The Future of HR is in relationships- Four Tips for the #SHRM18 Conference

I originally wrote this for the #SHRM15 conference, but it still applies to #SHRM18 which starts next week. I have written a number of times that the future of HR is to keep the “human” in human resources. As technology advances and jobs consisting of tasks become increasingly automated the one area that will not …

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#SHRM 17- Report on Patrick Lencioni

Day three of the conference started off with a keynote address by Patrick Lencioni, the author of the book The Ideal Team Player and founder of The Table Group. His presentation was very interesting and I have tried to capture the high points below. The old model Lencioni started off by telling us that the …

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#SHRM17 Report- Technology and background checks: An Interview with First Advantage

This year at #SHRM17 I was focusing more on future views and technology such at Artificial Intelligence (AI) and what companies were doing to incorporate these advances in technology. Last year at #SHRM16 I interviewed Michael Pilnick of First Advantage. In that interview I had asked Pilnick what he saw as the challenges his industry …

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Future Friday: Lessons from the SHRM conference

I have just returned from the SHRM17 conference that was held in New Orleans. With hundreds of sessions and over 17,000 attendees it was a busy time. I looked for themes while attending sessions, conducting interviews, and visiting vendors. Naturally compliance was a major issue, as it always is. Vendors were interested in showing their …

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Report from Day 3 of #SHRM17

Tuesday at #SHRM17 started off with a rousing presentation from Patrick Lencioni, CEO  The Table Group. Patrick’s theme was selecting the right team. He had a great deal of information but the information that I thought was most important to record was his advice on selecting the right team. He said: We need to stop focusing …

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A #SHRM16 Interview with Ray Bixler of SkillSurvey

I have to admit that I have long said that reference checks have limited value. Let me differentiate that from background checks of which I am a big proponent. However, after interviewing Ray Bixler of SkillSurvey I may have to change my tune. Getting rid of the phone According to Bixler, who has been the …

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Report from #SHRM15: The USDOL Causes a Buzz

The morning of the last day of the #SHRM15 conference started with Dr. Oz. I was prepared not to be all that interested in what he had to say, but he was actually pretty interesting. Here are some of his pearls of wisdom from my Tweets: HR is the cutting edge of healthcare because we …

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Report from #SHRM15 Part 2

The day started with a HUGE dose of Steve Browne. If you are not familiar with Steve he is an HR executive in Ohio. He is an advocate of culture, not just good culture, but great culture. Some of my tweets from that session include: HR should not do things they should “do” people! Culture …

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