privilege of chatting with Joseph “Joe” Beachboard of Ogletree Deakins law firm (who I have known for over 15 years) about his upcoming 2019 SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition MEGA session “Changing the Culture, Not Checking the Box: Management Training in Today’s Workplace” on Monday June 24 at 4:15P p.m.

Joe is one of the most entertaining legal eagles that I know. I asked him to tell me a little about himself to introduce him to #SHRM19 attendees and the first thing that he said was that he...

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Three Vessels to Cultural Engagement

 

It was a lively pre-#SHRM19 #NextChat last week as we addressed the topic of Organizational Culture.

We've been tackling culture within organizations since the turn of the century when the pendulum began to swing from micro-management to employee empowerment. Companies like Zappos and Google put their brand on the map by offering corporate campuses that resembled summer camps. Suddenly HR was being heard as creators of employee experience as opposed to the employee police. As benefits budgets swelled, compensation and medical support became qualifiers. As we entered 2010, recruitment was driven...

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Beyond the Illusion of Inclusion: Leveraging Talent of Employees with Disabilities #SHRM19

 

Beyond the Illusion of Inclusion is a session that goes beyond diversity and will shift your perspective on inclusion. I had a chat with Susan Brecher and Judy Young from Cornell University. Whether you are a diversity and inclusion specialist or not, I think you will find what they have to say fascinating. It is useful in all aspects of good business culture. 

See Susan and Judy speak: Beyond the Illusion of Inclusion: Leveraging the Talents of Employees with Disabilities
Room: LVCC N101-103, Wednesday, June 26 at 10...

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Mindful Growth in the Workplace

 

In the last two decades, there have been thousands of studies released about the benefits of mindfulness. These benefits range from stress relief and mental well-being, to focus, creativity, and productivity. Here are some ways you can put mindfulness into action in your workplace.

Mindful confidence is important at work because the metrics you use to evaluate your confidence directly affect the way you act and interact with others at work. One way to visualize this is through the mindfulness concept called “Circle of Concern/Circle of Control” (see image below). The Circle of Concern is filled with things that...

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A #SHRM19 Interview with Bonusly

 

Many companies talk of being employee engagement recognition catalysts. Bonusly is a bit different. My chat with their CEO reveals their focus on how they can be a good fit into an already existing culture. To insure their customers attain their goals, Bonusly has a customer success teams. In addition, I love the add-on of training for leadership to make sure they are utilizing these tools to the fullest. Smart!

Find this Silver Sponsor in booth #505 

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A #SHRM19 Interview with Pacific Life

 

This is a 2019 SHRM Annual Conference and Exposition (#SHRM19) interview is with Pacific Life Insurance Company, a provider of many different insurance and financial services and products. Below is a quick Q&A with the company.

Who is Pacific Life!? Tell us everything, just as you would someone approaching your booth and asking you this question at #SHRM19 in Las Vegas.

For more than 150 years, Pacific Life Insurance Company has helped millions of individuals and families with their financial needs through a...

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A #SHRM19 Interview with Access Receivables

 

 

 

This a 2019 SHRM Annual Conference and Exposition (#SHRM19) interview is with ACCESS Receivables, a nationally licensed collection agency. Below is a quick Q&A with Pam Long, the Vice President of Sales.

Who is ACCESS Receivables!? Tell us everything, just as you would someone approaching your booth and asking you this question at #SHRM19 in Las Vegas.

ACCESS is a nationally licensed, woman-owned, collection agency working with clients in a host of industries including telecommunications, insurance, general commercial, higher education...

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A #SHRM19 Interview with Brainier

 

 

This is a 2019 SHRM Annual Conference and Exposition (#SHRM19) Interview is with Brainier, a unique provider of scalable LMS. Below is a quick Q&A with the company’s Senior Vice President of Sales Kent Walker.

Who is Brainier!? Tell us everything, just as you would someone approaching your booth and asking you this question at #SHRM19 in Las Vegas.

Brainier is a division of BI-Worldwide, based in Minneapolis. We are part of a 70 year old company that focuses on employee engagement. Brainier...

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Seven Ways to Avoid Trouble in Vegas at #SHRM19

 

Some suggestions for staying out of trouble as you have fun at the 2019 SHRM Annual Conference and Exposition (#SHRM19) in Las Vegas:

Connecting

Want to connect with someone? 

Make sure you talk about meeting up, not hooking up. 

Less you wish to be the subject of a “metoo” claim.

Extracurricular activities

Remember what happens in Vegas stays on the Internet. 

So don’t do anything you would not want your friends and family to read about.

Alcohol

Limit consumption or risk the price of lack of inhibition.

When ordering a...

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