Vote to Bring SHRM’s Thought Leadership to the SXSW Stage!


Today’s biggest societal issues are also workplace issues. As the voice of all things work, we have an opportunity to bring SHRM’s thought leadership to one of the most unique and influential events in the world: the 2020 South by Southwest (SXSW) Festival in Austin, TX, March 16-22.

President & CEO Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP, has been nominated to be a presenter at the premier global event for music, film, design, technology and business innovation. SXSW presenters are selected using a crowdsourced voting system, enabling anyone to register, review the speaker proposals and vote for their favorites.

His presentation, titled Hire the “Wrong” People for the Right Results is planned for the Workplace Track, which attracts more than 70,000 business leaders, People Managers and entrepreneurs every year.

In his talk, Johnny will explore the skills gap, the critical impact of culture, second chances and inclusive hiring, reprising elements of his dynamic SHRM19 keynote. He will dig even deeper into what makes cultures truly inclusive, how to have crucial conversations and why creating excellent employee experiences has never been more important.

Help SHRM elevate our profession by connecting and inspiring this singular audience of innovators and changemakers!

To vote:

  • Visit Johnny’s proposal page
  • Create an account to sign in (it takes a few seconds)
  • Confirm your email address
  • Click Vote Up

Then share this link with your friends and social networks: Voting is open until Aug. 23.


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