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#Nextchat RECAP: 2018 Women in HR Technology

On September 12, @shrmnextchat chatted with Women in HR Tech Chair, Jeanne Achille (@jeanneachille) and presenters Cecile Alper-Leroux (@cecilehcm), Alys Scott (@AlysWhistleHill) and Katharine Mobley (@KatharineMobley) about Women in HR Technology and how HR can work inside and outside their organizations to attract, develop and support more women in technical careers.

In case you missed this excellent chat you can read all the tweets here:




2018 DOL Opinion Letter Under the FMLA


Many employers have no-fault attendance control policies.  Stated generally:

  1. An employee’s employment terminates if he or she has a certain number of occurrences in a specified period of time.
  2. An occurrence “falls off,” and therefore is not considered, after a specified period of time, for example 12 months after the occurrence.

The law is clear that employers cannot consider time off under the FMLA as an occurrence under its no-fault attendance control policy.  But does the time that the employee is on FMLA leave count toward the period of...


The Employee Experience Includes Technology



We’ve probably all heard the comment that technology is just a tool, meaning it’s a device used to carry out a particular function. Totally makes sense. We use technology to communicate, make purchases, learn new things, etc. So, technology is a tool.

But is it possible that it’s more than that because not having technology can be a disadvantage. For example, what if a recruiter is under pressure to fill requisitions but doesn’t have an applicant tracking system (ATS). Not having this piece of technology could significantly hold back the...


#Nextchat: 2018 Women in HR Technology #HRTechConf




Not too long ago, women who worked in the technology industry or in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers would tell you that they were often the only female in the room.  And it was uncomfortable.

As more women pursue careers in technology and other STEM fields, the numbers are increasing, but women continue to face challenges as they pursue advancement in these high-growth fields. The organizational practices and attitudes that exist in these industries tend to reinforce many of the roadblocks that prevent women from advancing.

In the MarketWatch...


The SHRM Foundation Announces Three Scholarship Winners

The SHRM Diversity & Inclusion Conference & Exposition Scholarship is granted to three winners by a review committee who select individuals most likely to leverage the tools and resources offered by attending the yearly conference and who, without SHRM Foundation support, would be unable to attend the event. They seek out candidates who are eager to learn and have plans to apply the skills and knowledge gained to benefit their...


#NotionsbyNicole - Your Job Cannot Make You Happy



I've been a fan of Simon Sinek for years, and as such, I am subscribed to get a daily e-mail with a pearl of wisdom.  I typically share these on various social media channels as I feel that great content and little tidbits that make you think are better shared than hoarded.

This week, I received the following quote:  "Bad days don't make it a bad job. Good days don’t make it a good job. Like a relationship, it’s the general feeling we get when we think about our work, and...


#SHRMLead - Get to Know Angelina Darrisaw Cheeks




When I was looking through the 2018 SHRM Leadership Development Forum session offerings, "Facilitating for Results: Demonstrating Leadership While Driving Impact for Your Audience" with Angelina Darrisaw Cheeks really caught my attention. As a relatively new leader, I'm always trying to enhance my skills on engaging my audience and making sure I convey information in a way that is...


What New Technology is Coming?


We're here to put a dent in the universe.  Otherwise, why else even be here? ~ Steve Jobs

With the 2018 HR Technology Conference upon us, all my friends are abuzz...... !

What new technology is coming?
What's developing in the AI, Bot and Big Data spaces?
What are the new buzzwords?
Are the old vanguards still relevant?

At HR Tech, exhibitors, entrepreneurs, program managers, bloggers and end users all meet up to find systems to make work better.

Having been in the Human Capital Management (HCM) space for over a decade, I see...


We Need a Real Conversation About the Workplace



There has never been a greater need to talk about what’s happening in the world of work. Workplace issues are more than headlines; they have real-life impact on employees and employers every day.

Now is the time for all those who lead and influence work to engage in a dialogue about the most pressing workplace issues and how to solve them. That starts now and with SHRM.

Today, we are kicking off a global conversation about closing the skills gap, getting business immigration...