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Rethinking Reskilling: Investing in Critical Skills vs. Critical Roles

If there’s one thing COVID taught us, it’s that there is no way to future-proof your business. There will always be curve balls, innovations and disruptors that will change the way things are done and shift the landscape of how things currently look.

Which is why it’s important to rethink the way we prioritize skills vs. roles. When an employee takes on a new role in an organization, they are typically reskilled in a way that siloes their abilities and knowledge, keeping them tied to a specific role for the duration of...

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How do we emerge successfully from the Great Resignation? We Build Resilient Teams.

The Great Resignation isn’t slowing down. In fact, evidence suggests that every departure spurs remaining employees to increasingly consider a change. How do we respond to this trend?  How do we build teams that absorb stress, recover critical functionality, and thrive in new circumstances?

Most organizations have offered more compensation as the solution: 85% gave pay increases in 2021, and 92% plan to give pay increases in 2022. It’s not working.  Over roughly the same period, resignations have remained constant at 3-4 million per month.

While many employees...

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An Interview with #SHRM22 Expo Vendor Honest Jobs!

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! Before #SHRM22 in New Orleans, I have a few blog posts lined up to introduce you to speakers and vendors!

As I was looking through the vendor list, I knew I had to feature Honest Jobs and their CEO and Founder, Harley Blakeman. Harley and I have met in person at SHRM annual conferences before, and...

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From Sessions to Connections: Embracing the #SHRM22 Experience

I am excited to be attending the 2022 SHRM Annual Conference. My first experience in 2021 was twenty years in the making. The memories made, such as a selfie with Steve Browne, inspiration from Opal Lee and Michael Phelps, meeting amazing HR professionals from across the U.S., India and Nigeria and insight gained will stay with me the rest of my HR career.

I am frequently asked what took me so long to make it to the “Super Bowl of HR Conferences.” I, like many of you am an HR professional who...

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#CauseTheEffect: Stay in Pursuit

 “Cause The Effect” is the campaign for the upcoming SHRM conference. It’s like purpose… many times we aren’t quite sure how or what to do to create impact, but when we focus on the pursuit, it will appear in many ways including inspiration.

 When I started my career helping companies relocate talent, I wasn’t sure what my “cause” was other than moving people’s stuff, or how I could effect change in my personal life or my career. I was just trying to make enough money to support my family. But...

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Mental Health, the Workplace and the Power of HR

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and here at SHRM we are partnering with the Campaign for Disability Employment at the Department of Labor (DOL) to spread the message that all of us have a role to play in promoting a mental-health-friendly workplace.

Together with SHRM, DOL launched the “Mental Health at Work: What Can I Do?” campaign during SHRM’s recent Workplace Policy Conference in Washington, D.C. SHRM is proud to be a partner in this effort because the HR community has a major role to play when it comes to supporting...

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#SHRM22: What does it mean to “effect”? / #CauseTheEffect

The theme for the 2022 SHRM annual conference is “Cause the Effect.”  But, what does it really mean to effect?  According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary (2022), effect can be defined as the state of being operative, or the act of making an impression, or the ability to influence others.  Each of these terms serves to highlight the tremendous benefits to be realized by participating (virtually or in-person) in this year’s conference, June 12th – 15th.

Being operative requires HR professionals to have understanding of current...

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14 Ways Social Media Has Affected Talent Acquisition

What is one way that talent acquisition has been affected by social media? 

To help you appreciate the effects of social media on talent acquisition, we asked recruiters and associates this question for their best insights. From aiding talent sourcing to removing the middleman, there are several insights that may help you leverage social media to your advantage in business. 

Here are 14 ways social media has affected talent acquisition:

  • Aids Talent Sourcing
  • Showcases Company Culture Visually
  • Helps Discover Candidates’ Connections
  • Levels Playing Field for Recruiting
  • Offers
  • ...
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How to Make the Most of the Virtual Experience at #SHRM22

While I certainly am excited to be attending SHRM22 live and in person this year, I know there’s many folks who can’t join me in New Orleans, whether it’s company policy against travel, budgetary restrictions or schedule constraints. However, what an amazing opportunity virtual attendance provides! You can experience the conference in a whole different way! We can agree that of the most significant drawbacks of virtual conferences is the lack of natural social situations. You aren’t in rooms with other attendees, shaking hands with speakers, sharing drinks with colleagues, or catching up over dinner out on the town. But virtual events can include networking opportunities too. Look for information about them in emails or social media marketing...

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#SHRM22: To Cause the Effect…We Must Lead

Appropriately, the theme for the 2022 SHRM Annual Conference & Expo is “Cause the Effect.” While this phrase may have a different meaning for everyone, for me it means “bringing about positive change to your workplace through your individual actions.” Further, I believe that it means to be proactive rather than solely reactive to the countless challenges that we as HR professionals face on an ongoing basis. Most importantly, I feel that if we want to “cause the effect,” we must lead.

Leadership is often a touchy subject, especially...

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