Dynepic’s Human Resources pros, Crystal Arn and Kaylee Rutz, recently returned from the 2022 Society for Human Resources Management event in New Orleans, and while there were fresh beignets and plenty of coffee, unfortunately, there was no time for river cruises or exploring the French Quarter.
The annual conference/expo is known as the “world's largest convening of HR professionals,” with its professional society including 300,000 members spread across 165 countries, all focused on leading and advancing their profession.
“Imagine 16,000 people in one place with the same goal: to help their organization succeed.” Kaylee shared. “It was our first time attending, and the highlight for us was the opportunity to gather together to share our experiences and learn from each other. It's encouraging to see other companies investing time and resources back into their employees and community like we are.”
Some of what makes Dynepic a unique place to work also stood out at the conference. Having transitioned to a virtual team before it was a popular business model was just the start.
“We’ve worked diligently from the beginning to have a positive work culture, strategically grow our fully remote team, and ensure workforce diversity - all things that are core to Dynepic,” Crystal shared. “It's one thing when you live it every day, but it was encouraging to get feedback that we’re over-achieving in some areas and our values are right in line with the expert research!”
Kaylee added, “Some people couldn’t believe our diversity stats, that we employ so many veterans, and work specifically to help those transitioning out of the military. I was very proud to tell people I work at Dynepic every chance I got!”
And it wouldn’t be a professional conference without ending on an inspirational note. One of this year’s keynote speakers, former US president George W. Bush, brought it home:
“He was so humble and sincere and focused on the importance of taking care of your “troops,” your human capital,” Crystal shared. “He also expressed the importance of humility while in a leadership position. To accept when you’re wrong and to learn from your mistakes/history. I could have listened to him speak all day; it was amazing.”