Last September, I had the opportunity to attend and speak at the 2016 IBM HR Summit, held in Boston Massachusetts.
While at the Summit, I enjoyed learning more about more about how Fortune 1000 HR and business leaders are addressing challenges and creating opportunities in the areas of candidate experience, employee experience, talent analytics, workforce science, and cognitive solutions.
I also had the opportunity to share some of my thoughts in this 2-minute video below about the challenges CHRO’s face, how they can add value, and how the role of human resources is evolving.
What do you think? What’s ahead for HR and CHRO’s in 2017?
I’m honored to be the opening keynote speaker at the upcoming Southern Indiana SHRM Full-Day Conference on April 12, 2017!
The theme for the conference is “What’s Your Brand?”, and I’ll be speaking on the topic – “Defining and Communicating Your Personal Brand”.
I’m looking forward to connecting with HR and business leaders who will be attending the event!
My goal with this presentation is to challenge recruiters and talent acquisition leaders to think creatively about how to approach recruiting talent now – and in the future – and also to consider whether following “best practices” will lead to success if everyone else is doing the same thing.
The folks at CareerBuilder did a great job of summarizing several of the key points from the program, and have used the information to put together an informative guide titled: “From Best Practices To Next Practices: Your Guide To The Future of Recruitment”.
Topics covered in the presentation and summary guide include:
Finding People For Jobs vs. Matching People With Work
Recruitment Marketing vs. Relationship Marketing
Employer Branding vs. Employee Branding
Job Ads vs. Sales Copy
External Hires vs. Internal Hires
Employee Referral Bonuses vs. Employee Referral Education
Talent Communities vs. Resources For Communities
Future recruitment success means choosing a path of creativity and innovation in your recruitment strategy, which is imperative as the competition for top talent continues to heat up. I believe the difference will be made based upon whether you choose to implement BEST practices or NEXT practices in recruitment.
The choice is yours to make. Which path will you choose?
I make my living as a professional communicator, which means I have the honor of speaking with audiences at over 50 corporate, association and conference events each year. Whenever possible, I like to attend other sessions at these events – because I enjoy learning, and I also want to watch great speakers, so I can continue to grow and improve as a speaker myself.
Last year, I attended a conference breakout session led by a speaker with an impressive title. His bio listed many professional accomplishments and years of experience in a topic that I was very interested in learning more about. Even though his session was scheduled a few hours before my closing keynote, I made a point to get to the venue early in order to take advantage of the opportunity to learn from him.
Unfortunately, very quickly into the 75 minute session, it became clear that learning was going to be a challenge. Even though his professional experience and accomplishments related to the subject were impressive, the speaker conveyed zero excitement or passion for the findings of the case studies and research that he was sharing, and he didn’t seem to care at all about connecting with the the audience.
Pretty soon, in an effort to salvage the time investment as a learning opportunity, my note taking shifted towards capturing quotes and actions from the speaker that affected my ability to learn from him.
I’ve been in a mood lately. A little restless. A lot ready for something new. And while I now know that this is good news, I didn’t always feel that way.
I have a history of restlessness in my life. A personal life that has taken more twists and turns than the girl who grew up on an isolated Tennessee farm could ever have expected, and a career that has morphed into a life spent as a certifiable introvert, whose job is all about people.
And it’s all good.
But getting here hasn’t been without uncertainty, struggle, missteps, wrong steps and pain.