Lynne Mealy, president of the International Association for Human Resources Information Management (IHRIM), recently shared her views on how its HRMStrategies 2008 Conference and Technology Exposition will provide career enrichment and networking opportunities for seasoned and new professionals alike. The conference will be held June 1-4 at Disney’s Contemporary Resort in Orlando.
Q: How would an HR professional relatively new to the industry benefit from attending?
The conference offers more than just great education and an Expo hall; it provides excellent networking opportunities. To help first-timers, we host an orientation to provide guidance on how to maximize their conference experience. We explain resources available to members, like IHRIM’s listserv and ongoing Webinars, to help them build stronger relationships and share best practices with colleagues year-round.
Key preconference courses industry newcomers should consider attending include Fundamentals of HR Information Management and IHRIM’s Essentials for Successful Project Management.
Q: What will a seasoned HRIM professional take away from your conference?
IHRIM will provide an exceptional lineup of education sessions aimed at helping design and deploy HR technology and service delivery models for the enterprise. Speakers also will share best practices to keep plans on track and improve chances for success. Our Technology Expo allows all registrants to explore state-of-the-art service delivery solutions, as well.
Seasoned professionals should consider attending Integrated Talent Management 101: Driving Business Results and Creating a 3- to 5-Year Technology Strategy.
Q: What’s new this year?
We’re excited to unveil IHRIM’s latest book, 21 Tomorrow’s New Formula: Concept-Driven Innovation through Strategic HR. Industry leaders and IHRIM board members contributed to this latest resource, designed to help HRIM professionals better anticipate and address technological challenges and trends impacting the industry, and ultimately, their business.
To register, go to http://www.ihrim.org/Events/2008Spring/registration/index.asp