#SHRM22 Speaker Interview: DEI&B Series Part 3: Nicole Butts - SHIFT: A Framework for Transformational Cultural Change in DEI&B

I was so excited to connect with Nicole Yeldell Butts, President of NLYB Solutions, about her upcoming session at #SHRM22 in New Orleans. Nicole has 20 years of experience as a DEI executive, strategist, coach, facilitator and speaker who specializes in transforming executives into inclusive and equitable organizational leaders. Her session, SHIFT: A Framework for Transformational Cultural Change in DEI&B, is offered twice:
  • Tuesday, 6/14/22, 2-3pm Central 
  • Wednesday, 6/15/22, 8:45-9:45am Central

Q&A with Kim Ades, #SHRM22 Speaker and Leadership Coach!

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! Leading up to #SHRM22 June 12th-15th, I have a few blog posts lined up to introduce you to speakers and vendors! I can’t wait to #CauseTheEffect in New Orleans this year....


#SHRM22 Speaker Interview with Steve Browne…Grilled and Well Done!

One of the true pleasures of networking with others in real life or on social media, is when you have the opportunity meet some amazing people. We had the opportunity to have a fun conversation with one of those amazing people that we have both connected with, Steve Browne.

If you work in human resources, chances are that you have or will connect with Steve Browne, as he is literally everywhere! Steve is the author of two amazing books, “HR on Purpose!!” and “HR Rising!!” For his day job, Steve is the...


Knowledge of the Supreme Court Helps #CauseTheEffect

The Supreme Court of the United States. Seldom, if ever, in the Court’s 232-year history have those seven words elicited such intense feelings from so many people. Yet, my experience with an admittedly small sample – surely a scintilla – of the American adult population indicates that few have a working knowledge of the Court’s history, purpose, structure, or processes. If you fall into that category and want an interesting and entertaining way to learn about the Court, join me at the #SHRM22 mega session, “The Supreme Court Speaks . . . Are You Listening?”...


A #SHRM22 Speaker Interview with Tina-Marie Wohlfield

Last year, I attended SHRM21 in Las Vegas. While Las Vegas isn’t my most favorite place in the world, I was so excited to be in a place where so many of my HR friends were. I had made plans to meet up with my friend Paula for dinner and Tina-Marie Wohlfield, a very good friend of Paula’s was there too. Of course, a friend of Paula’s is a friend of mine! SHRM21 was Tina-Marie’s first SHRM national conference and she was also speaking at the conference. If I...


HR Can #CausetheEffect in TA with Technology: A Convo with #SHRM22 Speaker Tim Sackett

I recently had an opportunity to sit down with fellow #SHRM22Influencer and speaker Tim Sackett to talk about all things #SHRM22 and #TA.  Tim is a Talent Acquisition expert, author of “The Talent Fix” and an HR leader who is helping to #CausetheEffect every day.

Tina Marie:  Tim can you share a little about what we can expect from his session “Your ATS In Not Enough! Recruiting Tech and Strategies to Attract More Talent

Tim:  The concept of my session is around what does HR need besides an ATS. ...


Why the Future is Bright For HR Leaders

In the past couple of years, we've experienced more work-life-changing events than we could have ever imagined. Things happening in business today, therefore, have a sharper focus on the human element than in the past. 

This week, we hear from Jim Link, the new CHRO at SHRM, the Society for Human Resource Management. 

Jim is an Atlanta-based business consultant and former Fortune 500 executive specializing in equipping leaders with the tools needed to build best-in-class, inclusive workplaces that drive revenue and profitability.

His experience includes roles of increasing responsibility in human resources, mergers and acquisitions, and...


#SHRM22 Vendor Spotlight: Paylocity

I was delighted to be able to speak with Shari Simpson, SHRM-SCP, Paylocity HR Program Manager and host of "PCTY Talks" Podcast about Paylocity's plans to exhibit at #SHRM22.

Here is our conversation:

Mary: Congratulations on your awards: "Top 50 HR Products", "Top 200 CEO's", "Best Lead Companies" - among others. Can you tell us a little bit about Paylocity? Who can most benefit from your services? Is there a certain company profile that is ideal?

Shari: Thanks! More and more people are learning about us. Paylocity is a 25-year-old HR and...


#SHRM22 Speaker Interview: DEI&B Series Part 2: Dr. Jarik Conrad: 13 Brutal Realities Stalling DEI&B Efforts


​It was such a privilege to connect with Dr. Jarik Conrad this past week to discuss his #SHRM22 session, “13 Brutal Realities Stalling DEI&B Efforts.” There are several things he shared that were incredibly impactful. One that stood out to me is how he uses his background in engineering and science to approach Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEI&B) and culture topics. He uses that scientific framework to help organizations, leaders, and HR understand


Moving HR from Tactical to Strategic Thinking

I had the pleasure of chatting with Val Grubb who will be facilitating two pre-conference sessions, a Smart Stage presentation, and presenting a mega session at SHRM’s annual conference next month in New Orleans.  After speaking with Val, it was evident why this dynamic individual has been asked to share her knowledge and experiences at this premier, international HR event. A blog post can’t adequately capture Val’s vibrant personality, and readily apparent expertise, but the following synopsis should whet your appetite and build your...