15,000 to Attend SHRM Annual Conference June 22-25 in Orlando, Fla.

May 28, 2014
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Experts to speak on workplace topics in the news; SHRM and SHRM Foundation to release research on employee benefits and evolution of work

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — More than 15,000 people are expected to attend the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Annual Conference & Exposition at the Orange County Convention Center from June 22-25 in Orlando, Fla. (#SHRM14)

The conference will include top trends and topics affecting today’s HR professional, including health care reform, workplace flexibility, national and California-specific employment regulation, social media recruiting, and more.

Additionally, SHRM plans to announce the formal name of its new competency-based certification on the first day of the conference, Sunday, June 22. On Monday, June 23, the SHRM Foundation will release Evolution of Work and the Worker research conducted by The Economist Intelligence Unit, and on Tuesday, June 24, SHRM will release the 2014 Employee Benefits Survey.

Press briefings:

  • SHRM and SHRM Foundation Aging Workforce Project and the release of the Evolution of Work and the Worker research; Presenter: Mark Schmit, executive director of the SHRM Foundation (Monday, June 23, 3:45 p.m.)
  • 2014 Employee Benefits Survey and Financial Wellness Survey; Presenter: Evren Esen, director of SHRM’s Survey Research Center (Tuesday, June 24, 12:30 p.m.)

Keynote speakers include Robin Roberts, co-anchor, ABC’s “Good Morning America;” Laura Bush, former first lady; Tom Friedman, New York Times columnist and Pulitzer Prize-winning author; and David Novak, chairman and CEO, Yum! Brands, Inc.

Attendees will also have access to over 200 concurrent sessions, including:

Talent Management

  • How Social Media Has Transformed Talent Acquisition
    Monday, June 23, 10:45 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • Drive Business Success with Workplace Flexibility
    Tuesday, June 24, 10:45 a.m.-12 p.m.

​​Benefits & Compensation

  • Now the Real Work Begins: Positioning Your Organization for Health Care Reform
    Monday, June 23, 10:45 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • State of Benefits in the Workplace: An Update on Best Practices and Trends for 2014
    Monday, June 23, 7-8:15 a.m.

Employment Law & Legislation

  • Taming the Workplace Bully: Top Strategies for Investigating and Eliminating Your Workplace Bully
    Monday, June 23, 7-8:15 a.m.
  • FMLA in the News: What’s Hot & What’s Not
    Monday, June 23, 4-5:15 p.m. or Tuesday, June 24, 10:45 a.m.-12 p.m.

International HR

  • The Global Workforce: Strategies and Concepts for Managing Compliance, Performance and Growth
    Monday, June 23, 7-8:15 a.m.
  • What You Need to Know About Sending Employees Abroad
    Monday, June 23, 10:45 a.m.-12 p.m.

Over 1,000 exhibitors will feature products and services in the Exposition Hall on employee compensation and benefits; child and elder care; recruitment; health, wellness and safety; and more. Exhibitor materials also will be available in the conference press room.

For details on the conference, please visit www.annual.shrm.org.​

Media: Members of the media must pre-register for press credentials. To request credentials, please contact Vanessa Gray at Vanessa.Gray@shrm.org and 703-535-6072 or Laura Ambrosio at Laura.Ambrosio@shrm.org and 703-535-6273.

SHRM executives and staff also are available for media interviews on a variety of topics involving the workplace, including benefits, employee relations, California HR regulation, immigration, the long-term unemployed and more.

Videotaping general sessions is not allowed, and keynote speakers are not available for media interviews. But concurrent session speakers are often available for interviews. And broadcast interviews of SHRM experts and some concurrent session speakers are available. Contact SHRM Media Relations for specifics on press availabilities.

About the Society for Human Resource Management
Founded in 1948, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world’s largest HR membership organization devoted to human resource management. Representing more than 275,000 members in over 160 countries, the Society is the leading provider of resources to serve the needs of HR professionals and advance the professional 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 SHRM Online at www.shrm.org and follow us on Twitter @SHRMPress.

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