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A #SHRM17 Interview with Alexander Alonso, Ph.D., SHRM-SCP

I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Alexander Alonso, Ph.D., SHRM-SCP, SHRM senior vice president of Knowledge Development and certification, for a number of years. He is the guy behind the examination development and operations for SHRM’s Certified Professional and Senior Certified Professional certifications.   He was responsible for all research activities, including the development of the SHRM Competency Model.   I have always enjoyed my time spent discussing the SHRM Certification program and how it was developed, and got a much greater understanding of how it all came together and what...


How I Got to #SHRM17


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.

I attended my first SHRM Annual Conference in 2008 in Chicago. Having come from the world of Information Management, I was overwhelmed by the amount of people in the Human Resources profession who were dependent upon this annual industry event to fuel their career development. This conference was the cornerstone of the profession for 4...


Why I'm ALL IN for #SHRM17

SHRM is known for producing some of the most informative and engaging conferences in the world, and the SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition is an annual favorite for so many HR professionals. Thousands of attendees will travel to New Orleans, LA, for the conference and exposition, June 18-21.  Each of them will bring their own unique “All In” story- a time that changed their professional and personal lives.  SHRM is working hard to help share and create these All In moments! And—as always—the SHRM Blog Squad is sure to be a huge part of the experience. 

Teela Jackson is a member...


A #SHRM17 Interview with Jason Lauritsen

Jason Lauritsen is an employee engagement and workplace culture expert who will challenge you to think differently.  I’ve probably known Jason as long as anyone in this field, and he always engages me with new ideas and ways to approach problems.

A former corporate human resources executive, Jason has dedicated his career to helping leaders build organizations that are good for both people and profits.  Most recently, he led the research team for Quantum Workplace’s Best Places to Work program, where he has studied the employee experience at thousands...


A #SHRM17 Interview with Brad Karsh

Brad Karsh is founder and CEO of JB Training Solutions and Author of Manager 3.0: A Millennial's Guide to Rewriting the Rules of Management. An accomplished public speaker and author, Brad has shared his workplace advice on CNN and CNBC. He has been quoted in Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, New York Times, and USA Today, and he is author of three business books. Prior to starting JB Training Solutions, Brad spent 15 years at advertising giant Leo Burnett in Chicago where he worked in HR and...


A #SHRM17 Interview with Neen James

I have not had the pleasure of meeting speaker/writer Neen James in real life yet, but it will probably be a highlight of SHRM17.  I have connected and communicated with Neen James via social media on a couple of platforms and found her to be energetic, bright and a ball of fun. Oh, and did I mention smart?

Check out the following discussion and see if you are like me and looking forward to seeing her on the Smart Stage and interacting with her afterwards, as you stand...


Randstad’s Jim Link on Preparing for the Rise of Gen Z #SHRM17


Jim Link is chief human resources officer of Randstad North America, where he manages all aspects of the company’s human capital strategy. His accomplishments at Randstad include overseeing programs to enhance recruiter efficiency, tripling the company’s leadership programs and greatly increasing employee participation in professional development opportunities.

Next month he’ll share that expertise at the 2017 SHRM National Conference in New Orleans, giving his take on what we can expect as Generation Z enters the workforce and on how smart employers are preparing for...


How Neuroscience Changes Learning at Work #SHRM17

The field of neuroscience for leadership and the workplace is a growing one. Research is connecting past behaviors and experiences to employee engagement, learning and also your ability to adapt to workplace change. That’s a skill we need, because it seems we are moving at a faster pace at ever before.

Episode 117: How Neuroscience Changes Learning at Work with Britt Andreatta (@brittandreatta)



Dr. Britt Andreatta is the CEO of 7th Mind Inc, a TEDx Speaker and a best-selling author who focuses...


An Interview with Morag Barrett, Noted Speaker and Author

Morag Barrett is an MA HRM, chartered FCIPD, and the author of The Future-Proof Workplace: Six Strategies to Accelerate Talent Development, Reshape Your Culture, and Succeed with Purpose. An accomplished speaker and executive development expert, she is the founder of SkyeTeam with 25+ years of experience in coaching senior executives and developing high-impact teams and with leadership development programs across Europe, America and Asia. She intimately understands the challenges of running a business and managing people. For fun, you can find Barrett playing in the...


#Nextchat RECAP: Go ‘All In’ at #SHRM17

On May 17, @shrmnextchat chatted with the #SHRM17 Bloggers, SHRM staff members and SHRM Annual Conference attendees (past and present) about Go ‘All In’ at #SHRM17.

If you missed this informative chat, you can read all the tweets here: