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Meet the #SHRM18 Bloggers via the DriveThru HR (#DTHR) Podcast



On February 16, I had an idea. In fact, I posted this on the wall of a Facebook group page that SHRM created for the members of the social media team (#SHRM18Bloggers) that will be helping them promote the 2018 SHRM National Conference and Exposition in Chicago from June 17-20:  

"I have an idea. Which should make someone scared. I’d like to schedule all the #SHRM18 bloggers to do 15 minute shows on DriveThru HR. One day for each show. Who’s in?"

That little gem of an idea has so far resulted...


Vendor Spotlight: O.C. Tanner at #SHRM18



I had the chance to connect with Gary Beckstrand, Vice President of the O.C. Tanner Institute in preparation for the upcoming #SHRM18 in Chicago and we chatted about creating a culture of recognition.

What's step one for an HR Pro to foster a culture of recognition to inspire employees to perform great work? Where/when does this start?

Step one is to obtain leadership buy-in and support. Fostering a culture of recognition will take time and resources. Helping senior leadership understand how recognition not only improves engagement and culture...


Behind the Scenes at #SHRM18 with Letty Kluttz


In my second Behind the Scenes at #SHRM18, I caught up with Letty Kluttz., who leads the conference programming and development for SHRM.

Letty, tell us who you are and what you do: I am the director of conference programming and development for SHRM which means I oversee the educational experience/content for all our SHRM conferences – from keynoters to concurrent sessions. So, as you can imagine, it is quite challenging, but fun all at the same time!

You have been involved with SHRM for...


#SHRM18 First Time Attendee? Just A Few Tips – Series


The SHRM18 Bloggers and attendees can’t stop talking about the 2018 SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition. There is something new coming out every day, almost every few hours! Because I was a first-time attendee to the SHRM National Conference last year, I want to help other first-time attendees prepare for the SHRM18 Conference! So here’s the start of the SHRM18 First Time Attendee Series, let’s jump into the fun!

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SHRM18 is so much more than just an HR conference. If this...


Disruption Doesn’t Happen from the Inside


Disruption doesn’t happen from the inside.

The founders of Invisalign weren’t dentists. Uber wasn’t created by Taxi drivers. Airbnb wasn’t created by hoteliers. And yet now they dominate their industries after completely upending them.

The digital disruption means that everyone’s specialty is at risk of being toppled by someone else. Someone that doesn’t know your business and industry as well as they did. But it turns out that’s an advantage. Because they’re not constrained by the same limitations you place on yourself.

I’m fascinated by speakers in the disruption of HR,...


Do You Smart Stage? A #SHRM18 Q&A with Mark S. Fogel, The Dark Side of HR Part 2


HR and business professionals are gearing up to attend #SHRM18 in Chicago this year, and a common thread I’m hearing from within the #HRTribe and amongst several #SHRM18Bloggers is that they want to attend more of the Smart Stage sessions.

The Smart Stage is designed to offer attendees expert content in 18-minute microsessions in an open-spaced environment. Click here to learn more.

As you read on, you’ll learn that Mark S. Fogel is an award-winning HR executive who has spoken at several SHRM conferences, and he returns this year to speak...


Bullying, Violence & Harassment: A Conversation with #SHRM18 Speaker Catherine Mattice


Catherine Mattice, president of Civility Partners LLC and speaker at the upcoming 2018 SHRM Annual Conference (#SHRM18), has been helping organizations build positive workplace cultures for over a decade. Her session, “Workplace Bullying IS Illegal: Bullying, Violence and Harassment (and How to Detect and Stop It)” will show how a positive workplace culture can make all the difference.

She was kind enough to talk with me recently about her work and her upcoming presentation at #SHRM18:

Growing Towards the Light


“I believe that it’s an employer’s...


WFPMA World Congress 2018 at #SHRM18


Artificial intelligence, #metoo, the gig economy – these are just a few of the issues shaping the future of work.  Because there has never been a more important time for HR leaders to come together and share ideas, we hope you can join us for the WFPMA World Congress  which takes place June 19-22, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

We are particularly excited that the 2018 World Congress takes place in conjunction with the 2018 SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition.  This co-location enables you to have the best of both worlds...


The Journey to #SHRM18: An Interview with Stacey Hanke

One of the biggest reasons I’m excited to be a member of the #SHRM18 Blog Squad is the incredible opportunity to interview thought leaders that will be speaking at the 2018 SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition. As we continue on our journey to Chicago, it’s truly a privilege to provide you with content that highlights how each of these speakers approaches their work, and shares their ideas on adding value to lives of the people we’re serving. When selecting from the list of talented professionals who will be speaking at the event, I looked for those who will be...


#SHRM18 Can Change Your Life, Too!

My Experience at SHRM17 changed my life.

At this time last year, I thought that I had everything in place to be the best #HR pro ever! I had a few friends in Houston and other places who were helping me, and I thought I couldn’t do better. I was so wrong.

Last year, I was chosen as one of the recipients of the SHRM Foundation’s Conference winners. It was an amazing experience. Everyone at #SHRM17 was so nice and so easy to talk to.

So I decided to take a...