SHRM 2021 Wins Big in Las Vegas!

SHRM 2021 Wins Big in Las Vegas!

By Tricia O'Connor

No one really knew how the Society for Human Resource Management 2021 annual conference and expo in Las Vegas was going to go.

After all, there’s a continuing pandemic; Nevada has a mask mandate; and in-person conferences were thought to be a thing of the past. Not to mention lingering etiquette questions in light of social distancing.

Well, our EBI team is thrilled to report SHRM 2021 Las Vegas was a surprising, yet resounding, success! Thousands of HR professionals hit the convention floor and classrooms to learn, grow, network, and hear from inspirational leaders from a variety of industries (including an Olympic gold medalist!).

Here are some of the best bets placed at this year’s SHRM!

SHRM 2021 Las Vegas

Stress management. Radical empathy. Optimism over adversity. Voluntary Turnover.

The themes discussed at SHRM 2021 (Sept. 9 – 11) touched on many topics relevant to today’s HR landscape:

  • Decorated Olympian Michael Phelps discussed the importance of prioritizing mental health wellness.
  • Hiring experts detailed why more than 40% of employees are actively searching for a new job.
  • How HR professionals acted as “first responders” during the pandemic to help businesses stay afloat and workers stay engaged.
  • The new benefits that employees, especially younger workers, really need to survive.

The SHRM 2021 Expo Floor

Our EBI team took this time to reconnect with HR professionals to heart. Here are some of our favorite pictures from SHRM 2021!

It’s game on for our EBI team at SHRM! No one could miss us in our matching baseball jerseys.
From the moment people entered the expo floor, you could feel the excitement and energy! We were so happy with how many HR pros queued at the EBI booth to learn more about our award-winning background check solutions (and take a gamble at winning a fabulous prize!).
Our EBI team understands the struggles of modern talent acquisition and shared how our solutions can help streamline hiring. 
It was exciting to be a part of a live, in-person conference again!
We are so thankful to SHRM for hosting this wonderful event (we still don’t know how they pulled it off) and grateful to the thousands of HR professionals who stopped by to chat with us. We’ll be back Las Vegas! Thank you for being such a great host city!

See You at SHRM 2022

Believe it or not, SHRM 2022 is just around the corner – this time in New Orleans. We’re already excited to see you in June!

You can count on our EBI team to be there once again to answer all your questions about background screening, drug testing, and anything else related to modern workforce recruiting.

In the meantime, please contact us if you have any immediate needs or concerns. Our 100% US-based support team is always standing by to assist you. 

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About the Author

Tricia O'Connor

Tricia O'Connor

Writer. Digital marketer. Storyteller. An award-winning writer and editor, Tricia O'Connor is the Marketing Content Manager at EBI. Tricia worked as a broadcast and print journalist for nearly two decades writing and producing programming for high-profile networks like ESPN Radio, History Channel, and Hallmark Channel, as well as contributing editorial work to publications nationwide. Tricia joined the EBI marketing team in 2019 and is responsible for content strategy, development, and engagement. Tricia earned a master's degree in journalism from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University and is a proud undergraduate alumna of Wheaton College in Massachusetts.

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