Reminiscing #SHRM18



2017 was by the far the biggest year yet in my career (we’ll see if this year tops it!). I started my first role as an HR Generalist the Monday after Thanksgiving in 2016. Around this time I also started using Twitter as a professional/HR tool rather than a personal tool. (By personal tool I mean I was solely posting about wedding planning, what I had bought at home goods, what I had eaten that day, etc) Even though the environment I was in as a generalist was really challenging...


Goals! #SHRM18 #BlogSquad


When I first started this blog, one of my “pie in the sky” goals was to be invited to be a part of the 2018 SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition blog squad. I didn’t know how people are chosen for the squad, but I put it out on Twitter during #SHRM17. The universe must have heard me, because I now get to #ExpandMyWorld and share that with others at #SHRM18 as I have been invited to be a part of the #SHRM18 #BlogSquad!

Many of the bloggers are people I’ve followed since I discovered the writers for the...


#SHRM18 - Expanding My World



The 2018 SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition (#SHRM18) in Chicago is exactly 4 months away. That's only 17 weeks! Blink your eyes twice and it's going to be here.  This will be my second visit to the Windy City, and I'm so excited to be going back.  The theme for this year's annual conference is Expand Your World, and I figure why wait, let's start now!! 

This will be my 8th SHRM annual conference, and each one has been as educational and empowering as the last.  The speakers are...


Should I Stay or Should I Go? You Should Go! #SHRM18



The 2018 SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition -- #SHRM18 - is June 17-20 and this will be my first time attending the event.  I’ve been tweeting and posting about how excited I am and have been telling anyone who will listen about this upcoming opportunity.  When I think about meeting amazing HR colleagues, learning from the terrific depth and array of speakers and visiting with numerous vendors, my heart starts to race.  I even have an app on my phone counting down the days until I head to Chicago. 

To be fully transparent, mixed with...


#SHRM18 - Getting Prepared Early!



It's super early to be discussing #SHRM18, it makes the suspense even harder! But, when you've been chosen, along with 60 other AMAZING #HR Bloggers, tweeters, storytellers, and professionals, you just can't keep quiet!

#SHRM18 will be in Chicago this year and I am so excited to be visiting the city for my very first time!!! I know we will be busy with the entire conference, but I'm hoping to carve out some time to check out a few museums, shopping, great food places, historical locations, and so much...


Expand Your World - Follow the #SHRM18 Bloggers!



You need to follow the #SHRM18 Bloggers.

If you are in HR and want to learn something new, get a different perspective, or get out of your comfort zone, these are the people that will help you do so.

They are a mix of new and experienced professionals, from all walks of life, and a rich, diverse community of people who use their voice to advance the HR profession. They will tell the stories you need to hear before, during and after the SHRM Annual Conference.

They will expand your...


Expanding My World #SHRM18


I’m so excited to be part of the #SHRM18 blogging team as I count down the days to the 2018 SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition in Chicago this June 17 – 20. The theme for this year’s conference is ‘Expand Your World’. That is the perfect theme for my journey to this conference.

Like so many, I came into HR through the back door, and for a long time I didn’t even realize I was doing HR. When I figured it out, it was time to get serious and...