Archive for June 2019

We're joined by Ashley Valenzuela-Ruesgen, Director of HR for White Construction Group in Castle Rock, CO.  We talk about her experience as the first person to practice HR in her organization, the challenges women face in the construction industry, and how Ashley has partnered with community groups to improve the talent pool.

Ashley's recommendation: (Khalilah Olokunola)

How to reach Ashley:

Be sure to join us the 4th Sunday of each month at 7 PM ET for the #HRSocialHour chat on Twitter!

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In this pre-conference episode, we talk all things SHRM19 and Las Vegas.  We'll let you know where we'll be hanging out, sessions we can't wait to see, and Jon shares his not so secret crush on one of the keynotes (don't worry, it's a good thing).

Be sure to join us at the Namely booth 1702 Sunday, 6/23 at 7 PM ET/4 PM local time for the monthly chat!

Check out the Bonusly article on conference prep here.

This episode is brought to you by CareerArc. Jon will be speaking at their first Embarc HR Innovators Summit, October 16-18 in Los Angeles, CA!  You can get a $250 discount on your registration for the event by using code HRSOCIAL.  Learn more here.


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In this special SHRM19 episode, Wendy is joined by Caron Greaves, managing director of Choice HR Limited. We talk about reward & recognition and you will get a few great ideas from the conversation - but be sure to hit her session for more great ways to engage your employees.
Caron is speaking in a concurrent session on Monday, June 24 at 4:15 PM and will be signing copies of her book in the SHRM store immediately following her session (and I'm hoping to get her in a Facebook live session around that time as well so be sure you are following us on Facebook so you don't miss it).

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In this special SHRM19 episode Wendy is joined by SHRM19 speaker S. Renee Smith, speaker, author & coach. She will be talking about personal brand and we have a great conversation around some of what she will be sharing in her presentation and pre-conference workshop.

S. Renee's mega session on Defining & Communicating your Personal Brand to Increase your Visibility, Credibility & Career Opportunities is Monday, 6/24 at 1:30 p.m.
The pre-conference workshop will help you develop your personal brand to make that leap to the executive level. There is an extra fee for this 15 credit session, which has sessions on June 22-24.
Connect with S. Renee via her website or via email at

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We're joined by Laura Mazzullo, HR Recruitment Specialist and owner of East Side Staffing in New York, NY.  We talk about why Laura started her own company, the challenges third party and corporate recruiters often face with managers, as well as how social media has helped Laura engage with the larger HR community.

Laura's recommendation: (Marina Byezhanova)

How to contact Laura:

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