Articles tagged 'Conferences'

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Addressing Manufacturing’s Unique Talent Management Challenges


In case you haven’t heard, manufacturing in the U.S. is making a comeback.

Despite the old and outdated notion that most American manufacturing moved overseas, manufacturing has actually been growing steadily and now supports an estimated 17.4 million jobs in the United States —about one in six private-sector jobs, according to the latest figures from the National Association of Manufacturers.

More to the point, more than 12 million Americans, or 9 percent of the workforce,  are employed directly in manufacturing.

Yes, manufacturing is a growing and critical part of our economy, and that’s one of the reasons why TLNT is putting on the first-ever HR in Manufacturing Forum Nov. 4-5 in Fort Worth, Texas. Read more…

HR Insights

Ignite HR 2014: Easy For Gandhi to Say


We’re rapidly coming to the end of our Ignite HR presentations from May’s HR Reinvention in Omaha, and I think you’ll agree, it’s been an interesting mix of subjects and insights.

Part of it, of course, is the unique Ignite HR format — five (5) minutes, 20 slides and exactly 15 seconds per slide, max — but another part is the very diverse areas that the speakers found to dig into.

Today’s presentation is pretty much defined by this message that caught my eye and has a prominent place in my notebook from the conference: You must be the change you wish to see. Read more…

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Ignite HR 2014: Horribly Valuable Lessons From Pee Wee (Not Herman)


As a very, very long week mercifully comes to an end — that’s what spending five (5) days in Florida at the SHRM annual conference does to you — it’s probably time for an Ignite HR presentation that is a little bit different.

What’s that you say? Isn’t Ignite HR already different enough?

Well, yes — you would be right. The Ignite HR format of five (5) minutes, 20 slides and exactly 15 seconds per slide, max, IS very different, but most of the presentations featured this week on TLNT from last month’s HR Reinvention in Omaha have been HR or talent management focused. Read more…

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Ignite HR 2014: The Day Integrity Died


Did you know that integrity is the opposite of hypocrisy?

I didn’t, but I learned that at HR Reinvention in Omaha last month, and I got it from the Ignite HR presentation by Janyne Peek Emsick titled The Day Integrity Died.

It was another presentation that seemed particularly suited for the Ignite HR format – five (5) minutes, 20 slides and exactly 15 seconds per slide, max — and that’s not always true. Some topics, or perhaps I should say “some people,” just aren’t able to focus their thinking into a tightly managed format.  Read more…

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Pick a Presentation: 9 Ideas For Sackett’s Talk at SHRM 2015 Las Vegas


OK gang, I want to crowd source my title for my 2015 SHRM Annual Conference presentation proposal.

I’m going to give you a list of titles and ideas, and you let me know what you think you would like to see. Or, even better yet, let me know what you’re not seeing at SHRM and let’s make that happen!

Here are my ideas: Read more…

HR News & Trends

SHRM Orlando Day 4: A Few Final Words From a Former First Lady


As the Society for Human Resource Management’s 66th annual Conference & Exhibition winds down in Orlando, here are some thoughts, reflections and insights from the better part of a week spent in hot and humid weather than is part and parcel of June in central Florida.

Day 4 speaker: Laura Bush

They did a flip-flop this year, with former First Lady Laura Bush speaking at the last general session of the SHRM conference instead at the kick-off keynote as former First Lady Hillary Clinton did last year in Chicago. Read more…

HR Insights

Ignite HR 2014: Why You Should Hire Criminals


As I’ve said before, Ignite HR is an intriguing and very different type of conference format.

Speakers get only five (5) minutes, 20 slides and exactly 15 seconds per slide for their presentation, and this makes for a fast-moving and (sometimes) memorable presentation. If nothing else, it moves the topic along pretty quickly.

It’s also why the session title is critical to pulling the audience in quickly. A highly engaging title can really help to pull people into the topic a lot quicker, and in some ways, reduce a bit the fast-moving and sometimes abrupt nature of the Ignite HR format. Read more…

HR News & Trends

SHRM Orlando Day 3: A Little Leadership Advice From the Yum Brands Chief


It’s great to hear a cheerleader for great leadership.

David Novak, the chairman and CEO of Yum Brands and the keynote speaker on Day 3 of the 2014 Society for Human Resource Management’s 66th annual Conference & Exhibition Tuesday in Orlando, is just that — an over-the-top, one-man cheering section for leadership excellence.

I had never heard Novak speak before, but he’s a top-tier businessman who leads the world’s largest restaurant company, one with more than 37,000 KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell restaurants in 125 countries, and, 1.4 million associates. Read more…

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Ignite HR 2014: Dear HR – The Machine Is Strong Within You


I’m writing this today from yet another HR/talent management conference (SHRM 2014 in Orlando), and I’ve gone to so many over the years that they are all a blur in my mind,.

As I have noted before. when you attend lots of conferences you also end up listening to a lot of speakers, and that means you get a pretty good feel for what makes a top-notch conference presentation.

What stays with me long after a conference is over is that I only tend to remember both the very good and the not-so-good speakers because their performance makes them stick out. Read more…

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SHRM Orlando Day 2: On HR Gaining influence and Today’s Tech Revolution


New York Times columnist and best-selling author Tom Friedman was the big draw on Day 2 of the Society for Human Resource Management’s 66th annual Conference & Exhibition on Monday, but I actually thought that SHRM Board Chair Bette Francis had a message that was a lot more relevant to the thousands of HR people here in Orlando.

That’s not meant to take anything away from Friedman’s talk, which was timely, relevant, and a little but scary (more on him in a bit).

Yes, Friedman was good, but the message Bette Francis delivered before Friedman’s keynote was a lot more pointed — that increasing HR’s workplace influence is a challenge that all human resource professionals must be willing to face. Read more…