Day 1.5 at #SHRM16 Randomness and Regulations

I’m blogging again this year for SHRM at the National show aka #SHRM16. Once again, I’ve spent the entire event networking, which means I’ve only attended one session so far – a labor law overview by Chad Richter from Jackson Lewis.

Chad had lots of questions from the audience about the new overtime rules, and the new Persuader rules.  I’m not going to rehash all that, but if you would like to know about Persuader rules go over to the CUE blog where I have a bunch of resources that you might find useful.

I also did a technically challenged live podcast on Drive Thru HR with the some of the SHRM people who run the certification program.  I haven’t listened to it, but it should be hilarious, if not very informative.  We’re going to try to do another show today at 3 p.m. ET on social security and retirement.

Sabrina Baker and I did a little pop-up session on Social Media Strategies for a Shop of One, which was well attended. It was fun; but, I found it disconcerting that so many people are still asking, “How can I put social media to work?” in my organization.

Here are a couple of tips we gave during the pop-up:

  • Sabrina suggested picking one platform and mastering it before you try others.
  • Sabrina suggested making use of the tool mandatory for something, because it forces adoption of the tool.
  • I suggested that you need to know what your goal is before you start figuring out what tool you should use.  Social media programs are neither “one size fits all” nor ” if you build it, they will come.”  Recruiting on Twitter or Facebook is one tactic in your strategy.
  • My other big tip was to use aggregation to bring useful information to you.

More on this coming in another post.


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