MUST SEE: The Conference Concierge #HalfBakedHR #HRevolution
by Matthew Stollak on Wednesday, November 19, 2014
As noted before on the blog, Sir William Tincup and I had the honor of presenting a session at HRevolution on Half-Baked HR, a set of 40 HR ideas that are meant to challenge our expectations of what HR can be. These ideas aren't necessarily fully thought out and there may be a company out there that is already trying to carry the idea out, but it hasn't gotten much acclaim. Or, it was a miserable failure and deserves to be in the dustbin of history. Over the next couple weeks, I will share 10 of these half-baked ideas in a more fully developed form on the blog. Without further adieu....
HR Half-Baked Idea: MUST SEE - The Conference Concierge
Having attended the SHRM Annual Conference for 14 straight years, tackling the expo hall at SHRM (or any other conference) is among the most daunting of tasks. Over 1,000 vendors vying for my attention, SWAG hawks searching for their latest trinket, and the risk of rollerbags underfoot, are all perils one must encounter. In the 48-hour time span that the SHRM expo hall is open, there never seems to be enough time to truly get all the answers one might need while still trying to accumulate those necessary certification credits. What is a 21st-century HR pro supposed to do?
The Solution: MUST SEE - The Conference Concierge
MUST SEE is a conference concierge company that "shops" the expo hall booths ahead of time to better target what you absolutely, positively need to see. Looking for specific SWAG (e.g., iPads, GPS, Tory Burch shoes), MUST SEE is your scout. Need to find a specific relocation service for your pet, MUST SEE sniffs it out. Tired of timing out with your current payroll vendor, MUST SEE 'checks' out the competition. When time is of the essence at your conference, MUST see is your answer!