This year’s SHRM Talent Conference & Expo was held April 10-13, 2022 in Denver, Colorado and virtually. SHRM Talent is an annual event for human resource (HR) professionals and service providers that features sessions and speakers on topics related to attracting, engaging and retaining talent. Members of our HR, Business Development and Marketing teams were in attendance and have compiled a list of their favorite insights and recommendations presented at the show:

Let Your Workforce Choose What They Want

Spice Up Routine Benefits Offerings to Attract and Retain Top Employees – To better compete for talent, employers should consider new and creative benefits that employees actually want.

Differentiate Your Company From Competitors

Benefits Jump as a Reason to Join or Stay with an Employer – With the tight labor market, employers are finding it more important to use benefits to attract and keep workers. Employees are also turning to their employers for more help and support with their benefits.

Assess Each Candidate’s Ability To Perform In A Given Role

In Search for Qualified Workers, Maryland Drops Requirement for a 4-Year Degree – Maryland’s recent elimination of a four-year college degree as a job requirement for thousands of the state’s jobs is shining a spotlight on the value of alternative credentials and experience.

Benchmark Your Plans Against Industry Peers, Review Them Periodically

Employees Want Voluntary Benefits but Don’t Always Understand How to Use Them – New research shows that more U.S. employers are offering voluntary benefits and more workers are selecting them during open enrollment. But employees still misunderstand voluntary benefits and don’t take full advantage of them.


Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is a professional human resources membership association that promotes the role of HR as a profession and aim to empower people and workplaces by advancing HR practices and by maximizing human potential. For more information on SHRM’s other events, as well as educational programs and resources, visit