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In this interview with Joey Price of Jumpstart HR, SHRM CEO Johnny C. Taylor, Jr. talks about how HR must continue to grow in its role as strategic partner and the epicenter of where workplace culture is fostered.  This is especially true if HR is to thrive as a career path for today’s generation.  


February 6, 2018



I like to help out students at my alma mater where I received my Bachelor’s degree – the University at Buffalo School of Management. A few times a year they host amazing events I like to be a part of such as “Coffee Cup Conversations” (kind of like speed dating between students and professionals) and “Career Passport Conference” where I present to groups of students on what I did during my time at UB and after, to establish my career.

January 19, 2018

On January 3, @shrmnextchat chatted about Is Your HR Career Ready to Take on 2018 with special guests from SHRM’s HR Competencies and Professional Development teams:  Ashley Miller (@Miller843), Senior Specialist, HR Competencies, Research; Lindsay Northon (@SHRMLindsay), Specialist, HR Competencies, Research; Michelle Keefe (@keefe_mk), Specialist, Education; Elizabeth L

January 3, 2018



It’s that time again. New year, new you. While the traditional “get back in the gym” and “save more money” resolutions are great, the beginning of a new year is an opportune time to reflect on your HR career as well. Start by identifying goals for the year ahead and designing a plan for achieving those goals and advancing further toward your ideal career state.

January 2, 2018

Specially designed online tools help you chart your course to success.


Do you ever have trouble figuring out what to do next? The problem can be as simple as taking too much time to pick a meal from a menu. Or it can be as momentous and sad as procrastinating till you miss out on something great. If you have this problem, it probably extends to your career choices.

November 27, 2017


As an HR professional, you already know the importance of using the right keywords in a resume. Keywords can make or break job seekers’ attempts to gain an interview, as their resumes are fed into a company’s applicant tracking system or other resume scanning tools. The right keywords will get you noticed, while the absence of targeted keywords will often keep your resume from surfacing when you apply for a new job.

August 21, 2017


Attitude is not about being aggressive or obnoxious. It is about being competent, taking a stand when you have the information and the facts, and not backing down. It sounds relatively simple, but it is difficult for HR practitioners when you have people all day long pressing you to move their agenda instead of doing what is best for your business and your people.

July 27, 2017

On July 12, @shrmnextchat chatted with SHRM Young Professional Council's Jillian Caswell and Staci McArter about Advice for the Next Generation of HR.

In case you missed this excellent chat filled with great career tips for new HR pros, you can see all the tweets here:


July 12, 2017

On July 5, @shrmnextchat chatted with SHRM Summer Interns and their managers about "Summer Interns" and how students and employers can get the most out of summer internship programs.

If you missed this excellent chat filled with great ideas, you can read all the tweets here:


July 5, 2017


Summer internships are meant to give students the experience they will need to be successful when they enter the workplace. The best internship programs are thoughtfully planned and managed.  Employees should be given a mentor for guidance and the opportunity to work on challenging projects that will help them to develop new skills.

July 5, 2017



“I’m a people person” and “I like helping others” are two common reasons HR professionals give for choosing their career path. While they’re good enough reasons to get started, they aren’t nearly good enough to be great.

June 12, 2017


No matter where you are in your career, it’s important to regularly take inventory of your skills and develop learning action plans. A new way to think about learning action plans is the idea of creating a “portfolio.”

May 25, 2017

Dan Schawbel is the New York Times bestselling author of Promote Yourself: The New Rules for Career Success. Don’t miss his presentation on “The Top 10 Workplace Trends for 2017” on June 20 at 2:15 p.m.

May 16, 2017

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May 11, 2017

Molly Fletcher knows a thing or two about being a game changer. She spent two decades as one of the world's few female sports agents, working with hundreds of athletes, coaches and media personalities, before founding her own company in 2010.

April 24, 2017
The majority of us work for our lifetime. Seriously. We are in a job of some sort from either our late teens/early twenties until our mid to late 60’s (if not longer). I’m not bemoaning this fact. Having a job is essential for all of us to be able to earn a living, provide for others, give generously and possibly have a family. With so much time invested, why do we hit times where things just feel a bit wonky?
April 13, 2017

On March 8, @shrmnextchat chatted with Vice President of HCM Innovation for Ultimate Software Cecile Alper-Leroux (@cecilehcm) and Social HR Specialist for Ultimate Software Micole Kaye (@socialmicole) about

March 8, 2017


Is your organization “going with the flow” of the ever-evolving workplace or becoming stagnated by outdated talent strategies?  

The new world of work is responding to societal changes and sociocultural shifts by breaking down traditional barriers in the workplace and empowering employees to bring their whole selves to work to become more than a profession, title or job description.

March 6, 2017