An interview with Lyn Goodear, AHRI CEO, on SHRM18 & the WFPMA Conference in Chicago, Illinois
As a local Chicagoan, I didn’t have to travel very far for #SHRM18, but it was still a new and exciting experience since I was a first-time attendee to the SHRM National Conference. I was fortunate to be able to attend the conference with two other colleagues - Tony Zamora, HR Manager, and Shannon Yates, HR Manager. Tony is a regular SHRM Blogger and he gave both Shannon and I an inside look at his partnership with such a great organization.
We're joined by Claire Petrie, Talent Acquisition Manager with Remedy Intelligent Staffing in Buffalo, NY. We talk about making the move from corporate HR to third party, how LinkedIn video has helped Claire in networking, and Jon and Wendy introduce a new segment to the show, HR Superfriends!
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Is Diversity and Inclusion important within your organization? Do you do it because it is the right thing to do or because it is the smart thing to do?
This was my first time attending a SHRM conference, local, state or national. I was honored to be one of the recipients of this year’s SHRM Foundation scholarship. Moreover, I was touched as an international student from Ecuador, now working in human resources, to experience the theme and feel of inclusion throughout the conference.
He drove by with a wave, rolled down the window and asked,”Kavi?” In an inchoate two minutes, I was seated settled in the comfortable car with his words “I’ll get you to the airport. Nice and safe” to soothe me.
It's the second part of our conversations with several of the international SHRM18 Bloggers. We spoke with Mofota Sefali (Pan-African as she describes herself), Anish Aravind from India, and Renee Robson from New Zealand, living in Australia!
I need to extend my sincere appreciation to Mary Kaylor & Andrew Morton from SHRM for the invitation to be part of the Blogger team and the opportunity to attend SHRM 18 National Conference & Expo. Their passion and dedication to the profession is evident in all they do to support and strengthen the HR community.
Wendy and I had the great opportunity to talk to several of the international SHRM18 Bloggers and are sharing those conversations with you. First up, Sel and Ben Watts of Watts Next HR from Australia and Kavi Arasu from India!
At the #SHRM18 conference I wandered around the exposition hall and spoke with many of the exhibitors. I specifically asked several of them if they were willing to share why their company is a great place to work. Kronos is one that took me up on the challenge and the following is what I learned:
(Left – Right) Paula Harvey, Anthony Paradiso, Michelle Kohlhof, SHRM CEO, Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., Mary Williams, & SHRM Board Chair, Coretha Rushing
I love the energy of the Expo Hall and this year’s Expo Hall at 2018 SHRM Annual Conference in Chicago did not disappoint. I did some due diligence and made an Expo Hall plan so that I could have some targeted time. Before the conference, I shared some tips on how to work the expo hall like a pro, and I wanted to share how following those suggestions lead me to some interesting products, services, and technologies.
I can’t believe it’s been just over 2 weeks since the annual SHRM National conference was here in my hometown of Chicago! I’m naturally a very introverted person, so when I attend conferences or big sessions like this I get pretty wiped out; and after reading this post you’ll see why! I even needed to take a few days off to completely unplug and go camping, just to let the mind recharge.
Hosts: Trish McFarlane
Guest: Carleigh McFarlane, Trish's daughter
I’m still recovering from SHRM18. There were so many memorable experiences that it’s hard to capture them all. I had the chance to see old friends, meet some folks who’ve I’ve only known through social media and also meet a ton of new people. If you haven’t gathered my focus yet, the SHRM Annual Conference, and any HR event for that matter, is about the people.
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.