In 1976 we had a big bicentennial celebration at my elementary school complete with costume contest. The idea was to dress up as an historical character from revolutionary America. My mother, being the frugal, creative soul that she is, crafted a Ben Franklin costume form a blue bathrobe, and a few other items she found around the house, combined with a .50 cent plastic, half bald with glasses mask - with one of those elastic death strings strapping across the back.
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We Know Next is finding and interviewing HR Motivators at the SHRM 2014 Annual Conference & Exposition. Below is a Q&A with HR professional Bobbie Wilson.
Q. What inspires you as an HR professional?
I like bringing out the good in people, helping them to achieve more or understand more. In the end I'm helping to enrich peoples' lives through their work.
Q. What social media platform do you use most for your job and why?
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 Greg Low.
Q. What inspires you as an HR professional?
The constant change and need to adapt and grow to a diverse workforce and environment inspire me about the HR profession. It keeps me on my toes and pushes me to personally transform as well!
We Know Next is finding and interviewing HR Motivators at the SHRM 2014 Annual Conference & Exposition. Below is a Q&A with HR professional Josh Rock.
Q. What advice would you give other leaders about employee engagement?
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:
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!
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.
Here is a short post...but was inspired this afternoon after being disappointed by people stirring the pot.
I had the pleasure of spending some time with two fantastic HR professionals, Joel Peterson and Enrique Antonio, this afternoon. After catching up with our lives and careers, the conversation turned to professional certification, and the recent decision by SHRM to manage it on its own.
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.
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.
Kay Bolden, SPHR, SHRM member and HR Manager shares her thoughts on why the SHRM Annual Conference is a great experience year after year.
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
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.
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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?
- You'll see friends you don't see often enough. It is possible the NLRB may prohibit H.R. from having friends, so enjoy the friendships while you can. You might be thinking, “The NLRB cannot regulate HR." Silly rabbit. Friendships among HR professionals could chill concerted activity by employees covered by the NLRA. As logical as.....
It’s almost upon us; that wild-frenzied time when HR professionals from across the US (and the world) travel to a VENUE that can accommodate 15,000+ attendees to get their HR groove on. The Expo Hall is chock-full of swag and the booze flows freely during the Sunday night opening. The SHRM bookstore is loaded with thousands (thousands!) of titles for review, immediate purchase or shipment.
It’s hard to believe, but the 2014 SHRM Annual Conference is only about a week and a half away. This year’s location is right in the heart of tourist mecca Orlando, Florida, at the Orange County Convention Center, and runs from June 22nd to the 25th. Once again, I’ll be heading down and reporting in as part of the SHRM Social Media and blogging team.