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#SHRM18 Special Edition - Wendy Dailey Talks to Louis Lessig



Louis R Lessig, Esq, SPHR, SHRM-SCP is a partner at the law firm of Brown & Connery LLP in Westmond NJ in their labor and employment group and a regular speaker at the SHRM conference. At SHRM18, you have three opportunities to hear him: 

FLSA Jeopardy

ADA Jeopardy 

Understanding Cybersecurity: The New Role of HR in Protecting Your Organization

I had the opportunity to speak with Louis about his Jeopardy sessions. He was kind enough to let me record it for the HR Social Hour Half Hour...


Step Challenge Team Captain Lowdown: Round 3



Last week, we announced that registration for the 3rd Annual Step Challenge, powered by Fitbit Health Solutions, at #SHRM18 is officially open, and we gave you the lowdown on several of our team captains to help you decide which team to choose. Here is your last team captain lowdown, Membership Advisory Council special edition! We are excited to have all members of the MAC serving as Step Challenge team captains this year! Choose your team wisely … !

Meet Laraine, Denise, Mandy, Jeff and Pat; all are Membership Advisory Council...


Focus –Align – Transform



Attending the 2018 NYC SHRM Conference on April 27th, 2018 was a great experience.  The conference concentrated on three-core elements, Focus –Align – Transform.  HR was surely at its best!  This was an event that certainly was not worth missing and definitely improved us professionally.

The day kicked off with Jennifer Brown’s morning keynote.  {As a side note, I met Ms. Brown at the NYC SHRM Holiday party in December 2016 and read her bestselling book soon afterwards.  Her book was fantastic and I certainly...


#SHRM18 and The Talent Fix: A Leader’s Guide to Recruiting Great Talent



A longtime friend of mine (at least in the world of HR social media) has just published a book and will be a speaker at SHRM18 in Chicago. I’m excited to catch up with Tim Sackett IRL (in real life) and talk HR, recruiting ... and sports.

Tim started out as a business partner and then became an educated and experienced HR professional, which has worked rather well in guiding his philosophies and decisions within HR and...


Step Challenge Team Captain Lowdown: Round 2



As a reminder, registration for the 3rd Annual Step Challenge, powered by Fitbit Health Solutions, at #SHRM18 is officially open! Yesterday, we gave you your first Team Captain lowdown, to help you select which team you would like to step with and learn more about the competition! Here is your second Team Captain lowdown. Choose your team wisely … !

Meet Megan, Cici, Steve and Meredith—a returning Step Challenge team captain, a veteran, a passionate HR professional who loves tie-dye, and a SHRM Advocacy and External Affairs staff member. All...


#SHRM18: Attract Students and Grads with Your Wellness Program, Especially Financial Wellness



Wellness programs don’t just reduce costs by increasing the likelihood that your employees show up for work. A holistic and well managed wellness program can also serve as a recruitment tool.

We know healthy employees who balance their work and personal lives are more productive. We know that poor physical, emotional and financial health distract employees while they are working and take them away from work to deal with personal issues. Employers have the opportunity to not only increase productivity but also attract talent by providing holistic wellness services. One...


A #SHRM18 Interview with Cy Wakeman: No Ego, How HR Leaders Can Cut the Cost of Workplace Drama, End Entitlement and Drive Big Results



I’ve had the pleasure of knowing noted speaker, author and thought-leader Cy Wakeman for 10+ years.  Even better, I can call her a friend.  Her sessions are always fascinating, informational and packed.  She is a must see for me at any conference.

What key highlights would an HR practitioner gain from reading your book, No Ego, How HR Leaders Can Cut the Cost of Workplace Drama, End Entitlement and Drive Big Results. 

What I hope leaders take...


Congress, Give Working Moms the Gift of Workflex This Mother’s Day



With Mother’s Day right around the corner, American families look forward to celebrating motherhood and showing much-deserved love and appreciation for moms across the country. As the mother of two children, I am so grateful for the fulfillment and joy that comes with raising great kids.

I’m also very familiar with the real struggles that come with juggling a demanding career with the responsibilities of motherhood. For working moms like me, flexible work options (workflex), are crucial to meeting these demands. Unfortunately, outdated employment laws make it difficult for employers...


Podcast: Mentors, Perspective and #SHRM18


I believe in mentorship.

At some point or another, we all need a helping hand and alternatively, at some point or another, we need to be that helping hand for someone else.

If we are open to it, we can all benefit from mentorship whether through formal programs or through relationships that nudge you out of your comfort zone towards bigger, better, greater things.

Mentors are everywhere, and we all stand to grow from recognizing that no matter the position a person is in, the nature of your working relationship, or the time spent in a particular field,...


You’ll Never Know Unless You Ask (Your Boss)



For as long as I can remember, I’ve always asked questions. I was lucky to have a parent that indulged and encouraged my curiosity and always treated me as an equal part of every equation. My thoughts and opinions mattered in our house. We lived by the saying “you’ll never know unless…you ask for it or you try it.” However, there came a point when I stopped believing “there’s no such thing as a stupid question.” I believe this happens to many of us.

For me, this concept really hit...