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SHRM CEO Johnny C. Taylor, Jr. testifies on the benefits of the Workflex in the 21st Century Act

 

On July 24, 2018, SHRM president and CEO Johnny C. Taylor, Jr. testified before the Committee on Education and the Workforce’s Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor and Pensions, on the on benefits of the Workflex in the 21st Century Act (H.R. 4219) for both employers and employees.

To view the press release, please click here.

The event was recorded on You Tube and a collection of #WorkflexBill tweets can be found below:

 

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The G's are Keys

 

 

Last month’s Forté Foundation, #PowerUp Conference hosted in Atlanta is still on my mind. Inspiring women as incoming MBA’s were the primary audience. They were each eager for a re-start of their educational journey. Their stories and dreams will set a new standard.   Many of you are still on a high from the #SHRM 18 event.   I lived vicariously through the posts of your time in Chicago, the re-unions and the new found friends.

Walking to the closing venue at the Power Up Conferernce, one of my session participants asked...

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#Nextchat: Getting the Inclusion Part Right

 

 


“We often forget the ‘I’ in the D&I conversation. The challenge is in having a culture where all employees feel included. It’s a major investment to bring talent into your organization, so why bring them in if they’re not happy when they get here? You’ve got to get the inclusion part right.” Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP, SHRM CEO


Inclusion isn’t easy, and it doesn’t magically happen after you’ve hired a diverse workforce. It requires a diligent effort by employers, and it’s critical to engagement and retention....

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Pan-African in Chi-Town #SHRM18

 

 

 

Growing up in Maseru, Lesotho, we played a lot of dodgeball during break time in primary school. During school holidays, I would visit my cousin who lives in the South Western Townships of Johannesburg (Soweto). In Dobsonville, we played exactly a similar game, but on these streets it was called something else. We would pretty much do the same thing, build the blocks as high as possible in the...

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Live Blog Ask an Advisor Chat: Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act

Live Blog Ask an Advisor Chat: Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act
 
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“Expanding MY World” – A First-Time Attendee’s Synopsis #SHRM18

 

As a local Chicagoan, I didn’t have to travel very far for #SHRM18, but it was still a new and exciting experience since I was a first-time attendee to the SHRM National Conference.  I was fortunate to be able to attend the conference with two other colleagues - Tony Zamora, HR Manager, and Shannon Yates, HR Manager.  Tony is a regular SHRM Blogger and he gave both Shannon and I an inside look at his partnership with such a great organization. 

The SHRM conference is certainly an experience. I have never attended a conference so large – 22,000 people...

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Episode 24 - Jon & Wendy talk to #SHRM18 Blogger Claire Petrie

 

We're joined by Claire Petrie, Talent Acquisition Manager with Remedy Intelligent Staffing in Buffalo, NY. We talk about making the move from corporate HR to third party, how LinkedIn video has helped Claire in networking, and Jon and Wendy introduce a new segment to the show, HR Superfriends!

Claire's recommendations:

https://feedly.com/i/welcome

https://survivingleadership.blog/ (Mary Faulkner)

https://twitter.com/Jonathan_HR_Law

https://twitter.com/k8bischHRLaw

How to reach Claire:

https://twitter.com/_strclaire

https://clairepetriehr.wordpress.com/

https://www.linkedin.com/in/clairepetrie/

 

 

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Code of Values with Mary Thompson and the Dwyer Group

 

If you were asked, would you be able to recite your company’s values? Does your company have explicit values?

Today’s guest is Mary Thompson, Chief Operating Officer of the Dwyer Group, which has been in operation since 1981. Mary will share the Dwyer Group’s company values and the importance of having them.  At company meetings, employees are encouraged to recite the company’s code of values, with heart.  The employee receives a certificate and $50 gift card.  Why?  The Dwyer group understand the necessity of repetition and reinforcement to allow these values...

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3 Ways to Promote Inclusion in Your Workplace

 

 

Diversity and inclusion is top of mind for HR practitioners and employees alike. If we think about diversity as who is walking through the door, then inclusion would be the next part of the employee experience. With the recent focus on workplace diversity trends, it’s important to not forget how important it is to create an inclusive working environment.

It’s critical to facilitate relationship building with new hires and their teams. We often focus on the work to be done without taking time to get to know our co-workers as...

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It’s Smart to Link Federal Education and Employment Efforts

 

 

The Trump Administration's proposal to combine the Department of Labor with the Department of Education may seem on its face like a smaller-government effort to reduce redundancy and create efficiency. But for our nation’s employers and workers, it could contain solutions to one of the most serious problems facing our nation: the growing tsunami of workforce skill shortages that threatens our global competitiveness and our economic future.

Basically, America’s workforces are not prepared to do the jobs of tomorrow, or even today.

As the world’s largest HR professional association, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), has not...

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