Tag Archives: INSHRM

12 years

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Twelve years is a long time to do anything. For the last 12 years I’ve been fortunate to serve as a volunteer leader for the Indiana State Council of SHRM. In that time we’ve accomplished a great many things together. … 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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It’s all a system

The dilemma that faces me from my own question… What class (in high school, college, or grad school) influences you now in a way that you did not anticipate at the time you originally took the class? There have been … 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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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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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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RIF at #ILSHRM13

During my days as a ride operator at Kings Island, we had our little codes that referred to the things that our guests did or did not do.  One of them, RIF, still remains as one of my favorites.  RIF … Continue reading

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4 ways to tell if your HR department is like Congress

You’ve likely heard the classic line: ‘If the opposite of pro is con, then the opposite of progress must be Congress…” Unfortunately, given the state that we find ourselves in right now, that is quite true.  Since the new Congress … Continue reading

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A conference shouldn’t end at the convention hall door

This post originally appeared on the blog of the Illinois State Council – SHRM as I prepare to be part of the event August 18-20, 2013 in suburban Chicago!  To learn more, click here ——————————————————————————————– “I’m Brad and I’m a … Continue reading

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The season of HR conferencing

As we enter late summer in the Northern Hemisphere, the season in the North Central region of SHRM turns not to autumn, but to conference.  This week, both the Illinois and Missouri State Councils held their state conferences and other … Continue reading

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