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World’s Largest Human Resources Event Taking Place June 17-20 in Chicago
4/5/2018
Thousands of human resource professionals from across the country and around the world will gather for the 2018 SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition June 17-20 in Chicago.

It is the premier event to identify trends and gather research, resources and sources on workplace and workforce issues. Among the topics to be discussed: skills- and competency-based hiring, the employment of the formerly incarcerated, performance reviews, workplace culture, paid sick leave, standing desks, remote work, demographics, succession planning, health care and wellness, corporate misbehavior and pay equity.

WHAT: SHRM 2018 Annual Conference & Exposition

WHEN: Sunday, June 17, to Wednesday, June 20, 2018

WHERE: McCormick Place, 2301 S King Drive, Chicago, Ill. 60616. Press room is in room 503S. The conference was last held in Chicago in 2013.

PRESS BRIEFINGS: A press conference featuring Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP, who became president and chief executive officer in December, will be held on Sunday afternoon, June 17. The results of SHRM’s annual Employee Benefits Survey, which offers insight into benefit trends, will be released on Tuesday, June 19.

INTERVIEWS WITH EXPERTS: SHRM experts are available for interviews on topics including immigration reform, employee relations, legislation affecting the workplace, sexual harassment, HR policy and paid leave. Various SHRM staff and member experts will be available during a special gathering in the conference press room, which Taylor will kick off.

GLOBAL REACH: More than 1,300 international HR professionals from countries including Korea, Japan and Costa Rica will attend Annual Conference. A global track of concurrent sessions will cover topics ranging from Data Privacy: An International Overview to ‘You're Fired!’ ‘No, I'm Not’: Strange Situations and Stranger Results When Managing a Global Workforce.” SHRM, which serves as the secretariat of the World Federation of People Management Associations (WFPMA), is also pleased to announce that the WFPMA World Congress will be held in conjunction with the conference.

With more than 230 concurrent speakers and 600 exhibiting companies, the Annual Conference is an excellent opportunity to network with HR professionals and experts on the workplace, conduct one-on-one interviews and gather story ideas and resources. For additional information, visit annual.shrm.org.


About the Society for Human Resource Management
The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world’s largest HR professional society, representing 285,000 members in more than 165 countries. For nearly seven decades, the Society has been the leading provider of resources serving the needs of HR professionals and advancing the practice of human resource management. SHRM has more than 575 affiliated chapters within the United States and subsidiary offices in China, India and United Arab Emirates. Visit us at shrm.org and follow us on Twitter and Instagram @SHRMPress.


Contact:
Kate.Kennedy@shrm.org






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