An Interview with David Gantshar, President & CEO, Shepherd Search Group #SHRM19



This SHRM19 interview is with Shepherd Search Group, a consortium of many niche search firms. Below is a quick Q&A with David Gantshar, the President and CEO.

Who is Shepherd Search Group!? Tell us everything, just as you would someone approaching your booth and asking you this question at the 2019 SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition in Las Vegas.

Shepherd Search Group is a consortium of some of the most successful, niche recruitment brands found in our industry today. We currently operate twelve...


A #SHRM19 Interview with Info Cubic

This is a 2019 SHRM Annual Conference and Exposition (#SHRM19) interview is with Info Cubic, a background check provider. Below is a quick Q&A with the Executive Vice President Dan Mayer.

Who is Info Cubic!? Tell us everything, just as you would someone approaching your booth and asking you this question at #SHRM19 in Las Vegas.

Since 2002, Info Cubic has been providing a one-stop shop for all your employment screening needs including drug screening, international screening and occupational health screening. While everyone background...


The Journey to #SHRM19: The Power of Connection




We are almost a week away from one of my favorite events of the year, the 2019 SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition, and my excitement level is officially set to HIGH! There’s so much to look forward to in Las Vegas, and space is already limited (so if you’re interested, be sure to register soon!). When I tell you that I wholeheartedly encourage you to attend this special event, I truly mean that for so many reasons. But one of the main reasons is something that...


A #SHRM19 Interview with Medikeeper



This is a 2019 SHRM Annual Conference and Exposition (#SHRM19) interview is with MediKeeper, a provider of health management tools. Below is a quick Q&A with the CEO David Ashworth.

Who is MediKeeper!? Tell us everything, just as you would someone approaching your booth and asking you this question at #SHRM19 in Las Vegas.

We provide a technology platform that helps companies deliver engaging and effective wellness plans to their employees or members. While we have a standard platform that could be deployed...


What are Your Employees Doing in Their Spare Time? #SHRM19




What are your employees doing in their spare time?

Most employers today in the U.S. conduct a background check on a candidate prior to employment. And that report of the individual you hired is a snapshot of that person’s history at the point in time—but things can change over time. Employees who previously had no criminal history may now have a criminal record over the passage of time in which they are your employee.

Over the course...


The Occupational Phenomenon Called Employee Burnout


Employee burnout is fast becoming prevalent in many workplaces and is also a recurring theme in my day-to-day conversations with people. Unfortunately, many workplaces dismiss the subject and make it more of the employee’s issue than a workplace issue. 

“Burn-out is a syndrome conceptualized as resulting from chronic workplace stress that has not been successfully managed. It is characterized by three dimensions: 1) feelings of energy depletion or exhaustion; 2) increased mental distance from one’s job, or feelings of negativism or cynicism related to one’s job; and 3) reduced



#SHRM19 Special Edition - Wendy talks to S. Renee Smith


In this special 2019 SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition episode Wendy is joined by SHRM19 speaker S. Renee Smith, speaker, author & coach. She will be talking about personal brand and we have a great conversation around some of what she will be sharing in her presentation and pre-conference workshop.

S. Renee's mega session on Defining & Communicating your Personal Brand to Increase your Visibility, Credibility & Career Opportunities is Monday, 6/24 at 1:30 p.m.

The pre-conference workshop will help you develop your personal brand to make that leap to the executive level. There is an extra...


Believe in Yourself! An Interview with Katharine Mobley, Global CMO, First Advantage #SHRM19



Katharine Mobley is an award-winning marketing executive with more than 20 years experience. Currently, she heads up marketing for First Advantage, a global leader in background check and drug screening solutions. First Advantage provides comprehensive background screening, identity and information solutions that give employers and housing providers access to actionable information that results in faster, more accurate people decisions. Check out their booth (#1602) at the 2019 SHRM Annual Conference and Exposition.

Tell us a little bit about yourself and your organization.

I’m Katharine Mobley, and I’m...


The DNA of Bold Disrupters #SHRM19


Every business is looking for that edge over their competition and that edge always starts with talent. The savvy business leaders out there are looking for that positive disrupter who can see around the corner, stomach risk, and make the bold moves their more entrenched counterparts are hesitant to make. In essence, they are looking for burgeoning entrepreneurs or at the very least, those who possess somewhat of a similar profile to an entrepreneur.  

Like many of the more noteworthy entrepreneurs we all love to follow, these individuals are the...


LGBTQ+ Knowledge for the HR Employee: A Conversation with #SHRM19 Speaker Tara Taylor


Tara Taylor, Education & Outreach Director for the Maryland Commission on Civil Rights and Program Director for the Maryland Equity & Inclusion Leadership Program, is presenting at the 2019 SHRM Annual Conference and Exposition (#SHRM19). Her session, LGBTQ+ Knowledge for the HR Professional: Awareness, Etiquette and Best Practices, will help HR professionals develop effective ways to address questions and issues involving LGBTQ+ workers.

She was kind enough to talk with me recently about her upcoming session at #SHRM19:

On workplaces that work for everyone:

Research shows that half of employees...