Tag: conferences

The Carnival of HR Returns!

Carnival HR
June 15, 2016 It's Back! Carnival of HR: I feel like we just finished sweeping up the popcorn and peanut shells from last time, and yet here we are! I'm always excited to get to host the carnival.  It's a great chance for us to stay connected to the HR community that means so much to us, and to share our platform with great authors in our space.  Thanks to all of you for visiting and reading.  Please take a few minutes to check out the links. Theme: Conferences Our theme, loosely applied as always, is around conferences.  We do a lot of them, and we were very much looking forward to SHRM16 this month.  We've realized, though, that the show starts on Father's Day this year.  That's happened in the past, and it usually kills off any chance of attending for me. …

The Problem with Vendors as Speakers

June 3, 2014     I consider myself fortunate to get to attend a number of HR conferences each year, and even more so to be invited on stage with a live microphone at many.  I've had that honor in eighteen states, as well as in other countries on two continents.  I enjoy it immensely (probably because it helps me overcome my shyness) and have made no small number of friends and professional contacts along the way.  When I joined Dovetail two years ago, though, I was very surprised to receive a call from a colleague congratulating me on the move, and letting me know I would not be invited to speak at their conference.  I was now a vendor, and vendors aren't invited to speak.  I was disappointed, but I understood. In the last two years, I've been invited to speak at…