I don’t know about you, but I’m geeked about the upcoming State SHRM Conference season !! Now, some of you reading this think that this will launch into either a “pro” or “anti” SHRM post. Sorry to disappoint you. This is just to get you excited about doing something that ALL HR professionals should do . . . get involved and get professional development !!
I saw some tweets this last week that were highlighting the upcoming #ILSHRM and #INSHRM conferences and someone was comparing these two great events. They both look great !! I’m also excited to see HR Florida and Wisconsin SHRM !! You know that I’m extremely geeked about our own #OHSHRM too !!
It doesn’t make sense to compare and contrast these events. What matters more is that HR comes together as a profession. We spend so much time picking things apart that we miss the outstanding things that events like these provide.
I am anticipating the tweets and posts that will emanate from all of these conferences. I’m not able to attend all of them, but I can “participate” through the great speakers, social media forums and blogs. We need to continue to seek ways to bring our profession together because we will have more strength and relevance in the business community if we do this. There are still WAY too many HR professionals who continue to fight the good fight on their own.
Let’s change this !!
All next week, reach out to someone in HR you know who isn’t connected. That could be connected to peers, connected through HR chapters, or connected on Social Media. Then, connect them !! We can’t break the “echo chamber” that people contine to write about without action and being intentional.
The reality of seeing hundreds of HR pros at State Conferences excites me !! I think it should excite you too !!