Second day report from SHRM Atlanta 2014

Day two in Atlanta started off with major thunderstorms in the Atlanta area. Despite the rain the quality of presentations was not dampened. Buying software I started off the day by listening to William Tincup talk about how HR should buy software. William’s great points included: There are 22,000 HR software vendors, it is ok …

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Does LOVE Work as an Employee Relations Method?

  At the SHRM- Atlanta December meeting the speaker talked about the concept of LOVE as an effective employee relations strategy. He mentioned that with the emphasis in most businesses on the bottomline many managers are skeptical of such an approach. At the outset you could count me among them. After listening to him I …

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Metrics in HR: A Final Report from SHRM Atlanta

  The SHRM Atlanta 23rd Annual Conference ended with a session entitled HR Thinking Creatively: How All Lines of Business Affect Your Recruiting Strategy presented by Julie Moreland of PeopleClues and Dave Ryan of Melo-O-Cream Donuts International. To me their message was about developing metrics in HR. Metrics that matter. Metrics It is well known …

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A big KEY to making the most of your conference experience

  I am preparing to attend the SHRM-Atlanta 2013 conference on Monday April 29th and Tuesday April 30th. I will be blogging and live Tweeting from the sessions and the conference marketplace. Whether you are attending this conference or any of the multiple SHRM affiliated conferences here is a KEY tip for making the most …

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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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"Hire One" Program in Atlanta A Model of Success in Improving Employment

Yesterday I discussed the gloomy employment picture in my home state of Georgia. I mentioned that there was a bright spot that I wanted to talk about. It is called the “Hire One” programand it is a model of success that other metro areas can use as a model for building employment. The initiative is …

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Wrap Up of the SHRM Atlanta 20th Annual Conference: Sports, Greatness, Social Media & Creativity

Without making this too long I will try to do my wrap up the SHRM Atlanta 20th Annual conference. I started off my afternoon with an intriguing title. I mean how can you resist a session called The Shift Has Hit the Fan? Presented by Michael Hanson of Jobs2Web he talked about some of the difficulties …

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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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Report from the SHRM Atlanta 20th Annual Conference: Metrics and Legislation

The 20th annual SHRM-Atlanta conference is running full bore. I have attended two sessions this morning. Both have provided some scary news. The first session was part of the Business Acumen & Leadership track. The session was entitled The Most Important Organizational Performance Metrics: What Every HR Organization Should Be Measuring. It was presented by …

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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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