Last week, Digital Risk’s Talent Management Group leaders made a splash at the largest HR Conference in the world, Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) Annual Conference & Exposition. With more than 15,000 attendees, 200 sessions, 100 speakers, and celebrity keynote speakers, including Former First Lady Laura Bush, ABC’s “Good Morning America” Co-anchor Robin Roberts, New York Times Columnist and Pulitzer Prize-winning Author Tom Friedman, and Yum! Brands Chairman and CEO David Novak, our Talent Management Group D-Riskers were afforded innumerable learning opportunities.
SHRM’s annual conference includes top trends and topics affecting today’s HR professional, including health care reform, workplace flexibility, employment regulation, social media recruiting and more. Much of the value in attending this conference stems from the dialogue of ground-breaking HR trends and best practices. Discussions regarding global workforce changes can even benefit non-HR professionals. For example, Tom Friedman explains “Google doesn’t care what (applicants) know … All Google cares about is what you can do with what you know. That’s all that anybody cares about anymore. And they don’t care about where you learned it or how you learned it.”
As a proponent of growth and learning, Digital Risk felt strongly about sending our HR team to this conference, as well as sharing our growth and learning experiences with the SHRM community. That said, Sr. Director of Talent Management Group Keri Gasiorowski actually led two sessions at the conference. Her first session, “High-Powered, High-Volume Recruiting”, explained how internal corporate recruiting teams can revamp their staffing model to create an environment that supports large-volume hiring success. Her second session, “Fast Lane: Creating Purposeful Progression Programs for High Potential College Graduates”, shared how to create a business case and implement a “fast lane” program that cultivates the talents of high performing college graduates to meet company core competency and performance requirements.
While at the conference, held June 21-25 at the Orange County Convention Center, Digital Risk leaders attended sessions and met with HR experts to learn the most innovative and successful approaches to talent acquisition, employment law, leadership development, internal communications, training, HR business management, and employee engagement and recognition. The knowledge attained during this event is vitally important to the success of the company, as Digital Risk believes our people are our most valuable asset. Exciting things are ahead in the world of Digital Risk Talent Management. Stay tuned!