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How can HR Help Business Embrace the Future? #SHRM17

How well connected you are used to be measured by the number of physical handshakes you made throughout your business life. Today your ‘social currency’ is your digital footprint.
How many digital connections, followers or friends have you accumulated through your social media platforms?  Yes, platforms as in plural.  It doesn’t count if you have a Facebook account to keep tabs on the kids and post photos of Sunday’s cafe breakfast!
Global communication and collaboration has never been easier and building networks has never been more powerful.

A lawyer and a writer walk into a bar...My chat with Louis Lessig, #SHRM17 speaker

When you schedule a talk with an employment lawyer who is speaking at #SHRM17, you’re never really sure what you’re going to get. I mean, sure, you’ll get an expert in his field who knows a lot about employment law and how it impacts HR professionals. But these meetings are typically at least an hour long. Good lord, what if he’s BORING?

Well, rest assured, Lou Lessig is anything but boring. He most certainly IS an expert in his field, having done all sorts of impressive, lawyerly things....


Productivity Tips for Marketers: An Interview with Laura Stack #SHRM17



I made a joke on Facebook recently that I’m really close to getting my life together; I just need a nap, a personal trainer, a paid sabbatical, some Sharpie pens, a personal chef and $14,000. Most of these items wouldn’t really help anyway, but you know who can? Laura Stack, world-renowned productivity expert, speaker and best-selling author. Luckily for me she’ll be speaking at the 2017 SHRM National Conference in New Orleans, and I can’t wait to check out her session.

Stack says people have their action items and ideas in...


A #SHRM17 Interview with Dan Schawbel

Dan Schawbel is the New York Times bestselling author of Promote Yourself: The New Rules for Career Success. Don’t miss his presentation on “The Top 10 Workplace Trends for 2017” on June 20 at 2:15 p.m. at SHRM 2017 Annual Conference & Exposition.  He will be doing a book signing following his session at 3:40 p.m. in the SHRMStore.

JJ:  What key highlights would an HR practitioner gain from reading your book? Why do you think that?

DS:  HR practitioners who want to get ahead in...


Helping Your Employees Protect Against Identity Theft



Social Security is committed to securing today and tomorrow for you and your employees. Protecting your identity and information is important to us. Security is part of our name and we take that seriously.  

Identity theft is when someone steals your personally identifiable information (PII) and pretends to be you. It happens to millions of Americans every year. Once identity thieves have your personal information they can open bank or credit card accounts, file taxes, or make new purchases in your name. You can help prevent identity theft by:

  • Securing
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A #SHRM17 Interview with Amanda Haddaway


Hello you. I’m back with an insightful Q/A with Amanda Haddaway – one of the awesome speakers from the #SHRM17 Conference that’s happening this year in June. You might be wondering why I selected this topic – well, let me share with you’ll that I have two years of experience working as an HR Department of One! I loved every bit of it. Yes, sometimes it gets overwhelming, but hey – you get to be the jack of all trades and no two days are the same. Who doesn’t like that?



The Model Minority Myth and Asian American Heritage Month


It is Asian American Heritage Month.  As we celebrate the many contributions of Asian Americans, let’s also bury the “model minority myth.”  The myth hurts Asian Americans and here’s why:

  1. If you are a model minority, you are not likely to get the help that you very well may need.  When we assume all individuals in a group are stellar, the individuals who need support are less likely to get it.
  2. If you are a model minority, then there is an implication that you may be stronger than others.  This can result in bias against individuals who are white
  3. ...

The Coming Age of MR Professionals

It’s no secret that the world of work is changing. Artificial intelligence, robotics, machine learning, autonomous vehicles, big data, automation, and predictive analytics threaten millions of jobs worldwide. Do you support any of these jobs? Loan Officer, Cashier, Receptionist, Telephone Operator, Reporter, Telemarketer, Title Examiner, Underwriter, Pharmacist, Lawyer, Paralegal, Driver, Store Clerk, Soldier, Rescuer, Freight Agent, Clerk, Broker, and many more. These are all jobs that will disappear in the next few years. When was the last time you talked to a bank teller?

What is the impact on a human resource...


#Nextchat: Go ‘All In’ at #SHRM17


On June 18, more than 15,000 people will be at the SHRM 2017 Annual Conference & Exposition, including attendees, exhibitors and members of the press. They will converge on the New Orleans Ernest E. Morial Convention Center for four days of learning, sharing and networking.

In his blog post Go ‘All In’ at #SHRM17, SHRM President and CEO Henry G. “Hank” Jackson asks, “When it comes to your life and work, what are you ‘all in’ for?” That is, what are your goals?

One thing is for sure, the pathways...


#ALLinSTEP Registration Now Open

Accept the challenge and go ALL IN for SHRM Foundation's #ALLinSTEP Challenge at #SHRM17, powered by Fitbit Health Solutions.


This year’s Step Challenge encourages conference attendees to join a team of fellow #SHRM17 attendees and compete as a team for the highest average step total over the three-day challenge (June 18-20). #ALLinSTEP participants will be celebrated for their steps, rewarded with fun promotions, and encouraged to help build inclusive organizations where military veterans are engaged and integrated by making a $20 suggested registration donation to benefit the SHRM Foundation...