It is here #SHRM14. Got here yesterday, and hooked up with some old friends for a great dinner, some silliness and drinks. It is go day today Sunday, day one of the conference.
So far most of the talk is about certification – duh. At this point everyone knows that this could have been handled better. Have you ever screwed up anything at work? I have. On the run up to the conference SHRM has worked diligently to communicate to its membership about this. I have been on calls at the national, state and local level; all of which were designed to push the message out. I have heard from numerous SHRM officials that they know they handled this poorly. All of us are held accountable for our actions at work, just as the SHRM folks should be. I am sure that a few people at Duke Street “heard about this.”
There will be more meetings today with the volunteer leaders and the general membership. The new certification process is probably going to get top billing.
Perhaps by the end of the conference, if the efforts are successful, this wrong will be righted. If you are part of the faithful, listen to message, hear what is being said and give SHRM a chance to explain the whole matter. Remember if you are like me you have probably screwed up a thing or two at work, listen up and see what is being said about this.