Once you've finished touring the margarita-infused peaks of TheLadders Hire Mountain booth, it's off to one of the many other sessions and panels being offered at the SHRM 2012 Annual Conference. For an hour-and-a-half, you can sit and listen to a presentation on any number of HR-related topics, all of which offer great advice and insights, and all of which end with you letting out a long sigh. However, this sigh isn’t one of relief; it's a physically expressive response to having just added another item to your already overwhelming HR to-do list.
Learning how to do more with less has become the norm in the days following the economic downturn. This, in combination with the demands of today’s increasingly competitive business world, has made effective change management critical for all HR professionals. In fact, it's a requirement for any senior HR leader who wants to have a seat at the executive table. It should lend some perspective and ease your stress knowing that having to plan for constant change is universal and normal. If not, you can always head back to TheLadders #HireMt booth and have a few margaritas.
Caleb Leiker is a HR Business Partner for TheLadders. He's also a experience design nerd, novice photographer, and Kansas native – Rock Chalk Jayhawk!