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My first SHRM Annual Conference was supposed to be in 2011 in Las Vegas. The morning I was scheduled to depart, by husband became seriously ill and I missed it. (Gory details here.) But I can easily recall the anticipation and excitement that I felt.

June 24, 2014

Before I attended my first SHRM Annual, I pondered the important question, “What does Michael J. Fox have to do with HR?” I didn’t understand at that time that SHRM follows a set of specific criteria when choosing its keynotes. (Matt Stollak explains that system here.)

June 24, 2014
Day two of SHRHM 14 started with internationally renowned author, reporter, and columnist Thomas Friedman. Friedman’s presentation focused on the future of business, and more specifically on the changes brought about by the digital explosion and increased connectivity.
 
One of the best statements made by him came when he was discussing the changing expectations of employers regarding their workforce:
 
“Know one cares what you know or where you went to school. They care about what you can do with what you know.”
 
June 24, 2014

The second day of the Society for Human Resource Management's Annual Conference is in the books and I figured I would share a few highlights from this divinely inspiring day.

June 24, 2014

“To change ourselves effectively, we first have to change our perceptions.- Stephen Covey

I just met a woman at SHRM14 who I wish had a microphone and a platform as her message is a great one.

As I wrote earlier this week, my goal was to supplement the typical concurrent session, general session or vendor posts with some insight and wisdom from the participants of this conference.

She didn’t want to be named and certainly didn’t want her picture taken so for now, let’s just call her “Jane.”

June 23, 2014

We’re down here in sunny Orlando, Florida where the 2014 SHRM Annual Conference has been underway for the past day and a half.  This year’s theme is “Transform,” and it’s a theme that has reappeared and been reinforced numerous times already.

June 23, 2014

 Dear SHRM Foundation,

 We’ve known each other for years.  We’ve had our ups (your support of the HRGames) and our downs (the 247 Director’s Circle pins you sent me as a sign of your affection).  However, despite this rollercoaster of emotions, I’ve always supported you and been in your corner.  So, in this public forum, it is time to declare my love for you and say that you’re the best thing under the SHRM umbrella.  How do I love thee? Let me count the ways:
 

June 23, 2014

If you're a newbie to the SHRM Annual Conference, you'll see that a major attraction to entice people to attend is the array of keynotes providing guidance and inspiration.  Perhaps this was one of the critical factors influencing your decision.

After attending for 14 years, you'll see that their are 4 major types of keynotes (h/t to Matt Charney for inspiring the post) that SHRM brings in.

The CEO/Major Executive.  

June 23, 2014

In his Monday morning session at #SHRM14, Steve Browne urged those attending his session to be themselves at all times, even at work! Now I know this may frighten some of you as much as the thought of missing out on the latest iPad giveaway in the exhibition hall. This should not be a scary prospect, even in a formal environment. After all, if you are not yourself, then you are either a fake or a poor imitation of someone else.

June 23, 2014

Well it’s time. The center of the HR Universe has descended upon central Florida to catch up with old friends and colleagues, meet and network with new people, and gain some continuing education credits.

All while it feels like 90 degrees outside with 90% humidity.

I’m excited to participate in the conference as a blogger and here’s my dispatch for day one:

June 23, 2014

SHRM 2104 is officially underway!  First up a quick look at one a great cause, Be The Change.  They are championed by Robin Roberts, today’s keynote, and are helping to identify bone marrow donors and potential matches with those in need.  It’s quick, easy and painless.  Take a look, then come by the booth!

 

 

June 23, 2014

The 2014 SHRM Annual Conference and Exposition kicked off this afternoon with opening keynote speaker Robin Roberts. Anchor of ABC’s “Good Morning America,” in 2007 Robin was diagnosed with breast cancer and then, in 2012, she underwent a life-saving bone marrow transplant for myelodysplastis syndrome.

June 22, 2014

Do you know what astounds me about HR Pro’s sometimes? The fear to connect at networking events.  I’ve noticed at many conferences, monthly meetings, and networking events, the self-proclaimed “People-Persons” sitting at a table of 10 (via monthly chapter meeting) not saying a word.  Or  getting comfy in their “phone-zone” (hiding behind their phone).  Or coming 20 minutes late to a meeting just to “miss” the pre-meeting networking.

June 22, 2014

I start this post as I hurdle along at 501 mph in seat 30C over the skies of Ohio on my way to the 2014 SHRM Annual Conference in Orlando.  It occurs to me that I am very fortunate in so many ways in life and this certainly counts as one of them.

June 22, 2014

Kay Bolden, SPHR, SHRM member and HR Manager shares her thoughts on why the SHRM Annual Conference is a great experience year after year.

 

June 21, 2014

Transformation can inspire. Hear how Steve Browne, SPHR inspires through his work in HR. Visit annual.shrm.org to register for the SHRM 2014 Annual Conference & Exposition. #SHRM14 #HR

 

 

June 21, 2014

Davide Rhodes, PHR, Director of HR at Akeela Inc., an active SHRM member in Anchorage, AK shares how his experience in the SHRM Certification Zone answered a lot of his questions.

For more on SHRM's Competency please visit shrmcompetency.org.

 

 

June 21, 2014

We Know Next is finding and interviewing HR Motivators at the SHRM 2014 Annual Conference & Exposition.  Below is a Q&A with HR Young professional Callie Zipple.


Q. What do you see as being the biggest challenge for HR in the next 10 years?

Finding a way to stay competitive during the hiring process.  Candidates often have more than 1 offer…why yours? 

Q. What book are you reading right now?

June 21, 2014

It’s hard to believe that in just a few days the largest conference for human resources professionals will be taking place in Orlando, my hometown. SHRM Annual is a huge event and, for the first-time attendee, it can be a lot to take in. Who are we kidding – even for those of us who’ve been to SHRM Annual before – it can be a lot!

As you’re putting together your strategy for the conference, here are a few things to build into your schedule:

June 18, 2014