As manager of public affairs for SHRM, I managed more than 40 bloggers during the SHRM 2015 Annual Conference & Exposition in Las Vegas in June.
I’m excited to be heading back to Las Vegas in October for the 2015 HR Technology Conference where I’ll have the opportunity to wear the “blogger hat” and deliver all the best highlights for the HR Tech Insiders and SHRM blog audiences.
Some of our readers work for large organizations and are looking for enterprise-wide solutions to their global talent management challenges. Others are “HR Departments of One” with “Technology Departments of One” – and they’re often the same person. They don’t have million-dollar budgets, but would love to know more about the HR technologies that are available to help small companies.
During a recent SHRM #Nextchat Twitter chat on Perfecting the HR Tech Implementation, both HR professionals and technology providers were happy to jump in and tweet about their experiences. When I saw the number of tweets that were focused on asking questions or offering advice, I realized that the implementation phase was an especially important topic for HR. Many of the chat participants had recently directed technology implementations and were able to share useful tips and advice with others who were preparing for one.
As a 2015 HR Technology Conference blogger, I’ll be attending sessions that will deliver important information on the latest HR technology trends and new products; and also on selection, implementation and adoption. Many of the sessions contained in the “Technical Insight” and “Customer Success” tracks look great, and I can’t wait to hear from this year’s presenters.
The session that has a triple star on my calendar and that I am most looking forward to is the “HR Executive” track session “Beyond the Hype: What’s Really Important in HR Technology Today,” as it will feature two of my favorite HR technology experts, Steve Boese and Trish McFarlane.
The tag line for SHRM’s #Nextchat is “Learn. Share. Network. #Nextchat” … and I hope to do all of that at the 2015 HR Technology Conference. Stay tuned to the SHRM blog and the HR Tech Insiders blog over the next three months for more.