Here’s my advice for people coming to the SHRM Annual Conference in Chicago:
- Enjoy Chicago. It is one of my favorite cities with so much to do. Enjoy going to baseball games and if you’re lucky, get a ticket for the Stanley Cup Finals if the Blackhawks make it. Go to landmarks like the Willis (formerly Sears) Tower and Millenium Park. Try their deep dish pizzas and italian beef sandwiches. As for me, I’m trying the Lucky’s Challenge:
- Meet other HR professionals at your own industry and/or city. You will be amazed that there are HR professionals from your area you haven’t met.
- Follow people you trust to grow your career, not who inspires you.
- Finally, carry big pants/shorts. You’ll need it.