Viva Las Vegas!: Annual SHRM Conference 2007
June 27, 2007
The Annual Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Conference just wrapped up in Las Vegas and boy did it deliver! Record numbers of HR professionals descended on the desert and let’s hope that what happened in Vegas doesn’t stay in Vegas. The opportunities to learn, network and have fun didn’t end and are all experiences that should stick with us throughout the year. They add value to our jobs and the company’s we represent.
Highlights included an inspirational opening speech by Lance Armstrong, a CareerBuilder.com event featuring the musical group Bare Naked Ladies and a general buzz and optimism about the state of the HR profession and the value now placed on this essential function. SHRM even unveiled a new logo which was pretty cool and finally gave in to those of us have been referring to the organization as "SHERM" rather than "S-H-R-M".
In the eight years we have exhibited at the event, it is safe to say that this was by far the best. Attendance was up, enthusiasm was infectious and the desire to learn about the latest trends, techniques, products and services was evident. While the general state of the profession continues to grow, one wonders if the chosen city had something to do with it. If so, one could make the case that Vegas should be a repeat performance in the near future.
Hopefully you got a chance to stop by our booth and say hello, to experience our remarkable re-branding efforts, learn more about the latest trends in employment screening, or just to get one of a limited number of employeescreenIQ Rubik’s Cubes!
We’ll look forward to seeing everyone again in Chicago next year!