5 Reads: How to #SHRM17 Edition

Do you know how to #SHRM17? 

In short order over 15,000 HR nerds will descend upon New Orleans Louisiana for the SHRM Annual Conference (#SHRM17). It will be HUGE, it will be epic, and it will be overwhelming.

That said, it doesn’t have to be stressful.

Once a month I post “5 Reads” that have me thinking. This go around, I’m sharing 5 articles/posts that I have found helpful as I prep for #SHRM17. This will be my sixth consecutive annual conference, and while this certainly ain’t my first rodeo, knowing what to expect is key.

Here are five reads that will help get you #SHRM17 ready: 

#SHRM17 Bloggers are “All In”- Online and IRL

Andrew Morton. The SHRM Blog

Key Quote:Whether you’re attending the conference in person, or watching all the action via social media, you’ll want to keep up with this amazing group of HR professionals starting now and continuing well beyond June’s activities in New Orleans. We are honored to host this powerful group of #SHRM17 bloggers and cannot wait to connect them with all of you- online and IRL at #SHRM17!”  Read the rest here


10 Tips for #SHRM17 Final Prep

Solve HR Inc.

Key Quote:It’s time to make final plans for #SHRM17 in New Orleans. SHRM has an amazing experience ready for us this year! If you have attended before, then you know that just a little bit of planning on the front end will ensure you capture all of the many benefits of the conference. Follow these ten tips to help you get the most out of your #SHRM17 experience.”  Read the rest here


13 Tips for #SHRM17 Conference Attendees

Sharlyn Lauby. HR Bartender

Key Quote:If you’ve never been to a SHRM Annual Conference before or it’s been a few years, let me tell you – it’s a big conference. We’re talking tens of thousands of people. Don’t let that scare you. It also means the conference offers something for everyone…if you prepare yourself properly. So, here’s my list of tips for people who are planning to go to the event.Read the rest here


The 2017 Unofficial SHRM Party Guide

Jessica Miller-Merrell. Workology

Key Quote:THE SHRM Unofficial Party Guide for the 2017 Annual SHRM Conference in New Orleans is Under Way. I’m so excited to be in New Orleans and soon. We will be publishing the NOLA party guide for the annual conference in early June. These parties and events tend to sell out fast. If you want to be first in line to receive them, simply complete the form below or text ‘SHRM’ to 55678.”  Sign Up HERE.


5 Ways to Tackle #SHRM17 With Project Management

Carlos Escobar. The SHRM Blog

Yup, this is a shameless plug for an article I wrote. But hey, it’s on topic and it’s the first time one of my posts got published by SHRM !  #Geeked !!!

Special thanks to Jessica Miller-Merrell for submitting this to SHRM, and for giving me the opportunity to write for Workology

Key Quote:In a few short weeks, over 15,000 HR professional will gather in New Orleans to learn from the best in the business. It can be overwhelming to take on an event like this, and although there is no shortage of tips and tricks available online, having the right approach can make all the difference.”  Read the rest here. 


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