"Empathy is not a soft skill. It’s a business skill. It’s what drives inclusive workplaces, enabling people to work cooperatively with others who have very different experiences, preferences, styles and opinions. And it’s HR’s job to strengthen empathy in the workplace—to close the gap."

Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP

President & Chief Executive Officer, Society for Human Resource Management and Author, RESET: A Leader’s Guide to Work in an Age of Upheaval

"If you’re in the position to determine, when or how people come back to the office, it’s essential to ask ‘Where’s your sweet spot?’ and support individual workers in finding that sweet spot."

Andrew Mellen

President, Andrew Mellen, Inc.

"When everyone got sent home during the pandemic, it was a time to redesign what we all need."

April Simpkins SHRM-CP, PHR

Chief Human Resources Officer, Totalhr

If your event has been postponed, canceled, or a business speaker or keynote speaker has dropped out, contact the SHRM Speakers Bureau for help planning an alternate solution. We can help you plan virtual keynotes, webcasts, remote workshops and more with our diverse group of industry experts. The SHRM Speakers Bureau is here to support your organization or business needs.

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Returning Back to Work

Featuring Speakers Bureau Speakers: Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., Andrew Mellen and April Simpkins.

It can be a challenge to decide whether to bring everyone back to the office, let them continue to work from home or offer a mixed approach. Hear what business leaders should consider in making the right decision for your organization and workforce.

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Salaries & Payscales in a Remote World

Featuring Speakers Bureau Speakers: Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., Andrew Mellen and April Simpkins.

Work-from-home opportunities stemming from the pandemic have prompted many employees to relocate to places far from the office where the cost of living might be higher or lower. It’s opened up a robust conversation among business leaders around salaries, pay scales and compensation.

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Work Life Fit in Our New Society

Featuring Speakers Bureau Speakers: Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., Andrew Mellen and April Simpkins.

It’s more important than ever that your workforce is at its best both physically and mentally. Hear how HR leaders can help strengthen an organization’s commitment to creating more balance, or “work/life fit.”

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