Tag Archive: SHRM Annual Conference

The Care and Feeding of Your CFO


If there’s one position in the organizational construct that most HR leaders have trouble connecting with, I’m betting it’s the CFO. Judging by the packed house at Karl Ahlrichs’ presentation at the SHRM 2010 Annual Conference, my bet would have paid off. Entitled “Thinking Inside the Box – The Care and Feeding of Your CFO,”…


Step it Up, Lon! Even if Just for Us.

Lon O'Neil

Dear Lon (if I may), Thanks so much for inviting me to blog from the 2010 SHRM Annual Conference and Exposition. It is a privilege I’ve not taken lightly. You and your team of more than 350 SHRM employees and irrefutably one of the best volunteer organizations around provided great content at a great venue…and…


What (the ‘f) were you thinking? A new calling for HR…


As trusted colleague Mark Stelzner said, if you’re going to earn a couple of new luxury vehicles for giving a speech you should at least spend 30 minutes tailoring it to your audience. We heard a lot of what we’d expect to hear from Al Gore this morning at the SHRM 2010 Annual Conference, but…


Do You Know Next? SHRM 2010 Opening Session


The SHRM 2010 Opening Session is now in the books. 11,000 paid attendees are expected, more than 15,000 after vendors and others worm their way in. Every region in the US and some 73 other countries around the globe are represented. That’s a lot of HR people…one must shake and shiver. First of all, this…


SHRM10 Wish List

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So I’m getting ready for SHRM’s 2010 Annual Conference and Expo which I am very much looking forward to. With conferences this big, having a plan and some goals is usually a good idea. Otherwise, you spend your time walking around trying to keep a panic attack at bay. I actually have a multicolored spreadsheet…