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Paula Harvey is Vice President of Human Resources & Safety at Schulte Building Systems. Paula has been in HR for over 30 years. She serves on the board of the SHRM Foundation and the SHRM Talent Acquisition Panel. Find her on Twitter @Paula4Harvey or on LinkedIn

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Articles by Paula Harvey, MBA-HR, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, GPHR

It is a wrap on #SHRM21!

It is 5 days since I returned from Las Vegas and #SHRM21 giving me some time to reflect on the conference. This conference did not have the flash and pizazz of #SHRM19 also held in Vegas, but this conference was special in its own way. I will probably call it the Pandemic conference in years to come. 

Biggest wins of the conference:

September 20, 2021

This coming week will be my 20th SHRM annual conference to attend. This feels like such a milestone in my life. It was supposed to happen last year, but COVID-19…

Since some of you reading this may be attending your first SHRM conference (like one of my #peacocksisters/best friends, Tina Marie Wohlfield), I hope that you might appreciate me waxing nostalgic on past conferences. So, let’s start with the first conference that I attended.

San Francisco 2001:

September 8, 2021


Some tips and stories from #SHRM19Blogger Paula Harvey.

May 30, 2019



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:

July 9, 2018



I’ve known Lyle Hanna for most of the 20 years that I have been a card-carrying SHRM member. He has been such an inspiration to me, especially for his volunteer work with the SHRM Foundation. Lyle has had a long glorious career in Human Resources that spans almost 40 years. He must have been a teenager when he started in HR!

June 7, 2018



I had the privilege of chatting with Mike Shetterly of Ogletree Deakins law firm, who I have known for over 10 years, about his upcoming two presentations at #SHRM18.

April 26, 2018



18 Years!!! Yes, I can say that I am attending my 18th SHRM Conference in a row. So does this mean I am now a SHRM adult or something? Maybe it really says that I truly value the friendships that I have built and the experiences that I have received by attending the annual conference.

March 13, 2018


Unfortunately weather disasters happen sometimes too often. Having just lived through Hurricane Harvey, I want to share my Top 10 List of employer hurricane related advice.

1.       Be prepared! As a lifetime girl scout this has always been my motto.  Ensure your team knows their responsibilities before, during and after the disaster. All your team will need to do is execute.

September 7, 2017


When I first heard mid last week that Hurricane Harvey was headed directly to the Houston area, all I could think was why they had to name it with my surname. Why, oh, why??? Well at least now no one will misspell it anymore.

Immediately my management team and I started talking about how we were going to prepare for it.

September 1, 2017