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Instructor at NIU, Strategic Advisor at Illinois State Council of the Society for Human Resource Management (ILSHRM).

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John Jorgensen, SHRM-SCP


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Articles by John Jorgensen, SHRM-SCP



A longtime friend of mine (at least in the world of HR social media) has just published a book and will be a speaker at SHRM18 in Chicago. I’m excited to catch up with Tim Sackett IRL (in real life) and talk HR, recruiting ... and sports.

May 11, 2018



I’ve had the pleasure of knowing noted speaker, author and thought-leader Cy Wakeman for 10+ years.  Even better, I can call her a friend.  Her sessions are always fascinating, informational and packed.  She is a must see for me at any conference.

May 10, 2018



An often overlooked area at the SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition is the SHRM Certification Lounge, an area to celebrate and enjoy your status as a SHRM certified professional.

May 1, 2018



I would like to take a minute to introduce myself to everyone following the enthusiastic group we call the #SHRM18 Blog Squad.  My name is John Jorgensen and those of you who know me know how I feel about having my picture taken, please accept this introduction in the place of a video.   I hold a unique position in this diverse group in that I hold two volunteer positions at SHRM Annual Events.

March 1, 2018

I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Alexander Alonso, Ph.D., SHRM-SCP, SHRM senior vice president of Knowledge Development and certification, for a number of years.

May 26, 2017

Jason Lauritsen is an employee engagement and workplace culture expert who will challenge you to think differently.  I’ve probably known Jason as long as anyone in this field, and he always engages me with new ideas and ways to approach problems.

May 24, 2017

Brad Karsh is founder and CEO of JB Training Solutions and Author of Manager 3.0: A Millennial's Guide to Rewriting the Rules of Management. An accomplished public speaker and author, Brad has shared his workplace advice on CNN and CNBC. He has been quoted in Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, New York Times, and USA Today, and he is author of three business books.

May 19, 2017

I have not had the pleasure of meeting speaker/writer Neen James in real life yet, but it will probably be a highlight of SHRM17.  I have connected and communicated with Neen James via social media on a couple of platforms and found her to be energetic, bright and a ball of fun. Oh, and did I mention smart?

May 19, 2017

Here is a brief overview of Steve Gilliland’s work excerpted from Steve’s website with a few SHRM Annual Conference highlights:

May 17, 2017

Dan Schawbel is the New York Times bestselling author of Promote Yourself: The New Rules for Career Success. Don’t miss his presentation on “The Top 10 Workplace Trends for 2017” on June 20 at 2:15 p.m.

May 16, 2017

In addition to being a talented speaker and writer, Valerie Grubb is a New Orleans resident with great thoughts on how to enjoy the city while at SHRM17.  I asked Valerie to share her can’t-miss recommendations for New Orleans -- other than the conference of course!


May 5, 2017