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#HRSocialHour is Celebrating Holidays!



The 4th of July, Independence Day, is a federal holiday in the United States. Mary, Andrew, and all the good folks at SHRM are taking the day off to observe, but if you’re missing your #Nextchat fix for the week, join me for a very special edition of the #HRSocialHour at 3 PM Eastern (the regular #Nextchat time)!  We’ll be talking about holidays both from a professional and personal basis. If you haven’t taken part in one of our chats before, I promise you’ll have a great time...


When Your “Witchcraft” is Your Best Strength with Tana Greene



Why can’t you do your calling in your current business?

Today’s guest, Tana Greene, was asked this question by her coach when considering leaving her business due to a lack of fulfillment.  What Tana learned was that when you understand who you are and what your values are, your business will align accordingly. In order to make sure that every new employee knows their strengths, which in turn helps the company, Tana requires every employee take...


Step Out of Line !!


I’ve just returned from SHRM18, and this was one of the best SHRM Annual Conferences I’ve attended. It was the largest and most attended in SHRM’s history, and yet it felt very accessible and easy to maneuver. The attendees were geeked whether they were in sessions, browsing the SHRM store, enjoying the keynotes or taking in the wonder of Chicago.

At the end of one of the days, the 17,000+ attendees all seemed to be leaving at the same time. I was in the midst of everyone else and was hot and tired – just like the masses....


The CHRO Perspective: How the Best Make it Happen! #SHRM18



Pre-conference, Paula Harvey wrote a blog about the Sunday, June 17th session.  On the way to the session, Paula grabbed fellow blogger, Anthony Paradiso, so they could write this article together, incorporating two interesting perspectives.

As the onsite guide indicated, this session provided the unique opportunity to hear from influential and forward-thinking HR leaders.  The moderator and panel discussed the impact of the organization they...


Summer Interns and the ACA



Are you hiring interns this summer?  If so, you need to understand how the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) requirement to offer health coverage to full-time employees applies to interns. 


The ACA requires Applicable Large Employers (“ALEs”) who had 50 or more Full-Time Equivalent employees (“FTEEs”) in the prior year to offer affordable, minimum value health coverage to their full-time employees or pay a penalty.  The annual penalty can be up to $2,320 (for 2018) per full-time employee (minus the first 30).  “Full-time employees” are those expected to average at...


A Guide to Technology-Enabled Human Resources

by Katie Wattendorf

Many HR professionals have a love/hate relationship with technology. Author Deborah D. Waddill's new book, Digital HR: A Guide to Technology-Enabled Human Resources (SHRM, 2018), provides advice intended to help ease their anxiety. Waddill, director of leadership courses at George Washington University's School of Medicine and Health Sciences and an expert on HR leadership and technology, explains how readers can optimize the use of technology within the HR profession. Her book covers areas such as which new programs are reshaping the field in all the best...


Four EEOC-Approved Ways That Your Company Can Prevent Age Discrimination At Work



Ayo, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission just released a report on “The State of Age Discrimination and Older Workers in the U.S. 50 Years After the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA).”

According to the EEOC press release, “[t]he report finds that age discrimination remains too common and too accepted as outdated assumptions about older workers and ability persist, even though today’s experienced workers are more diverse, better educated and working longer than previous generations.”

“Tell us something we don’t know, Eric.”

To do that, I’ll...


My Favorite Quotes from #SHRM18



#SHRM18 was a HUGE success. As a second time attendee, I was surprised to see how many people were interested to know what we do as #SHRM18 bloggers and what sessions we’re interested in attending. People were so interested to know how we got into SHRM and how can they start their own blog. I was so happy to pass along all the good information as well as my experience working with the SHRM team.

I attended many great sessions including...


A Millennial Outlook on #SHRM18



A huge thank you to Rebecca Peters, SHRM, and CHCI for inviting me to #SHRM18! Fresh out of college, I am grateful for the opportunity to develop professionally and expand my network.

My initial perspective that HR merely files paperwork and polices the workforce was shattered at #SHRM18. I am excited to discover, there is room for number crunching, strategic decision-making and most importantly, creativity. Johnny C. Taylor hit the nail on the head in declaring, now is the greatest time to be an HR professional.

After navigating through the...


HR Technology in the Post SHRM18 Era



The 2018 Society for Human Resource Management Annual Conference & Exposition has concluded. and HR professionals are in equal parts exhausted and inspired as they digest knowledge and seek to share it in their native space.

Having attended eight SHRM Annual Conferences in the last decade, I'm always impressed with the evolution of networking and knowledge sharing that continues to build out the HR tool belt.

First time attendees always share with me their amazement with the Exhibitor Hall; a physical representation of the crowded Human Capital Management space. With...