SHRM Annual Conference

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Ever have a Thursday feel oddly like a Monday?

For me, and probably some other #SHRM17 attendees getting their feet back under them post-conference, getting settled back in definitely makes for a Monday mood. Before leaving for my first SHRM Annual Conference, my department’s manager requested that I simply come back with something that I could share with the team.

June 22, 2017

 

 

I’m not an HR professional, I’m a business owner. But I’ve worked with HR solution providers for 20-plus years on the marketing side, so I’ve attended the SHRM Annual Conference many times. And from my viewpoint, SHRM17 was perhaps my favorite yet, for a variety of reasons. Here are some things I loved about this year’s event in New Orleans.

June 22, 2017

On June 21, @shrmnextchat conducted a #SHRM17 Wrap-Up #Nextchat with #SHRM17 attendees and those #NotAtSHRM17 about what they learned, who they met, and how the overall experience contributed to their personal and professional growth.

If you missed this super-fun and informative chat, you can see all the tweets here: 

 

June 22, 2017

Okay, I’ve found my most favourite theme of any conference I’ve ever been to. I’ve heard it before but it’s never resonated as strong as it has in the sessions I’ve been to the last two days.

HR are not responsible for an individual’s happiness and engagement. A manager or leader is not responsible for an individual’s happiness.

It is up to the individual to make a choice.

June 21, 2017
 
 
This SHRM Annual conference is enlightening and invigorating in the most unique and unexpected way this year.  New Orleans feels like a home away from home with pleasant, helpful and cordial people to the countless living room like bars with talented musicians and artists.  
 
June 21, 2017

 

 

The rain has come to New Orleans and it may be possible to hold #SHRM18 before the end of the week with the amount of HR rock stars who may be stranded in the airport... :(

Day 3 had a very direct theme: Performance Management (and the need to improve upon the process)

June 21, 2017

Day two of the annual conference is intense. You’ve got people rushing to make it to their favorite session, the popular sessions have overflows and to a newbie, that’s overwhelming. Or you could think about it in these terms:  since we’re in Louisiana, the gumbo pot has been mixed and slowly starting to boil.

June 20, 2017

 

I’ve had the opportunity to go to a lot of different conferences, and I see a lot of keynote speakers who are considered experts in their fields. They are successful because enough people think enough of what they’re saying makes sense and support it. They’re also successful because they are engaging speakers who connect with their audience and make everything sound brilliant.

June 20, 2017
 
Steve Browne, Jennifer Payne, Jason Lauritsen, Trish McFarlane, and a host of others. Names those in the Talent and on-line space are more then familiar with. Doing 18-minute Twitter sized presentations. Minimal slides and time, however maximum impact.
 
June 20, 2017

On June 18, Kat Cole (Group President, FOCUS Brands – the company behind the Cinnabon brand) spoke to a crowd of over 18,000 HR Business Leaders at the 2017 Annual SHRM Conference in New Orleans, La. There were many takeaways – “never forget where you came from but don’t let it solely define you” was a crowd pleaser – but her big takeaway was the difference between Business Partners and Business Leaders.

June 20, 2017

 

The SHRM 2017 Annual Conference & Exposition will wrap up around noon on June 21, and thousands of HR professionals will head home with new ideas and solutions to improve their workforce and workplace. 

This year’s theme was “All In,” and there was no better place than #SHRM17 for HR professionals to learn about all the latest trends and innovations.

June 20, 2017

 

At the SHRM Annual Conference there is a lot going on.  You can see most of it right in front of you. The sessions, the exhibit hall, the SHRM Store and the like.  But what you may not know, because you don’t see it is this. Pretty much every day the SHRM Government Affair’s team is working to represent our collective business interest in Washington D.C.

June 20, 2017

It’s the time of year that some of my colleagues affectionately call HR Christmas.

This year, over 16,000 HR professionals are descending on New Orleans for the SHRM Annual Conference. This event brings folks from around the world together to learn, network, and yes, party, each year.

June 20, 2017

How often do we hear that HR doesn’t get a seat at the table, or that they aren’t seen as adding value at an executive level?

June 20, 2017