SHRM 2013: Come hang out with the Hireologists

By Adam Robinson,
June 16, 2013

It’s the biggest week of the year for those in the human resources industry, so from our team to yours, Happy SHRM Week! Most of you are probably already in Chicago preparing to see Hillary Clinton today at the conference.

However, if you are exhibiting than you are patiently waiting (or impatiently if you are Hireologist Kevin Baumgart who is currently pacing the office waiting for our cab to arrive) for the expo to open at 4pm sharp. 

Since this is our third SHRM conference we feel pretty prepared for what is ahead: The 12-hour days, morning headaches, and sudden appreciation for strong coffee. However, nothing can prepare even the most seasoned SHRM veteran for the first day inside the expo hall. 

We are so excited for this year’s conference as most of our company is attending. Since SHRM Annual is taking place in Chicago, we feel like we have a slight advantage over traveling companies. We get to sleep in our own beds, race back to our office to print more white papers, and plan our after-party night around our favorite spots.

If you want to meet up with a Hireologist during your trip to Chicago for SHRM, here’s where you will find us.


Beginning at 4pm you can find Hireology at Booth 3140 in the expo hall. Before 4pm you can probably find us camping out at Starbucks on Level 2.5 of the McCormick Place or running demos in the hallways, we are a start-up you know.

Sunday night the team will be heading to the Dice AfterParty at 1135 W. Fulton Market on the 3rd floor from 5:30pm to 8:30pm. Come say hi!


The craziest wildest day of the conference! On 8am Monday the Hireologists will be staking claim at our booth (3140!) bright and early. There are several breaks during Monday’s activities, so feel free to drop by our booth and play our Elements of Success game where you can win an iPad Mini or Kindle!

Monday night is full of great parties. Which is why Hireology is splitting up and sending our Hireologists to every party. 

Here’s where we will be:

Located right inside the McCormick Place at the MIX Lounge (Inside the Hyatt) you will find Hireologists at the SimplyHired Cocktail Party from 6pm to 8pm.

Next door to Hireology HQ is the Hard Rock Cafe which is hosting the SHRM13 Cocktail Party from 6-8pm, a few of us will drop by this party.

Finally we will be ending the night at the Official SHRM Tweetup which will be going down at the House of Blues from 8:30pm to 11pm. Word on the street is it’s an 80’s theme! Can you imagine all of the HR ladies getting down to some Michael Jackson? You cannot miss this party. Especially because our entire sales team will be doing the moonwalk right next to them.


Besides recovering from an open bar hangover, Hireology will be manning our booth all day starting at 8am. If you are still a little bleary from the TweetUp, you can find our booth at 3140.

Unfortunately the only lucky person who gets to attend the Kelly Clarkson concert is our CEO, Adam Robinson, the rest of us will be recovering at home. If you still haven’t said hi to Hireology yet you can flag him down at the concert for a quick chat. Tip: Don’t interrupt him during Clarkson’s hit “Breakaway”, it’s his favorite song and he loves to sing along.

We Want to Meet you!

Whether you use Hireology to hire great employees, partner with us, integrate with us, or just like to read our blog, please please stop by our booth. We want to meet each and every one of you and we can’t wait to load you up with tons of good swag and gifts.

See you this week SHRMinators!


About the Author

Adam co-founded Hireology with the mission to help growing companies make better hiring decisions through data and better technology. Adam is passionate about entrepreneurship, donating time to a number of organizations that support the entrepreneurial cause. Adam completed his undergraduate study at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and received his MBA from DePaul University in Chicago, IL.

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