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#SHRM22 – Planning Ahead Can Make All the Difference

The SHRM Annual Conference & Expo is the world’s largest event dedicated to the human resources profession in the world. HR professionals from around the globe will gather for 3+ days of learning, networking, vendor demonstrations, engagement, and celebration. If you have not attended a “SHRM Annual” before, you may have no idea what to expect. Since my first SHRM Annual was just a few years ago, I hope to share some of my experiences to help you prepare for what will likely be one of the...

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A #SHRM22 Interview with Julie Develin, Sr. Partner, HCM Advisory at UKG and Chas Fields, Sr. Partner, HCM Advisory at UKG

Tell me a little bit about your background (s) and how it led to your decision focus on improving workplace culture and enhancing the employee experience?

Chas: My background is consultation and leading teams/projects on a large scale.  We chose this track because it narrows in on the problems HR leaders face on a regular basis.  We see people struggle daily in our conversations and we have the privilege of helping those elevate themselves and people around them with better practices.

Julie: My background is in HR, as a practitioner....

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A #SHRM22 Speaker Interview with Steve Gilliland

I have been attending SHRM conferences since 2015, and each year I seem to find a speaker that speaks to me. During the SHRM 2017 conference in New Orleans, the speaker was Steve Gilliland. I had attended the Super Sunday Session for Students and Young Professionals, and Steve was one of our “keynotes.” Later during that same conference, a friend suggested we go to his “Hide Your Goat session.” Between both of these sessions, I was hooked. Steve speaks at SHRM every year, so I always...

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#SHRM22: The Introvert’s Guide to #Conferencing

#Conferencing is a term that has been coined by the #SHRM19Blogger contingent that took on Las Vegas.  The annual conference is an EVENT, and it can be overwhelming for those that are first-timers or even recurring attendees.  There are a LOT of blog posts by my fellow #SHRM22Influencers that will help you every step of the way for first-time attendees.  We are HR people, People people, and we are here to help!

This guide is a little bit different.  I’m a card-carrying Introvert, INTJ, and I’m here to help.

#Conferencing is not a spectator sport as I’ve shared before.  Conferences...

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Solving HR Department Burnout

Along with the post-pandemic Great Resignation, companies are discovering that their remaining staff are undergoing another crisis: the Great Burnout.

The stress of the pandemic has taken a high toll on many staff members and HR staff have been taxed in a very particular way. The tasks they were burdened with during the pandemic are those that nobody else in the company would want to have to shoulder. Things like being the bearer of bad news with pandemic-related layoffs, putting them in a position of telling team...

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Why You Should Join Us in NOLA for #SHRM22

Hey, are you going to National?” That’s a question I’ve asked and answered countless times. I have attended the SHRM National Conference for decades, along with many of my colleagues. It’s such an important event that we’ve skipped family gatherings, passed on vacation opportunities, and even missed a few Father’s Day celebrations with our children.  

Now, fast forward to #SHRM2022, and the opportunity as a #SHRM22Influencer to attend virtually from the comfort of my office or living room....

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HR Can #CausetheEffect When we “Ready, Set, Change!”

Are you attending #SHRM22 and finding it a challenge to pick from one of the many #HRAwesome sessions available?  As I plan my #SHRM22 conference agenda, there are a few sessions that stand out.  One of those sessions is “Ready Set, Change! Simplify and Accelerate Organizational Change”.  When I think about many ways that we in HR can #CauseTheEffect, having the ability to navigate and facilitate positive change in the organizations we serve is one of them.  I recently had the opportunity to connect with session presenter, April Callis-Birchmeier on what we...

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SHRM Partners with William G. McGowan Charitable Fund with Johnny C. Taylor, Jr. and Diana Spencer

In February, the William G. McGowan Charitable Fund, a family foundation dedicated to furthering the compassionate philanthropy and the ethical leadership of William G. McGowan, in partnership with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), announced the first‑ever Ethical Leader of the Year Award. Candidates were nominated by a colleague, assessed by a selection committee of peers, and evaluated on their principles.

The award will be presented by the William G. McGowan Charitable Fund at the opening session of SHRM’s Annual Conference & Expo next month. The...

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#SHRM22: So Why Should you Attend an Offline HR Conference?

As some say, when life throws lemons at you, you end up learning to make and like lemonades! So just about a decade ago, in 2012, when serendipity offered me the opportunity to cover world's largest HR conference on my social media handles as an SHRM12 Blogger, I considered it as pure luck / coincidence. Later, a series of life events (I have blogged about some of them) made me to belive that we have the power, as humans, to design for serendipity. 

Tough to believe? I shall explain... 

So, after having attended about 4 HR conferences every year in the...

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A #SHRM22 Interview with Jennifer Currence, a Champion for the HRDOO

Jennifer Currence, MBA, SHRM-SCP, PCC is the president of WithIN Leadership, which specializes in training and coaching to enhance leadership development and management skills. Jennifer is a certified career coach, a professor of management at the University of Tampa, has been recognized as a Thought Leader by the International Society of Performance Improvement, and was named the Tampa Bay HR Consultant of the Year for 2017.

In her work with SHRM, Jennifer has been published and featured in HR Magazine as well as featured in Fast Company magazine, HR.com, and...

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