Our Favorite Moments from #SHRM16

It was an amazing week for the Namely team out in Washington D.C. at this year’s SHRM Annual Conference! A huge thank you to everyone who stopped by our booth—including our clients for chatting about why they love Namely—plus all of the great conference speakers for presenting another excellent year of content.

This year's event offered several insights into the priorities for today's human resources, from defining a solid employer value proposition to putting new employee recognition strategies to work. Of course, like every year, a lot of the conversation occurred off the stage—on Twitter. We’ve collected some of our favorite moments from the conference in the tweets below for your sharing pleasure.

See if we spotted your favorite quote, and if not, send your pick to @NamelyHR!

Day One

The first day of the conference kicked off with a bang with an opening keynote from Alan Mulally, former CEO of the Ford Motor Company, and Mike Rowe, the American TV host. Their positive messages reverberated throughout the day: Great leaders are those who inspire engagement—and don't forget to look for the quiet heroes who are in love with your company.

Day Two

Amy Cuddy, professor at the Harvard Business School and New York Times bestselling author, was certainly a social media favorite for Day Two. Her session on using body language and presence to unlock personal power in your career left many attendees striking their own power poses.

Day Three

#SHRM16's third day brought Tucker Carlson and Paul Begala's political point/counterpoint session to remind us that both sides of the aisle can in fact get along. Remembering to thoughtfully and empathetically approach those with different viewpoints than your own was a great theme for political discourse and the workplace alike.

Day Four

It's always sad to say goodbye, but the final day of #SHRM16 still had Sal Khan's session for everyone to enjoy. Another Twitter favorite, attendees were moved by his story of how the not-for-profit Khan Academy is fulfilling its vision of bringing education to the world. The undeniable power of a meaningful company mission was the perfect morsel to hold HR professionals over until next year. We'll see you then!

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