2016 HR Technology Conference—What’s New and What’s Next?

Jul 27, 2016 2:38:33 PM / by Mary Kaylor




The 2016 HR Technology Conference & Exposition will be held in Chicago from October 4-7 and I’m excited to return as a member of the 2016 HR Tech Insiders blogger team.

There are so many new developments in the world of HR technology—and the pace of change is so dizzying—that it’s important for HR professionals to be as knowledgeable as possible and to understand the options that are available because this will affect their organization’s ability to stay competitive in a world where finding and keeping the best talent has become the greatest challenge.

There are so many great sessions at this year’s conference, it will be difficult to decide which to attend.

As the first of its kind, the Women in Technology session will feature speakers from ADP, Equifax, Oracle and Paychex and promises to be a great event.

Another session that I’m really looking forward to is The Consumerization of HR: Town Hall With Cisco, IBM and Kronos, which will look at how trends in mobile technology, usage of social networks, increased organizational transparency and the implementation of smart technologies are transforming the way leading organizations are sourcing, developing and engaging with potential, current and former employees.

Then there’s the general session Engaging and Retaining the Talent of Tomorrow, which will explore how HR leaders can leverage generational, demographic and technological shifts to shape corporate culture and ensure success.

Others that I’ll be tracking are Happiness Analytics at Pandora, Chat-Based Messaging: KPMG Transforms How It Engages and Hires Top Talent, How to Embrace the Evolution of Performance Management, and Awesome New Technologies for HR.

Over the next two months, I’ll be featuring several HR technology experts, such as HR Technology Conference Co-Chairman Steve Boese and others from companies such as Workday, Namely, Kinetix, Hive Tech HR and Talent Tech Labs, in blog posts and as special guests on #Nextchat. These HR technology thought leaders will be delivering the most up-to-date information, tips and advice on what’s new and what’s next to help HR professionals make better decisions for selecting and implementing the right HR technology for their organizations.

Stay tuned to the HR Tech Insiders Blog and the SHRM Blog over the next two months for these special blog posts and for #Nextchat previews.

As an HR professional, you don’t need to be an expert, but you do need to be informed. Technology can be a daunting topic but, equipped with the right information, HR professionals can make smart choices and implement systems that can be part of a competitive HR strategy today—and into the future.

Topics: technology, employee engagement, HR Technology, HR Tech Conference

Mary Kaylor

Written by Mary Kaylor

Mary Kaylor is the Public Affairs Lead for the Society for Human Resource Management. She is the Managing Editor of the SHRM Blog and the creator and producer of #Nextchat, a leading global Twitter chat on the HR trends and all things work. Her career in communications spans from technology and workforce management in the telecommunications industry to external affairs and public relations. An HR Technology conference blogger since 2015, you can find her on Twitter at @SHRMKaylor.

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