Monday, June 28, 2010

Keeping up with the SHRM Conference

A reminder that you can keep up with the real time posts from SHRM on Twitter via the hashtag #SHRM10. Also, SHRM is publishing the SHRM Conference Daily for your reading pleasure to see what the official voices from SHRM have to say. Check them out here. Another option is to keep up with the conference by going to the annual conference website. And finally, you can read my previous post about the bloggers and folks on twitter I recommend following throughout their conference experiences.

Friday, June 25, 2010

SHRM Annual Conference Starts Tomorrow

I'm sad to not be attending the #SHRM10 conference in San Diego, but I know that my HR friends from across the country will be doing their best to keep me and those who aren't attending informed. Plus, I have lots going on this weekend including the TEARS Foundation walk, the Greenwood Car Show, and the Shoreline Arts Festival. My hope for the attendees is that they will receive a renewed enthusiasm for the human resources profession that continues to grow, change, be vilified, be loved, and is never dull.

Here are some folks you should follow if you want to keep up with the conference in no particular order:

A month or so ago I was at the Snoqualmie Casino east of Seattle about 40 miles. We got our first look at Rockaoke and the song that struck me was an old favorite by Hall & Oates. This guy killed it and I don't necessarily think in a good way. So I thought I would share this video with you on the eve of the 2010 conference since Hall & Oates are the featured performers on Tuesday night. I sure hope they sing it better than this guy.

For more information on the conference, visit the SHRM website. I look forward to hearing the thoughts of my fellow HR bloggers and their reactions/impressions to/from the conference. Safe travels and have fun!

Also, don't forget about the TweetUp on Monday night at 6pm.

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

I Have A Brain Cloud

This was my Facebook update yesterday. If you lived through the 80s, you may remember the 1990 movie Joe Vs. The Volcano, a really funny film starring a mulleted Tom Hanks, with the ever changing characters of Meg Ryan. Below is the scene when Joe quits his job with the quick mention of the brain cloud.

My only HR advice for today is don't let your place of employment be like the one that is shown in the clip for your sake and your employees.

When my brain cloud passes, I'll be back with a more thoughtful post. And just to prove that I'm not the only blogger who blogs while sick, here are some posts I found yesterday in my Google Reader catch up session.

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Motivation by Dan Pink

Here's another cool presentation via RSA Animate featuring Daniel Pink, who I saw speak at the 2007 SHRM Annual Conference. He's a fascinating speaker, and adding a little jazzy animation to his talk, only makes it better.

Curious what motivates you? Your employees? Having purpose is key. It's worth the watch.

Thanks to my friend since third grade for posting this on Facebook. :)