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Conference Attendance 301

China Gorman

In 2010 I wrote Conference Attendance 101 , a post on my blog, Data Point Tuesday. HR-related professional associations, HR products and services providers, publishers, networking organizations, research organizations – a whole host of organizations – all want a piece of HR professionals’ time to ply their wares and influence the direction of people policy making. I’ve been affiliated with Globoforce ’s WorkHuman conference since its inception in 2015.

Conference Attendance 101

China Gorman

This was originally published on August 31, 2010 — it’s still valid today. Especially if you’re joining me at the HRTech Conference next week. Sponsor Highlights: these are sessions that feature a sponsor or exhibitor’s product or service, are marketing-focused in nature, and come as part of their sponsorship/exhibitor fee. Look at the list of presenters. Look at the list of sponsors/exhibitors.

Cafe Classic: Keeping Them Is Cheaper than Finding Them

Compensation Cafe

59% of US companies have problems attracting critical skill employees (up from 52% in 2010 and 28% in 2009). 36% reported difficulty retaining critical-skill employees (up from 31% in 2010 and 16% in 2009). 66% have significantly changed HR programs (reward and talent management, org structure, job evaluations) because of concerns about employee productivity and willingness to take risks. At that point, the entire employee value proposition is crucial to retention.".