Live From #SHRM17 - Day Two

 
It was a wildly informative and highly engaged day here in New Orleans as the Convention Center was buzzing early and stayed open late!
 
HR Pros had the opportunity to take in speaking engagements from the industry's best and check out the latest in HR Products/Services while rubbing elbows with the World Leaders in Human Resources.
 
Here are just a few things we learned:
 
Laszlo Bock has no shortage of Fans in HR and for good reason. He shared his experience growing Google into a People Company as their CPO while adding stories from his personal network.
 
 
Yup.... Sometimes you have to smack people in the face with the truth. While HR Pros are consistently fighting for equal pay, when it comes to performance the ground is uneven.
 
Laszlo Bock suggested that top performers should be getting paid up to 200% more than sub-standard performers. If pay scales do not afford room for continual growth, your all star performers will plateau and ultimately have no choice but to leave.
 
 
Don't Kill The Meaning
 
Ryan Estis is among the most engaging speakers in the HR Profession. Part HR Pro, Part Tech Advocate, All Human Being; Ryan delivered content that was compelling and relevant while relentlessly pulling on our heart strings!
 
 
Ryan performed a pretty simple exercise:
Who can remember their companies Core Values?
- Several Volunteered
 
It is so true. Ask anyone to think back on a past employer and I'm sure they will not remember their stretch goal or the coding sequence for their platform population.... odds are they will remember at least a few of that companies core values.
 
We need to consistently reinforce the values that formulate our organization's core existence.
 
  
It is 2017 and there a still HR Professionals who are afraid of Social Media....
 
Ryan did an excellent job explaining the purpose of the SHRM Blog Squad and the infinite knowledge that awaits HR Pros in the blogosphere.
 
 
In addition to a bunch of statistics from the Employee Engagement Network, Bob Kelleher mirrored a simple truth that Ryan Estis touched upon:
 
If your work life sucks, so will your personal life. If your personal life is great, your work will thrive!
 
So swings the boomerang of Reciprocity! 
 
You can put systems in place, survey your employees and reward them with all the cash under the sun; but if their spouse is dying they are incapable of engagement.
 
We've learned that money does not buy engagement.
 
We know that meaningful work, opportunity for advancement and a thriving workplace culture is what truly engages employees!
 
Pat Wadors is an #HRPitBull who has been tackling the best talent in Silicon Valley since 1986. She has remained relevant through her self-assigned inability to hit neutral. It is no small coincidence that Pat is of the most respected in the HR profession, her courage and intensity speak volumes.
 
See you all in the Conference Hall tomorrow!
 
 
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