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Get in synch with the most important lessons learned from SHRM 2013. We know that you are probably one busy HR Manager, and sometimes even events like SHRM can seem a world away. That’s why we aim to provide you with daily updates from the day’s sessions and speakers. At the end of the event, 13,000 people will be heading home with lessons they’ve learned, tips on becoming a better manager, insights from international speakers, and knowledge that will last them a lifetime.

We don’t want you to miss out on that opportunity!
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SHRM Day 2 coverage – HR’s future and making giving a priority

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Day two of SHRM 2013 went off without a hitch, and we got up bright and early to learn from the brightest minds in HR. We want to take you on a recount of yesterday morning’s events, keynotes and lessons’ learned.

The first session of the morning was The Future of HR: Four Keys for Creating Competitive Advantage Through Innovative People Strategies,  hosted by Jennifer McClure, President, UnbridledTalent LLC.

The changing roles in HR
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SHRM 2013 Day 1 Coverage – Keynotes and Leadership

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Nearly 15,000 HR professionals and business leaders packed the Grand Ballroom at McCormick Place in Chicago for the official kickoff of SHRM 2013. The event, fittingly, began in true Chicago fashion with a lively rendition of Soul Man, complete with dark shades and sharp fedoras.
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Hiring mistakes, the cost of a bad hire

When it comes to costly workplace mistakes, few carry as hefty a price tag as making a bad hire.

According to recent CareerBuilder survey, consisting of more than 6,000 hiring managers and human resource professionals worldwide, more than half of employers in each of the 10 largest world economies have felt the affects of a bad hire.
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How to attract top Millennal talent

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By Scott Westcott

What’s it take to attract millennial talent? More and more employers are asking that question as the 18-to-33 year-old age group fast becomes the largest percentage of the U.S. workforce.

Yet employers are finding that it takes more than simply posting open jobs to attract talented Millennials, who bring with them unique working styles and expectations that are considerably different than those of the baby boomer generation. Progressive companies are focused on developing a culture and working environment that allows Millennials to flourish and encourages them to stick around. Here are some steps that smart employers are taking to attract workers from Generation Y.
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National Stress Awareness Day – April 16 – How to Cope

You’re short staffed at work. The boss just asked you to work late on Friday. That looming deadline is fast approaching. You’re late to the office … again. All these scenarios feed the vicious beast that is workplace stress.

Job-related stress is a growing epidemic in the U.S. According to a survey by the American Psychology Association, 52 percent of workers consider their work life more stressful than their home life, and 62 percent of American adults suffer from stress-induced chronic health problems. Given the alarming statistics, it’s no wonder that our country needs a National Stress Awareness Day.

April is Stress Awareness Month: Infographic |

This national awareness day, which falls on April 16 this year, serves as a reminder to take a deep breath and relax. Easier said than done for many professionals. Yet it’s advice worth heading since prolonged, high stress at work – and home – can lead to serious health problems and even a shorter lifespan. If deep breathes aren’t going to cut it, give some or all of these stress-reducers a try.

Tips to Cope with Stress

Learn Better Time Managment Skills

Learn better time management. Properly managing your time in the office can go a long way in lowering your stress level. Take time to plan out each day and make a to-do list of the tasks that need to be completed. Put up a “Do not disturb sign” up when you’re really busy. Avoid distractions such as social media and non-urgent emails and calls. Instead, delegate time to responding to emails, return calls, and engaging with social media (if it’s required for your job).




Eating Well - Healthy Tips for Coping with Stress

Eat well. Many people seek comfort in food when their stress level increases. However, unhealthy foods and beverages high in sugar, fat, and caffeine increase the stress hormone cortisol. Instead of a candy bar, nibble a piece of dark chocolate — one of the most potent endorphin-boosting foods on the planet. Eat a handful of nuts, which are packed with cortisol-busting magnesium. Reach for foods rich in complex carbohydrates to increase serotonin levels.




Office Worker Getting Back Massage at Work relieves Stress

Schedule a massage. A deep tissue massage can reduce blood pressure by up to seven points, and decreasing your blood pressure can add six years to your life. It also helps to relax muscles, lower your heart rate, increase endorphins, and slow breathing – all of which help decrease symptoms of stress.




Get Active- Raise your heart beat lower your stress

Get active. Go for a run, enjoy a swim, or just take a walk around your office building. According to the Mayo Clinic, just about any type of exercise acts as a stress reliever by pumping up endorphins, improving your mood, and allowing you to sleep better.




Regardless of what’s stressing you out, on April 16, take some time to try one of these tips or something else that relieves the tension. Then consider making it a daily or weekly habit. Stress may be a fact of life, but it doesn’t have to over take yours.

How do you deal with stress?