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Communicate Your Way to the Top - Communication Strategies for Female Leaders #SHRM19


 

I’m a recent college graduate with a degree in communications and journalism. Rather than dive right into corporate America, I chose the nontraditional freelance route and launched my own marketing consulting company, LoCo Marketing. I also started a blog with my sister, called sisterlyblondes where we focus on empowering young women. Since leadership and communication are always on my mind, I was excited to get the chance to attend the 2019 SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition – and when I saw this session on the agenda, I added it to my...

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My #SHRM19 Experience: Highlights and Takeaways


 

Since I returned from Las Vegas, I have been reminiscing about my experience at the SHRM 2019 Annual Conference & Exposition (#SHRM19). I thought it would be worth sharing in a blog post.

From June 23 to 26, 2019, the city of Las Vegas was buzzing with so many HR people. With a total of 25,000 attendees (including vendors, press, staff, and volunteers), SHRM recorded its highest conference attendance ever. Also noteworthy is...

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My Journey to #SHRM19 – Two Years in the Making…

 

 

As I was decompressing this past weekend after an amazing week in Las Vegas with 20K+ HR professionals at the 2019 SHRM Annual Conference and Exhibition, I began to reflect and ask myself, “what took me so long to discover this amazing annual event?” I thought about the four days that I spent at #SHRM19 and realized that I had the time of my life there, even surpassing an incredible 2018 SHRM conference, which was my first ever. This led to me write this post by tracing the path that...

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Boost Innovative Employee Engagement with TicketsatWork #SHRM19

We all know an engaged workforce is a productive, loyal workforce and yet it’s continually a challenge to determine the best ways to support employees.

Engagement is not a one-and-done event. It must be ongoing, and organizations that include regular recognition as part of their culture have more engaged employees.

If we’ve learned anything from millennial feedback, it’s that people want to be recognized in ways they like. In short: Recognition is not one size fits all. Everyone’s needs and goals are different – and it’s not feasible to have infinite options at your...

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HR is a Social Force #SHRM19

 

It’s been a few weeks since the 2019 SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition, and it was definitely one for the ages! So many incredible people made the journey to Las Vegas to learn, and hopefully to network (yes, even us introverts). While I certainly learned so much and enjoyed networking with new and old friends, I also discovered renewed inspiration for our work in HR. To say this is an exciting and groundbreaking time for our field is an understatement. There is so much purpose and promise in our future,...

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We Cannot Fear Artificial Intelligence with Ben Eubanks at #SHRM19

 

AI (artificial intelligence) has been a topic of conversation in the HR world for a long time. We want to automate some processes, but we also have employees who worry about their role if some processes are automated. What happens in recruitment if screenings are done by AI? What if staff are able to get those easy benefit or leave questions answered by AI and not a person? What if we didn’t need someone to process paychecks? We are in the adaptive age and we need to help our employees not...

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Dare to Lead: Brené Brown #SHRM19

 

Last year, when SHRM announced their first keynote for the 2019 SHRM Annual Conference would be Brené Brown, I knew I wanted to return to the conference (even if it is in Las Vegas). I’ve read her books in the past – and listened to Dare to Lead earlier this year. There’s just something about listening to the author share their words that is so powerful. Hearing her in person was even more so – being able to watch her facial expressions and gestures to emphasize her story, only added to the...

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A Weird Thing That I Love #SHRM19

 

At the #SHRM19 Conference, the first session I sat in, Delivering Happiness, the first question Jenn Lim asked us “what’s one weird thing that you love?” And of course, I came up with livetweeting HR conferences.

I’ve been doing this for a while, and with the Twitter chat, I’ve been getting pretty good at figuring out the best way to share this information. The shelf life of a tweet is about five minutes, so it can be hard to find information you want to share if you initially put it out...

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The Top 3 Thought Bubbles Popping Over My Head at #SHRM19

 

As always, the fireworks popping over our heads this Fourth of July were marvelous to behold. As for the week before that, the content at #SHRM19 was similarly crackling. While there, my fellow attendees might have been forgiven for swearing they saw the following three cartoonish light bulb–containing thought bubbles actually popping over my head…

  1. Getting Zen about Compliance

Sorry to get deep—with all the compliance-related presentations at #SHRM19, it’s clear: We want to minimize the risks of compliance. We must, lest we incur fines and damage to our brands. This...

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#SHRM19 Recap

 

The frenzy that is the 2019 SHRM Annual Conference has ended. The early morning sessions, the content-rich breakouts and the late-night parties have ended. And for all 25,000 attendees, what do we have to show for it?  Lots.

  • Learning – while it may seem cliché, there is much to take from the sessions offered.  Of course, the keynotes get the hype, but it’s often in the mega or breakout sessions that those nuggets of information are unpacked and make the biggest impact. Sessions with Dr. Karlyn Borysenko, Sarah Noll-Wilson, Jennifer McClure,
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