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A #SHRM17 Interview with Brad Karsh

Brad Karsh is founder and CEO of JB Training Solutions and Author of Manager 3.0: A Millennial's Guide to Rewriting the Rules of Management. An accomplished public speaker and author, Brad has shared his workplace advice on CNN and CNBC. He has been quoted in Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, New York Times, and USA Today, and he is author of three business books. Prior to starting JB Training Solutions, Brad spent 15 years at advertising giant Leo Burnett in Chicago where he worked in HR and...


A #SHRM17 Interview with Neen James

I have not had the pleasure of meeting speaker/writer Neen James in real life yet, but it will probably be a highlight of SHRM17.  I have connected and communicated with Neen James via social media on a couple of platforms and found her to be energetic, bright and a ball of fun. Oh, and did I mention smart?

Check out the following discussion and see if you are like me and looking forward to seeing her on the Smart Stage and interacting with her afterwards, as you stand...


6 Steps to Move Hiring out of the Slow Lane

Achieving success in business is all about people. When we say we love a company or a brand, what we're really saying is we love the work being done by the exceptional people in these organizations. People are the reason businesses of all sizes are able to attract and retain devoted customers and loyal employees.

That's why hiring the right people continues to be so important. Talented employees who do outstanding work are the secret ingredients that make a company great.

Because of the high stakes, hiring has long...


Randstad’s Jim Link on Preparing for the Rise of Gen Z #SHRM17


Jim Link is chief human resources officer of Randstad North America, where he manages all aspects of the company’s human capital strategy. His accomplishments at Randstad include overseeing programs to enhance recruiter efficiency, tripling the company’s leadership programs and greatly increasing employee participation in professional development opportunities.

Next month he’ll share that expertise at the 2017 SHRM National Conference in New Orleans, giving his take on what we can expect as Generation Z enters the workforce and on how smart employers are preparing for...


How Neuroscience Changes Learning at Work #SHRM17

The field of neuroscience for leadership and the workplace is a growing one. Research is connecting past behaviors and experiences to employee engagement, learning and also your ability to adapt to workplace change. That’s a skill we need, because it seems we are moving at a faster pace at ever before.

Episode 117: How Neuroscience Changes Learning at Work with Britt Andreatta (@brittandreatta)



Dr. Britt Andreatta is the CEO of 7th Mind Inc, a TEDx Speaker and a best-selling author who focuses...


An Interview with Morag Barrett, Noted Speaker and Author

Morag Barrett is an MA HRM, chartered FCIPD, and the author of The Future-Proof Workplace: Six Strategies to Accelerate Talent Development, Reshape Your Culture, and Succeed with Purpose. An accomplished speaker and executive development expert, she is the founder of SkyeTeam with 25+ years of experience in coaching senior executives and developing high-impact teams and with leadership development programs across Europe, America and Asia. She intimately understands the challenges of running a business and managing people. For fun, you can find Barrett playing in the...


Becoming a Brain Scientist



The difference between success and failure is execution. Many people do not take control of their lives because they do not execute on their intuition to ignite change.

So, How did I make the transition from eternal pessimist to brain scientist?

1. I learned the art of deconstruction
2. I developed an understanding of Behavioral Economics
3. I learned to connect numerical reason to map results

Chapter Two
The second chapter of my book Don't Forget to...


Getting your First Job (or your Next Job)


I have the honor to work with individuals to aid them in finding their true work calling.  These areas range from my "day job" in the Executive Search world to my volunteer work with the with career transition groups. A recent article in the Wall Street Journal also prompted me to give this some thought. Each population has unique needs, but there are also some commonalities.  My intent is to give 4 common themes that affect each of these groups.

Supply Side

  1. Know who you are and what you do well.  This may
  2. ...

#Nextchat RECAP: Go ‘All In’ at #SHRM17

On May 17, @shrmnextchat chatted with the #SHRM17 Bloggers, SHRM staff members and SHRM Annual Conference attendees (past and present) about Go ‘All In’ at #SHRM17.

If you missed this informative chat, you can read all the tweets here:




An Interview with Steve Gilliland

Here is a brief overview of Steve Gilliland’s work excerpted from Steve’s website with a few SHRM Annual Conference highlights:

A member of the Speaker Hall of Fame, Steve Gilliland is one of the most in-demand and top-rated speakers in the world, as well as a long-time favorite of SHRM conference attendees. Recognized as a master storyteller and brilliant comedian, he can be heard daily alongside Jerry Seinfeld and Jeff Foxworthy on SiriusXM Radio’s Laugh USA and Blue Collar Radio. With an appeal that transcends barriers of age,...