I am attending the U2013 Global Uranium Symposium in Corpus Christi this week. In addition to manning the company booth and doing some recruiting, I will attend as many sessions as possible in order to learn what I can about the latest in uranium mining.
I strongly recommend HR pros attend the symposiums and conferences relevant to their company’s industry when and if possible. You will certainly feel uncomfortable and out of place, especially when people ask you what you do for the company but be proud and confident of your profession when you answer! Most of them will be impressed that you are making the effort to learn about your company’s business and industry.
It will definitely impress those in your company because you are making the effort and give you a very valuable opportunity to build on your professional relationships with your co-workers.
Gotta go and get set up! I hope to be back in the next couple weeks with some new “Know Your Business Series” posts.