PERKS: Empowering Employees to Choose the Benefits that are Right for Them 

PERKS 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. 

In the wake of the Great Resignation, society...


#SHRM22: How Does Your Garden Grow?

“To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow.” – Audrey Hepburn

Upon returning from the annual SHRM conference, I was pleasantly surprised to see many flowers blooming in the backyard. When I left for New Orleans, there wasn’t much to see or enjoy in my garden. However, during my absence an abundance of rain and sunshine clearly had an impact on the planting work I had done before traveling. The outcome of my efforts, while not immediately rewarded, were now readily apparent.

A key takeaway from this is that each of...


#SHRM22: An Attitude of Gratitude

I have just returned from SHRM22 and I want to express my gratitude:

SHRM22 Planners and SHRM staff – THANK YOU for all your efforts to plan another amazing conference experience! The #CauseTheEffect theme, the #OneHR bracelets, the keynote and session speaker line-up were all extraordinary.

SHRM22 SPONSORS – THANK YOU for making all of this possible!! Your commitment to our profession and generosity are both appreciated. 

SHRM22 VENDORS/EXHIBITORS - THANK YOU for a great expo hall at the conference. Your dedication to supporting HR professionals with essential tools and valuable resources so we can ...


How To Improve Your Employee Feedback Structure: 13 Tips from HR

What is one way HR can improve their employee feedback structure? 

To help your business improve its employee feedback structure, we asked HR leaders and CEOs this question for their best insights. From starting with expectations to making feedback an ongoing leadership requirement, there are several ideas that may help leadership teams improve on and maintain healthy employee feedback structures.

Here are 13 tips for improving employee feedback structures:


#SHRM22: Workplace Ethics are an Organizational Value

Paul Falcone believes that ethics need to return to the workplace with passionate intention. As a twenty-year veteran of the entertainment industry, Paul has handled his fair share of ethical decisions. It was early on in his career at Paramount Pictures where he was a Trainer that Paul got hooked on encouraging people to be thoughtful about ethics.

At #SHRM22, Paul will be sharing thoughts in his session based upon his recently launched Harper Collins book, Workplace Ethics: Mastering Ethical Leadership and Sustaining a Moral Workplace. Paul’s experience as a professor at UCLA where he teaches ethics and morality in...


Event Preview: SHRM Annual Conference and Expo

#SHRM22 happens June 12-15, 2022 in fabulous New Orleans! The event is the world’s largest gathering of HR professionals and Bill Banham and Chris Bjorling will be in attendance. Ahead of the big event, we created a special event preview episode. 

The SHRM Conference and Expo will attract up to 20,000 attendees and more than 500+ exhibiting companies will be on the show floor. 

With more than 200 sessions, SHRM22 gives attendees in-depth insights into all things HR. From the basics every HR professional needs, to offerings for C-suite leaders, to the latest ideas that are changing...


Highlighting Another SHRM22 Session You Don’t Want to Miss!

In a recent blog post, I wrote about a session that Joe Ziska (BMW) and Erica Young (SHRM) will be conducting at this year’s SHRM22. The session is entitled “How BMW Leverages Emerging Technology for People and Talent Needs” and will surely spark ideas about how to leverage emerging technology in your own company. More details on that session can be found here.

In this blog post, I’d like to highlight another impactful session you should be sure to add to your agenda. The session is entitled “Extinguish Burnout...


#SHRM22: Wisdom of Many

SHRM22 is here in a few days; One of the key takeaways from attending conferences is networking with old friends, meeting new friends, and attending informative sessions to take back and apply at work. An essential part of the SHRM22 conference is the Exhibitor’s Hall, filled with service providers, products, and more to help manage the workforce better.

Why to visit Exhibitors Booth: Conferences are the best...


#SHRM22: The Biggest Challenges of HR (and their Solutions)

Like many departments, HR is currently undergoing a huge transformation. Luckily, SHRM22 is around the corner to help you navigate the uncertainty. There you will be able to connect with professionals you can call on for help in the future, get inspired by the leading minds in HR and business, and learn new methods for addressing the biggest challenges in HR and the workplace.

Though the future of work is bound to bring many challenges, below I’ve identified...


#SHRM22: Reveal the Human Truth with Visier

“The only way to make high-quality decisions is a people manager that sees not just what’s in front of you or what’s in your HRIS, but a deeper human truth about the person who potentially you’re trying to unlock.” – Paul Rubenstein, Chief People Officer, Vizier.

The pandemic and great resignation have increased the complexity of talent management multifold. Additionally, the nature of work – the remote, hybrid, and WFA has made augmenting and managing...