Tomorrow I’m heading to Las Vegas. I’m attending the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Annual Conference. This isn’t my first SHRM Annual – in fact, my first SHRM conference (more than a few years ago) was also in Las Vegas. At that time, a small earthquake happened – let’s hope history doesn’t repeat itself.
The reason I’m writing this post is because last year I attended a blogging conference and, during the event, I met someone who posted an introduction on her blog. It made me realize that sometimes we take for granted that everyone knows who we are and what we’re all about.
For those of you who are regular readers of HR Bartender, thank you so much! I very much appreciate it. And for those who don’t know much about HR Bartender, here’s a quick intro:
I’ve been blogging for about 7 years. You might be wondering where the name HR Bartender comes from. Here’s an explanation. A recently SHRM survey named HR Bartender one of the top five blogs read by human resources professionals.
When I’m not blogging, I’m a training and human resources consultant. I have clients all over the world but most of my work in done in South Florida. Oh, and I just published my first book, “Essential Meeting Blueprints for Managers.”
I believe strongly in volunteerism. I’ve served as president of my local SHRM chapter as well as director of the Florida State Council, also an affiliate of SHRM. I served by appointment from then Florida Governor Jeb Bush to the Governor’s Alliance for the Employment of Citizens with Disabilities. Currently, I serve as co-lead on the SHRM Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility special expertise panel.
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If you happen to be at the conference, I will be speaking on the SmartStage on Wednesday, July 1 at 11:30a on “Office Politics and Meetings: How to Manage Egos and Expectations.” I hope you’ll find time to stop by and say hello.
So that’s a bit about me…your turn! Tell us about yourself.0