Spotlight on #SHRM22 Exhibitor isolved

With a huge exhibition hall with over 500 exhibitors and vendors, the SHRM Annual Conference is a great place to connect with companies who will be demonstrating and selling a variety of products and services to thousands of attendees.

One of the companies that I hope you will take some time to visit is isolved. isolved is a customer centric, Human Capital Management (HCM) company headquartered in Charlotte, NC with eight offices located across the country.

I was able to connect with Melissa Versnik, a Wisconsin-based isolved Marketplace Product Manager. Melissa was also a long-time board member with Greater...


Getting to Know #SHRM22 Expo Vendor RecogNation

One of the many #HRAwesome experiences in store for attendees at #SHRM22 will be interacting with HR vendors and service providers in the conference expo hall.  One of the companies on my must visit list is RecogNation. I recently had the pleasure to chat with a member of the RecogNation team that will be joining us in New Orleans, Kailey Savona.

Tina Marie:  I am very excited to learn more about RecogNation.  What makes you different from other HR rewards and recognition providers?

Kailey:  RecogNation is an employee engagement and recognition company...


Here’s a Session to Watch Out for at #SHRM 2022 in New Orleans

SHRM 22 is coming up and if you’ve had a look at the agenda, you might already be feeling overwhelmed by the amount of available sessions facilitated by the world’s top HR talent. You’re not alone. In this post I will highlight one session in particular that I can highly recommend attending (and no it’s not my own – smile!).  

Join Joe Ziska (BMW) and Erica Young (SHRM) on Monday June 13th, from 3:30-4:30 Central Time (in-person and virtually) for their...


#SHRM22 Speaker Spotlight: Jennifer Lee

It was so great to catch up with Jennifer Lee and chat a bit about her upcoming session at #SHRM22: "Empathy Plus Accountability Equals A Balanced Diet for a Healthy Organization". This session caught my eye since we speak a great deal about Accountability in our workplaces in addition to Empathy in leadership as we strive to build positive, productive and healthy organizations. 

This session will be available both In-Person and to Virtual attendees on Sunday, 6/12 at 1:30 PM CDT

My interest is piqued and I wanted to ask Jennifer a bit...


Mainstay: How We Are Empowering Employers to Attract, Retain and Develop Workforces

Mainstay is a 2022 WorkplaceTech Accelerator (WTA) cohort member. The WTA is a premier program for all things future of work and is powered by SHRMLabs (SHRM’s innovation lab and venture capital arm). Our inaugural 8-week virtual accelerator program is currently underway and is designed to scale up early-stage, growth-driven startups dedicated to elevating HR and solving today’s most pressing workplace challenges. We asked each of the six cohort members to share their story in their own words.



It's No Laughing Matter. Or Is It? Understanding the Importance of Humor in the Workplace

I had the pleasure of speaking with Greg Schwem who is presenting at SHRM’s annual conference next week in New Orleans. Throughout our engaging conversation Greg shared his experiences and insights and we enjoyed a few chuckles as well. Frankly, I left this exchange feeling uplifted and recharged. All this from a brief chat, so one can only imagine the positive outcomes from a full conference session with Greg!

As a business humorist...


#SHRM22 Speaker Interview: DEI&B Series Part 3: Nicole Butts - SHIFT: A Framework for Transformational Cultural Change in DEI&B

I was so excited to connect with Nicole Yeldell Butts, President of NLYB Solutions, about her upcoming session at #SHRM22 in New Orleans. Nicole has 20 years of experience as a DEI executive, strategist, coach, facilitator and speaker who specializes in transforming executives into inclusive and equitable organizational leaders. Her session, SHIFT: A Framework for Transformational Cultural Change in DEI&B, is offered twice:
  • Tuesday, 6/14/22, 2-3pm Central 
  • Wednesday, 6/15/22, 8:45-9:45am Central

Q&A with Kim Ades, #SHRM22 Speaker and Leadership Coach!

One of my favorite things about being on the blogger team for the 2022 SHRM Annual 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....


#SHRM22 Speaker Interview with Steve Browne…Grilled and Well Done!

One of the true pleasures of networking with others in real life or on social media, is when you have the opportunity meet some amazing people. We had the opportunity to have a fun conversation with one of those amazing people that we have both connected with, Steve Browne.

If you work in human resources, chances are that you have or will connect with Steve Browne, as he is literally everywhere! Steve is the author of two amazing books, “HR on Purpose!!” and “HR Rising!!” For his day job, Steve is the...


Knowledge of the Supreme Court Helps #CauseTheEffect

The Supreme Court of the United States. Seldom, if ever, in the Court’s 232-year history have those seven words elicited such intense feelings from so many people. Yet, my experience with an admittedly small sample – surely a scintilla – of the American adult population indicates that few have a working knowledge of the Court’s history, purpose, structure, or processes. If you fall into that category and want an interesting and entertaining way to learn about the Court, join me at the #SHRM22 mega session, “The Supreme Court Speaks . . . Are You Listening?”...