Using #SHRM18 to go from Influencer to decision-maker

This post is a replay from the #SHRM16 conference of two years ago. Although the dates and location are different, the lessons written about will apply to the #SHRM18 next week in Chicago. Pay attention. The SHRM national convention will be held in [Chicago] this month from June [17th through the 2oth].  I am once again attending …

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#SHRM16 Report- Day 2: Visiting the Vendors

Although I hit two great concurrent sessions today and a very interesting keynote address I will talk about them at another time. I wanted to highlight some of the vendors I have visited. I look for some of the smaller vendors, not exclusively, but generally some that have an interesting product or service. Ultimate Software …

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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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Learning at a Conference: It Is More Than The Sessions

Over my career I have been to a decent number of conferences, both national and local. I have learned something every time. The conference sessions and keynote talks are sometimes informative, sometimes not. A known speaker will sometimes delight and sometimes disappoint. An unknown may reveal themselves as a “star” of the future. I have …

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