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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. You took advice from my last blog post and decided which conference to attend. But now you want to be sure that you leverage your investment by making the most of your attendance. Concurrent Sessions: these are the main content tracks that are scheduled throughout the conference.

Conference Attendance 301

China Gorman

In 2010 I wrote Conference Attendance 101 , a post on my blog, Data Point Tuesday. Attending HR conferences successfully – getting the most out of the experience – really has taken careful planning and tons of time management. Some HR conferences are so big and have so much going on, that it can really feel like work to make sure you’re achieving an appropriate ROI for your employer. But conferences have changed over the last 7 years.


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True Faith HR

Prologue The primary reasons HR professionals attend chapter meetings are networking and earning recertification credits toward their PHR or SPHR. Yet, it is the quality of the session/topic being offered that is the primary driver of attendance. hours of one''s time to a SHRM chapter meeting. As anyone who as attended several meetings, the quality of the speaker can be hit-or-miss. Before going out and buying a product, I like to read Consumer Reports.

Vanishing Point

True Faith HR

I will be attending the SHRM Annual Conference for the tenth time in a few days. Presumably given out by vendors to not only promote their product, but to help the attendee carry away the pens, t-shirts, squeezeballs and other geegaws he or she has picked up along the way, the roller bag seems like a great prize. At the SHRM conference, they should ban texting while pulling a roller bag.

Melcrum Summit: Re-engineering Internal Communication for Agility.

Strategic HCM

Melcrum Summit: Re-engineering Internal Communication for Agility, Productivity and Impact. Of course these are all areas that I write about here quite regularly, emphasising the connection between Internal Communication and (the rest of) Human Capital Management, which is why I’ve long been meaning to attend this event, particularly as it’s already the main event in IC practitioners’ calendars. ► 2010. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Bio-Contact.

Innovation vs efficiency ~ HR to HR 2.0 and Human Capital (HCM)

Strategic HCM

I try to post on most of the conference I attend, but sometimes struggle to get as much time as Id like. The conference was run without press attendance to encourage authentic contribution so I cant post on the proceedings, but I would like to comment on the key topics of the agends, which were: Internal vs external ( see previous T-E-N event ). Competing in a global economy in difficult times requires new ways of thinking and doing. ► 2010.

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#LT13UK Gerd Leonhard on information, technology, learning and.

Strategic HCM

I’m still having a rubbish start to the year for blogging but with the start of the conference season I should be back to normal productivity again soon. This week it’s been my first conference this year (other than crashing the HR Directors Business Summit hashtag last week). We started the morning with conference chairman DonTaylor asking us what’s going to be new in learning technology this year. ► 2010. skip to main | skip to sidebar.

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The Economist's Talent Management Summit and the new rules of.

Strategic HCM

One of my favourite conferences is the Economists talent management summit which I spoke at last year and this blog has been supporting for three years now (see my competition to attend and blog for me at this years event). Thats partly because its a topic Ive been presenting on myself recently and have been meaning to post on for some time. HCSummit - virtual learning at Avon Products. ► 2010. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Bio-Contact. Consulting.

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Mindfulness on the Job


In these shifting times that encompass the new Aquarian Age , more and more people are drawing inward and committing to practices such as meditation and yoga to help them find greater fulfillment in this lifetime. What do employees really need from their employer to live full lives both in and out of the office, to keep them productive, happy and striving for what we as human beings all ultimately want: a life well lived, where we are serving others and living out our true destinies?

Vanishing Point (revisited) - Rollerbags:Scourage of the #shrm12 Expo Hall

True Faith HR

With the SHRM Annual Conference mere days away, we revisit this post from June 22, 2010 Let me channel my inner Andy Rooney (or Harlan Ellison if you will) for a moment. I will be attending the SHRM Annual Conference for the tenth time in a few days. The roller bag is always underfoot - I can''t tell you how many times I have, or have seen others, nearly tripped over these menaces while navigating the conference.

True Faith #HR Revisited - 1963 (Vendors and #SHRM16)

True Faith HR

With the SHRM Annual Conference less than 2 weeks away, I thought the timing was perfect to revisit this post from 2011 about the requests of vendors to meet. In 12 days, I will be flying out to Washington, DC for the 2016 SHRM Annual Conference. It would not be uncommon to receive 13+ pieces of mail a day in the 3 weeks prior to the start of the conference. This will be my 16th SHRM Annual Conference in a row.

