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Conference Attendance 301

China Gorman

In 2010 I wrote Conference Attendance 101 , a post on my blog, Data Point Tuesday. It has been one of the most shared, re-posted, and quoted blog posts I’ve ever written. Attending HR conferences successfully – getting the most out of the experience – really has taken careful planning and tons of time management. But conferences have changed over the last 7 years. 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. Especially the part about smiling… So. But now you want to be sure that you leverage your investment by making the most of your attendance. Conferences generally have 3 types of content sessions: General Sessions : these are sessions that are intended for the full complement of attendees.

Cafe Classic: Keeping Them Is Cheaper than Finding Them

Compensation Cafe

Retention isn’t a common theme on Compensation Café , but the association between retention and compensation goes far beyond “paying people enough money to get them to stay.” 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). At that point, the entire employee value proposition is crucial to retention.".