Where do we go from here? #SHRM15

#SHRM15 the conference is a wrap! We had a lot of fun, it was really hot, I met great people, hung out with old friends, and had a classy time!


Now that we’ve learned lots of great tips and tools and received some wonderful advice, it’s time to get to work! Where should we start? Well let’s talk about engagement.. Engagement is something we learned a LOT about this week. Let me recap:

  • Throw employee engagement surveys away
  • Use these tools to increase employee engagement
  • Send employee engagement surveys more often
  • Employee engagement is all wrong
  • Rebuild your employee engagement

we are screwed

All of these tips are from different sessions that happened at #SHRM15. Depending on who you listened to, you could be totally confused now. If you are confused, let me help you out. Let’s start with what your organization needs. What metrics are you not happy with in your organization? Where can your organization stand to improve? What works for my organization may not work for yours, but that doesn’t mean I shouldn’t share what we did with you. I share with you what worked for us, what challenges we had to overcome, why certain things worked better than others and then you get to decide what applies to your organization and which route you are going to try. Don’t get caught up in the mixed messages you hear at conference, rather listen closely and take notes as these presenters are sharing with you what works for them and/or their clients. Identify your internal pain points and use the best practices shared with you at conference to start building the answer for your organization.

I love conference and I get a TON of great ideas while at conference and I know you get a ton of ideas as well! What are some ideas that you had while at conference this year? What are you planning on implementing in your organization now that we are back to work?

Author: Kristina H. Minyard, SHRM-CP, PHR

My goal is to challenge the way we view, measure, and utilize HR and recruiting in a positive and encouraging way. I love working in HR and value the network of HR professionals that I also call friends. I'm always learning from my fellow HR pros and find comfort in their expertise. I'm an active member of my local SHRM chapter (NASHRM) and a total HR enthusiast! My HR related knowledge is a mix of recruiting, retaining, engaging and just plain helping people discover their passion. I'm a follower of Christ, Wife, Mom, Corporate Recruiter, Blogger, problem solver, runner, Sports FANATIC & Razorback surviving amongst the [crimson] tide! You can find me on twitter & Instagram: @HRecruit Snapchat: kminny32 Google+: https://plus.google.com/+KristinaMinyard LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/kristinahutto/ Thoughts here (and on all my social media channels) are mine and do not represent the thoughts/beliefs of my employer. Why would I name my blog HR Pockets? Read about it in my first post years ago!!

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