The 2018 HR Technology Conference is now in the books, having wrapped up about two weeks ago. As I usually do, I’ve spent the time since then mulling over what I heard and saw there, reviewing my notes and tweets and thinking about the show as a whole. The one thing that stood out to me this year is that although the show, of course, still very much focuses on specific technologies and how they are being used to enhance the HR function, there seemed to be an attempt by conference organizers to capture a larger audience beyond the “HR IT” folks and vendors, and maybe try to appeal to what I would refer to (for lack of a better term) as “regular HR folks and practitioners.” This seemed to be evidenced by keynotes and general sessions that included “Dirty Jobs” Mike Rowe, whose message focused more on the value of all types of work rather than on anything specifically tech-focused, and the “Most Admired Companies” panel which, although did speak to workplace technologies, also touched on bigger themes like the need for HR to become more “human” again.
The twitter stream four the conference this year is always chock full of interesting views and tactics. I try and jeep any eye on it daily to see whats happening. If you aren't able to attend, the hashtag #HRtechConf is an excellent way of being there virtually.
Here at the HR Technology Conference, the first half of the first day was dedicated to the Women in HR Technology conference. First of all, I greatly appreciate the fact that the role of women in technology was highlighted - not just from an end-user perspective, but from the leadership in creating and driving the innovation of the technology. I also appreciated seeing so many men attending sessions. Highlighting women doesn’t mean exclusion of men - it means raising everyone’s awareness, and it takes all of us to be more inclusive.
A few months ago, I was getting ready for a talk on legal issues in HR technology for a group of employment lawyers when my co-presenter mentioned something about ‘maintaining the cloak of deniability’.
Nope, it’s not make sure you have your ticket! Or that you have your agenda worked out in advance (although that would be helpful!). No, i’m assuming you have those details all sorted and are, like me, already on your way to the HR Technology Conference which kicks off this Tuesday. I will be arriving early to attend the excellent pre event run by Bret Start and his team over at the Star Conspiracy - InfluenceHR - which kicks off on Monday.
This week, thousands of people are descending upon Las Vegas for the 2018 HR Technology Conference. It's a remarkably large conference that explores all aspects of how technology impacts business and people. You might think it's just about product demos (and those will be there), but there's so much more.
HORSHAM, Pa., Sept. 10, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Human Resource Executive® magazine, the premier publication focused on strategic issues in HR, today announced the winners of the Top HR Products Awards. The annual award competition is designed to uncover the best new HR products. The winning selections will be featured in a special display in HRE’s booth at the 21st Annual HR Technology Conference & Exposition®. Attendees will also be able to view self-running presentations about each of the top products at the HRE booth during the conference.
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Well it's almost here.
Another year has past since we last left Las Vegas when words like "A.I." and "chatbots" rang repeatedly from the lips of many HR tech vendors. So what will this year bring?