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Five Must-See Sessions For High Performing Millennials @ #SHRM17

This blog is going to give you the low-down on sessions you need to attend to be a #Boss. Whether this is your first time attending a national conference for work or you’ve been around the block a few times, there is quite a bit to learn if you pick the right sessions at SHRM17. With hundreds of sessions and thousands of people, the conference can seem intimidating but fear not! Here are my top five picks for sessions you need to attend if you want to become a well-rounded, results-focused game changer...


Overwhelmed and Excited at #SHRM17


The SHRM conference is utterly huge. With a location that looks like it belongs in the Death Star and rooms that size of stadiums, it leaves me overwhelmed yet excited for what's to come.
And there’s so many choices: what sessions do I go to, do I go to pre-conference sessions, what the actual heck is smart stage? So what choices do you make? Since I’m 15 and this is my first conference, I’m here to give you an ill informed opinion on that. But here’s what I am interested...

#SHRM17 Bound: Get the most out of your NOLA experience!

#SHRM17 Bound: Get the most out of your NOLA experience!

Whether you’re a first time attendee or a SHRM Annual Conference veteran, it can be a little overwhelming stepping into a big city full of jazz, Cajun culinary adventures, and now – HR professionals! If you want to make the most of your #SHRM17 and #NOLA experience while also keeping your stress to a functioning minimum, read on, intrepid #HR pro!

Don’t let FOMO take over

Me and my millennial cohorts are often guilty of serious cases of FOMO (fear of missing out), but I think it can affect us...


#FirstTimer #SHRM17





Well, I leave for New Orleans tomorrow. I am packed and ready to learn at my very first SHRM annual conference!!! The packing seemed like the hardest part and now I get to be on “vacation”, as my friends called it, in New Orleans for the next 4 days.

The reason I am most excited to attend the SHRM annual conference is to learn more about HR. HR is difficult to explain and it seems like everyone has their own definition. Some consider the profession like therapy and...


Father’s Day at SHRM17



On Sunday I will awake at 5:00 a.m. to make my way across country to the city of New Orleans. Many will already be filling the conference center halls at SHRM17 in celebration of our great profession.

Sunday also bring along Father’s Day. While spending the day up in the air is not my perfect idea of a great Dad’s day, these are the sacrifices we make for the Society for Human Resource Management. The great news is we get to spend Father’s Day with 30,000 like-minded people.

Our profession...


#SHRM17 = Sleep Deprivation



I am home from work. I schlepped the suitcase up from the basement. It is GO TIME. The tweet stream was rife with things like T-minus… until #SHRM17 or  #HRChristmas, these folks are #Allin  for #NOLA. I am stoked to go too!  With a 6:05 a.m. departure in the morning, I will be up well before the crack of dawn.  Will I rest when I get to New Orleans?  Are you crazy? I am headed to the hotel to  shuck the bags and immediately over to the convention center baby! Then I am gonna get my “papers” and...


How to Build Financial Wellness into a More Holistic Wellness Program



The majority of HR professionals give their employees a financial health rating of “fair” and nearly 20 percent report that their employees are “not at all” financially literate according to a national SHRM survey.

That’s an issue. Because when employees are stressed about money they don’t turn their worry off at work – and the price is paid in lost productivity.

You can help fix the problem. Everyone wins when traditional employee wellness programs are recast in a more holistic, well-rounded way – with financial wellness an important cornerstone....


Breaking into HR Without "Official" Experience



So you fell into HR by accident and now want to establish yourself in a career? Join the club.

If you’re like many people in the HR profession, human resources is the best job you never knew you wanted—until you started doing it. It’s a familiar story: You’re hired by a company to do administrative work, or business development, or finance. But over time, people leave and responsibilities shift. Before you know it, you find yourself taking on small HR duties, and then more and more of them.



A #SHRM17 Interview with Joe Weinlick of Beyond



A recent study by SHRM indicated two-thirds of companies hiring full-time employees are experiencing troubles recruiting for open jobs. The reason? Recruitment advertising is about ten years behind in HR; Beyond, The Career Network, has made it very clear that this needs a reboot. Changes come fast in this industry, but are we focusing on changes that matter? The responsibility of finding a job has been delegated to the job seeker, and recruiters have to get extra tactical if they want to reach candidates who aren’t actively searching for new jobs.

A #SHRM17 Interview with Arthur Tacchino of SyncStream Solutions



The Affordable Care Act has sweeping components with a varied array of requirements. It has many provisions that will impact employers in the near future and additional components that will continue to evolve.

It is essential for every employer to continue to have a current understanding of the shifting landscape, to develop a vibrant and thoughtful plan to address these complex components and to ensure that they are making every effort to maintain the most advantageous position for their organization and employees as possible.

SyncStream Solutions helps employers manage the...