Getting Ready for SHRM 2011 Conference – See You There

Getting Ready for SHRM 2011 Conference – See You There Out of the various conferences that the America’s Job Exchange team attends each year, one of the most productive and valuable is the annual SHRM Conference (Society for Human Resource Management). This year’s conference, which kicks off June 26th in Las Vegas, Nevada, proves to be just as informative as last, with several topic areas that we’ll be focusing on as they directly relate to our job seeker and employer communities.We’ve outlined several sessions below that should prove beneficial as you coordinate your diversity hiring strategies throughout the year. The event is also a good opportunity to see the direction of the HR profession and the issues that will impact job search activity in the year to come. If you have not made the decision to attend, we encourage you to do so. The event is a prime opportunity to network with HR professionals, attend multiple educational sessions, and review the latest products and services offered by participating exhibitors, to name a few. Our Top Picks:

  1. Defining Strategies for Military Talent – This all day workshop focuses on developing a comprehensive strategy, including reasons to hire veterans, ensuring a military-friendly culture, and action steps to develop to how to implement a strategy.
    • Why attend? Approximately 22 million men and women in the civilian non-institutional population ages 18 and over are veterans. Not only do these job seekers bring unique talents and skills that translate well to civilian careers, these job seekers – who contributed a great service to our country, should be a core part of your hiring strategy as you look to enrich your talent pool.
  2. Federal Contractor & Subcontractor Compliance – This session covers the details required for affirmative action planning, who is required to meet these guidelines and what it means to federal contractors or federal contractors.
    • Why attend? As the session stipulates, before you receive an OFFCP audit letter you should understand all requirements needed to meet OFCCP compliance, from distribution and job posting requirements to state employment websites, all the way through to reporting requirements necessary to meet regulations.

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