Just when I think I have seen just about everything happen when it comes to dealing with SHRM — the Society for Human Resource Management — something like this pops up and makes you wonder, “What could they be thinking?”
SHRM’s annual conference & exhibition, which is the single largest event in HR each year, will be held this year in Chicago June 16-19. Chicago native and former First Lady/Secretary of State/U.S. Senator Hillary Clinton will be the keynote speaker at the opening general session on Sunday.
However, SHRM says that the media will NOT be permitted to cover Secretary Clinton’s SHRM speech. Read more…
I got a SHRM Strategy Conference rejection letter last week.
Some of you might remember the last rejection I got from SHRM. If not, here’s the post on Fistful of Talent (FOT) – SHRM Doesn’t Like Us – But You Should.
Here’s the email from Rejection No. 2:
Thank you for submitting a proposal for the SHRM Strategy Conference being held September 30 – October 2, 2013 in San Diego, California. Read more…
Remember when the talk was about the great future that was available for people working in plastics?
Fast forward about 45 years, and now the discussion is about the huge changes coming to the workplace because of another trendy and cutting edge concept — robotics.
Attorney Garry Mathiason, Chairman of the Board of mega law firm Littler Mendelson, kicked off Day 2 of the Spring 2013 ERE Recruiting Conference & Expo in San Diego talking about Advanced Workplace Robots and Implications for Recruitment Strategies, and while I admit that the title doesn’t sound like something you want to sit though early in the morning on the last day of a conference, Mathiason quickly said a few things that REALLY got my attention.
Here’s one: “By 2025, robots will have taken over half of the jobs in the U.S.” Read more…
You may have missed the announcement about the reimagined Recruiting Innovation Summit on ERE.net (ERE Media is TLNT’s parent company).
This May 14-15 in San Francisco, we plan on unveiling a summit that is on the cutting edge of recruiting. We’re not just focusing on corporate recruiting, either. We’re going to be covering all aspects of the talent acquisition process. We need your help, though.
First, if you are doing something innovative in talent acquisition, we want to hear from you. We don’t care if you’re a recruiter, HR pro, sourcer, independent headhunter, consultant or vendor. If you’re a HR vendor startup, I encourage you to apply to be a part of our program via the startup competition application. For any other innovative parties, send me a quick note (email@example.com).
Second, we want you to be there. New companies and products will be making their first major appearance there. You will see things you haven’t seen before. And ultimately, our audience will decide which startup, product and process will be crowned champion.
Geez, there are getting to be a lot of you out there. And that’s why I want to ask for your help.
I don’t think I’ve written directly to readers about TLNT since we celebrated our first birthday back in June 2011, but there are a few things I wanted to catch up on.
First, I need your help. If you really like TLNT — and I’m guessing you do if you’re reading this — I’d like to ask you to vote for TLNT in the About.com Readers’ Choice Awards for best Human Resources website. It’s really simple to vote, so go here to do so. Read more…
Today’s Ignite HR presentation is one near and dear to my heart, because it gets to an issue that everyone discusses but no one ever seems to do much about — what if HR really IS its own worst enemy?
This is a topic that gets a lot of attention going back to the famous (or infamous, depending on your point of view) Fast Company article from 2005 titled Why We Hate HR? And, it is at the center of a debate that flares up from time to time that centers around one central question: what is HR’s key function to help drive an organization ahead?
Whether you fall in the camp that HR should concentrate on handling the basics and making the trains run on time, or, that human resources simply needs to be more strategic, or perhaps something else entirely, you are part of this ongoing and sometimes heated debate. Read more…
I’ve been to more HR-related conferences than I care to remember.
The problem when you go to a lot of conferences is that you end up listening to a lot of speakers, and that means you get a close-up view of the good, the bad, and the ugly when it comes to presenters.
Overall, both the very good and the not-so-good speakers stick out (think Malcolm Gladwell and Sir Richard Branson; you figure out which one is which). The rest just sort of descend into a mass of words and images that may have been mildly entertaining at one point, but now, fail to register much of naything in my brain. Read more…
It’s been an open secret for many months, but Bill Kutik, the co-chairman and driving force behind the annual HR Technology Conference & Expo, has announced that he will be retiring after the 2013 event next October in Las Vegas.
The HR Tech conference, one of the largest and most popular annual HR events, has grown from a small annual gathering to probably the single largest conference focused on HR technology and software in the world — due largely to the larger-than-life presence and over-the-top marketing skills of Kutik himself. Read more…