#SHRM19 Speaker Spotlight: Building an Army of One as an HR Department of One with Melanie Booher and Colleen Pfaller



HR Departments of One (HRDOO’s) don’t want to miss this 2019 SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition (#SHRM19) session, "Building and Army of One as an HR Department of One" with Colleen D. Pfaller, Founder/Talent partner , A Slice of HR and Melanie D. Booher , Chief People officer , MB Consulting

It's no secret that HR has big-time expectations, and this is amplified when you are the solo HR professional (#HRDOO) for your entire organization. Your company size or...


#SHRM19 Speaker Spotlight: Q&A with Tim Sackett – The Future of HR Technology: How it Will Impact You and Your Organization



I’m not sure how you introduce a well-known Talent Acquisition Guru like Tim Sackett! I’ve been following Tim for quite some time now and have enjoyed reading his book, The Talent Fix: A Leader’s Guide to Recruiting Great Talent. I’m excited to see Tim speak at the 2019 SHRM Annual Conference and Exposition next month in Las Vegas. I interviewed Tim because he has a dynamic voice that gets you thinking about the...


#SHRM19 Q&A: Jonathan Segal on HR & Sexual Harassment



The 2019 SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition (#SHRM19) is just around the corner and one of the speakers I always make time to see is Jonathan Segal. This isn’t just because he is a genuinely delightful human being who also is a champion for animal rights. It’s also due to his exemplary knowledge and wisdom in the field of gender bias and sexual harassment and his ability to clarify complex issues for an HR audience.

I spoke to Jonathan recently to hear more about his #SHRM19 session Sexual Harassment...


The Bottom Line on Community Engagement


Community engagement is one of those phrases we hear frequently. We share that we’re involved and that we give back, but what does this really mean for the bottom line of workforce management? After several years in the cyber security community I can tell you it means a lot, not only to your bottom line but also to your retention, recruitment, and training efforts.

When I talk about community engagement, I’m not talking about bake sales, but large-scale technical and information security organizations that are completely volunteer run and have existed...


Are You Ready to Create a Culture of Kindness? A Q&A with #SHRM19 Speaker Barbara Glanz


It was such an honor to hop on a phone call with 2019 SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition speaker Barbara and learn more about her and the topics she is passionate about and loves to speak on. The title of one of her mega sessions really spoke to me - “Spreading Contagious Enthusiasm - Creating a Culture of Kindness.”

Why will you want to attend this session? This will be her second year presenting on this topic of kindness, and last year it was a wildly popular and received great...


#SHRM19 Speaker Spotlight with David Rittof


This year, at the 2019 SHRM Annual Conference and Exposition will be offering dozens of opportunities to increase subject matter knowledge, best practices and improve soft skill development. David Ritoff of Modern Management will be presenting twice covering two such areas of development. His mega session will be on public speaking- “Speak Up: Turning Your Greatest Fear into Your Greatest Asset, but David and I chatted much more about his other session,Coming Soon to a Community Near You: Worker Centers.” David’s experience in union...


HR Adventures in Wonderland – Inspiring Creativity and Innovation in your Workplace


Charles Ludwig Dodgson was born in England in 1832. In his twenties Charles wrote poetry and short stories. On May 4, 1842, Alice Pleasance Hargreaves Liddell was born in Oxford. In 1856, the two would meet. On a rowboat, Charles weaved fantastic stories sharing with Alice and her sisters. He went on to become Lewis Carroll and in turn, she became Alice in Wonderland.  There is a lot we can learn from Charles Dodgson – a.k.a. Lewis Carroll – about how to support others in building a successful career and inspire...


How Student Loan Debt Affects Employees Across Generations -- #SHRM19 Interview with Kevin Fudge


I am fortunate to be wearing many hats at the 2019 SHRM Annual Conference and Exposition (#SHRM19) this year. I am a #SHRM19Blogger, heavily involved with the SHRM Young Professional Advisory Council (YPAC) activities, and the YPAC Step Challenge Team Captain (#YoungAndHungryForSteps). In some instances, I get to combine a couple of these responsibilities and write for the SHRM blog about a session that the YPAC is interested in. Spoiler Alert: The YPAC is working on some new things for #SHRM19, including a landing page on the SHRM conference application...


#Nextchat RECAP: HR Rising !! From Ownership to Leadership

On May 8, @shrmnextchat chatted with #SHRM19 speaker and Vice President of HR for LaRosa's Pizzeria, Inc. Steve Brown, @sbrownehr about HR Rising !! - From Ownership to Leadership.  

If you missed this excellent chat which was a preview of his session at #SHRM19, you can read all the tweets here or below:






How an HR Department Can Save 1,000+ Hours by Automating Employment and Income Verifications


Q & A Session with Gabriella DeFlorio, Marketing Manager, Truework

Can you tell me about Truework and how it is different from other employment & income verification services?

We are modernizing the way employment & income verifications are handled. Truework drastically improves verification speed, security, and the overall employee experience in comparison to the industry standard. Truework's employment & income verification product is powered by task automation technology- decreasing the amount of HR tasks by eliminating unnecessary cumbersome paperwork, calls, and overarching communication with verifiers. Our underlying mission is to ensure...