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IHRSA 2014 highlights are never-ending

There will be plenty time for networking at IHRSA 2014.OK, quick, what is your favorite part of the IHRSA International Convention & Trade Show? 

I know, there is so much to choose from it is nearly impossible to answer that question quickly, or with only one thing.

Really, at the very least, you need to separate the event - this year running March 12-15 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, Calif. - into different categories. There are educational sessions, general session speakers, the two-day trade show, roundtables, networking events, exercise classes and even special events. Then, maybe it might be possible to pick a favorite from each category.

Wow, are you tired just thinking about how much you need to see and do in only four days? Don’t worry, you still have four weeks to scour the schedule, reach out to old colleagues as well as new ones you want to meet, and formulate each one of your days.

To help you out, here are a handful of the event highlights that are always attendee favorites. Read on to make sure you don't miss anything.

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Employees are your most valuable asset

Image courtesy of Ambro / FreeDigitalPhotos.netNo matter the size of a company, the human resources department often has to be a jack-of-all-trades. From hiring to employee concerns to even facilities problems, whoever is in charge of the department has a lot on their plate.

Theresa Amaya, regional director of Human Resources for Highgate Hotels, will lend her 15 years of experience when she facilitates, “HR Basics: Developing & Investing in Your Most Valuable Asset,” on Friday, March 14, 1:30 p.m.

This IHRSA 2014 33rd Annual International Convention & Trade Show session is in the roundtable format in the Human Resources educational session track. Amaya feels the style is great for the subject because there is a wide range of issues that can arise at any company.

IHRSA is writing about all of the educational session tracks offered at IHRSA 2014, leading up to the March 12-15 event.

For more on Amaya's session, read on.

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