Two Big HR Conferences Not to Miss in 2014

Joseph Stubblebine
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Attending HR conferences is a great way to network with other people in the industry and learn about topics of importance to human resources experts. Many conferences are dedicated to staffing, compensation and benefits, legal compliance, employee relations, and other HR topics, but most HR professionals don't have time to attend more than one or two conferences per year. These are the two best HR conferences to attend in 2014.

The Society for Human Resource Management will hold its annual conference and exposition from June 22 through June 25. SHRM is one of the most well-known organizations in the HR industry, so there are programs for everyone from entry-level HR professionals to experts with decades of experience. Featured speakers include Laura Bush, the former First Lady of the United States, and David Novak, the CEO of Yum! Brands. SHRM allows you to create an individualized conference track based on your professional goals, making this one of the best HR conferences in the country. Get the most out of this conference by determining your goals ahead of time and choosing conference sessions based on them.

In 2014, the SHRM HR conference will cover topics such as improving employee morale, creating a happier workplace, social media policies, benefits communications, employment law cases, and employee performance reviews. The SRHM conference also includes an exposition that serves as a marketplace for HR experts. The 2014 exposition will have more than seven hundred exhibitors focusing on functional areas such as employee benefits, human resources information systems, and awards and incentives. Exhibitors will give live demonstrations of their products so that you can learn more about the latest technologies impacting the HR profession.

Human Resource Executive's annual HR Technology Conference is one of the most popular HR conferences in the country. In 2014, the conference will take place in Las Vegas. It will run from October 7 through October 10 at the Mandalay Bay hotel. Experts from Walt Disney Studios, Kronos, Oracle, ADP, and Deloitte will be speaking at the conference. Conference organizers have not yet released the agenda for this year's event, but last year's event included sessions on HR analytics, digital recruiting technology, and mobile recruiting initiatives. Like the SHRM conference, the HR Technology Conference includes an expo to help attendees find new solutions to their HR problems. Use your time at this conference to make valuable connections and share your expertise with others.

Attending HR conferences is a great way to learn about emerging trends in the industry and spend time learning from other experts. If you can only attend one or two conferences in 2014, attend the SHRM conference or the HR technology conference sponsored by Human Resources Executive. These are two of the best HR conferences available to people at all levels of the human resources industry.



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