Category Archives: HR Profession

This is not your Mother’s SHRM Conference

I trust many of you are planning on attending the SHRM 2011 Annual Conference and Exposition in Las Vegas in a few weeks. Doesn’t matter what you think about SHRM, or the scheduled sessions, or the venue itself.  If you’re serious about a career in HR, you should consider this a good opportunity to develop it. I…

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Be the HR Survey!

I’m not a huge fan of surveys – particularly when they involve taking our employees away from what they are much more interested in doing. I’ve always said you can learn more about what revs your employees’ engines by just sitting down with a few here and there and having a good old heart to…

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We lose sleep, others lose their lives

U.S. Memorial Day is upon us. A good time to hit the pools (far too cold to really do so here in Chicago), BBQ, and drink. What U.S. holiday would be complete without those things? I always find this a great time, though, to reflect upon the value and importance of what we do every…

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You Are My Best Teacher

If you haven’t had the fortune to attend one of the three HR Evolution Conferences (Un-Conferences), you’ve missed out on some serious game-changing in the realm of Human Resources. The 2011 conference was held this weekend in Atlanta and it was nothing but the real steel deal. The networking, the knowledge sharing, the expertise, the…

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What’s Your Problem?

Since I joined the HR social media community back in late 2009 I’ve gotten into talent management blogging, met a troupe of brilliant professionals, learned more about my trade than I could ever hope to from any book or classroom, and evolved my own platform based on the multitude and diversity of perspective out there….

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