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Difficult to fill?

There is more talk at this year’s SHRM Annual Conference about recruiting difficulties than there has been during my previous visits to this conference. We 1st heard about this from the perspective of Mike Rowe. He pointed out that we … Continue reading

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What I am looking forward to at #SHRM16

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As another SHRM Annual conference looms in my immediate future, I find myself looking forward to several things during this time in Washington DC.  On the keynote side of the house, Amy Cuddy (author of Presence) is the one I … Continue reading

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Confessions of a serial SHRM speaker

  Many people know Karl Ahlrichs after seeing him speak at local, state, and national SHRM events. For all but 2 of the last 20 years, Karl has been a fixture at SHRM Annual Conferences and returns to Washington DC … Continue reading

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It’s the people!

  The title of this post sums up what makes something memorable or not. Yes, it’s the people! For the 5th, 6th or maybe 7th time (sorry I’ve lost count) I was fortunate enough to attend the SHRM Volunteer Leader … Continue reading

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That one BIG thing

As 2014 winds down, I find myself looking back on what has been an eventful year. My role as HR Director found me entering into negotiations with labor unions for the first time. All five unions reached agreements (some more … Continue reading

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Confidence in Competence

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Much of the talk at this year’s SHRM Volunteer Leader Summit centered around the newly launched HR certification. My count at the number of mentions of it stopped after I decided if each mention demanded a drink, I would have … Continue reading

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Reporting back

I am fortunate to be able to attend more than my fair share of HR conferences. With more great conferences coming up, I find myself thinking about some conversations with attendees at the last couple of conferences I’ve attended. As … Continue reading

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Exhibit Hall Insights from #SHRM14

I spent much of the day Monday roaming the HUGE exhibit hall at the 2014 SHRM Annual Conference. This was by design as my previous venture to SHRM in Chicago ended before I could make it all the way through. … Continue reading

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Are you too formal at work?

In his Monday morning session at #SHRM14, Steve Browne urged those attending his session to be themselves at all times, even at work! Now I know this may frighten some of you as much as the thought of missing out … Continue reading

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Life Less Ordinary

I start this post as I hurdle along at 501 mph in seat 30C over the skies of Ohio on my way to the 2014 SHRM Annual Conference in Orlando.  It occurs to me that I am very fortunate in … Continue reading

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