Speaking of SHRM, HR people who use social media should be speaking at SHRM

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Continuing the Dialogue

Yesterday I posted a bit of a mini-rant about the seminars dealing with the inherent risks of social media for employers that were presented as part of the 2010 Employment Law & Legislative Conference.   My statement was that SHRM failed to fulfill what I consider to be an obligation to present a balanced perspective on this topic, or any other topic.

There is another side to this story that I didn’t hot on yesterday.   People like me who want to see SHRM doing a better job of covering topics need to be doing our part by submitting proposals to speak at SHRM conferences on topics that we feel are important.

I know that many people at SHRM are already doing a lot in this regard.  I am not bashing SHRM in the other post.  I was just pointing out what I believe they could better in handling the legal aspects of a rapidly developing and changing subject matter, where quite frankly lawyers don’t have that much more expertise than skilled social media users.

SHRM National has a better platform for bringing state of the art information and expertise to more people than anyone else, including the local chapters. They need to add some method for selection of “Developing subject matter” to ensure that timely presenters are able to get onto the  conference schedules in  in a more timely way than relying on Calls for Proposal that require submissions nearly a year before the conference date.  I know this is difficult.  I also know this can be accomplished.

Where to submit speaking proposals to SHRM

If you are interested in submitting ideas for presentation at an Calls for presentation to #SHRM Conefernces for 2011 can be found at the links below:

Employment Law  http://bit.ly/bQaEWK

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Global HR http://bit.ly/dt2oM3
Staffing and Employment http://bit.ly/amMhYC
Annual Conference http://bit.ly/b2SqKn

Speaker Information for #SHRM http://www.shrm.org/Conferences/SpeakerInformation/Pages/default.aspx

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