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A #SHRM21 Interview with Corey Berkey, Senior Vice President, JazzHR

We hear digital transformation more frequently than ever, a needed disruptor of businesses and for their growth. So, what is digital transformation? According to CIO, "digital transformation is a foundational change in how an organization delivers value to its customers with the implementation of new technologies, talent, and processes to improve business operations and serve their customers better." Remote work due to the pandemic has accelerated the pace. In addition, the adoption of technology which takes years in digital transformation, has sped up in just months due to Covid19. Automation is part of the digital transformation, automation as defined by IBM, is...

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A #SHRM21 Interview with University of Phoenix

Many moons ago, as a young single mother of two children I began looking to pursue a degree, and the options for online learning were minimal then. University of Phoenix literally saved the day! The experience was so amazing, I went all the way through to my Masters degree. Without their flexible learning options, I would have never been able to do it!  I am a “Phoenix” and proud of it!  Please enjoy my “interview” with the University of Phoenix!

Who is University of Phoenix? 

John Woods: We are one of the first universities to offer fully online programs designed...

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A #SHRM21 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 BambooHR. She was an editor for SHRM's 2016 Learning System...

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RESET – A Leader’s Guide to Work In An Age of Upheaval – New Book by Johnny C. Taylor, Jr. and SHRM

 

I’m out at the SHRM Annual Conference and Expo this week and excited to see all my HR Peers and Friends! It’s a big event since SHRM didn’t have an in-person 2020 conference and by far the largest in-person conference I’ve gone two in a very long time!

SHRM CEO, Johnny C. Taylor, Jr. is also launching his new book, RESET: A Leader’s Guide to Work in an Age of Upheaval, and it couldn’t be better timing for HR leaders and organizational leaders looking for ideas and solid data around managing through...

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Why Data is Key to Closing the DEI Gap

The challenges to creating a workplace that works for all of us are multi-dimensional. They start at the top, where a lack of diversity in the executive ranks is pervasive. Progress is further complicated by a need for greater accountability and the right kind of training. Ineffective standards and tools for measuring diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) also trip up far too many organizations. It’s here, however – in the data – where a real opportunity for creating meaningful change exists.

New research from Harvard Business Review Analytic Services and SHRM, sponsored by Trusaic, reveals that while 65% of respondents...

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A #SHRM21 Interview with David Lichtenberg, Partner, Fisher Phillips

Who is Fisher Phillips?

David: Fisher Phillips is a national labor and employment firm that helps businesses respond to today’s changing employment law equation – and prepare for tomorrow. With more than 450 attorneys in 36 offices across the United States, our team provides practical business solutions for employers’ workplace legal issues. Labor and employment law is all the firm does. We go beyond the outdated “playbook” to offer flexible, creative solutions to the new workplace dynamics, immersing ourselves in each client’s unique

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#SHRM21 - Speaker Interview with Buddy Bush, The Change Curve

I had the chance to connect with Buddy Bush, an Executive Coach and Team Accelerator with JB Training Solutions. Buddy is presenting The Change Curve: Managing Uncertainty and Ambiguity Within Your Organization at #SHRM21 on Saturday, September 11, from 7:30-8:30 a.m. PT.

The topic of change has always been relevant to the workplace. As the old saying goes, "The only thing that stays the same is nothing stays the same." Change is inevitable. How we manage through change, and support our teams/employees through change is where the rubber meets the...

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#SHRM21 A Time of Renewal for Human Resources Professionals

In this season of our new normal of pandemic challenges, the great resignation, and global unrest, I invite you to ask for what you need, then act like you deserve it. You need and deserve SHRM21!

The 2019 SHRM Annual Conference and Expo rejuvenated me and my career. How? Inspirational moments with excited attendees, experts, speakers sponsors and expo vendors. 

Excited Attendees: The new HR practitioners brought unmatched curiosity and enthusiasm. The seasoned HR Professionals shared a global perspective, lived experience and tenacity for breakthrough sustainable change.

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#SHRM21 Interview with Julie Doyle

We’re in the final countdown to the 2021 SHRM Annual Conference and Expo! I don’t know about you, but even as an introvert, I’m ready to see my people, learn new things to bring back to my team, and “conference,” as my dear friend and fellow #SHRM21Influencer, Kyra Matkovich says. Conferencing is a verb, and I’m ready for it!

You know what else I’m ready for? Julie Doyle’s session “Gain a Competitive Advantage by Identifying & Developing Your High Potential Talent” on Saturday at 7:30 a.m. PT I know,...

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Interns Are Employees, Too ... Sometimes

As a SHRM HR Knowledge Advisor, I receive many questions concerning internships. SHRM members often wonder whether they are required to pay interns (and, if so, how much) or whether interns must complete new-hire paperwork. Members have also asked whether interns can be classified as independent contractors and receive a Form 1099 rather than a W-2 and whether interns are entitled to employee benefits. Hiring interns can seem complex, but it doesn’t have to be.

There are two types of internships—paid and unpaid. For an internship to be unpaid, the individual circumstances must meet criteria established by the...

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