In episode 74 of “The JoyPowered® Workspace Podcast,” JoDee and Susan discuss the Society for Human Resource Management, its podcasts, and other resources with Tony Lee, SHRM VP and Head of Editorial Operations and host of the All Things Work podcast. Topics include Tony’s responsibilities at SHRM, his favorite podcast guest, and the trends HR professionals should be paying attention to today.
To start, Susan and JoDee share a few facts about SHRM. SHRM is a nonprofit association that started in 1948. It is the largest association of HR professionals in the world with over 320,000 members and is continuing to grow! SHRM focuses on research, education, professional certification, advocacy, and member support. SHRM publishes content that they feel is important to the HR profession and to the managers who work within it.
Tony Lee is the VP and Head of Editorial Operations at SHRM. Tony’s work experience includes time spent at the Wall Street Journal and National Business Employment Weekly. Tony oversees the majority of the content that is created at SHRM, which starts with the editorial news. SHRM has an HR magazine, books, newsletters, over 2,000 tools, and podcasts. SHRM is expanding beyond HR and beginning to focus on people managers as well. Tony discusses the reasons behind this.
Tony goes on to discuss in more detail SHRM’s new podcast, All Things Work, and the challenges and reactions they have had in starting this podcast in January 2019. Tony also talks about the top 3-4 trends he thinks HR professionals should be paying attention to in today’s world, such as paying closer attention to the economy, workforce planning, untapped talent pool, and technology, specifically automation.
For the listener question, JoDee and Susan tackle an issue with how to go about quitting your job. How honest should you be? In best practice sharing, Susan and JoDee asked listeners to answer the question, “What are you doing to be a better active listener?” In the news, The Wall Street Journal, in an August 2019 article titled “States Seek to Widen Overtime Eligibility,” discussed what different states are reporting for their overtime thresholds.
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