A #SHRM19 Interview with Allison West, Esq.


As a now retired employment law litigator and advisor, I had my fair share of performance termination cases that our clients couldn’t take to trial because of one or more bad documents, some worse than others. Those cases had to be settled because of the difficulty to explain to a jury that what was written was not what was intended. (Good luck with that!) I also had cases where there were no performance counseling documents whatsoever to support the termination. In those circumstances, I knew that jurors might possibly return a...


#SHRM19 Interview with San Diego Zoo Global

I have never been to California, but I will be going in 13 months when #SHRM20 hits San Diego! What’s on my to do list? Why, visiting the San Diego Zoo, of course! I’m disappointed that the pandas won’t be there during my visit, but I am excited to visit one of the best zoos in the United States, according to TripAdvisor and the Travel Channel.

When I realized that the San Diego Zoo was a vendor for #SHRM19, I knew that I wanted to get the inside scoop! So please enjoy this 2019 SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition...


Workforce Synchronicity #SHRM19



As we head into the 2019 SHRM Annual Conference and Exposition (#SHRM19), attendees are called to many tasks: keynotes, general sessions, the exhibitor hall, networking opportunities and a little bit of well-deserved YOU time. Your SHRM Annual Conference experience can benefit from making the connection between that which is said in sessions and how it relates to that which is showcased in the Exhibitor Hall.

Technology may serve as the backbone of your workforce programs. YOUR ADVOCACY is the difference between financial drain and occupational necessity.

So, as you...


#SHRM19 Speaker Spotlight: Amanda Haddaway, HR Answerbox


The solo HR practitioner is often pulled in so many directions they need a reliable partner to get the job done right. SHRM's resource center is designed to support HR professionals in small businesses by providing tools and guidance for their most challenging problems. Additionally, SHRM will soon be offering an HR Department of One Specialty Credential, please visit the SHRM website for the latest updates on the specialty credential.

With a growing number of #HRDOO's among SHRM members, these sessions for HRDOO's are predicted to...


#SHRM19 Vendor Spotlight: Learn@Forbes


I remember walking into the large Exposition Hall during the 2018 SHRM Annual Conference and seeing several people swarming around vendors. It looked overwhelming at first, but after a couple of visits, I truly explored what the SHRM Exposition Hall had to offer. While there, I had the opportunity to learn about new products and services, gain new contacts, and get lots of promotional gifts. Oh, I loved the giveaways!

This year, I’ll be attending the 2019 SHRM Annual Conference and Exposition (#SHRM19) as a #SHRM19 Blogger. In conference-related content,...


#Nextchat: The Nine Faces of HR and the Future of HR Technology



You've heard the buzzwords about becoming a great HR leader: find a seat at the table; get strategic; know the business. But the hard yet compelling reality is that every HR professional can be classified as one of nine “faces” or personas. Some can find the seat, get strategic and know the business—and others can't.


In the new world of work, HR professionals must understand the changing HR marketplace in terms of innovation, change management and...


Considering Retirement But Getting Cold Feet?


I’ve been with the same company for the last 15 years and I’m nearing early retirement age. I always assumed I would welcome this but - like a dog finally catching that car it’s been chasing for years- now that the time has come, I'm getting cold feet. I feel like I’m financially ready, but my gut is telling me “Don’t do it yet”. My employer is supportive either way, although I sense some colleagues would welcome the promotion opportunities that would open up when I leave. What factors should I...


#SHRM19 Speaker Spotlight: Building an Army of One as an HR Department of One with Melanie Booher and Colleen Pfaller



HR Departments of One (HRDOO’s) don’t want to miss this 2019 SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition (#SHRM19) session, "Building and Army of One as an HR Department of One" with Colleen D. Pfaller, Founder/Talent partner , A Slice of HR and Melanie D. Booher , Chief People officer , MB Consulting

It's no secret that HR has big-time expectations, and this is amplified when you are the solo HR professional (#HRDOO) for your entire organization. Your company size or...


#SHRM19 Speaker Spotlight: Q&A with Tim Sackett – The Future of HR Technology: How it Will Impact You and Your Organization



I’m not sure how you introduce a well-known Talent Acquisition Guru like Tim Sackett! I’ve been following Tim for quite some time now and have enjoyed reading his book, The Talent Fix: A Leader’s Guide to Recruiting Great Talent. I’m excited to see Tim speak at the 2019 SHRM Annual Conference and Exposition next month in Las Vegas. I interviewed Tim because he has a dynamic voice that gets you thinking about the...