A #SHRMTalent First Time Experience from Jonathan Sutherlin


I must admit coming into a national conference for the first time was somewhat daunting for me. There was not a feeling of nervousness, but more of a fear of being overwhelmed. Knowing that there’s going to be tons of information given in just a few days, I wanted to come in with a clear objective. What area can I focus on that I can bring back home and start a conversation about implementing some of the things I learned.

Most of the sessions that I attended dealt with the subject...


#Nextchat RECAP: Getting Talent Back to Work with Second-Chance Hiring

On April 10 @shrmnextchat chatted with Cornbread Hustle founder Cheri Garcia @luminous_cheri and two Cornbread Hustle recruiters Juan Garcia @JuanGarciaHD and Jesus Monge @JesusMonge75 about Getting Talent Back to Work with Second Chance Hiring.

If you missed this excellent #Nextchat filled with tips and advice for employers and second chance candidates, you can read all the tweets here or below:




#SHRM19 Interview with Josh Tolan, Founder and CEO of Spark Hire

This is a 2019 SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition interview with Josh Tolan, Founder & CEO at Spark Hire. Learn more about one-way video interviews, steps in the hiring process, and scaling a business.

Who is Spark Hire!? Tell us everything, just as you would someone approaching your booth and asking you this question at #SHRM19 in Las Vegas.

Spark Hire is a video interviewing platform that helps organizations of all sizes make better hiring decisions significantly faster than ever before. Just imagine – instead of...


Lessons Learned from Leonardo’s Resume



Roughly 650 years after he sent it, Leonardo da Vinci’s letter to the Duke of Milan asking for a job is still very well known. In celebration of his upcoming April 15th birthday, it is worth looking at his approach to finding a new gig.

All of us go through the angst of looking for a new job throughout our careers. We wonder whether we should write a resume that is focused on the exact job we want - on our deep specific experience, or one that covers the breadth of...


The Smart Stage at #SHRMTalent: Second Chance Employment

In this #SHRMTalent Conference and Exposition Smart Stage Session, Genevieve Martin, executive director of the Dave’s Killer Bread Foundation, shares that second-chance employment is a powerful tool in building thriving, inclusive workforces. See how her organization and SHRM have joined forces to help educate and empower HR professionals and organizations in providing opportunities for those with criminal backgrounds. For more resources and to learn how to take the Getting Talent Back to Work Pledge, please visit




#SHRM19 Interview with Sarah Reynolds of



This is a 2019 SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition interview with Sarah Reynolds, Vice President of Marketing at Learn more about overcoming compensation complications, creating pay programs, and pricing your own job.  

Who is!? Tell us everything, just as you would someone approaching your booth and asking you this question at SHRM ‘19 in Las Vegas. is the leading consumer and enterprise resource for compensation data, software, consulting, and education. For nearly...


An Interview with Ginger Hardage #SHRMTalent

Ginger Hardage, award-winning former Senior VP of Culture and Communications with Southwest Airlines, discusses the importance of organizational culture and it’s impact on talent with Emily M. Dickens, SHRM Chief of Staff, backstage after speaking to nearly 1,700 HR and business professionals at SHRM’s 2019 Talent Conference and Exposition, as the opening keynote speaker.




#Nextchat: Getting Talent Back to Work with Second Chance Hiring



Every year, nearly 700,000 people are released from prison. Unfortunately, these individuals can find themselves locked out of the job market due to outdated employment practices that continue to present barriers to their hiring. With the unemployment rate below 4 percent, however, this is no longer a practical strategy for organizations.

The First Step Act, signed into law in December 2018, aims to reduce sentences for nonviolent offenders in federal prisons and improve programs to reduce recidivism, including workforce readiness. Employers who struggle to fill positions in a job...






My second 2019 SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition vendor spotlight for you is… Beekeeper! Again, I took to Google to learn more about the vendors who I had never heard of before, and to see which ones I connected most with! The first thing that comes up when you search their name is that they are an employee communications tool. I read on to find out that they have branched out...