“Keeping up.” with Jonathan Fedele and Len Giancola

Thrive Global

Keeping up with the ever-changing laws and regulations can be a full-time job by itself. In 2010, Jonathan guided the company through a successful acquisition by Rotech Healthcare, a national, publicly traded DME company. which sells its’ own line of industrial hemp products in the healthcare market. We launched our PurWell product line in February of this year. In March, we exhibited at Medtrade, our first trade show and conference.

1963 (Revisited): Vendors and #SHRM12

True Faith HR

With the SHRM Annual Conference less than 2 weeks away, and sparked by this tweet from Ben Eubanks, I thought the timing was perfect to revisit this post from last year about the requests of vendors to meet. 1963 In 11 days, I will be flying out to Las Vegas for the 2012 SHRM Annual Conference. It would not be uncommon to receive 13+ pieces of mail a day in the 3 weeks prior to the start of the conference. This will be my 12th SHRM Annual Conference in a row.

The 14 Silicon Valley HR Execs You Should Follow on Social Media


Thought-provoking, actionable insights await when you set aside time to read anything the 14 Silicon Valley CHROs below write. He built and led the HR division of Google for 10 years, during which time Google was named the best companies to work for more than 30 times and was recognized as an employer of choice more than 100 times. If you feel that women are better at childcare, spend some time with a stay-at-home dad to see how great they can be.


HRE Column: Wrapping up HR Tech, and Looking Forward to 2018

Steve Boese

This month, I take a look back at the recently concluded HR Technology Conference and review some of the key issues, themes, and the implications for the future of HR Tech that I took away from the world's largest gathering of the HR technology community. In the piece, take a look at some of the more interesting trends and themes in HR tech that we have been hearing about for some time now, and some newer ideas that have emerged in the last year or so.


True Faith HR

In 8 days, I will be flying out to Las Vegas for the 2011 SHRM Annual Conference. One of the rites of passage associated with registering and attending the conference is the bevy of mail you receive from vendors hoping to lure you to their booth to discuss the latest in HR technology, drug testing, relocation, etc. It would not be uncommon to receive 13+ pieces of mail a day in the 3 weeks prior to the start of the conference.

“It is complicated!” With Tyler Gallagher & Jacqueline Coyle-Shapiro

Thrive Global

Her prior leadership positions include serving as Chair of the Academy’s OB Division 2014–15, Head of the Employment Relations and Organizational Behaviour Group at the LSE from 2010–2013 and Senior Editor at the Journal of Organizational Behaviour from 2007–2012. It is complicated!

3 Reasons Physical Offices & Face-to-Face Meetings Are Not Going Away

Workplace Psychology

The traditional, physical office is not going away any time soon despite advances in technology allowing people to work remotely , either at a home office, coworking space, virtual office, or another remote location (such as a coffee shop, library, or bookstore). Similarly, face-to-face meetings will not disappear, even though we can use email, phone, text, or virtual conference calls to conduct business meetings. A Face-to-Face Request Is 34 Times More Successful Than an Email.

Ashley Loeb Blassingame of Lionrock: “Find someone who is in recovery who you can talk to about what is going on”

Thrive Global

My gun fired by the time I was five years old. By the time I found heroin at 15 years old, I was just hoping to quiet the pain and rage that kept bubbling to the surface. The last time I used heroin, I ended up going to the hospital within 36 hours of using.

5th Circuit Assures Employer That Some Good Deeds Do Go Unpunished

HR Daily Advisor

Harper underwent a kidney transplant in May 2010 and was granted an ADA accommodation to work from home for approximately 6 months. ” The memo obligated Harper to communicate regularly with her supervisor, “Marty,” about her work product and hours and provide him medical updates every 30 days. Harper didn’t return to the office until March 20, 2014, at which time the DOJ gave her a “last-chance agreement” (LCA).

