Bookmark This! #SHRM18 Conference Edition

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A couple of weeks ago, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) held its annual conference in Chicago. I’ve mentioned before that certified professionals can earn recertification credits by reading books. As HR pros, our professional development is important.

10 Things I Am Packing In My #SHRM19 Conference Bag

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Last year, in addition to my annual post with tips for attending the Society for Human Resource (SHRM) Annual Conference , I wrote a post about some of the things that I carry with me during the event. I hope you find it helpful for SHRM or any conference you attend.

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12 Tips for SHRM Annual Conference Attendees: #SHRM18

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For those of us in the human resources profession, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Annual Conference is approaching. If you’ve never been to a SHRM Annual Conference before or it’s been a few years, let me tell you – it’s a big conference.

HOW TO: Sell Your Manager on Attending a Conference

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In response to my post on “ What are HR Analysts and Why Should You Pay Attention to Them ”, I had a Twitter connection ask me about going to conferences. Specifically, about how to sell senior leadership on attending a conference. Find the best conferences for you.

Never Neglect Career Development for Recruiters


It’s ironic yet true: Recruiters will often pitch their organizations to candidates as places where career development is a priority—meanwhile, their own career needs are often going unaddressed. You’re in the process of writing a book.

Quick Shots for #HR and #Business Pros – Conference Networking Edition

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Next month is the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. If you have an older copy (like me), the book was recently updated. Career Development Happy Hour Leadership and Management networking training and development

3 Strategies for Investing in Yourself

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Last week, I mentioned how work/life balance extends to our own career development. I do realize that, for some, taking the time and dedicating the resources for career development strategies can be hard. And there are books on the market for just about everything.

Professional Networking Today: Think On and Offline

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That was one of my big takeaways from William Arruda’s book “ Digital You: Real Personal Branding in the Virtual Age ”. I know some people might see the term “personal branding” in the book title and say to themselves “Oh, the concept of personal branding is dead.

3 Strategies for Achieving Your Career Goals

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But individuals still need to have focused career strategies. Strategy #1: Work / Life Balance Includes Career Goals. It also has to do with career development. Strategy #2: Invest in Your Own Career. Books. Strategy #3: Develop a Board of Career Advisors.

How to Plan Time For Self Learning

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I came across this article from Harvard Business Review titled, “ 6 Ways to Take Control of Your Career Development If Your Company Doesn’t Care About It ”. There are lots of great articles about how to “ own your career ” or “ the best leadership books to read ”.

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Bookmark This! Your Fall Business Reading List

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And fall conference season is right around the corner. I don’t know about you, but I tend to read more fun, lighthearted books during the summer months. Then I break out the business books in the fall. So, I’ve been looking for recommendations for my business book list.

3 Reasons to Earn the SHRM Talent Acquisition Specialty Credential

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Just in case you missed it, during the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Talent Conference, they announced a new specialty credential in talent acquisition that will launch in June 2018. Career Development Recruiting and Retention Training and Development human resources SHRM

Free HR and Payroll Learning Opportunity: Kronos Fall eSymposium

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The Workforce Institute at Kronos has a new book out, “ Being Present: A Practical Guide for Transforming the Employee Experience of Your Frontline Workforce ”. I’d like to think that by now I don’t have to tell you about the importance of professional development.

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Improve Performance by Expanding Solutions

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Books. If you enjoy reading, look to books for models, theories, and stories about how to solve problems. One of the great things about books is they’re often the source of case studies. Right there, you get proven solutions about how an organization was faced with a problem, developed a program, and measured results. Friend and fellow blogger Laurie Ruettimann hosts an HR Book Club that can provide some creative inspiration in terms of takeaways. Conferences.

#BersinIMPACT: Mentoring for Career Development ~ HR to HR 2.0.

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Buy my book at Amazon. Buy my book at Amazon UK. Ingham is still early in his career. developing social capital). BersinIMPACT: Mentoring for Career Development. These connections and stories provide a great basis for talent mobility and career development.

SHRM Certification: You Can Get More Than 60

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If you’re not aware, SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP credential holders must earn sixty (60) professional development credits (aka PDCs) within a three-year period. Advance Your Education – continuing education including conferences, seminars, eLearning, webinars, etc.

Leadership Power: The 7 Types and How To Use Them

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Tim Sanders, former Yahoo executive, has written a book on the subject called “The Likeability Factor”. If you’re honest with yourself, I hope you will find the results helpful in understanding and developing your leadership power. Before you say, Who me?

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Being a Nice Person Could Be the Source of Your Stress

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The idea behind generosity burnout is this: our best career advice for others is to be a servant leader , pay it forward, be nice, help others, etc. Image captured by Sharlyn Lauby after speaking at the SHRM Annual Conference in Las Vegas, NV.

5 Quality #HR and #Business Links Worthy of Your Attention

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Speaking of podcasts, I also had a pleasure of recording one with Peter Clayton at Total Picture about my latest book, “ The Recruiter’s Handbook: A Complete Guide for Sourcing, Selecting, and Engaging the Best Talent ”.

