The buzz is happening regarding #SHRM12 folks. And for those of you who haven’t a clue what that hashtag stands for is the Society for Human Resource Management’s annual global conference happening this weekend in Atlanta and going through next Wednesday.
HR and HR Tech bloggers are all talking it on Twitter, Facebook (perhaps LinkedIn) and over on their blogs. Many of those you can find here on HR Blogger. You’ll find some amazing blogs on all sorts of topics. Check em out!
Last year’s conference (SHRM11) set in hot Las Vegas was my first conference in the HR space. I was stoked to go as a new HR Blogger and part of the SHRM official “blog squad” and had an amazing time. Come on over to my Facebook and check out the pics on the wild-n-crazy event photos under (SHRM11).
There was one thing that I wasn’t prepared for and that was the Twitter Stalkers. Yes, you heard correctly. Somehow, after many months of busting my arse and connecting with HR peeps (Gawd, I hate the word peeps), I found that there were some folks who considered me to be influential in the HR space (how’d that happen?) and upon meeting me IRL (in real life) thought me to be some sort of celebrity and shouted, “OMG, it’s @susanavello!”
That just comes with the territory people! I am now my own celebretard!
So this year, I’m headed back to SHRM’s annual again, as a part of the blogging community (Press Team) and I’m excited about going to Atlanta, seeing all my online friends and stalking them IRL, having them buy me beers, grabbing a whole lot of FRIED FOOD while in the South, and learning boat-loads of information in this crazy HR space. I’ll be sharing as we go, so hang on for dear life!
If you’re not into this kind of stuff, I suggest you come back and visit the week following.
The rest of us are going to have a bang-up, rootin’ tootin’ time. I’m sure you’ll learn a few things if you stick around. You don’t know everything!