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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...

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#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:

 

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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...

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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 GettingTalentBacktoWork.org.

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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.
 

 
 

 

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#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...

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The Grand Poobah at Work

 

                  

Let’s take a journey back to the Flintstones in Bedrock. Think of the Grand Poobah (without putting on your hat).

Now, no reasonable leader would ever refer to themselves as an employee’s Grand Poobah. Actually, some do much worse.

I was reading a memo by someone with power to an employee who reported to him. The employee had refused defiantly, without any justification, to perform multiple tasks required of him.

In response to a classic case of in-your-face insubordination, the person...

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Gearing Up for #SHRMTalent with Erin M. Stevens

I have a confession to make: I’m a SHRM Talent newbie! That’s right! In my almost 11 (or is it 12?) years of recruiting, I have yet to attend this recruiting-focused event where I can grow my talent knowledge and network with some of the best of the best! Thankfully, it’s just right down the road from me this year in good ole Nashville, TN and I’m headed south!

As any conference nerd will tell you, I quickly jumped online to peruse offered sessions and who I could fangirl...

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Making the Case for Pay Transparency

 

Recommending to senior leadership that your organization increase pay transparency can be a difficult sell for HR professionals. However, pay transparency is a strategic move that delivers measurable business benefits – and it’s an issue on which HR should lead. 

It is important to understand that most executives in America today rose through organizational ranks that viewed compensation as a private matter. Few within organizations had access to salary information, and even fewer talked about it. As a result, many leaders still believe it is appropriate to dissuade or prohibit employees...

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