First Day Report from SHRM Atlanta 2014

The first day of the 24th iteration of the SHRM Atlanta 2014 started off with a bang with awards being handed out to great HR departments and pros. It was nice to see HR applauded for great work. Keynote address Next up was HR pro extraordinaire Jennifer McClure giving the opening keynote. She talked to …

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Wrap Up of SHRM Atlanta Conference: Final

This is the conclusion of my wrap up of the SHRM Atlanta conference. To me, as I have said before, a great deal of the value of attending a conference can be found in the marketplace. This gives you an opportunity to interact with vendors and learn about new innovations, new programs, and new offers. …

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Wrap Up of SHRM Atlanta Conference: Part 3

This is Part 3 of my wrap up of the SHRM Atlanta conference. The sessions I followed were still in the Law and Legislation track. First up was Manage Your Employees or Get Out of the Way! (Ten Rules for Helping Your Managers Prevent Costly Lawsuits.) presented by Chad Shultz of Ford & Harrision LLP. …

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The Value of Attending an HR Conference

I will be attending, Tweeting from, and blogging about the SHRM-Atlanta 2012 conference being held Tuesday March 13th and 14th. I ALWAYS dervive a great deal of value from attending an HR conference,¬†including education, connections and networking, exposure to new ideas and products in the marketplace and of course connecting with old friends whom I …

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Blogging and Tweeting in HR

There are many HR bloggers and Tweeters out in the world. Probably more tweeters than bloggers. Blogging is tough and you have to have a desire to be a writer, particularly since to be an effective blogger you have to produce content… a lot of content. Since I am wrapped up in the social media …

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Want to network, learn and have fun? Attend a Conference!

¬†We all know the value of networking. We all know the value of learning. And of course we all know the value of having fun. So why not combine them into one event? If you want to network, learn and have fun then try attending a conference! There are plenty of them around. But let …

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2nd Report on SHRM Atlanta: Building a Better City – Social Awarness

I had the opportunity to sit in on a lunch where there was a panel discussion composed of a distinguished panel discussing the subject of Building a Better Atlanta. The panel consisted of the Mayor of Atlanta, Kaseem Reed, Sam Williams of the Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, Mike Cote the CEO of Secureworks and Ed …

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HR Conferences: Highlighting SHRM-Atlanta's 20th

HR Florida has started today and it has promise for being a great conference. Conferences can be a great professional development tool. The opportunities for learning and connecting are limited only by your time and willingness to attend. Since you cannot make it to HR Florida, unless you are already there, you need to look …

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Getting the Most Value from a Conference: The Marketplace is Where It Is AT!

I have returned to the office from having attended the SHRM-Atlanta Fall Conference in Atlanta, Georgia. The conference was pretty well done. As in all conferences there were a number of topic tracks you could choose from. I spent the majority of my seesion times on compliance issues ( I know that is so out …

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