Huntsman Post

Largest Human Resources Conference in Utah to Focus on Social Media Challenges

By Nadiah Johari

A healthy social media presence online can boost a company’s profile, but those same tools used by individual employees in the workplace can present some new challenges. Attorneys from the largest human resources law firm in the region, Holland & Hart, will discuss where employers and employees should draw the line when it comes to social media at the Crossroads Conference, the largest human resources conference in Utah, at the Davis Conference Center in Layton, Sept. 18 - 19.

The conference, which will feature four keynote speakers and more than a dozen breakout sessions, is sponsored by the Partners In Business program at the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University and the Utah Human Resources State Council.

“Our conference continues to draw human resource leaders who want to explore the latest issues facing HR Professionals,” said Jamie Andrus, the assistant director of Partners In Business. “We are happy we can offer a forum that allows professionals to learn not only from the speakers but from each other.”

Attorneys from Holland & Hart will present legal sessions to help human resource professionals stay on top of the latest information about employment legal issues, Jamie said.

The keynote speakers include Jim Davis, professor and head of the Department of Management in the Huntsman School of Business; Jim Ferrell, president and global CEO of Arbinger Institute; Edward Lawler, professor and director of the Center for Effective Organizations at the Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California; and Roger Merrill, co-founder, author and senior consultant at FranklinCovey.

Partners In Business offers a series of professional development conferences each year. More information about the conference and registration fees is available at the website ( or (