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HR Can #CausetheEffect When we “Ready, Set, Change!”

Are you attending #SHRM22 and finding it a challenge to pick from one of the many #HRAwesome sessions available?  As I plan my #SHRM22 conference agenda, there are a few sessions that stand out.  One of those sessions is “Ready Set, Change! Simplify and Accelerate Organizational Change”.  When I think about many ways that we in HR can #CauseTheEffect, having the ability to navigate and facilitate positive change in the organizations we serve is one of them.  I recently had the opportunity to connect with session presenter, April Callis-Birchmeier on what we...

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SHRM Partners with William G. McGowan Charitable Fund with Johnny C. Taylor, Jr. and Diana Spencer

In February, the William G. McGowan Charitable Fund, a family foundation dedicated to furthering the compassionate philanthropy and the ethical leadership of William G. McGowan, in partnership with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), announced the first‑ever Ethical Leader of the Year Award. Candidates were nominated by a colleague, assessed by a selection committee of peers, and evaluated on their principles.

The award will be presented by the William G. McGowan Charitable Fund at the opening session of SHRM’s Annual Conference & Expo next month. The...

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#SHRM22: So Why Should you Attend an Offline HR Conference?

As some say, when life throws lemons at you, you end up learning to make and like lemonades! So just about a decade ago, in 2012, when serendipity offered me the opportunity to cover world's largest HR conference on my social media handles as an SHRM12 Blogger, I considered it as pure luck / coincidence. Later, a series of life events (I have blogged about some of them) made me to belive that we have the power, as humans, to design for serendipity. 

Tough to believe? I shall explain... 

So, after having attended about 4 HR conferences every year in the...

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A #SHRM22 Interview with Jennifer Currence, a Champion for the HRDOO

Jennifer Currence, MBA, SHRM-SCP, PCC is the president of WithIN Leadership, which specializes in training and coaching to enhance leadership development and management skills. Jennifer is a certified career coach, a professor of management at the University of Tampa, has been recognized as a Thought Leader by the International Society of Performance Improvement, and was named the Tampa Bay HR Consultant of the Year for 2017.

In her work with SHRM, Jennifer has been published and featured in HR Magazine as well as featured in Fast Company magazine, HR.com, and...

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Ask an Advisor: The Great Resignation and the Employees Who Stay

As an HR Knowledge Advisor, I was recently asked how employers can address low employee morale and engagement in the midst of labor shortages and high turnover.

Many employers are putting a lot of their effort into finding and attracting new talent to fill the open positions created by the Great Resignation. During this process, it is important to give the same amount of attention to the employees who remain and are left picking up the slack from their departing colleagues.

I know most of us can relate to working...

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The Moment is Now for Emotional Intelligence - #SHRM22

I had the pleasure of connecting with Bethany Adams, MA, SHRM-SCP, an HR Educator at Villanova University, educating the next leaders of our profession.  Her upcoming SHRM ‘ 22 Session - Leading Teams with Emotional Intelligence will challenge your thinking.

I asked Bethany to frame the top three reasons Emotional Intelligence is even more important today as we lead teams and create new successes in the work place. 

Without any hesitation, Bethany commented that post the pandemic and the cloud of uncertainty, we are more accepting of bringing emotion to work....

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What We Might Learn from the Global Workplace

Why are American career, HR and workplace practices seemingly so far behind our peer countries around the globe? And are there models elsewhere to adapt
here?

Those are questions I’ve been asking myself quite a bit lately. I chair an initiative that fosters public conversation and knowledge about the implications of longer lives. I also host a podcast, “Century Lives,” from the Stanford Center on Longevity.  In both cases, we’ve been looking at the implications of greater longevity on longer work life and the likelihood of 50 or even 60-year careers as the norm. If we’re going to work that long, those careers will need to be...

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Meet Christine Michel Carter, #SHRM22 Speaker and Employee Resource Group Expert!

One of my favorite things about being on the blogger team for the 2022 SHRMAnnual Conference & Exposition is chatting with speakers and vendors to learn more about them and create some pre-conference buzz! Leading up to #SHRM22 June 12th-15th, I have a few blog posts lined up to introduce you to speakers and vendors! I can’t wait to #CauseTheEffect in New Orleans this year. Will I see you there? (:

When looking through the speaker list and choosing who I wanted to feature for my pre-conference blogs, I had two criteria. 1)...

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Ask an Advisor: The More You Know ... The More You Need Pay Transparency!

Who remembers the public broadcasting commercial “The More You Know”?  The premise was to educate the audience on a topic with the intent of helping them make better decisions.

Could this same premise apply to pay transparency? Employee attraction, retention and engagement are critical factors in today’s labor market, and workers’ understanding of employers’ compensation programs may improve all three factors. The SHRM HR Knowledge Center often receives questions regarding employee compensation, such as whether employers can prohibit salary discussions among employees and what to do about employee complaints that...

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#CauseTheEffect: Leverage Real-Time Change Challenges as “Pop-Up Learning Labs” and Get Results. #SHRM22

If your company is having a hard time retaining and recruiting top talent, you’re not alone. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 4.4 million Americans quit their jobs in September 2021, setting off what’s being called The Great Resignation. And guess what? Workers aren’t leaving for higher pay but for greater benefits like increased training opportunities, professional development, work-life balance, meaningful work, and psychological safety.

So what does this mean for your company? How can you as an HR or L&D professional help retain and nurture the talent you already...

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