How Music Star Taja Sevelle is shaking up the way we look at Urban Farming

Thrive Global

The work of Urban Farming ignited a global movement and has been featured on the Ellen DeGeneres Show, Good Morning America, CNN, NPR National, the BBC, Fox National, USA Today, The New York Times and over 30,000 other media outlets. Ellen DeGeneres featured us on her show, and built a garden on the set of her show, promoting the project all summer in 2010. Teretha saved my life during a particularly tough time — she was divinely placed on my path.

Can A Startup Ever Have Too Many Investors?

SAP Innovation

In those days, angel investors were the earliest-stage investors who typically would provide you with seed money to get your product ready to go to market and through proof of concept with a few customers. It’s easy to imagine the CEO spending all his or her time managing investors. One potential seed investor I talked to said he expected the CEO to return his calls within two hours at any time of day or night. “I How much time are you willing to spend managing investors?

Why Knowledge Management Didn’t Save General Motors: Addressing Complex Issues By Convening Conversation

Conversation Matters

GM was brought down by a flawed strategy, but an organization’s strategy is clearly a product of the knowledge that exists within its walls. Knowledge Management has the capability to address an organization’s very difficult and complex issues, for example how to merge two cultures or how to refocus an organization from selling products to selling service. To date, Knowledge Management has primarily been in the service of cost cutting or its twin, time saving.

What should be the CIPD's new strategy? ~ HR to HR 2.0 and.

Strategic HCM

Well, since the CIPD took my advice last time (even if they paid Sam Allen Associates for it), I’m encouraged to provide a spot more input. And it’s time to highlight our increasingly strategic agenda. By the way, I enjoyed attending the CIPD’s opening in Singapore last year, and hope Sarah and Stuart are still having a good time there. ► 2010. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Bio-Contact. Consulting. Speaking. Writing. About-HCM. Welcome.

People Sourcing Certification Programme ~ HR to HR 2.0 and.

Strategic HCM

So, I’m currently setting out doing some initial self-study (I might post more about this in early January) and will be attending Irina’s People Sourcing Certification Program on, and following on from, 29 January. Search Engines: Syntax , Operators , Social Networks , LinkedIn , Recruiter , Facebook , Twitter , Google Plus , Productivity Tools. Speaking at SHRM Annual Conference. ► 2010. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Bio-Contact. Consulting.

Career Development: Challenges and Opportunities for Talent.

Strategic HCM

The impact of career engagement is that these employees will be happier and more fulfilled, which will lead them to be more productive and proactive.” I’ll also be continuing to post on talent managers’ challenges and opportunities, and will shortly be offering up two tickets to attend the Economist’s Talent Summit in London on 14th June, which I will also be speaking at and blogging about on the day. ► 2010. skip to main | skip to sidebar.

Challenges & Opportunities for Talent Managers / 1: The Truth About.

Strategic HCM

I think I’m going to limit this to one event I attended last Wednesday, organised by Fairplace Cedar, and featuring Jeremy Kourdi, co-author of The Truth About Talent. So there’s a direct hit on productivity too. ► 2010. I’ve written about employee value propositions (EVPs) a couple of times before , and I mentioned it again, using the same model, in conn. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Bio-Contact. Consulting. Speaking. Writing. About-HCM.

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On the Job by Anita Bruzzese: 4 Ways to Make Meetings Better

45 Things

Recently I looked into the issue of meetings, some pet peeves of those attending and how the whole "necessary evil" could be made well, less evil. Of that time, he figures 25 percent of that time was well spent. I’m always sitting there thinking about all the things my team could be doing instead of wasting so much time.” Mike Song, a productivity speaker, says many meeting problems could be solved with a few tweaks.

HR TechStack – Learning Management System


To qualify for inclusion in the Learning Management Systems (LMS) category, a product must: Deliver online course content to learners. Your sales, service and partner teams can easily receive just-in-time training; improving skills, competency and product knowledge. That gives them more time to focus on what really matters: teaching and learning. EduBrite is integrated with other enterprise products like Atlassian Confluence, Google Apps, Yammer, WebEx and Citrix.

HR Tech Weekly: Episode #280: Stacey Harris and John Sumser

HR Examiner

productivity rises 7.3% – biggest increase since 2009, Oracle in talks to acquire TikTok, Workday and IBM Roll Out Solution to Aid Workplace Reopening, Salesforce Launches New Feedback Management Solution, and EdCast launched a new integrated career pathing and internal mobility solution.