SHRM Conference to Explore Attracting and Keeping Top Employees

Apr 17, 2012

SHRM Conference to Explore Attracting and Keeping Top Employees
Experts on recruiting and hiring available for interviews during Washington, D.C., event April 30-May 2

Alexandria, Va., April 16, 2012 — As the economy improves and the “war for talent” heats up, more than 900 HR and business leaders will gather April 30-May 2 in suburban Washington, D.C., to discuss how to recruit and retain talented employees.

What: SHRM’s 2012 Talent Management Conference & Exposition (Twitter hashtag #SHRMTalent)

When: April 30 to May 2

Where: Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center, 201 Waterfront St., National Harbor, Md. (suburban Washington, D.C.). Pressroom will be in the Azalea 1 conference room.

Who: The conference is an excellent opportunity to network with HR experts, conduct one-on-one interviews and gather story ideas. Concurrent speakers are available for interviews.

Details: About 40 concurrent sessions will cover topics in the news, including:

  • Strategies to Retain and Engage Military Veterans 
  • What Video Games Can Teach Us About Employee Engagement 
  • Strategies for How and When to Use Video Interviewing
  • Spotting Deception When Interviewing and Hiring Applicants

An interactive pre-conference event, Talent Tomorrow, will examine recruiting for the future and the use of technology in recruiting. The program is from 1-5 p.m. on Sunday, April 29. Speakers include representatives from Marriott International, and NPR.

Press briefing on the 2012 National Study of Employers: The comprehensive study of employer practices, programs and benefits that address the personal and family needs of employees will be released at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 30, in Azalea 1 Conference Room at the Gaylord. The briefing also will be available by conference call.

Release of toolkit on the hiring of military veterans: SHRM will unveil its new toolkit for HR professionals and employers on effective practices for recruiting and retaining military veterans and creating workplaces supportive of military families.

For additional information about the conference, visit the conference website. SHRM offers a Talent Management Resource Page on SHRM Online.

Media: For more information or to register for press credentials, contact Jennifer Hughes of SHRM Media Relations at 703-535-6072 and or Kate Kennedy at 703-535-6260 and

About the Society for Human Resource Management
The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world’s largest association devoted to human resource management. Representing about 260,000 members in more than 140 countries, the Society serves the needs of HR professionals and advances the interests of the HR profession. Founded in 1948, SHRM has more than 575 affiliated chapters within the United States and subsidiary offices in China and India. Visit SHRM Online at
and follow us on Twitter @SHRMPress.


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