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Introducing the NEW SHRM Research Department: Name TBD

 

           

 

Although I am very new to SHRM (with not quite 8 months under my belt), I have been doing human capital research for going on 20 years now. When I tell people what I do, I consistently get a funny look. “Research” and “Human Resources” do not necessarily come to mind as naturally as other happy marriages like “peanut butter” and “jelly.” In fact, some HR professionals find the word “research” intimidating or they don’t understand how it is useful in their jobs.

The SHRM...

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Introducing #ALLinSTEP Captains: Edward and Jeff

Today is a BIG DAY! Registration for the #ALLinSTEP Challenge at #SHRM17 will open later today, and in anticipation of the registration kick-off we will be sharing profiles on the final two team captains to help you decide what team to join! Check back on the SHRM Blog later today with more information about registering.

Meet Edward, SHRM Foundation scholarship winner (and Army vet!) and Dr. Jeff Walls, Professor of Business at Indiana Institute of Technology and founding advisor of the SHRM student chapter.
 

Edward “Deadly Edly” Pankow...

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A #SHRM17 Interview with Tony Alessandra

If you have followed this blog for any amount of time you know that one topic I am passionate about is communication. I’ve written about it on numerous occasions, my most popular post being this one all about communication. I speak on it and even did my first DisruptHR talk about it. I firmly believe that many issues in the workplace could be avoided with better and more thorough communication.

SHRM 2017 speaker Dr. Tony Alessandra agrees.

Dr. Alessandra is facilitating a workshop on June 18th, titled: ...

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Unlimited Paid Time Off? Try It – It Works!

 

 

When was the last time you took a vacation from work? If you did, chances are it wasn’t very long and you didn’t completely unplug from work. You are not alone.

Paid time off is among the most desired employee benefits, according to Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) data. But, a recent Indeed survey found that half of full-time employed adults don’t use up annual vacation and personal time available to them. Further, 59% do work-related business while on vacation.

Yet, evidence suggests rested, empowered, and motivated employees are...

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Introducing #ALLinSTEP Captains: Betsy, Deanna and Elissa

Next Monday, registration will open for the #ALLinSTEP Challenge at #SHRM17. In anticipation of this kick-off we will be sharing more about the team captains to help you decide what team to join!

Meet Betsy, Deanna and Elissa—the SHRM Foundation Board Chair, a member of the SHRM HR Team and SHRM’s Vice President of Membership.

Registration for the Step Challenge opens on Monday, May 15th—choose your team wisely!

Betsy “The Power Stomper” Larson leads the Foundation Stompers Team
Betsy is Chair of the SHRM Foundation Board...

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Seven Tips on the Value of Vacations

 
 
We are coming into the vacation season. I am a big believer in vacations. I always came back fully recharged so I personally know the value of the R & R (rest and relaxation) and the ability to renew yourself.  So in this vacation season I wanted to give you seven tips on the value of vacations.
 
According to Elizabeth Scott, M.S., in The Importance of Vacations, for Stress Relief, Productivity and Health there are seven effects that vacations have. These include:
 
Vacations Promote...
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Q&A with Kim McFadden on the NFL High School Experienceship Program

Photo Copyright: National Football League (NFL) High School Expereinceship
 

As both a native Philadelphian, and an Eagles fan, for me the NFL Draft, hosted in Philadelphia late last month, was the best of both worlds.  What I, and so many of us may not have realized, however, was how much of a learning opportunity was going on behind the scenes, thanks to the hard work of many – including the NFL’s VP of HR and SHRM Member Kim McFadden.

Recently, I had the opportunity to talk with Kim about the NFL’s...

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Introducing #ALLinSTEP Captains: Joey, Megan, Steve and Steve

Next Monday, registration will open for the #ALLinSTEP Challenge at #SHRM17. In anticipation of this kick-off we will be sharing more about the team captains to help you decide what team to join!

Meet Joey, Megan and two Steves (Browne and Nunberg)—two HR bloggers, and two leaders of the #SHRM17 HR Happy Hour Facebook page.

Registration for the Step Challenge opens on Monday, May 15th—choose your team wisely!

Joey “Pace Setter” Price leads the SHRM Striders Team
Joey is a blogger at Jumpstart: HR, member of the #SHRM17...

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Introducing #ALLinSTEP Captains: Denise, Roshelle and Paula

Next Monday, registration will open for the #ALLinSTEP Challenge at #SHRM17. In anticipation of this kick-off we will be sharing more about the team captains to help you decide what team to join!

Meet Denise, Roshelle and Paula, two current members and one former member of the SHRM Membership Advisory Council (MAC)!

Registration for the Step Challenge opens on Monday, May 15thchoose your team wisely!

Denise “D Wonder” Montoya leads the “D” Dynamic Wonder Team
Denise is the MAC Representative for the Southwest Central Region.

Denise’s pitch to...

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