How to Make the Most of SHRM17

Today marks the first day of the SHRM17 Annual Conference and Exposition in New Orleans.  For the next four days, thousands of HR professionals across the globe will converge for a fun filled few days of education and camaraderie.   Attendees will have an opportunity to listen to amazing keynote speakers, take part in educational seminars and workshops, speak to hundreds of exhibitors, and attend a variety of entertainment venues and after hour parties.

With four jam-packed days of excitement, here are a few tips to help you organize your attendance and maximize your time. Click here to read more.

Top 5 Reasons to Attend SHRM17 in New Orleans

As the world’s largest HR professional society, The Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) has organized an amazing HR conference in vibrant New Orleans on June 18 to June 21. Visit SHRM17 Annual Conference for more information.

Although there are numerous reasons to attend the SHRM17 Annual Conference, here are the Top 5 reasons you should be there this weekend.

  • Expert HR Advice

This year’s lineup of speakers is next to none. You’ll hear from business leaders, strategists, practitioners and like minded HR professionals who will provide you with fresh insight, proven-to-work HR fundamentals, as well as ground-breaking new systems to improve your practices and reshape your business. Click here to read more.

The Importance of Training, Development and Recertification

There’s no doubt that training and development programs help employees shape the direction of their careers.  Yet for a several reasons, many companies fail to create programs to help employees upgrade or acquire new skills. Sometimes it’s due to bureaucracy, other times training and development is an afterthought. Either way, if you are not giving employees an opportunity to better themselves, your talent may eventually leave for greener pastures.

5 Reasons to Provide Training and Development Programs to Your Employees:

  1. Training Supports Succession Planning
    By providing ongoing training, your employees are able to develop the necessary leadership and decision making skills needed for more senior roles.
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recruitDC Spring 2017 Review

Last week, we went to recruitDC to learn more tricks and trends of recruiting and talent acquisition. This was a sold out event with more attendees than ever before. For people who are wondering if recruiting is dead … no it’s not!

Here are some key takeaways from the recuitDC event:

What is Recruiting?

You would think that “recruiting” would be easily defined, but there is dissention among professionals on what recruiting is. The morning keynote, Perri Chase, says recruiting is NOT sales & marketing, but a partnership that involves both sides (employer and candidate). Click here to read more.

HoCo HRS Happy Hour on June 13

The HR SOURCE YouTube Contest

The HR SOURCE has created a YouTube channel! This channel will be dedicated to broadcasting our monthly live chats on a variety of HR issues and other special events and is called “The HR SOURCE Live.”

Congratulations to Jennifer Stahl of winning the Amazon Echo. Thank you for subscribing to our channel and we would ask if you can pay it forward for others who are interested in the HR field to SUBSCRIBE to our channel.

The HR SOURCE Live – SHRM17 Preview

Next week is the annual SHRM Conference in New Orleans and we are here to preview it with the people who know the ins and outs of the SHRM Conference: Ryan Namata.

For more information about the SHRM17 Conference, go to

The HR SOURCE Live – Suzie Grieco

Our next The HR SOURCE Live chat will be with Suzie Grieco, President of SG2 Recruiting. Suzie will be discussing the trends of recruiting and talent acquisition today.

About Suzie Grieco:

Suzie transitioned from a career in sales and marketing for a national media organization to become a top recruiter for a local technology staffing agency supporting commercial organizations in the financial and telecommunication industries as well as government agencies. After nearly five years of learning about and truly loving the recruiting discipline, which she considered to be the intersection of Marketing and Human Capital, she researched executive search and corporate recruiting firms to identify a new challenge. Click here to read more.

4 Simple Hacks to Help You Find the “Best” Candidates

While we all have a different idea of who the best candidate for our positions is, the path to locating him or her is remarkably similar across all industries. If your recruiting efforts have left you feeling like youre in search of a unicorn, make use of these tips to ease your search.

1) Clearly Define What You Want in Your Job Description

For some, this is a very tricky task. Theres often the temptation to overload a description with wants, rather than needs, or to leave it too vague, in the hopes that more people will respond. Click here to read more.

4 Powerful Ways to Use Networking to Boost Recruiting

As HR professionals, were always looking for the right candidates and keeping tabs on who might be a good fit for upcoming positions. This simple technique makes recruiting much easier, but there are lots more ways to use networking to help you stay ahead of the hiring game. Heres a quick look at four things you should be doing now.

1. Connect, Don’t Just Like

Were all on social media by now- so much that companies like Facebook have changed up algorithms and people only see a fraction of activity on their walls. Click here to read more.