We are super excited to be heading to the Windy City next week for the #SHRM18 Annual Conference and Expo! This conference is THE event to attend for HR professionals to gain powerful and relevant training, professional development, have opportunities to network with others and stay up to date on the latest compliance and cultural trends that affect every organization. With a mix of mega and concurrent sessions, a smart stage for snippets of learning, and a huge expo to demo various products and solutions, this conference has it all!
It’s also an excellent opportunity to hear from an impressive lineup of keynote speakers like Malala Yousafzai and Adam Grant. I’m sure both are great, but I am most excited to hear from Sheryl Sandberg, who will be closing the conference and likely send us off in an inspirational way! I even re-read her book Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead in anticipation!
Additionally, Hire Ventures will be hosting a meet-up networking event on Sunday evening for other HR Consultants, HR Business Owners, and Independents. Every entrepreneur knows that it can be challenging to build a business. I wanted to have an event that would allow us to connect, collaborate and network with other like-minded HR entrepreneurs!
Initially, I was thinking this would be a handful of people meeting in a hotel bar, and it has since turned into over 60 RSVPs! Luckily, I have a great relationship with a particular recruiting software company who has graciously offered to help with my event. Phew! Either way, I’m really excited about making new connections, strengthening existing relationships, and coming away from #SHRM18, ready to crush the last half of 2018!