Annual SHRM Conference: Does Size Matter?

Nick Fishman

Another Annual SHRM Conference is in the books and many of us that attended have just one question: Does Size Matter? I’m sure they are less than pleased with the fact that attendance was down sharply, but at least from our perspective, this was one of the best Annual Conferences we’ve attended in years.

Maybe they didn’t have 12,000 attendees, but those that were there were eager to learn all they could about the lastest trends in the human resources field.  No one needed to be reminded that this has been a difficult year, but the overall tone seems to be one of guarded optimism that things are getting better and will continue to do so.  So sure, everyone still wanted the free stuff on the show floor, but they also really wanted to know how exhibitors could help them improve efficiencies within their respective organizations.

As my friend Kevin Grossman from HRMarketer wrote following the conference, “Less than 7K [attendees]. That’s less than half the number of folks who attended the past two shows. But I gotta tell you, it’s been more of a blessing than a N’awlins voodoo curse.”

A Couple EmployeeScreenIQ Highlights:

  • We released our annual background screening trends report for the coming year
  • We recorded some great podcasts that we will be posting on the EmployeeScreenIQ Podcast Channel in the coming week, including:
  • We’re excited to learn more about SHRM’s new Social Network SHRM Connect
  • Regular conference Tweets- Connect with through Twitter at www.twitter.com/employeescreen

Make sure to check them out starting next week!

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Nick Fishman is the co-founder of EmployeeScreenIQ, a leading, global employment background screening provider, and serves as the company’s executive vice president and chief marketing officer. He pioneered the creation of EmployeeScreen University, the #1 educational resource on employment background checks for human resources, security and risk management professionals. A recognized industry expert, Nick is a frequent author, presenter and contributor to the news media. Nick is also a licensed private investigator in the states of Ohio and Texas.
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