Thoughts on SHRM and Transparency
If you haven’t seen it, you should go read the post by Shauna Moerke that she called The Ugly of #SHRM12. It’s a pretty thoughtful blog piece on a touchy topic that got very little play in the blogosphere during all the well-deserved hoopla surrounding the 2012 SHRM conference.
John Hollon gives a more straight up media spin on the same topic over on TLNT. Bottom line, the SHRM Members for Transparency are running their own slate of candidates to try to take over the SHRM Board of Directors.
If you would like to know more about this group and their agenda, you can find all the information on the SHRM Members for Transparency website.
Personally, I’ve had some odd experiences with this group, and am not sure that supporting an old guard of leaders is the way to pave a new future for SHRM. What I find much more fascinating is the fact that in a year with nearly eighty bloggers present at the conference, there was so little attention paid to this group. I’m not sure if that speaks to more to relevance of their issues, or to the fantastic job that SHRM did with incorporating the social media sphere into the conference experience.
A couple of years ago, I found the view of this group intriguing and worthy of consideration. Not so much anymore.
Full disclosure: I was invited to the press conference, but informed Kate Herbst, Director of SMFT that I was unable to attend due to my volunteer leadership commitments to SHRM.
What do you think - is SMFT relevant or not?