3 Tunnels of HR Connection


As The 2017 SHRM Annual Conference grows closer, the SHRM Social Media team is continuing to analyze the SHRM Competency Model's profound effect of leadership development.

Today we review the second competency: Relationship Management

Last month the standard was set: Wouldn't it be better if HR could pull up to work in an Ice Cream Truck as opposed to a cop car? Today, we will help you determine what to learn at #SHRM17 that will allow you to switch vehicles when you get back to your workplace.

Let's connect with 3 Relationship Management concepts:


13 Tips for #SHRM17 Conference Attendees

 For those of us in the human resources profession, the SHRM Annual Conference is approaching. This year’s event will be held June 17-21, 2017 in New Orleans. I’m really looking forward to the event. It’s an opportunity for me to see fellow bloggers that I interact with on Facebook and people that I worked with as a SHRM volunteer.



#SHRM17 – Interview with Jason Lauritsen


It’s 7:00 a.m. in Orlando and the conference is nearly shaking from a packed house of HR professionals participating in what Jason Lauritsen and Joe Gerstandt have introduced as the #HRMashUp, this just one exercise in their enjoyable yet informative session. Jason has dawned the SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition in various capacities presenting strategic concepts rooted in authenticity that truly humanize our profession while informing and guiding constructive disruption.

I am not easy to impress, but I can genuinely say that Jason is...


#SHRM17 - Making the Most of Your Experience


Every year in mid to late June, the SHRM Annual Conference and Expo draws thousands and thousands of HR professionals to a designated city for the mecca of all things HR-related.  And every year, a fair portion of those thousands are first-time attendees.  In fact, it wasn’t that awfully long ago that I was one of those first-time attendees.  I was lucky that during my first annual conference, I had a lot of folks I knew there to help show me the ropes.  But nonetheless, I learned very quickly that...


#SHRM17 -- Top 3 Tips for First-Time Attendees

In June, I will be attending my 17th straight SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition. In that time, I have experienced a bevy of conference highs and lows.  So, what are three things that are crucial for any attendee to know?
1.  Drink LOTS of water
Every day will likely be in the 90s and it will be likely very humid! But, given the significant amount of walking you're likely to do as well as the arctic temperatures inside the convention center to counteract the heat, you'll need all the...

You Want Me to Investigate Who? — The Challenges of High-Level Investigations

The phone rings and before you finish saying “hello,” the chief compliance officer of a Fortune 20 client is quickly relaying to you that an accounting manager has just filed an internal complaint of sexual harassment against the Chief Financial Officer. In addition to the harassment charge (which includes transcripts of voicemails of the CFO making lewd and suggestive comments), the manager also accuses the CFO of filing false expense reports.

As if that isn’t enough, the manager also alleges that in-house counsel, the CFO, and one Board member instructed her not to provide current information regarding certain transactions to...