Recruiting Experts to Discuss Latest Hiring Trends at SHRM 2017 Talent Management Conference & Exposition April 24-26 in Chicago

Survey on employee job satisfaction to be released April 24

Mar 27, 2017
The Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM’s) 2017 Talent Management Conference & Exposition will cover a wide range of timely issues on attracting and retaining an organization’s most valuable asset—its employees.

Managing at-home workers, effective interview practices, overcoming unconscious bias in hiring, and using LinkedIn as a recruiting tool are just a few of the nearly 50 concurrent session topics. 

Nearly 1,500 recruiters and human resource professionals from across the country are expected to attend the conference.

During the conference, SHRM will release results from its popular annual report, Employee Job Satisfaction and Engagement (see last year’s report). A press briefing on the survey, which covers what makes workers happy and engaged in their jobs, will be from 12:45-1:15 p.m. CT on Monday, April 24, via conference call with Evren Esen, director of workforce analytics at SHRM. Contact a member of the SHRM media affairs team for the dial-in information. 

WHAT: SHRM’s 2017 Talent Management Conference & Exposition (#SHRMTalent)

WHEN: April 24-26, 2017

DETAILS: Concurrent sessions include: 

  • Top Recruiting Trends for 2017 and Beyond: A Panel of Experts Provides Its Insights, Monday, April 24, 10:45 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • Rehire, Don’t Retire: How to Keep the Wisdom of Your Baby Boomers to Reduce the Leadership Gap, Monday, April 24, 10:45 a.m.-12 p.m. 
  • The Art of the Interview, Monday, April 24, 1:30-2:45 p.m.
  • Managing Veterans in the Workplace: A Guide for Retaining a Valuable Resource, Monday, April 24, 1:30-2:45 p.m.
  • Creative (and Free!) Ways to Make the Most of LinkedIn as a Recruiting Tool, Tuesday, April 25, 8:15-9:30 a.m.
  • The Home-Based Worker Revolution—How to Effectively Select and Manage this Unique Workforce, Tuesday, April 25, 10:30-11:45 a.m. 
  • Workforce 2015! Bold Steps to Shape Your Workforce Today for Tomorrow’s Challenges, Wednesday, April 26, 11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
To view highlights from last year’s conference, visit: For conference details, visit

Media: Members of the media must preregister for press credentials. To request credentials, please contact Vanessa Hill at and 703-535-6072 or Kate Kennedy at and 703-535-6260. Videotaping general sessions is not allowed, and keynote speakers are not available for media interviews. But many concurrent speakers are available for interviews. Contact SHRM Media Relations for specifics. 

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 and follow us on Twitter and Instagram @SHRMPress. 

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