How to Reduce Individual Stress Levels at Work

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During this year’s BetterWorks Goal Summit , closing keynote speaker Srikumar Rao , author of the book, “ Happiness at Work: Be Resilient, Motivated, and Successful – No Matter What ”, shared with us his views on stress and goals. Our careers don’t always move as fast as we would like.

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The Best Way to Study for an HR Certification Exam – Ask #HR Bartender

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Do research about books and tutorials. There are a wide variety of opinions about books and study guides. So, I like the study guides, books, definitions, tutorials, etc. Like books and tutorials, there are many options available.

The Company’s Bottom Line is Directly Related To the Quality of Their Management

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The new book from Gregg Gordon at Kronos shows how communication empowers human capital to achieve goals. We say development is supported from the top down. If the top doesn’t develop new leaders, then what? There’s another piece to management and leadership development.

Quick Shots for #HR and #Business Pros – March 2015

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SHRM offers various seminars like this one in cities across the nation and prior to their annual conference, which is being held in Las Vegas on June 28-July 1. For details check out the conference website. Where has the year gone?!

Performance Management: How to Stand Out In a Crowd

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That’s why TMBC has released a new book, Standout 2.0 The company is being recognized during this year’s HR Technology Conference and Exposition as one of the Awesome New Startups for HR, and Marcus will be delivering a keynote session.

Quick Shots for #HR and Business Pros – #HRTechConf Edition

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As always, this year’s HR Technology Conference and Expo was a huge success. Sean Glaze sent me his book, “ Rapid Teamwork.” The other book was “ The Young Leader: Fifty Essential Lessons to Influence & Inspire a New Generation of Leaders ” by Mark Daniel Cohen.

Corporate Culture: Your Company Is a Community

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I heard it at the Great Place to Work conference and again at the Association for Talent Development (ATD) International Conference and Expo. During the ATD conference, I had the chance to hear Michael Lee Stallard talk about his new book, Connection Culture.

Learning a New Skill Makes Your Other Skills Better

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So he got the book “ Juggling for the Complete Klutz ” to help him. It reminded me of the presentation Adam gave during last year’s KronosWorks conference. Career Development HR Tech and Social Media Leadership and Management Training and Development

Quick Shots for #HR and Business Pros – #ATD2015 Edition

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I’ve heard this topic at two conferences now. Organizations are creating internal coaching practices as part of employee career development programs. There were many sessions during the conference devoted to the art and science of storytelling.

The Fine Art of Quitting

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I’ve been to a few conferences lately that have mentioned “grit.” If you want to learn more, check out Seth Godin’s book about quitters. They assume their career will be scarred for life as a ‘quitter.’ It’s the new term for perseverance.

Quick Shots for #HR and #Business Pros – #SHRM16 Edition

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This year’s Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Annual Conference and Expo was a special one for me. Which was pretty awesome since the conference theme was all about “breakthroughs.”. I spoke at a pre-conference workshop. My second book launched!

Human Resources Shouldn’t Be a “Go-To” Function

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Side Note: The article quotes Marcus Buckingham, who is one of the keynote speakers at this year’s SHRM Annual Conference.). Or do you need a book, class, course, mentor, etc. Sometimes it’s easy to think that our own profession is the only one under the microscope.

Want More Employee Productivity? Figure Out Their “Flow”

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I was excited to see that flow is one of the topics being covered at this year’s WorkHuman conference powered by Globoforce. And, of course, I wholeheartedly recommend Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi ’s books. Career Development Leadership and Management Training and Development

Successful People Are “Givers”

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I had the privilege of speaking at the Massachusetts Conference for Women recently. Prior to our session, I had the chance to hear Adam Grant, professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and author of the book “ Give and Take: A Revolutionary Approach to Success.”

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Corporate Training: You Can Learn Anything

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Khan was the closing keynote speaker at this year’s Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Annual Conference and Expo in Washington D.C. Are organizations putting together books, videos, etc. “You only have to know one thing. You can learn anything.”.

I’m a New Manager. Now What?

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They can take a vacation or attend a conference with confidence, knowing that the department isn’t going to fall apart. SHRM-Published Books (@SHRMBooks) June 9, 2016. Onboarding a new manager isn’t the same as management or leadership development. My second book, “ Manager Onboarding: 5 Steps for Setting New Leaders Up for Success ” is a practical guide for designing and implementing a manager onboarding program. Every new manager has that moment.

CIPHR’s guide to the visiting the CIPD Annual Conference and Exhibition


Getting the maximum benefit from a show, such as the CIPD Annual Conference and Exhibition in Manchester, takes careful planning. From booking your travel and accommodation to your time with each vendor, it’s important to prepare ahead of time. Most will be happy to book an appointment for you in advance. Pack comfortable shoes and clothing to wear at the conference. Book your hotel and travel tickets as early as possible to get the best deal.

Embracing Organizational “Outsiders”

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During this year’s HR Technology Conference , I had the opportunity to hear Andrew McAfee from MIT talk about his book, “The Second Machine Age”.