Is this your first trip to the SHRM Annual Conference? With more than 7 years of experience, here are my top five tips to concur SHRM.
- Wear comfortable shoes. The convention center is huge and you will be putting in 20,000 or more steps a day. Personally, I am a Sperry fan and will be rocking my polka dot boat shoes the entire time. Another great option is a pair of Me Too flats. Check out myStaffingPro’s Pinterest board for more ideas.
- Have a game plan. Zigzagging around the convention center is not the best use of your time. Instead, use SHRM’s mobile app to plan your days and to get the most out of them. Check out my 5 Sessions to Look Forward to at #SHRM
- Ask questions. This is a great time to seek information from industry peers and analysts. Use it to gain information and a fresh perspective that you can take back with you.
- Attend the parties! SHRM is notorious for great parties and it often the best place to network. One of my favorite SHRM moments was at STATS in Atlanta with HRO Today’s Zachary Misko, BackTrack’s John Hawkins, and the emPerform crew.
Go to the exhibit hall and have fun. SHRM’s exhibit hall is always a captivating experience and I am sure that this year will be even better than years past. This year, I am looking forward to Paychex‘s booth, 1022, which is teasing a giant game of Jenga®.