A poetry slam, swanky Marcus Buckingham sware' and an 80's jam couldn't keep me from waking up at 6am to hustle over to the HR Capital of the Universe. I step into the Vegas heat, my heart pumping pure mini-bar, then jump into a bus blasting a Rico Suave / Maria Maria mash up at 10,000 watts. It's Day 3 at the SHRM Annual Conference and there is no time for Tom Foolery... We've got knowledge to consume.
What a better way to wake up than with HR's Global Ambassador of Awesome Mr. Steve Browne. Steve has been advocating his love for HR for years in social media and through his hard-fought human connections. He is simply one of the most giving people in the profession.
The Key to Delivering Defensible Data at an #HR Conference? Quote Yourself! via @sbrownehr #SHRM15 pic.twitter.com/E7v6V5EkB5— David Kovacovich (@DavidKovacovich) June 30, 2015
Employee Surveys Don't Ask Employees Real Opinion... We Use Them To Validate What We Already Believe via @sbrownehr #SHRM15— David Kovacovich (@DavidKovacovich) June 30, 2015
You Are Confined Only By The Walls You Build Yourself via @sbrownehr #SHRM15 pic.twitter.com/bLyFoSaRvX— David Kovacovich (@DavidKovacovich) June 30, 2015
Mika Brzezinski brought a delightfully empowering message to the female dominated crowd. Her lipstick also matched her sweater (I think you get extra points for that).
In an unfortunate incident J Hud's Crew decided to sound check during Jason Lauritsen's Smart Stage presentation. I hope he throws swag left over from the Exhibitor Hall on stage during her set.
Bryan Wempen Wrote a Book... you should buy it!
@bryanwempen is signing copies of his books #NoteToSelf and #DancingWithBigData in the #SHRM15 @SHRMStore ! pic.twitter.com/v1qd2EBabt— Andi Cale (@SHRMStore) June 30, 2015
The Day Crescendo-ed with a presentation chalk full of data and strategy from Brendan Browne of Linked-In. Not for the less strategic HR Pros, this session was ultra-precise in the step-by-step process of using data to find talent.... and executing the recruiting plan.
Recruiting Strategy Part Two: Measure Dollars to Spend vs Market Affinity via @linkedincareers #SHRM15— David Kovacovich (@DavidKovacovich) June 30, 2015
So there you have it from one Browne to another and everything in-between. It was another truly inspiring day at the SHRM Annual Conference. I could not be more grateful to have the opportunity to be part of the SHRM Blog Squad! It's been a thrill of a lifetime to write, present and brainstorm with all of the talented positive thinkers in Las Vegas this week.
One More Day to Go!