More networking advice for #SHRM18 attendees

When you meet someone new at the #SHRM18 conference, do you feel it is more important to come across as being competent or being charming, that is, do you exhibit your knowledge or your warmth? Most of us would like to exhibit both, but research shows that to the other person it is more important …

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Another Revisit to A Cup of Coffee and A Chat: Networking at Its Core

With #SHRM18 coming up in June I thought this was worth a replay. I came across an article called Serendipity as Strategy, written by Michael Soto of Spark Collaboration. It was a very interesting read. He talked about the ways in which companies are working to increase employees meeting and interacting with each other. These …

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Networking is NOT just about outside connections or finding a new job: A replay

Two things prompted this replay. First, Tom Peters has a new book out named the Excellence Dividend. I will have more on it in the weeks to come. The second thing was that #SHRM18 is just under two months away, and since this post was prompted by Steve Browne, I thought that this would be …

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Future Friday: The skill sets needed for the HR professional of the future

I came across an article directed at the Chief Information Officers, in other words the IT leader, which talked about the skill sets the CIO of the future will need to have to be most effective. Not too surprisingly this skill set works well for the Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) as well. In fact …

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The importance of internal networking to the employee experience

I watched a video by Jacob Morgan called Why HR and IT Need To Get Married. He talks about the importance of these two departments working together in order to improve the employee experience. He says that providing employees new technology, usually a combined effort of both HR and IT, is not just about completing …

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Your Relationship Investment

  As you know I am an HR consultant. I specialize in helping small businesses deal with the highly complex area of employment law regulations they have to deal with on a daily basis. They do this without having anyone on staff really trained in this area. I say this to illustrate that my business …

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How to Boost Professionalism on a Small Business Budget

A Guest Post by Larry Lecuyer When meeting business acquaintances, nonverbal communication in the first seven seconds plays a decisive impact on your first impression, New York University researchers report. Missouri University of Science and Technology studies show online impressions form even faster, and website visitors evaluate your brand within two-tenths of a second. Portraying …

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Noon Report from SHRM Atlanta

I have seen two great sessions so far today. The first was by Dr. Tracey Wilen-Daugenti who talked about Future Work Skills 2020. Fascinating stuff. I am going to reserve further discussion on her talk until Friday because I want to feature it on Future Friday, my Friday topic. So stay tuned for that. The …

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Build a Network of Remarkable People

  To try to attempt to be a “solo” operator in today’s world is a defeating activity. The world it too interconnected for you to try to run your HR department, your company, your consultancy or your life without having a network to rely on. You need to build a network of remarkable people. Remarkable …

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The Psychological Value of your Social Media Network

  Most of us have a social media network that far exceeds our “in-person” network. You read all time about the importance of making sure you put the “person” into your network and get out and meet people. I have written about that several times, most strongly in A Cup of Coffee and A Chat: …

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