For anyone who reads my blog you know I have healthy love-hate relationship with SHRM. I need to explain this relationship because so often people tell me to just forget about SHRM and move on with my life – sort of like you would with an ex-girlfriend. The problem is I don’t love SHRM like an ex-girlfriend; I love SHRM like someone loves golf or basketball. It’s the kind of love that when you hit a great shot in golf you love the game, then the next shot you hit into the water, and you hate the game, but you keep coming back each week to play again.
I don’t want to give up on SHRM, I want SHRM to be what I need it to be as someone who loves the profession of HR. So, here’s what I need from SHRM. I need SHRM to act small. I need SHRM to act like a niche organization. I need SHRM to stop trying to be all things to all HR Pros.
Read the whole post over at The Tim Sackett Project (an FOT contributor blog).
If you Google “Tim Sackett” you’ll find our Tim, and a truck driver chaplain. Our Tim is NOT the truck driver chaplain, although how awesome would that be if he was!? He is a prolific writer in the HR and TA space who just happens to also run an Engineering and IT contract staffing agency (HRU Technical Resources) out of Michigan. He also writes every day at his own blog, the Tim Sackett Project. Weirdly, he’s known as an expert in workplace hugging, which was kind of cool years ago, but now seems painfully creepy, but we still love him and he’s fairly harmless. Tim is also on the board of the Association of Talent Acquisition Professionals (ATAP), lifetime Michigan State Spartan fan, husband to a Hall of Fame wife, 3 sons, and his best friend Scout. He also wrote a book with SHRM called The Talent Fix, you can find it on Amazon.