SHRM Annual Conference

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I'm so excited to share this post with you! I recently had a call with Sara Shinneman, SHRM-SCP & Deborah Rocco with Interaction Associates (Check out their site, I found a ton of great blog posts on the issue and some white papers) on their presentation they will be giving at #SHRM16 called "Bridging the Gender Gap: A New Approach to Shattering the Glass Ceiling." 

June 8, 2016

Knowledgeable. Captivating. Authentic. Husband. Father. Teacher.

June 7, 2016

Whether in multilingual neighborhoods or on college campuses filled with people from all walks of life, many of us have experienced aspects of diversity in our everyday lives. So what makes diversity so complex? It’s that we all have different definitions or interpretations of the concept. While some of us don’t think we are biased at all, we all operate with both unconscious and conscious biases that impact the decisions we make about others.

June 7, 2016

This is the third post I have written about some of the upcoming breakout sessions at the SHRM16 Annual Conference.

Today I am excited to tell you about a session on Manager Onboarding.  The person presenting this session is a good friend of mine (full disclosure here) and her name is Sharlyn Lauby.  If you have ever delved into HR Blogs you might know her as the HRBartender.

June 6, 2016



With SHRM 16 rapidly approaching, articles have been written on keynotes, concurrent speakers, networking and even what to wear or not wear.  One area that is been overlooked is one of my (and many others) high points to any Annual Conference and that is the SHRM Store.

June 6, 2016

I am publishing this as a #SHRM16 post because it involves a fellow HR blogger, in fact someone that was considered the NUMBER ONE HR blogger in the world. According to one source, his blog Cheezhead was getting 50,000 unique visitors per month in 2010. As comparison, mine gets about 16,000 in 2016. He was a big deal. Since that time, Joel has moved on to a number of ventures. His LinkedIn profile reads like that of a serial entrepreneur.

June 6, 2016


One of the many pleasures of being on the Blogging Team for #SHRM16 is the opportunity to talk to interesting people. As I perused the speaker list I came across the topic Aligning Learning and HR to Deliver Maximum Business Impact. Given the emphasis that SHRM puts on the HR competency of Business Acumen I knew that I wanted to interview the speaker to find out what his presentation was all about.

Jeff Carpenter

June 2, 2016

I’m doing something I never do. Seriously. In nearly 10 years of attending the annual SHRM conference pretty regularly, I have never done this before.


As of the writing of this post, I have actually taken a little time to review the session descriptions for SHRM16 and have earmarked a few I want to attend.

I’m planning ahead.

June 1, 2016

#SHRM16 is just around the corner, and I cannot describe how excited I am to reconnect with the best HR pros from across the country in D.C. this summer. As I study the schedule of speakers and topics this year, I can’t help but revisit the theme of the conference: Breakthrough Moments. I think the theme is appropriate, and it has me thinking back on some of the breakthrough moments I’ve already had in my career.

June 1, 2016

In less than a month, individuals will be heading to Washington, D.C. to attend the 2016 SHRM Annual Conference.  This will be my 16th straight SHRM Annual Conference, and, based on my years of experience, here are the things you do NOT want to do while attending. 

May 31, 2016

When I think back over the course of my HR career thus far (now nearly two decades long….yikes!

May 31, 2016

This week I have a treat for you. I had the opportunity as part of my role on the #SHRM16 social media coverage team to interview Rohini Anand, Senior Vice President of Corporate Responsibility and Global Chief Diversity Officer at Sodexo. She will be speaking at the SHRM Conference on June 20th from 2:00-3:15, in case you are interested in seeing her after reviewing this interview.

May 31, 2016

In just twenty short days, a couple thousand of my closest HR friends will descend upon Washington D.C. for the annual Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) conference. Having been lucky to attend a few of these gatherings over the past few years, I think it’s important to share a quick list of tips to help prep for “The Big Show”:

May 31, 2016

The SHRM Annual Conference, or The Big Show, as I prefer to call it, has a huge number of program offerings, it can make trying to decide what sessions to attend mesmerizing. So hopefully reading a few of these blogs posts about some of the presenters and/or some of the sessions will help give you some insight as to what might be a good session.

May 31, 2016

Here are my top 11 words or expressions that none of us should dare say at the Annual Convention under penalty of listening to Barry Manilow for 24 hours straight while reading the FMLA intermittent regulations:

11.   Buy in

10.   Drivers

9.     Synergistic alignment

8.     Sea Change

7.     Paradigm Shift

6      Knowledge share

5.     Change agent

4.     Value Proposition

3.     Leverage best practices

May 27, 2016

With a library of books under his belt and a new one hot off the presses, I had the pleasure of selecting Paul Falcone as another #SHRM16 presenter to interview as we gear up for the conference. Paul is not only an established author, but also an HR executive who truly understands talent management, leadership, the hiring process and so much more. We recently discussed his new book and upcoming presentation.

May 25, 2016

If you cannot feel it radiating through your screen, let me tell you, I’m pretty excited!  In a matter of weeks, I’ll be arriving to Washington, D.C. with possibly the best cohort of people you could ever want to conference with. No sarcasm: HR people are the best – we make a difference in people’s lives, we get to work in every industry, and we get to contribute to easily the most interesting part of work – the people!

May 24, 2016


Is it the right thing to do for you Compensation and Rewards HR types?

May 23, 2016